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Lauren Willhite

Monday June 13th, 2011

Monday June 6th, 2011

Wednesday June 1st, 2011

make it yours by 21

make it yours: megan fickling

Summer is on everyone’s mind right now, so what better home to pull colors from than the bright and cheery abode of Megan Fickling! Megan shares this one-bedroom apartment with her husband in Santa Monica, California. I adore the bold wall colors and fun design accessories; the space is so lively and fresh! Click here…

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Monday May 23rd, 2011

color, make it yours, paint, simply color by 8

make it yours: deborah bibby

Real Living editor Deborah Bibby lives in this 1950s beach cottage located in Clareville on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Deborah surrounds herself with “loved objects,” such as her stacks of magazines and comfortable sofas. The colors are fresh and coastal; they reflect the charm and warmth of Deborah’s cottage. Perfect beach house? Yes, I think so….

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Monday May 16th, 2011

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make it yours: emma straub and michael fusco

This week’s color schemes and roundups are pulled from the lovely home of Emma Straub and Michael Fusco. Emma and Mike live in Brooklyn and are often busy designing and silk-screening posters for their business, M+E. The first image is from Emma’s office; I was drawn-in by the peachy pink walls, which look fantastic with…

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Monday May 9th, 2011

color, make it yours, paint, simply color by 10

make it yours: gemma ahern

Gemma Ahern paired up with her sister Abigail (both part of Atelier Abigail Ahern) to create this amazingly designed 1,200-square-foot apartment. The dark wall colors — along with the combination of simple, modern and quirky vintage décor — make this home a pretty unique one. I love to see pops of neon used like this!…

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Monday May 2nd, 2011

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make it yours: kate schintzius

Kate Schintzius, associate designer for M.Design Interiors, resides in this West Hollywood apartment. She went for a “Palm Beach in the 70s” vibe, and it’s pretty incredible! The furnishings are vintage, thrift, eBay and Craigslist finds. Kate’s kitchen remains 1930s original: crisp, clean and classic with its red stripe and white tiles. The retro fabric…

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Monday April 25th, 2011

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make it yours: nancy neil

Photographer Nancy Neil lives with her family in this beautiful 1903 cabin. Neil tells us that the cabin was originally built in Carpinteria, California, but was moved to the foothills of Santa Barbara on an 80-acre tropical fruit farm (family-owned since 1846) to escape demolition. The cabin expanded from only one room to two bedrooms…

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Monday March 21st, 2011

color, paint, simply color by 19

simply color: rebekah sigfrids

Today’s color palette and roundup are pulled from the lovely 1930s residence of Rebekah Sigfrids in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rebekah and her design team — Aubrie Hensler, Mike Dereix and Donna Sigfrids (mom) — strived to create an “earthy femininity by balancing soft, modern furnishings with time-worn primitive finds.” Her dreamy bedroom is both simple and…

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Monday March 14th, 2011

color, paint, simply color by 22

simply color: portland four-square

Jessica Helgerson’s Portland-based interior design firm is truly amazing. I’m with Grace—if I could hire an interior designer, Jessica Helgerson would be at the top of my list! The room above is from an enchanting Portland four-square that Jessica and her team remodeled in 2009. I absolutely love the idea of a garden-inspired room! The…

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Monday March 7th, 2011

color, paint, simply color by 16

simply color: shauna alterio & stephen loidolt

The amazingly fun duo, Shauna Alterio and Stephen Loidolt, of Something’s Hiding In Here, share a magical space in Philadelphia. I was immediately drawn to their plastic deer figurines that are perfectly displayed in the cubby above the bed. The whimsy continues around the room with vintage paint-by-number illustrations, a handmade gingham duvet, patterned pillows,…

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Monday February 28th, 2011

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simply color: angela + barkley from post 27

Post 27 founders Angela Finny-Hoffman and Barkley Hoffman share this bungalow just outside Chicago in Berwyn, Illinois. Angela and Barkley fill their home, much like their store, with mid-century vintage pieces as well as accessories made by local designers. The color palettes in their home are beautifully realized. I love how Angela and Barkley were inspired…

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Monday February 21st, 2011

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simply color: helen palmer

Photographer Helen Palmer resides in this sunny home in Liverpool. I adore the vintage charm! Her 70s floral duvet and the pistachio wall really brighten up the room. The colors have a great flow, and Helen’s house appears as cozy as can be! — Lauren Palette A. Apricot Lily (Behr), PMS 489; B. Deluxe (Pratt &…

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Monday February 14th, 2011

color, paint, simply color by 10

simply color: jen altman

Jen Altman’s home is such a lovely mix of traditional and contemporary. A chandelier over an antique dining-room table that is surrounded by Emeco and Kartell Ghost chairs is something I would never think of, but wow, it really works! The photography around her house is breathtaking, and even these photos of Jen’s home are…

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Monday February 7th, 2011

color, paint, simply color by 8

simply color: juliet totten

Juliet Totten from Poppies and Posies lives in New York City along with her sister, Ellen. Juliet is a collector, and many of her favorite objects come from her grandparents. When she was little, Juliet’s family lived in Syria, which explains the gorgeous textiles around her apartment. The eclectic décor in her room is brilliantly…

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Monday January 31st, 2011

color, paint, simply color by 11

simply color: joslyn taylor

Joslyn Taylor’s favorite spot in her house is the nook between the kitchen and breakfast area. Don’t you just love how the Woods wallpaper creates a gorgeous backdrop for her collection of white dishes? And what make her kitchen and bedroom even more exciting are the pops of Kelly green wall color, which provide such…

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