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Monday March 3rd, 2014

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 June 17th, 2013

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A Hidden Garden in the Middle of Brooklyn

Douglas Riccardi says that he never wanted his place to look too “decorated” and rather prefers to keep things simple in terms of decor. But with an eye for aesthetics, (he is head of his own design firm, Memo Productions) Douglas has certainly found the perfect spot for many of his collected design artifacts in…

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Monday May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessie Webster

Jessie Webster is a photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors, and the blogger behind Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as her love for fashion and interior design. Today’s peek inside her Silverlake, Los Angeles home is so together, it makes it hard to believe she’s only lived there since Valentine’s Day. As soon…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chelsea & Forrest Kline

With a shared love of historic Craftsman architecture, Chelsea and Forrest Kline knew they had found their home in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California seven years ago. Brimming with Craftsman details and built-ins, this charming abode won them over and they knew that no matter how they filled the space it would…

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Monday March 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessica McKay and Christopher Van Buskirk

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Jessica McKay is an interior decorator and owner of Birdhouse Interior Design, and Christopher Van Buskirk bakes at a gourmet foods supermarket while in culinary school. Living in the Country Club neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska they have backyard chickens (Salt, Pepa, and DJ Spinderella) and a large vegetable garden that Christopher uses to make delicious dishes. It…

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Tuesday September 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: alexandra grablewski and todd bonné

Alexandra Grablewski is a photographer specializing in food, still life and lifestyle photography, and she is fortunate enough to work from her home about 50% of the time. Alexandra wanted to create a place where she’d enjoy working and that could double as a location for cookbook shoots and other projects. Her partner, Todd Bonné, is…

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Monday July 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: rebekka and manley seale

It’s hard to believe that Rebekka and Manley Seale moved into this 1930s East Nashville home just a few short months ago. Perhaps it’s their furnishings, cobbled together from family heirlooms, flea market finds and antiques, that create such a warm, lived-in atmosphere. Or it could be its charming features, such as the two screenless…

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Monday March 28th, 2011

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Thursday June 3rd, 2010

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sneak peek: lauren nelson

sneak peek: lauren nelson

lauren nelson is a prop stylist and interior designer who dabbles with art and currently lives in cambridge, massachusetts with her fiance gabe. the two moved to massachusetts from california with nothing but their clothes, bikes, books and a handful of things they just couldn’t live without (quite opposite to the life of a prop…

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Wednesday November 25th, 2009

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sneak peek: ruthie sayles

sneak peek: ruthie sayles

today i thought it would be fun to round our our holiday week of posts with a sneak peek into designer/skin therapist ruthie sayles’ east nashville home. ruthie and and her husband will share this beautiful 100 year old victorian home, which stretches over 1600 square feet. working on a tight budget, ruthie and will…

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Monday November 23rd, 2009

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Monday September 21st, 2009

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sneak peek: amy osaba

sneak peek: amy osaba

how amy osaba is able to create such a serene and elegant home with three boys under the age of 5, i will never know! she must have learned some sort of grace under pressure during her 10 years as a professional ballet dancer. now amy applies that love of beauty and movement to her…

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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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Wednesday August 19th, 2009

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sneak peek: tugboat print shop

sneak peek: tugboat print shop

husband and wife artist team valerie lueth and paul roden make up tugboat printshop. the couple calls pittsburgh, pa home and their printshop operates out of the first floor of the brick rowhouse (talk about an easy commute!). i love how the space so easily jives to serve both purposes, yet feels so liveable. not…

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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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