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Good morning and welcome to my “One word” series, today I have the good fortune of having one of the sweetest, kindest persons in all of blogland with me.  For those of you that know Luciane, you know just what I am talking about. A real gem. Luciane is the maestro behind the wonderful blog, Homebunch. Suffice to say if you are not already a regular, you are missing out big time! She posts the most spectacular homes, from all over the globe, things you have never seen that are to be believed. She also has a really fun series “cool or fool” which asks the readers to tell how they feel about something that is unusual or out of the ordinary. Once you visit, I promise you too will become a regular reader, its kind of addicting!
Lucianne is a busy mother who lives in Canada and just had a baby a few short months ago. Quite the accomplished multi tasker she is! She keeps readers engaged, always has a great message and always and I do mean always provides lots of eye candy. I know Homebunch for me is a regular stop every morning as I make my rounds in blogland. I was so happy that she came on board for this post…love her even more after reading all of her wonderful endearing answers! So without further’s Lucianne. Click here to visit her fabulous blog, Home Bunch!

Lucianne of Home Bunch

One quality I love in people is: Kindness. Can you picture how pleasant life would be if people chose to be a little more kind to one another?

If my house could only be furnished in one color it would definitely have to be: White. You can’t go wrong with that one.
One luxury I cannot live without: Interesting question… I’m stuck with this one. I can’t imagine having anything so necessary that I can’t live without. I’m trying to analyze this because “luxury” is so relative. It’s inappropriate for me to say “I can’t live without my Chanel bag” when many people in other countries consider luxury having electricity and water.

If I had to have one designer decorate my entire house with 0 input from me it would have to be… You!  I would love to have you to do what you’re doing in your home. Your taste is a gift!

If I had to choose coffee or tea it would be… Coffee! Strong, please.

One place I have been that I would love to go back to… Florianopolis, Brazil.

One place I am longing to visit is….Italy.

One talent I wish I had was.. play piano.

I think most people would agree I am very.. social. 
If I could change one quality about myself it would be… I’d like to be more patient. I wasn’t patient at all before, but then you start to mature and notice that the world doesn’t work at the same paste all the time and there’s things you can’t control. So you do you part and wait for the rest.
One career I could see myself having would be… an entertainer. I love people. 

If food is therapy, when stressed I indulge in… Oh, God! Dark chocolate and fresh bread. I’m crazy about both!
One of my favorite brands for clothing is… Ralph Lauren.

If my life were a book, the title would be: “You envision, you have.” For me, everything starts to happen when you start believing. 

My favorite flower is: tulips.

I would love to have coffee and a chat session with this famous person: Meryl Streep. She’s sweet, smart and funny.

A favorite TV show I can’t miss: “Revenge” and “Dexter”.

Hollywood is: unreal.

Tuscany or Provence? Tuscany.

The next presidential election will be: interesting but tiring, like they usually are.

The one best thing about blogging is: the genuine love and support you receive.

A guilty pleasure for me is: it goes back to dark chocolate and bread!

A clothing designer I think that has great style: the timeless, Valentino.

My strongest quality would have to be: a good listener.

The best restaurant I have ever been to was: Five Sails, Vancouver.

Most overrated actor/actress is: Alive: Kim Kardashian. Not a “real” actress, but I’m sure she’s acting more than living, so… Not alive: Marilyn Monroe. Gorgeous woman, had a very interesting life, but I’m sure people wouldn’t be as fascinated as they are if she was still alive.

If my life were a documentary, I could see this actress playing me: Wow! Interesting question! Natalie Portman. She’s much prettier, don’t even waste your time comparing us! πŸ™‚ But I’d choose her because she’s super talented, smart, funny and deep.

One thing I like about my appearance is: my hair.

One thing I can honestly say I love about myself is: how much I enjoy being a mother.

Town or country: country.

One person I admire… It’s easy to admire people you don’t know profoundly. Hard to admire people you truly know, because the more you get to know someone, the more you’ll notice that no one is perfectly admirable. The great thing is when you actually truly know a person and still admire him or her. This person for me would be my husband, because even though he’s not perfect, he has some impressive qualities and I keep learning to be a better person with him. He is even better than he knows and I admire him even more for that.

Pick a decade to live in, any decade..

My favorite room of my house is: my bedroom.

