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Monday June 30th, 2014

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The Perfect Rental in Seattle

The journey to Seattle’s Beacon Hill began about a year before Sara Knowles and Logan Cox settled into this 1924 Craftsman-style house they now call home. Last year, the couple decided to leave their life in Washington, D.C. to embark on a cross-country road trip and spend the summer in Sara’s home state of Alaska,…

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Monday April 7th, 2014

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Vintage in Nashville

Ruthie Lindsey is a decorator, designer and stylist in Nashville, Tennessee. Her job is constantly changing – sometimes she’s designing stages for a musician’s show, sometimes it’s styling for a photo shoot or working on a Kinfolk workshop, at other times, it’s decorating homes and businesses or hosting parties. Ruthie moved into this home in…

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Monday March 3rd, 2014

Monday February 24th, 2014

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A Little Bit of Texas in Brooklyn

Textile designer Heather Winn Bowman has lived in this Park Slope home with Tibaut, her musician husband (of Auto Body) , the couple’s  two dogs, Oliver and Amelie, and cat, Kibis for the past three years. The home is a mixture of styles – Heather inherited a vast amount of furniture from her grandparents. Much…

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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 September 16th, 2013

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A Hoboken Home Decorated Like a Colorful, Vintage Wardrobe

Jessie Artigue is a style expert & digital marketing strategist with a handful of different creative projects going at any given time. Most of her time is spent blogging at her fashion/lifestyle site, Style & Pepper or coordinating Pepperologie, a creative lifestyle workshop she hosts. Today we have a peek inside her Hoboken, NJ home where she and her husband Gerard…

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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: PJ Mehaffey & Dylan Hightower

Since we first featured their Brooklyn apartment, in Design*Sponge at Home, prop stylist P.J. Mehaffey and his partner Dylan Hightower have moved to a new apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. P.J. has created an entire business out of love of repurposing found objects so when it came to his own home, he worked…

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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 April 8th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Nicole Sutton of Workhorse

Nicole Sutton has called this apartment in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles home for the past ten years. During that time it’s been shared by her sister or ex-boyfriend or a combo of the two, but these days, it’s her very own bachelorette pad. Though she started out with no furniture, she recognized that the apartment…

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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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Monday March 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chris and Julia Thomas

Three and a half years ago, Chris and Julia Thomas moved into this apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Though it is a relatively small New York City apartment, they’ve made it a priority to surround themselves with beautiful works of art, even if they aren’t able to display them all. They own countless prints and…

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Monday February 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jason Santa Maria & Megan Born

Jason Santa Maria and Megan Born live in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood. Jason is a graphic designer, author and teacher. He co-founded A Book Apart, a publishing company that specializes in brief books for people who make websites, and also teaches in the Interaction Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts. Meanwhile, Megan is a landscape…

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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 November 5th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Si of French by Design

Nearly four years ago, Si Mazouz and her husband relocated from Provence in the south of France to Charlotte, North Carolina (with a year stint in Morocco in between). As a result of the move, Si quit her communications/marketing job in France, and when they arrived in North Carolina, she decided to channel her energies…

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Monday October 15th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Ariel Dearie

Even before moving to New York, Ariel Dearie had long admired the former sweater factory building in Williamsburg with beautiful, ornate rusted wrought iron and huge windows that she now calls home. Fourteen years ago, the factory was converted into lofts, and as Ariel says, “I kind of had to stalk the building to get in. No…

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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 August 20th, 2012

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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