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Monday May 26th, 2014

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Bright & Cheerful in San Diego

Like most creative people, Heidi Andrews juggles a lot of different activities. Together with her twin sister, she runs True Birds, a Los Angeles-based jewelry company. She’s also the co-author of a children’s book series and mother to little Capri. Three years ago, Heidi and husband Paul started house hunting for a space that they…

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Monday May 12th, 2014

Monday March 24th, 2014

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A Home Where Each Room Has its Own Personality

A few weeks ago, I interviewed set and interior designer Jen Chu for our We Want Your Job column. Not only did Jen give extraordinarily detailed information about becoming a set designer, but through the interview, I also realized how handy she is. So I asked if we could peek into her Fort Greene, Brooklyn apartment….

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Monday March 17th, 2014

Monday January 27th, 2014

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A Retro California Home that Pops With Color

Graphic designer Chelsea Brink has lived in this apartment in Long Beach, California for almost two years. The location, just off of Retro Row (an area known for its vintage shopping), is a perfect fit for a vintage lover like Chelsea. She says she is drawn to mid-century furniture, big pops of color and, as…

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Monday November 25th, 2013

Monday October 7th, 2013

Monday September 30th, 2013

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A Home Filled with Color, Pattern and Love

Stylist and event planner Tori Hendrix, her videographer and DJ  husband Austin, their daughter, Lucca,  two dogs, Briar & Violet, and cat, Tuesday. call this 900sq foot house in San Diego, California home. After living for years in rentals, the first thing Tori wanted to do was use wallpaper – and lots of it! The home…

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Monday September 23rd, 2013

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a modern textile-filled home in Los Angles

There are more windows than wall space in Sonja Rasula and Jonathan Sager’s home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, which means, no matter where you find yourself standing, you have a view of the trees, the hillside and the sky. During the two years the couple have lived here (with their two…

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Monday September 9th, 2013

Thursday September 5th, 2013

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Oh Joy! Studio Tour

After eight years of running her business from home, Joy Cho decided it was about time to have separate space for the Oh Joy studio. When envisioning how she would use the space, Joy wanted each area of the studio to be multifunctional – so the dining area is used for meetings as well as…

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Monday August 19th, 2013

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A Massachusetts Farmhouse Where Color and Pattern Meet

Sally and Adrian Staub moved into this 19th century farmhouse in Northampton, Massachusetts a year ago with their three daughters. After nearly eight years as Deputy Photo Editor at FamilyFun magazine, Sally is now transitioning into freelance interior design and art direction, as they are expecting their 4th child in October. Adrian is a professor…

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Monday August 5th, 2013

Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius

Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius live in an old house that was originally a tenement for immigrants working in the nearby 9th Street stall market in South Philly (also known as Bella Vista or Italian Market). They wanted to honor its age while creating a clean and modern living space. The couple is a pair of illustrators who…

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Monday October 22nd, 2012

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sneak peek: amy & erich mcvey

Three years ago Amy bought this home, located in Salem, Oregon. It sits on a hill surrounded by sweeping, breathtaking views of Pacific Northwest scenery. Although well maintained, it was in dire need of cosmetic renovations–it was a nightmarish hybrid of the worst of ’70s and ’80s decor, complete with mint green walls and bright…

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Monday July 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: raya carlisle

Raya Carlisle is a wedding photographer and occasional lifestyle blogger raised in Santa Cruz and now living in Ventura, California, with her husband, Forest, their kids, Baker (age 4 1/2) and Genevieve (1 1/2), and dog, Maisy. About seven years ago, the family bought this 1951 cottage that is approximately 1300 square feet including the…

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Monday June 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: pete & bailey mccarthy

Just seven short months ago, Pete and Bailey McCarthy moved into this home in Austin, Texas. Bailey is a professional interior designer (and blogger), and she spent five months renovating the home while the couple moved from Chicago back to their native Texas. She was already pregnant with Gracie, and the house gave her something…

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Monday March 19th, 2012

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sneak peek: lou mora and sarah yates

Photographers Lou Mora and Sarah Yates moved into this Los Angeles home with their two dogs, Ruca and Eleanor, just over a year ago. They’ve managed to create a little haven from the craziness of the city — at night they can even hear owls and coyotes. As photographers, their work takes them all over…

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sneak peek: victoria and matthew hudgins

Victoria and Matthew Hudgins rent their home in the Old Southwest, their favorite neighborhood in Reno, Nevada. Victoria is mom to twin toddlers and author of the daily blog A Subtle Revelry, which is about the art of merrymaking. She also is the founding editor of Styled. magazine and does freelance craft styling on the…

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Monday October 10th, 2011

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sneak peek: anne ulku

As someone who has recently started working from home on a more full-time basis, I’m always interested to see the creative ways people use their space to mix their work and personal life. Anne Ulku is a freelance graphic designer based in Minneapolis who primarily works in print, balancing a mix of client work with…

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