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Monday September 22nd, 2014

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Room to Grow in Texas

When Emily and Colby Allen started looking for a home in Fort Worth, Texas, they first zeroed in on the neighborhood – the Fairmount National Historic District, filled with beautiful Craftsman homes, a community garden with chickens and a tight-knit community that hosts neighborhood parades and arts events. They had been living in an older,…

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Wednesday August 20th, 2014

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Our Best of Texas

I don’t think I’m going to surprise you when I say that Texas is a big place. A big place made of some very different cities and that means there are some very different homes. I got to spend some time in Dallas and Austin when Grace and I were on the Design*Sponge book tour….

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Monday August 11th, 2014

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Making Textiles Work in a 100-Year-Old Home

We peeked in Paige Morse’s house in 2011, but for this interior stylist, art director and prop and wardrobe stylist, her home is never really done. So in the last three years, she’s made quite a lot of changes. (You can compare the home’s different looks here.) When Paige bought this one-hundred-year-old home in Dallas, Texas…

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Monday June 16th, 2014

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Monday August 13th, 2012

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 May 14th, 2012

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sneak peek: jamie lyn + jessica fowler

Jamie Lyn tried her hand at nearly every visual art before falling in love with jewelry design. She worked as a prop person on a few period films and began accumulating a collection of vintage objects like world coins, men’s pocket-watch chains and pen knives. She began experimenting with turning these finds into jewelry pieces….

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Monday March 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: paul and megan wilkes

Paul Wilkes manages operations at The Foundry Collective, a boutique branding firm in Dallas, Texas, that he started with his long-time friend Scott Hill in 2009. Megan is a freelance interior designer and is also working on opening Dallas’ first pie shop, Emporium Pies, in the Bishop Arts District. They live in a former Goodyear Tire building…

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Monday February 27th, 2012

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sneak peek: camille styles and adam moore

Austin has long been one of my favorite cities, so I’m excited to travel there through today’s sneak peek into the home of Camille Styles and Adam Moore. Camille is the creator of a lifestyle blog about the creative entertaining ideas that inspire her parties and her life (she is also the host of HGTV’s…

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Monday September 26th, 2011

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sneak peek: paige morse

Anyone who’s ever tried to paint a room gray will sympathize with prop and interior stylist Paige Morse. When it came time to paint her 100-year-old bungalow in Dallas, Texas, Paige tried more than ten different shades of gray before settling on Benjamin Moore’s Timberwolf. As a prop stylist for the Wisteria catalog, Paige knew…

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Monday January 3rd, 2011

Wednesday February 17th, 2010

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sneak peek: vynsie law

sneak peek: vynsie law

vynsie law lives in a classic tudor cottage that was built in 1929 in east dallas – her neighborhood, hollywood heights, was one of  the first conservation districts in dallas. in november, vynsie, together with her family, opened a design shop/gallery/workshop called we are 1976, which focuses on supporting and promoting dallas’s creative talent. her…

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Thursday November 12th, 2009

Monday October 12th, 2009

Monday August 31st, 2009

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sneak peek: penny de los santos

sneak peek: penny de los santos

growing up I always had aspirations to be a national geographic photographer. well, today’s sneak peek comes from penny de los santos, who does just that, but she also shoots for saveur and most recently, martha stewart living. she bought her 1938 austin bungalow in 2003 and along with her partner did a 14 month…

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Monday August 17th, 2009

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sneak peek: kelly moseley

sneak peek: kelly moseley

kelly moseley isn’t our first sneak peek-er to ditch new york to head to austin, texas for the “bigger life.” after twenty years in greenwich village, it was time for the family (now with two young children) to start a new life. in new york kelly had honed the art of buying undervalued properties and…

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Friday July 31st, 2009

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sneak peek: kate and ryan white of fossil

sneak peek: kate and ryan white of fossil

i’ve always dreamed of living an apartment that originally served another purpose, and kate and ryan white – catalog merchant and watch designer for fossil – are living my dream. this couple that got married last september found their first home in a 1920s building that used to be the department store tiche-goettinger [in dallas]….

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Wednesday July 29th, 2009

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sneak peek: jill elliott sones of fossil

sneak peek: jill elliott sones of fossil

lately we’ve been lucky enough to have a handful sneak peeks into the beautiful homes of the team at fossil (don’t miss shay’s incredible place here!). today we’re looking into the dallas of creative director, jill elliott sones who works with the collaborative team that works on the brand direction. jill recently got married and…

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Monday July 20th, 2009