If I were an animal I would be a: Have anyone chosen “snail” or “hippo”? Guess not, right? I could say I’d like to be a lion but I actually I would like to be “Teddy” (your dog), so I could live in your house. πŸ™‚

                                                 A book I would recommend to everyone would be: “By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept”, by Paulo Coelho.

If I were planning a huge family reunion, this is where I would want to have it: in a spacious villa in Italy with vineyard views.

One thing I wish everyone could be more of: relaxed. People are rushing all the time, including myself (oh, well… I have three kids!), but I think we all should stop for at least few minutes every day and take a look at where we are if that makes us happy. If not, close your eyes and picture a better place. You can achieve more than you can comprehend.

                                                           In one word life is: the warmth I feel when I’m hugging my kids. Simple and irreplaceable.

So wonderful Luciane! May I please crash your family reunion at the villa in Italy overlooking the vineyards? And you so had me with the fresh bread and chocolate indulgences, its mine too! I can feel your love of being a mother through this post and every time you write about your kids and family…that’s a beautiful thing! I would love to join you and “Meryl’ for that sit down….I feel like she is someone we would all love and warm up to instantly, like an old friend.  And I am soooo with you on Kim….remind me what she does again?

Such fun getting a peek into how you think and you better believe I would be honored to decorate your house…thanks for the vote of confidence!! Do be sure to stop over at Homebunch and tell Lucianne yourself how much you enjoyed this….click here to visit. Wishing everyone a fabulous day!

One last request to my readers……

Yesterday I was made me aware of my name being in the hat for “best home design blog nominations”…..I am soo excited and honored! If you care to vote, it would be amazing to get your vote!! Click here. Thanks everyone……you can sign in with Facebook if you have it or just answer 3 short questions to register and eligible to vote. Thanks in advance and to all of you who have voted!

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Debby on

Lover her! Oh, I want to go to Italy sooo bad too!! xo

Lisa on

What a wonderful interivew and what a special peson Luciane is. I can see why you love her, Tina. I loved her replies, this is someone who really seems to be grounded in life. Very refreshing read.

vicki archer on

Fantastic answers… love this series… Luciane sounds like an absolute darling and I already enjoy her blog so much… xv

Carolyn@SweetChaos on

Is it me, or does Luciane just get sweeter the more we get to know her? And, I like her even more now that I know she’s a fellow “Dexter” fan πŸ™‚

designchic on

You know how much we love Luciane. Always fun to see the beautiful homes she selects and the cool of fool…love it!!

Cynthia on

Great interview and she had fantastic answer. Heading over to her blog now.

Luciane at on

Good morning, Tina!

Oh, thank you so much for the kind words! I’m reading and saving this page, because if I ever have a bad day, I want to come back here to feel better! πŸ™‚

It’s so nice of you for inviting me to be part of this series. I loved answering your questions and had so much fun!

Have a wonderful day, sweetie.


Luciane at

The Preppy Princess on

Thank you for introducing us to such a lovely woman! As soon as I read the “kindness counts” credo I was hooked, that is very much a core value for us. I also liked Luciane’s response to the luxury question, and very much identify with the relaxation issue, a challenge for so many of us. πŸ™‚

Another fabulous ‘One Word’ post!

christy on

What a great interview, I always enjoy these but this might be one of my favorites. I will absolutely visit her blog. I like what she stands for and I also value very much my role as a mother, nothing like a kids hugs to make my day!

PS Voted for you Tina!

Kristin on

Great interview, Tina! Luciane is a wonderful person! And Luciane, wow, I think we have a lot in common. Loved this!!!! Have a beautiful week both of you πŸ™‚

hugs, Kristin

Fashion-isha on

I really enjoyed this interview! Luciane seems like someone I could totally relate to and I love the first thing about kindness…so true!! Let’s all go to Italy together!! (I can dream πŸ™‚
Good luck in the contest and have a great day!

Heather on

Dark chocolate, bread, needing more kindness in the world, and wishing everyone would slow down and relax….I love this girl!
I always say life is moving too fast today, I need it to slow down and think everyone really could and would enjoy life more if they could stop to enjoy the little things! (like dark chocolate and bread) hehe

I Dream Of on

Fun series, lovely answers. Coffee, dark chocolate, bread? Luciane is definitely my kind of girl. And I think I’ll take her advice and try to relax and breath a bit more today! XO

Anonymous on

These are great interviews, and really good questions that gives the reader a chance to get to know more about the blogger other than what you might percieve in just reading their blog. This lady sounds like “the real deal”, a realist and someone who knows how to enjoy even the simple things in life. We need more people like this! I could be friends with her easily. Thank you, have a lovely day πŸ™‚

Leslie on

Wonderful interview and now I want to go to Italy!!


