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Monday July 8th, 2013

Monday July 1st, 2013

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A Glamorous Home In Edinburgh

Roséline Lohr, founder and editor in chief of This is Glamorous, truly views the world through rose colored glasses. As a longtime follower of her design and lifestyle site, I revel in the opportunity to be whisked away to the unabashedly feminine and glamorous world that Roséline shares with her readers everyday. To borrow a…

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Monday June 17th, 2013

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A Hidden Garden in the Middle of Brooklyn

Douglas Riccardi says that he never wanted his place to look too “decorated” and rather prefers to keep things simple in terms of decor. But with an eye for aesthetics, (he is head of his own design firm, Memo Productions) Douglas has certainly found the perfect spot for many of his collected design artifacts in…

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Monday April 15th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Belinda Love Lee

Belinda Love Lee describes her illustration style as minimal meets quirky and whimsical. Certainly the same can be said about her home decorating style. Some of that minimalism can be attributed to the fact that she moved into this apartment, located in Cardiff, Wales, just six short months ago and didn’t bring much with her…

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Monday March 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jenny Brandt (Dos Family) & Jens Gronberg

Over the summer I was lucky enough to meet Swede Jenny Brandt at Blog’nhagen in Copenhagen. I got a taste of her colorful, fun side that day through her delightful blog, Dos Family, a quirky and family-friendly collaboration with Isabelle McAllister. I’ve since become addicted to her Instagram, which always puts a smile on my face. Jenny lives…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

Monday February 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Ingrid Weir

For the past two years, this old schoolmaster’s house has been set and costume designer Ingrid Weir’s country escape from her city home in Sydney, Australia. The house is located high up in the hills, four hours from Sydney, in what was once a thriving late 19th-century Gold Rush town. A town that once boasted…

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Sneak Peek: Caroline and Olivier

When they bought their first home, Caroline and Olivier discovered a passion for renovating old houses in Provence. Their current home, located in St. Maurice de Cazevieille, Uzès, is their third home to date. In each home they renovate, they never adhere to a particular style; rather, the style is informed by the home itself,…

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Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Caitlin Wilson Design’s Oregon Project

We’ve already been fortunate to peek inside Caitlin Wilson’s Philadelphia home (and office), but today we have a special look inside one of Caitlin’s recent projects. The home sits on a lakefront ranch in southern Oregon. It’s actually the second home to a pair of hardworking, fun grandparents from San Francisco who love to host…

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Monday February 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Alison and Jeff Allen

Three years ago, Alison and Jeff Allen moved into this 100-year-old home in the heart of South Minneapolis with their two young boys, Finn (4) and Gus (1). The couple had always wanted to live in one of these old houses but quickly realized that they’d need to do some decorative tweaking if they wanted…

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Monday January 28th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Victoria Suffield and Phil Webb

It’s always a pleasure when we get to feature creative families. In December, we got a peek inside Sandy Suffield’s home, and today we’re visiting her sister. Victoria Suffield is the shopkeeper behind The Hambledon in Winchester, South England. She describes it as a department store where they only sell the things they love. Her…

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Sneak Peek: Johanne & Palle Bruun Rasmussen

Johanne and Palle Bruun Rasmussen live just outside Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, and next to the forest and the ocean, a bike-friendly distance to both the city and their offices. Johanne is one of five partners for the digital creative agency Hello Monday, which has an impressive lineup of clients that includes Google and MoMA…

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Monday January 21st, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Paula Kilpatrick of Tuppenny Farm

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During the week, you’ll find Antony Elliott and Paula Kilpatrick in Melbourne, Australia. But on the weekends, they head to this house on a little 20-acre farm 5km from Heathcote in central Victoria with Nelson, a big standard poodle, and Suzi and Lennie, their miniature dachshunds. At the farm, they join Jess the miniature goat…

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Monday November 19th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Kirsten Marchand

Five years ago, Kirsten Marchand (who designs retail environments for New Balance and has a blog all about design inspiration, Design Marchand) and her husband, Dave, were looking for a farm property to call home, but when their realtor showed them this property in Rocks Village, Massachusetts — a tiny historic village on Boston’s North Shore…

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Monday October 29th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Chris & Dave Plantan

Chris and Dave Plantan have lived in their Minneapolis, Minnesota, home for the past 15 years. It has survived two children, two dogs and loads of entertaining. Even with their children off in California now, it’s a place they’ll always call home and a comfortable space to recharge. Chris describes their style as whimsical traditional and…

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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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