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Monday November 18th, 2013

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A Warm SF Home with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist

Sally Clark is the Culture and Communication Lead at the innovation and design consultancy IDEO . She also moonlights as a yoga teacher, and runs her own interior styling business, SallyMcb. Her husband, Charlie, brokers commercial real estate loans by day and writes screenplays by night. When it came to decorating their Noe Valley, San Francisco…

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Monday November 4th, 2013

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The California Home of a Parisian Jewelry Designer

Hortense Bonneau is a French jewelry designer who has called California home for the past 11 years. Hortense has always had a love of jewelry, but her professional career began as a photo editor before going back to school to learn how to make jewelry. Starting out, she worked under two designers as both a…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

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A Santa Barbara Artist Studio

When Creative Director, Illustrator and Artist Nic George moved into this 1907 home in Santa Barbara, California about a year ago, he asked his friend designer Gilda Hariri for some help with the decor. The home’s original owners, Edwin and Carolyn Gledhill used the space to establish the first photography studio in Santa Barbara, and…

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Monday October 21st, 2013

Monday September 30th, 2013

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A Home Filled with Color, Pattern and Love

Stylist and event planner Tori Hendrix, her videographer and DJ  husband Austin, their daughter, Lucca,  two dogs, Briar & Violet, and cat, Tuesday. call this 900sq foot house in San Diego, California home. After living for years in rentals, the first thing Tori wanted to do was use wallpaper – and lots of it! The home…

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Monday September 23rd, 2013

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a modern textile-filled home in Los Angles

There are more windows than wall space in Sonja Rasula and Jonathan Sager’s home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, which means, no matter where you find yourself standing, you have a view of the trees, the hillside and the sky. During the two years the couple have lived here (with their two…

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Thursday September 5th, 2013

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Oh Joy! Studio Tour

After eight years of running her business from home, Joy Cho decided it was about time to have separate space for the Oh Joy studio. When envisioning how she would use the space, Joy wanted each area of the studio to be multifunctional – so the dining area is used for meetings as well as…

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Monday August 19th, 2013

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A San Diego home full of handmade touches

Kelli and Sam Larson have been living in their northern San Diego home for four years. They both are well-traveled, but this home is the place they always want to come back to. These days they share it with their one year old daughter Rylee and their cat, Bam. Many of you may know Kelli…

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Monday June 10th, 2013

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A Seaside California Home Layered with Inspiration

Chris and Christy Thiessen moved to the Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach, California three years ago. Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, they decided to start fresh by leaving their furniture behind rather than bringing it along for the cross country drive. This bold move allowed them to re-evaluate their style and simplify. Two years after…

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Friday June 7th, 2013

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In Los Angeles: making a small space feel big

Prior to moving into this 900 square foot home with two bedrooms, Sunny Lee, director for Brand Strategy at Applied Storytelling, had lived in a one-bedroom bungalow for 7 years so she came into this new space in the Brentwood district in Los Angeles, California with practically no furniture. Her first priority was create as…

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Monday May 20th, 2013

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A Mid-century Modern Eichler Original

This home, in the San Francisco Bay area, is a mid-century modern aficionado’s dream. When Carolyn Piotroski and her husband Joseph found this 1964 custom Eichler, it was so neglected that Carolyn didn’t even want to get out of the car. But when Joseph persuaded her, and she found herself entering the home through a…

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Monday May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessie Webster

Jessie Webster is a photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors, and the blogger behind Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as her love for fashion and interior design. Today’s peek inside her Silverlake, Los Angeles home is so together, it makes it hard to believe she’s only lived there since Valentine’s Day. As soon…

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Thursday May 2nd, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Noon Design Studio

In honor of our self-proclaimed color month, today we’re peeking into Noon Design Studio in Los Angeles, the only natural dye production house in the United States. Founder Jane Palmer grew up in East Tennessee and has been interested in arts, crafts and textiles as long as she can remember. She studied textiles at Appalachian…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chelsea & Forrest Kline

With a shared love of historic Craftsman architecture, Chelsea and Forrest Kline knew they had found their home in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California seven years ago. Brimming with Craftsman details and built-ins, this charming abode won them over and they knew that no matter how they filled the space it would…

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Monday April 15th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Aileen Cheng & Kevin Will Chen

Aileen Cheng & Kevin Will Chen live in Sunnyvale, California where Aileen is a freelance graphic designer and art director with a studio specializing in branding, while Kevin started his career in retail design at Nike and is currently an art director at Apple. They moved to the Bay Area from LA a year ago and chose…

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Monday April 8th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Nicole Sutton of Workhorse

Nicole Sutton has called this apartment in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles home for the past ten years. During that time it’s been shared by her sister or ex-boyfriend or a combo of the two, but these days, it’s her very own bachelorette pad. Though she started out with no furniture, she recognized that the apartment…

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Sneak Peek: Ali & Jonny Price

Ali and Jonny Price bought their San Francisco home in the Mission District just before their wedding 2.5 years ago. They feel so fortunately to live in a great neighborhood along a palm tree lined street just blocks away from their favorite restaurants, bars and parks, in an area full of sun and great light….

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Monday March 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jon & Nina Hans

When decorating their downtown Los Angeles loft, Jon and Nina Hans decided to channel mid-century Hawaii. They are both from the islands and grew up surfing and running through jungles. Luckily, they live right down the street from the Flower District, so it’s easy to keep their home filled with plants and flowers. Nina is…

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Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Claire Cottrell

After just six short months in her home, Claire Cottrell has achieved the look she strives for, “minimal a la modern Japanese,” specifically inspired by the Japanese architecture firms SANAA and Atelier Bow-Wow. While she dreams of having an all white space, she’s incorporated soft pastel colors punctuated by rich natural hues via handmade textiles,…

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Monday January 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Derek James and Kristin Korven

When Derek James moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to be closer to his band, The Entrance Band, he rented space in this Laurel Canyon home. The house was home to an ever-rotating group of roommates, who all bonded over music. Finally, Derek was the one who had been in residence longest (he’s bunked in nearly…

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