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Monday March 3rd, 2014

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Bohemian Living in London

When Cate St. Hill bought this third-floor flat in a 1930s red-brick building about six or seven years ago, the neighborhood of King’s Cross, London was a bit rundown, but since the development of King’s Cross station and St Pancras International, the neighborhood has begun to improve. Central Saint Martins, the renowned art school, has…

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Monday February 17th, 2014

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In London, Revisiting a Childhood Home

Louisa Parris resides in this South London home with her husband, Chris Duggan and their 11-month-old son, Art. Though they moved into the space in 2012, this is not Louisa’s first time living here. She actually spent half her childhood in this Grade II listed flat. (In the UK, a Grade II flat is a…

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Monday February 10th, 2014

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A Costume Designer’s Eclectic U.K. Home

Costume designer Leonie Hartard, along with her three daughters (Orla, Edie and Elsie) and cat Hector, has called this house in St Leonards-on-Sea home for nearly two years. Leonie says she is drawn to mid-century design with a good strong pop of color and her overall goal with her space was to create something eclectic…

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Monday February 3rd, 2014

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A London Home that Keeps Things Simple

Saffron Hunt and her very soon to-be husband Adam Holland (and their two year-old mini schnauzer, Hudson) have only lived in this South London home for six months. The couple moved to the neighborhood to test the waters before buying their own home in the area. Saffron has spent the last 10 years styling bands,…

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Monday January 13th, 2014

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A London home where gray is just a backdrop

After spending nearly 10 years working for magazines (most recently for Living Etc.), homeowner Milly Goodwin left the magazine world to set up shop as a freelance interior stylist and interior design consultant. She met her interiors photographer husband, David Cleveland on a Laura Ashley shoot 8 years ago. Currently, it’s just the two of…

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Monday July 29th, 2013

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A London Home filled with Travel Finds

Nic Guymer and Dave Turner met back in 1999 when the pair were at college and he was a skateboarder studying photography,  and she was a fashion student. Today, their home is is a culmination of all their years together and the time that they’ve spent traveling and collecting. (They even run an online store…

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Monday July 8th, 2013

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 November 26th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek

After graduating from college in Melbourne and spending six months in New York, Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek arrived in London with nothing but their suitcases and cameras. The couple settled in Brockley, London, a leafy suburb in the southeast of London. Luckily, they’ve loved the process of furnishing their home by searching the streets,…

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Sneak Peek: Luke Fenech and Oliver Chapman

Two years ago, Luke Fenech and Oliver Chapman made the proverbial move from the city to the country. In their case, the city was Central London and the country was Greenwich, London. Despite being just a few miles away, Luke says Greenwich has quite the village vibe. Both Luke and Oliver grew up with an…

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Monday October 22nd, 2012

Monday September 12th, 2011

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sneak peek: cassandra ellis & ed prichard

Cassandra Ellis and Ed Prichard have only lived in this Victorian home in South East London for nine months, but it’s been nine months of hard work. Underneath years of grime and countless layers of paint were original fireplaces, floorboards, banisters and cornices, and Cassandra was determined to uncover it all. Wherever possible, she did…

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Monday June 27th, 2011

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sneak peek: jo metson scott & co.

Sometimes, creating a cohesively designed space can feel like a Sisyphean task when there are roommates to consider. Just when you think things are settled, someone brings in a new find or wants to change the wall art. Photographer Jo Metson Scott purchased this apartment in East London in 2007 and immediately welcomed roommates Julius…

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Monday June 20th, 2011

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sneak peek: courtney & michael adamo

Courtney, one of the founders of Babyccino Kids, and her husband, Michael Adamo, bought this Victorian home in London’s Highgate Village last August. Then they spent eight long months renovating the 120-year-old home. They kept as much of the original detailing as possible, such as the original ceiling cornices, old fireplaces and beautiful ceiling medallions, but…

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Monday June 13th, 2011

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sneak peek: emma jane noren

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Emma Jane Noren is a Swedish photographer based in London. She shares her lovely factory-converted flat with her property developer/actor partner, Ricky, who renovated the flat. They worked together to make a comfortable, open and cool living space, softening up the industrial look by mixing old with new. The light-filled space not only provides a…

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