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Monday December 23rd, 2013

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In Portland, A Well Loved Home

For Leah Verwey and Rob Simonsen, the best kind of home is a lived-in home. Shoes by the front door, wrinkled couch cushions and a dog foot print or two — these are some of the things Leah and Rob embrace about a home. While they want their home to be comfortable, they also like…

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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 November 12th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Andrew Call + Amy Livingston

High school sweethearts Andrew and Amy have lived in this apartment in SE Portland with their two dogs, Leland and Burgundy, for the past three years. This peek came to us via Andrew’s twin sister, Lucy Call, a photographer in Portland who wanted to document her brother and sister-in-law’s apartment, where everything seems to have a…

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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 June 25th, 2012

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sneak peek: julie pointer

For the past three years, Julie Pointer has called this house in the Buckman neighborhood of Portland home. The neighborhood is filled with large old trees, narrow avenues (the curbs still have iron rings for tethering your horse) and huge historic homes. Julie works for Kinfolk Magazine, coordinating the dinner series and helping on the editorial team….

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Monday June 20th, 2011

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sneak peek: greg + grey of antler&co.

Grace and I just returned yesterday from our West Coast adventure in San Francisco and Portland. It was my first time in Portland, which I found to be an easy city to fall in love with. So I’m thrilled to have a Portland home in today’s sneak peek roundup. Greg and Grey of Antler&Co. moved…

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Monday July 20th, 2009

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sneak peek: old school stationers

sneak peek: old school stationers

old school stationers amy and brian reed, along with their two year old daughter matilda and cat, twig, live in a teeny tiny (980 sf) 1908 cottage in portland, oregon. when they bought the place it was covered with wall-to-wall teal carpeting along with peeling linoleum, fake teal marble and cheesy 70’s hardware. before all…

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Friday July 17th, 2009

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sneak peek: liza lubell of quince

sneak peek: liza lubell of quince

after growing up in new york city liza lubell of quince {flowers} takes comfort in small living quarters. so she was delighted when she moved to portland, oregon and found this adorable one bedroom apartment in a big old craftsman house that had been converted into small studios and one bedroom apartments. outfitting the apartment…

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Tuesday June 2nd, 2009

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sneak peek: molly of proud mary

sneak peek: molly of proud mary

proud mary is a wonderful textile company run by molly and harper (you may remember this post from their debut line). their line of home and personal accesories is designed by these talented ladies stateside, and then are each hand-sewn by artisans in guatamala (with the help of nest that helps connect designers to developing…

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Monday April 6th, 2009

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sneak peek: lark press

sneak peek: lark press

after traveling to portland, oregon in february for a friend’s wedding i’ve become quite fond of the city and love checking out all the portland sneak peeks that keep popping up. while so many of the homes we feature showcase independent artists, there is something about portland that seems to focus on local artists and…

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Friday April 3rd, 2009

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sneak peek: kate bingaman-burt

sneak peek: kate bingaman-burt

for those of you lucky enough to be in portland, oregon (and have tickets) tonight you can catch kate bingaman-burt (obsessive consumption) at the portland premiere of handmade nation at the museum of contemporary craft (she’s the one behind most of the film’s illustrations after all).  for the rest of us, we’ll have to be…

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Thursday March 26th, 2009

Monday March 9th, 2009

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sneak peek: pam zsori of ink and peat

sneak peek: pam zsori of ink and peat

our next portland sneak peek comes to us from pam zsorsi of the beautiful blog housemartin, and the home and floral store ink and peat. the 1924 craftsman style home in portland, oregon she shares with her boyfriend is constantly being updated and adapted. the organic modern style makes it easy to mix vintage and…

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sneak peek: tess darrow of egg press

sneak peek: tess darrow of egg press

for today’s sneak peeks we’re venturing to portland, oregon. first up: tess darrow, lead designer and owner of egg press (celebrating 10 years of fine printing this year). her 1950s style ranch home has it’s own built in charm, but tess’s style really brings it to life. and after our mini “heat” wave here on…

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