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Thursday August 14th, 2014

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A Tobacco Curing Barn Turned Writing Studio

In the thirty years that Margaret and Alex Harris have lived on this property in Durham, North Carolina,  this early 20th century tobacco curing barn has been used for a number of purposes most notably as a children’s playhouse. But now that the children are grown, Margaret decided to use the barn space to create the…

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Monday July 28th, 2014

Thursday October 3rd, 2013

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A Modern Rustic Restaurant in Brooklyn

To say that Taavo Somer is well-known in the New York City restaurant scene is a bit of an understatement. His first project, Freemans, on the Lower East side, set off a design meme that rippled throughout restaurants in the city. In 2004, when Freemans opened, taxidermy, peeling paint and antlers had yet to make their…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

Monday January 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Derek James and Kristin Korven

When Derek James moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to be closer to his band, The Entrance Band, he rented space in this Laurel Canyon home. The house was home to an ever-rotating group of roommates, who all bonded over music. Finally, Derek was the one who had been in residence longest (he’s bunked in nearly…

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Monday October 1st, 2012

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sneak peek: lisa neimeth

Originally from New York, ceramicist Lisa Neimeth has called San Francisco home for the past 18 years. She, her husband, Peter, and their kids, Jackson and Tess, have lived in this 1886 Victorian dairy farmhouse since 1999 (the former chicken coop out back serves as Lisa’s studio/office/showroom). Lisa describes their home as an eclectic urban…

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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 March 5th, 2012

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sneak peek: kate and alden woodrow

Kate Woodrow is an art editor for Chronicle Books who also copyedits Anthology magazine in her spare time, while her husband, Alden, is a graduate student at UC Berkeley. They rent their 1,100 square-foot home from the 1920s in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood. Through both of her jobs, Kate has the ability to turn words and art…

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Monday February 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: amanda wright of wit & whistle

Amanda Wright and her husband, Daniel, have lived in this home in Cary, North Carolina, for nearly four years. Though the house is flanked by two cities and several highways, the huge windows in the great room provide panoramic views of the forest behind, giving the home a secluded mountain hideaway feel. In decorating the…

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Monday January 23rd, 2012

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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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Tuesday January 3rd, 2012

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sneak peek: jennifer sarkilahti of odette

When Jennifer Sarkilahti first launched her jewelry line, Odette, she worked out of this Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment that she shares with her husband, Steve. It’s easy to see the connection between her jewelry — inspired by organic shapes, natural specimens and her travels — and this apartment; both are airy, organic and highly personal. The building…

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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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Monday June 13th, 2011

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sneak peek: caitlin of roost

I have two words for this peek: two months! That’s how long Caitlin Van Horn of Roost has lived in this Birmingham, Alabama, home. After living in Seattle for three years, Caitlin and her husband moved back down to her southern hometown to be closer to family and friends. The house was built in 1940 but…

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