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Monday October 22nd, 2012

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sneak peek: amy & erich mcvey

Three years ago Amy bought this home, located in Salem, Oregon. It sits on a hill surrounded by sweeping, breathtaking views of Pacific Northwest scenery. Although well maintained, it was in dire need of cosmetic renovations–it was a nightmarish hybrid of the worst of ’70s and ’80s decor, complete with mint green walls and bright…

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sneak peek: steve and kalah kren

Steve and Kalah Kren have lived in this 1905 farmhouse in Nampa, just outside of Boise, Idaho for three years with their three young children, Jack (7) Halle (5) and Sophie (2). Given that it is a farmhouse, they knew they didn’t want to style it with just country pieces. Kalah describes their personal style…

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Monday October 15th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Greg & Melissa Hoy

Greg Hoy is the president of Happy Cog, an award-winning boutique digital design agency with offices in New York, Philadelphia and Austin, and he loves to unplug by cooking. His wife, Melissa, is a former display coordinator and merchandiser for Anthropologie and Terrain who spends much of her spare time scavenging flea markets and antique shops for her own creations for…

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Sneak Peek: Dana + Patrick Worlock

Dana and Patrick Worlock and their two children, son Calder (8) and daughter Serra (5), moved to this home in Pound Ridge, NY, nearly three years ago. Dana is a garden and floral designer (this year she did flowers for the Glass House in New Canaan). She usually works on small-scale intimate projects, and she…

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Monday October 1st, 2012

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sneak peek: molly & robert josiah bingaman

Molly and Robert Josiah Bingaman live in Midtown, Kansas City, Missouri. Molly is a personal wardrobe stylist who started Ladybird Styling after realizing that creativity in dressing does not come naturally to many and that people need and want help (wait til you see her closet below!). Rob is a painter who works out of…

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sneak peek: lisa neimeth

Originally from New York, ceramicist Lisa Neimeth has called San Francisco home for the past 18 years. She, her husband, Peter, and their kids, Jackson and Tess, have lived in this 1886 Victorian dairy farmhouse since 1999 (the former chicken coop out back serves as Lisa’s studio/office/showroom). Lisa describes their home as an eclectic urban…

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Tuesday September 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: alexandra grablewski and todd bonné

Alexandra Grablewski is a photographer specializing in food, still life and lifestyle photography, and she is fortunate enough to work from her home about 50% of the time. Alexandra wanted to create a place where she’d enjoy working and that could double as a location for cookbook shoots and other projects. Her partner, Todd Bonné, is…

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Monday August 20th, 2012

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sneak peek: lauren moffatt

After living on a 31-foot sailboat on the Hudson River for five years, fashion designer Lauren Moffatt made the move to a small one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. At the time, the concept of indoor plumbing alone was enough to turn her into a land lover! Twelve years later, with a husband, a child and another…

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Friday August 17th, 2012

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behind the scenes: ashley english

Ashley English just released her new book, A Year of Pies. There’s hardly a homesteading topic this lady hasn’t covered — everything from Home Dairy and Keeping Chickens to our own Small Measures column where she’s written about Homemade Sunburn Soothers and Edible Wildflowers. So we thought we’d end the week by paying her a little visit in…

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Monday July 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: micah rich

Micah Rich, one of the original founders of A Good Company and The League of Moveable Type, considers himself somewhat nomadic, jumping from place to place every few months. But he always finds his way back to his childhood home in Camillus, New York, where his dad still lives. He’s been here for the past nine…

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Monday July 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: wayne and angie wu

Wayne and Angie Wu recently moved out of their 1860s Queen Anne historic brownstone in the heart of Baltimore’s cultural district, but we wanted to give them a chance to show off this great space, which is a mix of Angie’s boho-vintage chic and Wayne’s mid-century modern, skateboard and street culture style. They’ve since made…

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Monday June 18th, 2012

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sneak peek: mary jo and steve hoffman

Located just 15 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mary Jo Hoffman and her family live tucked away on a sheltered remnant of 30 acres of woods and lake, one acre of which they call home. The overarching style of the house is something they call “prior-owner-with-good-taste,” as it features many 1970s-era renovations…

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Monday June 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: pete & bailey mccarthy

Just seven short months ago, Pete and Bailey McCarthy moved into this home in Austin, Texas. Bailey is a professional interior designer (and blogger), and she spent five months renovating the home while the couple moved from Chicago back to their native Texas. She was already pregnant with Gracie, and the house gave her something…

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Monday March 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: chad kouri + margot harrington

Chad Kouri and Margot Harrington live in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Chad is a collage artist, designer/illustrator, muralist, public artist and one of the founding members of Post Family, which is part gallery and part hotbed of creative collaboration. Margot started her graphic design studio and blog, Pitch Design Union, in 2008 after being laid off, and…

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sneak peek: paul and megan wilkes

Paul Wilkes manages operations at The Foundry Collective, a boutique branding firm in Dallas, Texas, that he started with his long-time friend Scott Hill in 2009. Megan is a freelance interior designer and is also working on opening Dallas’ first pie shop, Emporium Pies, in the Bishop Arts District. They live in a former Goodyear Tire building…

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Monday February 27th, 2012

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sneak peek: camille styles and adam moore

Austin has long been one of my favorite cities, so I’m excited to travel there through today’s sneak peek into the home of Camille Styles and Adam Moore. Camille is the creator of a lifestyle blog about the creative entertaining ideas that inspire her parties and her life (she is also the host of HGTV’s…

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Monday January 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: rosy strazzeri-fridman + yanic fridman

In decorating her home, prop and fashion stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman is guided by the “Personal Museum” decorating philosophy of fellow stylist Sibella Court (see Sibella’s peek and Toolbox feature), who says, “For me, a home is like a museum without the signs saying ‘Please Don’t Touch.’” Rosy’s museum just happens to be a Queen Anne…

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Monday August 22nd, 2011

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sneak peek: family beach house

The feminist in me hates to admit it, but sometimes I think the British had a point in decreeing that the eldest son inherits the entire family estate rather than equally splitting everything. After all, it was merely a valiant effort to ensure that the property stay in the family. And it’s a sad truth…

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Monday July 11th, 2011

Monday June 20th, 2011

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sneak peek: nadeige & john of choplet

Nadeige Choplet and John Lego live above the Choplet ceramic studio on Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The building holds a particularly special meaning for the couple. Nadeige initially studied textile design and then received an MFA in painting and sculpture from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris. Afterward, she came to New York on a…

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