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Monday August 19th, 2013

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A Massachusetts Farmhouse Where Color and Pattern Meet

Sally and Adrian Staub moved into this 19th century farmhouse in Northampton, Massachusetts a year ago with their three daughters. After nearly eight years as Deputy Photo Editor at FamilyFun magazine, Sally is now transitioning into freelance interior design and art direction, as they are expecting their 4th child in October. Adrian is a professor…

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Monday August 12th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Purple

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Whether it be lavender, blackberry, amethyst or grape, purple in nearly every shade has always been one of my favorite colors. There is something so striking and dramatic about a luscious plum velvet sofa or the palest lavender hued wall. In our last round up we found purple displayed predominantly through accents around the home…

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Monday August 5th, 2013

Monday May 20th, 2013

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sneak peek: best of jewel tones

Taste in decor is so subjective. White vs color, minimalism vs opulence, glamorous vs rustic, the list goes on. You may lean toward one particular style or mix a few together – either way, everyone is sure to have their own unique interpretation. One of the easiest ways to make a statement no matter what…

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Monday March 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Eleonore Bridge

Eleonore Bridge is a French all-around creative, working in graphic design, interior design, photography, writing, blogging and coding. She’s been running her beautiful personal blog for the past seven years and Un Beau Jour, her project about French weddings, for the past two years. Overall, she loves the freedom of being her own boss. Eleonore lives…

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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 February 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Pinks and Reds

Being that Valentine’s Day is this week, it’s a great opportunity to highlight the two most classic Valentine’s colors: PINK and RED. Colors of any shade can possess powerful associations, especially in the home. However, warm hues such as pink and red need not be solely associated with romance or femininity (though they can be…

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Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius

Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius live in an old house that was originally a tenement for immigrants working in the nearby 9th Street stall market in South Philly (also known as Bella Vista or Italian Market). They wanted to honor its age while creating a clean and modern living space. The couple is a pair of illustrators who…

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Monday November 19th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Katia Graeff & Family

Stylist Katia Graeff and her partner, Julien, a fellow stylist (but for clothes), live in Strasbourg, in eastern France. Their 914sf/85m2 apartment is located in an area that dates back to the 19th century, with the squeaky floors to prove it. Katia loves natural light and using white throughout their home as a sign of purity,…

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Monday November 5th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Bev Hisey

Textile designer Bev Hisey and Dan MacKenzie have lived in this Toronto home for 15 years. For the first 13 years, they were renters, then after years of asking their landlord to sell, they finally had the opportunity to buy it. Once the couple became homeowners, they knew exactly what needed to be changed. They…

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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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Monday July 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: raya carlisle

Raya Carlisle is a wedding photographer and occasional lifestyle blogger raised in Santa Cruz and now living in Ventura, California, with her husband, Forest, their kids, Baker (age 4 1/2) and Genevieve (1 1/2), and dog, Maisy. About seven years ago, the family bought this 1951 cottage that is approximately 1300 square feet including the…

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sneak peek: katie graham

I completely fell in love with the wicker furniture of Family Love Tree, which is run by Australian furniture designer Katie Graham, so I asked if we could get a little peek inside her own living space. Katie lives in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, with her husband, Jason, and three kids, Billee, Angus and Wolfe. Katie adores bright…

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Monday July 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: frederic coustols

Photographer Sivan Askayo is a freelance travel photojournalist based in New York City. (She has a great blog here.) This June, she was in Lisbon, on the hunt for the two most important things for a modern traveler: a bathroom and a WiFi connection. She stumbled into the Belmont Coffee Club, and while checking her…

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Monday June 18th, 2012

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sneak peek: jamie lawson and jacqui oakley

As a married couple operating separate design and illustration practices across the hall from each other at home, Jamie Lawson and Jacqui Oakley feel it’s important to have a comfortable living space that lends itself to creative work. The apartment, located on the second floor of a Victorian home in Hamilton, Ontario — just outside…

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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 April 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: laetitia lazerges

Native Parisian Laetitia Lazerges and her husband moved to Montreuil — a residential neighborhood just east of Paris and still connected by the metro — and this 2500 sq. ft. 1930s home five years ago. Originally separated into four apartments with four kitchens and four bathrooms, it was bigger and more expensive than what they…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: carolyn gavin

Carolyn Gavin and her husband, Derek, were almost instantly charmed by this 1892 Victorian home’s 10-foot-high ceilings and narrow footprint — it’s only 13 feet wide. In the 14 years that the couple has lived in this Toronto, Canada, home, they have completely gutted, renovated and transformed it from the basement to the third floor….

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Monday March 19th, 2012

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sneak peek: lou mora and sarah yates

Photographers Lou Mora and Sarah Yates moved into this Los Angeles home with their two dogs, Ruca and Eleanor, just over a year ago. They’ve managed to create a little haven from the craziness of the city — at night they can even hear owls and coyotes. As photographers, their work takes them all over…

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sneak peek: victoria and matthew hudgins

Victoria and Matthew Hudgins rent their home in the Old Southwest, their favorite neighborhood in Reno, Nevada. Victoria is mom to twin toddlers and author of the daily blog A Subtle Revelry, which is about the art of merrymaking. She also is the founding editor of Styled. magazine and does freelance craft styling on the…

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