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Monday July 21st, 2014

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A Tiny Cottage in Venice Beach

Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Winkleman don’t let size define their tiny cottage in Venice Beach. It might only be 362 square feet but they’ve managed to make use of every square inch of space. In designing the space, Whitney put her experience as a stylist and designer to work.  She is inspired by simplicity…

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

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A Tiny Southern California Beach House

When designer Julia Long moved into this home in San Clemente, California, she was downsizing from 1,000 square feet to 400 square feet. Julia spends her days designing décor pieces, sourcing products overseas and scouring flea markets near and far so for her own home she lives quite minimally,  with pieces that have been passed…

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Monday June 3rd, 2013

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Amelia the Airstream, a Vacation Home on Wheels

Back in 2011 we shared the Cleveland home of Charity D’Amato who is behind design studio Charteuse and the voice of I Heart Cleveland. At the time she mentioned a little side project to us that we’re excited to reveal today. “Amelia the Airstream” was named after Amelia Earhart, pioneer & fellow dreamer. As a…

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Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Caitlin Wilson Design’s Oregon Project

We’ve already been fortunate to peek inside Caitlin Wilson’s Philadelphia home (and office), but today we have a special look inside one of Caitlin’s recent projects. The home sits on a lakefront ranch in southern Oregon. It’s actually the second home to a pair of hardworking, fun grandparents from San Francisco who love to host…

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Monday April 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: jason hines and stephanie trigg

This 1920s Santa Monica, California, beach bungalow is home to Jason Hines and Stephanie Trigg. Originally from Denver, Jason moved to the West Coast over a year ago in pursuit of the surfing culture he had read about in magazines, and he landed a job as a digital designer at TBWA\Chiat\Day. The best part of…

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Monday March 19th, 2012

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sneak peek: tyler karu and brendan ready

Tyler Karu Ready and Brendan Ready’s classic 1920s farmhouse is located on Ferry Beach in Scarborough, Maine. They are just yards from one of Maine’s most peaceful and beautiful public beaches. Brendan is a lobsterman, and Tyler is a designer who uses the work of local craftspeople and materials in her designs; she also loves…

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Monday August 22nd, 2011

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sneak peek: family beach house

The feminist in me hates to admit it, but sometimes I think the British had a point in decreeing that the eldest son inherits the entire family estate rather than equally splitting everything. After all, it was merely a valiant effort to ensure that the property stay in the family. And it’s a sad truth…

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Wednesday June 1st, 2011

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lords south beach

Miami is one of my favorite places to escape for a weekend trip, and it’s easy to snag a package trip from NYC. You can eat delicious food by the water, and they have some of the most gorgeous hotel pools I’ve ever seen. I usually agonize over how to find the best hotel deal…

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Tuesday June 23rd, 2009

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sneak peek: delphine

sneak peek: delphine

one of my favorite things about this sneak peek from erika firm of delphine is the story beyond the images. she lives in rancho santa fe, california (just north of san diego and 5 miles from the beach), but it’s not just her, her husband (who is also her business partner) and their son, but…

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Monday January 12th, 2009

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sneak peek: karyn millet

sneak peek: karyn millet

today’s second incredible sneak peek comes from photographer karyn millet. after living in her santa monica apartment for 10 years she figured rather than move she’d take over the apartment next door. she put a hole in the wall, and voila, now has a large laundry room (the former kitchen), the office (former living room),…

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Tuesday December 9th, 2008

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sneak peek: beklina

sneak peek: beklina

today i’m posting two short sneak peeks because i’m filming the last d*s video of 2008 with the “winterns” right now. while we cook up holiday treats and crafts i thought i’d share some pretty home pictures while i’m away from the computer for a few hours. these beautiful photos are from the santa cruz…

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Monday June 23rd, 2008

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sneak peek: conn and john in hawaii

sneak peek: conn and john in hawaii

i’m not sure which is cooler – that conn brattain worked for todd oldham in new york, or that conn moved to hawaii and still works for todd. today conn and his partner john giordani – an equally as talented designer, with his fair share of impressive clients (i highly recommend checking out both their…

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Friday September 7th, 2007

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paper pony

paper pony

i can think of no better way to end this week than with a sneak peek into the beautiful (beautiful) home of photographer raya carlisle. i’ve been a fan of raya’s photography for a while now (her flickr page and blog are fantastic) and i was sure her home would be just as amazing. raya…

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