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Wednesday August 13th, 2014

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Our Favorite Canadian Homes

I don’t have an actual TV anymore – only Hulu – so I don’t watch as much HGTV as I used to. But when I go home to visit my mom, our activity of choice is binge-watching HGTV. She kindly loads up her DVR in anticipation of my visit. Our favorite shows have always been…

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Monday August 11th, 2014

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Making Textiles Work in a 100-Year-Old Home

We peeked in Paige Morse’s house in 2011, but for this interior stylist, art director and prop and wardrobe stylist, her home is never really done. So in the last three years, she’s made quite a lot of changes. (You can compare the home’s different looks here.) When Paige bought this one-hundred-year-old home in Dallas, Texas…

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Decorating as a Couple in NYC

Alex Yeske and her boyfriend Grant Lipschultz have been dating for nearly seven years since they met during college at Syracuse University. But since this East Village apartment was their first together, it was important to the couple that it felt like a blend of their individual styles – not too girly or too masculine….

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Friday August 8th, 2014

Monday August 4th, 2014

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A Santa Barbara Dream Home

Moving to Southern California after years living in London, Caroline Diani was looking for a place to spread out, close to nature. When she saw the canyon views that this 1950 ranch-style Santa Barbara home offered, she knew this was where she wanted to be. The house needed a bit of work, but Caroline was…

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A Cottage with Plenty of Southern Charm

Growing up just outside the town of Laurel, Mississippi, Erin Napier, owner and creative director of Lucky Luxe, relished the opportunity to come into town and gawk at the beautiful homes on the avenues. In junior high school, she would come downtown to take photos and draw her favorite houses, and her most favorite of…

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Our 10 Favorite Brooklyn Apartments

It seems impossible to parse through our Sneak Peek archives and distill it down to the 10 best homes that characterize the design hub that is Brooklyn. Through the editing process I realized that an important thing to acknowledge is that Brooklyn has lived a thousand lives. The Brooklyn of today is not the same…

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Wednesday July 30th, 2014

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Our 10 Favorite California Homes

Even though I now call Brooklyn home, I have a soft spot in my heart for the architecture of my birth state. I love the tiny beach bungalows, the ranch homes in South California, the Victorian apartments of San Francisco and the Spanish-style architecture throughout the state. There is just something about the quality of…

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Monday July 28th, 2014

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Rustic Elegance in Savannah

Every year, Kelsey Garrity-Riley and Erik Riley host a huge Easter brunch in their Savannah home for all their friends. Everyone brings a little something over to eat, and they relax and sip summery mixed drinks. After dinner, they walk – with drinks in hand (legal in the Savannah Historic District) – the few blocks…

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Scandinavian Style in New Zealand

Gemma Cagnacci and Andrew Meehan spend most of their time in an apartment in Sydney, but a couple of times a year, they travel to Dunedin, New Zealand to visit Andrew’s family. And when there, they stay in their own little cabin on his parents’ property. It was initially an old railway cabin used by…

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Friday July 25th, 2014

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Making the Most of Tall Ceilings in Brooklyn

I always love checking out the work of the Homepolish team. I think because they are all about mixing high end pieces with budget and vintage finds, their rooms always feel modern and fresh. Homepolish designer Will Saks stepped in to help Matt and Allie Bond, a couple moving from Dumbo, Brooklyn to Williamsburg, who…

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Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

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10 Beautiful Homes in France

Since our resident ex-pat, Anne Ditmeyer, gave us her insider tour of Paris today, I decided it would be the perfect time to look over some of my favorite French homes, from Paris to the countryside. Whether it’s the beautiful views, gorgeous detailing or their effortlessly chic minimalism, French homes je ne sais quoi. Click…

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Monday July 21st, 2014

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A Family Apartment in New York City

Not everyone can make a New York City apartment work for a family with three active kids, but Louise Youngson-Klasfeld, Chief Curator and founder of Viyet, a site that specializes in offering pre-owned designer pieces, has plenty of experience with creativity and with designing on a budget. For her, it’s really all about the mix…

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A Tiny Cottage in Venice Beach

Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Winkleman don’t let size define their tiny cottage in Venice Beach. It might only be 362 square feet but they’ve managed to make use of every square inch of space. In designing the space, Whitney put her experience as a stylist and designer to work.  She is inspired by simplicity…

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Monday July 14th, 2014

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Sneak Peek: Best of Outdoor Spaces

Topping my wish list for the ten years I lived in New York was a backyard space. Just a little patch of grass with enough private space for me to kick back on an Adirondack chair and sip on wine during the hot summer nights would have sufficed. Since moving to Minneapolis and easily procuring…

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