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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 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 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

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 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 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 August 8th, 2011

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sneak peek: kelly of kelly oshiro design

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Designer Kelly Oshiro spends her days creating beautiful events, so it’s no great surprise that her home feels like the perfect backdrop for a party. She’s lived in this Santa Barbara house for just a year and a half. For both her events and her home, Kelly loves to layer new and old items, and…

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Monday August 1st, 2011

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sneak peek: jochen & tina frey

Tina Frey creates amazing jewelry and housewares cast in resin. Her pieces are colorful and fun and provide the perfect bright pop against a more neutral backdrop. Tina uses the same design philosophy in her own San Francisco home where she and her husband, Jochen, painted the walls and trim with Benjamin Moore’s “Super White”…

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Monday October 25th, 2010

Tuesday April 7th, 2009

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sneak peek: dutch door press {anna}

sneak peek: dutch door press {anna}

illustrator and letterpress printer anna branning is half of the team behind dutch door press. her san francisco home seamlessly blends styles from near and far, much like their line of prints. in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out the peek into their studio, and stay tuned for mara’s sneak peek up…

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Wednesday March 25th, 2009

Monday March 2nd, 2009

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sneak peek: sally bartz of halsea

sneak peek: sally bartz of halsea

while looking for some cute new travel supplies for our honeymoon i came across halsea, a california company that specializes in colorful, pattern-filled bags and totes that are perfect for a weekend getaway or special vacation. while talking with holly at halsea, she mentioned that halsea’s owner, sallybartz, had a beautiful home. so of course…

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Monday January 5th, 2009

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sneak peek: jill bliss

sneak peek: jill bliss

for anyone who has picked up a copy of the new handmade nation book you may recognize some of the spaces from today’s first sneak peek: jill bliss. artist, designer, crafter, jill is just one of the many talents showcased in the new documentary, also titled handmade nation, due out early this year. today we’re…

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Monday December 15th, 2008

Monday September 15th, 2008