Palomasea on

What a sweetheart, and so talented! Love Luciane’s blog.
And I just voted…bonne chance, I’m rooting for you!
– Irina

Barbara@HausDesign on

Another great series Tina! I love Luciane also so it was fun to read her answers… I agree on the Meryl Streep comment and so many others. And, I’m off to check out that book since I’m looking for a good read when life calms down a bit. πŸ™‚

Teresa at Splendid Sass on

Oh, I love my friend, Luciane! She is such doll!
Isn’t it wonderful that we can be friends with so many people all over the world? Blogland has torn down the boundaries!
I enjoyed this interview so much!
Happy Tuesday, Tina and Luciane.

RenΓ©e Finberg on

i am flipped that you would want to be an entertainer.
would it be like ….
singing and playing piano?

i could never like with only one color…
i could live with 2.
black & white.


Shauna at Classically Chic Design on


I just wanted to write and let you know I absolutely love your blog. So much so that you inspired me to start my own. My oldest child headed off to college and I decided it was the perfect time to do so. I visit your blog on a daily basis and am always inspired with your posts. Loved todays post…. as usual you never disappoint!!


Annie on

All I will say is you know how to pick them, Tina. Class act all the way. And yes to kindness, kids, family and of course dark chocolate!

Sizzle and Zoom on

I loved this interview with Luciane because I love her and her blog. She is the sweetest! Her blog is one of my top 5 favorite blogs.

Anonymous on

wow, as much as you “love” her, you’ve misspelled her name!

Susan on

I like this girl! What a gem, I can see why you chose her Tina. Anyone who speaks for a kinder world where everything will slow down just a bit, is someone I am interested in getting to know more about!
Thanks to you both.

michele on

lovely luciane of the blonde brazilian bombshells was my first follower!!!! she’s a glass half full chick with the best energy and warmth.

chocolate, bread, italy. i’m crashin too.

best to you, tina and L.


Keity Tasaki on

Happy to find your Blog today. So wonderful your pictures!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. on

I Enjoy Luciane’s blog. Italy is definitely on my list….Can I go next week? Hope you are having a great week. Mona

5th and State on

isn’t lucianne wonderful!! love her blog and her warm spirit shines through every post. i agree with you tina, after reading her answers i like her even more. wonderful post

Kathysue on

Lucianne is a love and I truly enjoyed her thoughtful answers. I can tell she took this very seriously when she answered your thought provoking questions. She is as sweet as she sounds in this post, a real love,

design elements on

Luciane is a gem. I enjoyed all her answers and photos. hugs to both of you

Castles Crowns and Cottages on

Good morning beautiful Tina! So good to see TEDDY lying in the sun in your wonderful new room! And this blog HOME BUNCH is one BEAUTIFUL PLACE….well, it is blizzard conditions out there for us this morning..better get a move on! GOOD TO GREET YOU TODAY! Anita

Michelle on

How sweet for her to include cute Teddy into her post. And Tina I can definitely understand why she would want you decorating her house- I would too!
This was such a nice interview, she sounds so real and down to earth. I loved her ideas for a family reunion, what fun that would be.
Thanks and happy Wednesday. We are getting tons of snow out here in Colorado!

Amy @MaisonDecor on

Ha, I laughed when she said she would like to be Teddy!! Cute answer~she sounds very grounded. Enjoyed this~ok I was able to vote for you darling!! I am officially your number 91! Good Luck~

Splendid Willow on

I LOVE HER! I met Luciane via a blog giveaway and we have stayed good friends ever since. She is sincere, good hearted, generous and her blog is drool material.

So happy to see 2 of my favorite ladies in one post!

Love to you both.

P.S It is bedtime in Seattle and I am off to vote for you Tina. Will I be vote 10,010? (:

Splendid Willow on

Vote no. 93. Just so you know! (: You are getting up there!

ox, Mon

John on

that’s once place in razil that no one ever talks about, definitely deserves more attention!

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