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Monday July 21st, 2014

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A Tiny Cottage in Venice Beach

Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Winkleman don’t let size define their tiny cottage in Venice Beach. It might only be 362 square feet but they’ve managed to make use of every square inch of space. In designing the space, Whitney put her experience as a stylist and designer to work.  She is inspired by simplicity…

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Monday April 28th, 2014

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A World Traveler Creates a Home Base

A former corporate attorney, Rena Thiagarajan spent seven years with start-ups in Silicon Valley, funding her travel obsession before she started her own travel-inspired company, Project Bly. Named for turn-of-the-century reporter Nellie Bly, who went around the world in less than 80 days, Project Bly is an online shopping site that allows visitors to explore…

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Monday October 21st, 2013

Friday June 7th, 2013

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In Los Angeles: making a small space feel big

Prior to moving into this 900 square foot home with two bedrooms, Sunny Lee, director for Brand Strategy at Applied Storytelling, had lived in a one-bedroom bungalow for 7 years so she came into this new space in the Brentwood district in Los Angeles, California with practically no furniture. Her first priority was create as…

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Monday June 11th, 2012

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sneak peek: jessica comingore

As a freelance designer who works from home, Jessica Comingore felt it was important to create a soothing atmosphere in her Los Feliz, Los Angeles, apartment. Although she likes to keep things minimal, she has added several personal touches that illustrate her love of things rooted in tradition but with a modern twist. The great…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

sneak peeks by 40

sneak peek: lauren spencer king

Artist Lauren Spencer King’s work focuses on the intensity of color and detail, as expressed through watercolor and cut glass. These themes are apparent throughout her Silverlake, Los Angeles, apartment, where she’s managed to create a meaningful and artistic home — a place for her to collect and curate her favorite things. The space already…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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sneak peek: husky ranch

Grace Hsiu is a designer for iTunes with a penchant for cooking (Two Dudes, One Pan style), watching the NBA and concocting the perfect Old Fashioned. These days she’s based in Pasadena, California, but her roots are in Virginia Beach, Virginia (the same as our own Grace Bonney!). Her home is dubbed “Husky Ranch” for…

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Monday January 23rd, 2012

sneak peeks by 55

sneak peek: gregory beauchamp

Gregory Beauchamp likes to say that his home in Venice Beach, California, is a stone’s throw from the ocean — but only if you have a good arm. With his penchant for oranges, reds and browns, Gregory likes to channel a sort of city version of 1970s off-the-grid living, but where the hippies would have…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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sneak peek: steve soria

Steve Soria is a leather craftsman in Santa Barbara, California. He grew up working on DIY projects with his parents in this home. It was a fixer-upper that they purchased from Steve’s grandparents in the early 70s. His parents later bought a ranch house in the nearby Santa Ynez Valley, and Steve inherited this little…

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Thursday July 7th, 2011

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sneak peek: caitlin & eric flemming

Caitlin Flemming of Sacramento Street and her husband, Eric, moved into this studio apartment a little over five years ago. When they found this gem nestled in Laurel Heights, San Francisco, it was love at first sight; the beautiful hardwood floors, glass French doors leading into the living room/bedroom and the bay windows that look…

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Friday June 10th, 2011

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sneak peek: paul & jordan ferney

Just a couple of months ago, San Francisco-based party planner and letterpress printer Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day!, put all her furniture in storage and moved to Paris for a year with her two young sons and husband Paul. Living in Paris for a year had been on the couple’s must do list for…

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Monday October 4th, 2010

Monday April 5th, 2010

amy azzarito, interior design, sneak peeks by 40

sneak peek: rachel thurston

sneak peek: rachel thurston

newlyweds rachel thurston and grant porter have set up house in this 520 sq. foot bungalow nestled in los angeles county nestled between sony studios and downtown culver city. rachel is a photographer who takes some seriously gorgeous photographs – lovely wedding and portraits and absolutely amazing birth images! even though it’s not their dream…

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Monday March 1st, 2010

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Monday June 8th, 2009

interior design, sneak peeks by 22

sneak peek: clementine press

sneak peek: clementine press

today we’re getting a sneak peek into the 1937 garden courtyard apartment of richenda brim, better known as clementine press. the 580 sf studio is slightly smaller that her previous one bedroom, but the charm of the mantel, built-in bookcase and French draws drew her in on first sight. the challenge remains how to organically…

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Monday June 1st, 2009

interior design, sneak peeks by 16

sneak peek: steven harrington

sneak peek: steven harrington

for a long time now i’ve been a huge fan of illustrator steven harrington‘s work, so today i’m really excited the share a sneak peek into his california home. i especially love the way splashes of color specific to his work weave their way into his home. don’t miss more of his work right here,…

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