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Monday October 21st, 2013

Wednesday September 4th, 2013

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A Light-filled London Loft with a Dreamy Kitchen

Anissa Helou is a London-based food writer concentrating on Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cooking (check out her In The Kitchen With recipe!). She’s truly had an amazing career. Before Anissa was into food, her life was in the art world, and before she lived in this modern, minimalist two-story loft, she was living…

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Monday July 8th, 2013

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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Monday December 17th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Sandy Suffield

Sandy Suffield moved into her place in north London about ten years ago, but she rented it out for four of those years while she lived in California. From a family of retailers (both her sister and mother have shops), Sandy particularly loved the Alameda Flea Market, and many of the objects she purchased there…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: megan price + robert shadbolt

Designer Megan Price (of Mr.PS) and illustrator Robert Shadbolt have lived in 4 cities, and 5 different houses over the past 5 years so they were thrilled to find this Victorian home which is walking distance from the vibrant, cultural city of Manchester, England. They bought it two years ago in an empty, neglected state, so it’s…

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Monday February 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: emma jeffs

Emma Jeffs is a UK-based designer, maker, researcher and educator with a focus on textile, surface and product design. Her background blends craft and industry experience and takes a flexible approach to working on a variety of projects, from window films for sale and as custom work to developing a line of neckwear and serving…

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Monday October 3rd, 2011

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sneak peek: jane cumberbatch

It was a pleasure to hear from photographer Keiko Oikawa when she told us about her friend Jane Cumberbatch’s wonderful home. The philosophy of Jane’s company, Pure Style, has evolved into a simple, practical, inexpensive and timeless way of living and decorating, which translates into her own home. Even though she and her husband, Alastair,…

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Monday September 19th, 2011

Monday March 14th, 2011

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sneak peek: michelle mason

sneak peek: michelle mason

Michelle Mason is a London-based interior product designer. Focusing on homewares and design-led gifts, Michelle is currently working on a couple commissions for UK museums and shops. Typically space in London is tight, and she shares this two-bedroom flat in a Victorian building (c. 1890s) east of the city with her husband Bill, a photographer,…

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Monday January 10th, 2011

Monday December 20th, 2010

Monday June 21st, 2010

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sneak peek: catherine hammerton

sneak peek: catherine hammerton

london-based designer-maker catherine hammerton‘s work bridges a handmade aesthetic which draws on traditional techniques for silk-screen printing and hand embroidery, while also working with cutting edge digital technology.  today we’re thrilled to be sharing her home that was recently in april issue of elle decoration. stay tuned in a couple weeks for more from catherine…

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sneak peek: kevin dean

sneak peek: kevin dean

artist/designer kevin dean and his graphic designer wife zirrinia  live in a victorian house on the south coast of england in southsea, a 15 min walk from the beach and an hour & 30 min by train to london. the house receives a lot of wear and tear due to the fact they both work…

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Wednesday June 2nd, 2010

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sneak peek: karen barlow

sneak peek: karen barlow

karen barlow is a freelance interior designer and still life props stylist based in manchester, england.  thirteen years ago she and her husband chris bought this 1879 victorian house.  despite not having heat, two gross kitchens, undesirable bathrooms, and the fact that the home had been stripped and converted into two flats in the 1970s,…

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Monday May 24th, 2010

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sneak peek: nineteen seventy three

sneak peek: nineteen seventy three

emma and james emmerson of greeting card and stationery publisher 1973 moved into this victorian house in brighton, england in january 2009.  they purchased it from a 74 year old woman who had lived there with her mother for thirty years, so, needless to say, the house needed a lot of love. after 18 months…

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Monday February 1st, 2010

Monday January 25th, 2010

Tuesday November 17th, 2009

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sneak peek: anne lise kjaer

sneak peek: anne lise kjaer

scandinavian born trend forcaster anne lise kjaer lives and works from her 4 bedroom victorian house in north london’s highgate. her company, kjaer global, works with an internationally recognized client base with wide reach. as someone savvy to social trends, it’s fascinating to see today’s wonderful peek into her home and the ways she has…

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Monday August 31st, 2009

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sneak peek: maxine sutton

sneak peek: maxine sutton

it’s hard to picture 80 teenagers gallivanting around the beautiful home of embroidery and textile designer maxine sutton, but that was the scene last weekend for the celebration of her son’s 16th birthday. luckily the gorgeous home is still in one piece. maxine, her husband and their three kids moved into this c.1840 early victoria…

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