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Monday May 5th, 2014

Monday April 28th, 2014

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A Spirit of Generosity in a Philadelphia Home

Designer Mike Smith and writer Chara Odhner have a spirit of generosity and openness that truly captures the spirit of the Philadelphia apartment they’ve lived in for just about three years now. Mike says they don’t have a specific decorating style, just that he’s not much of a minimalist and wants the space to feel warm…

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Monday April 7th, 2014

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For Two Creatives, Making a Rental Their Own in Ohio

Danielle and Jarrod Evans live in the tiny Discovery District of downtown Columbus, Ohio. The area is home to many historically registered residences, from sprawling mansions to smaller, more affordable apartments like theirs. While they love the historic aspects of their apartment, what they really wanted was a modern space for work and play. They…

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Monday March 24th, 2014

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A Textile Artist Lives and Works in Brooklyn

Before Rachel Gottesman moved into this Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment (just 2.5 months ago), she lived in a small one-bedroom in Chicago. While her Chicago apartment was nice, it was also very dark. Rachel embraced, what she calls, the apartment’s cave-like nature, painting the walls a deep slate blue and accenting the dark color scheme…

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Monday January 13th, 2014

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In Brooklyn, A Plant Filled Loft

Textile artist and designer Shabd Simon-Alexander has lived in this airy Williamsburg, Brooklyn loft for the past five years and has had a studio in the same building for six years. Since Shabd is surrounded by so much color in her professional life, she tries to make her home a reprieve, by choosing furniture with…

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Monday November 25th, 2013

Monday October 21st, 2013

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Making the Most of a Tiny Studio

This tiny apartment in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn is the happy home of Kay Wang, her boyfriends Christopher Tryens, the couple’s dog, Corn (short for Conquistador), Chops, the cat, and Sushi, the cat. In case you’re counting, that’s two humans and three animals under one tiny live/work studio apartment. The apartment is a…

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Monday October 7th, 2013

Monday August 19th, 2013

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A San Diego home full of handmade touches

Kelli and Sam Larson have been living in their northern San Diego home for four years. They both are well-traveled, but this home is the place they always want to come back to. These days they share it with their one year old daughter Rylee and their cat, Bam. Many of you may know Kelli…

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Monday May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Leah Goren and Dylan Ousley

Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who runs an online shop that sells products printed with her whimsical, nature-inspired illustrations. (Her Red Cat tank is on Amy’s wish list). She shares this Brooklyn apartment with her boyfriend, graphic designer Dylan Ousley, who runs his own branding and design shop, named Home Ec….

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Monday April 1st, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Kevin Burke and David Kimelman

As a documentary and portrait photographer often capturing people in their homes, David Kimelman is always looking for the angles and details within a space that highlight the occupant’s personality and passions. Over the past three years, he and his husband, Kevin Burke — the vice president of creative services for Tommy Hilfiger — have utilized…

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Monday March 18th, 2013

Monday January 21st, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Sasha Ritter

Five months ago, Sasha Ritter relocated from California to New York and moved in with her friend and collaborator, Kristin Morrison. Having worked together on many design projects in California, their new Brooklyn apartment became the perfect opportunity for their first New York-based collaboration. Working within a tight budget, they pooled their resources, scavenged thrift stores…

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Monday September 10th, 2012

Monday July 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: sirima sataman

Sirima Sataman of ink.paper.plate Press moved into this studio in San Francisco’s Dogpatch District just one year ago, right before her son left for college. She wanted a space all to herself where she could make a mess and wake up at any hour to work out an idea. When she found this raw industrial space,…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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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 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: ariele alasko and isaiah palmer

Grace and I discovered Ariele Alasko’s work through Jennifer Causey’s fantastic The Makers Project. Ariele lives close to our Greenpoint office, so one morning before work, Grace stopped by to meet Ariele and see her work. Grace fell head over heels for Ariele’s home, which she shares with Isaiah Palmer, a 3D visual effects artist and…

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Monday February 27th, 2012

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(mini) sneak peek: oh joy’s nursery

Today, one of my favorite bloggers — Joy Deangdeelert Cho of Oh Joy! — is giving us a little peek inside the nursery of her four-month-old baby, Ruby. Over Christmas, I learned that both of my sisters are pregnant (surprise!), and in anticipation of my new role as aunt, I’ve been mining Oh Joy! for…

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Monday February 20th, 2012

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sneak peek: tara mangini & percy bright

I’ve been awaiting this peek for quite a while. Ever since we saw a little of the spectacular transformations that Tara Mangini & Percy Bright accomplished on this 1915 Philadelphia row house (See Before & After: Percy’s Home Transformation Part 1 and Part 2), I was anxious to see the entire home. The couple has exquisite…

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