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Monday January 6th, 2014

Monday December 9th, 2013

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A Global Eclectic Home with a Handmade Feel in Phoenix Arizona

Recently photographer Raya Carlisle was in  Phoenix, Arizona visiting a friend when she met Bjorn & Maggie Olson and decided to have a spontaneous photo shoot at their delightful home in the Windsor Square Historic District of central Phoenix. Bjorn works at Porter Barn Wood, a local reclaimed wood company, designing, building and finishing furniture (clearly he’s…

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Monday August 12th, 2013

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An Eclectic Philadelphia Loft

Lance DeWalt and Quoc Nguyen have spent eight years layering this Philadelphia loft with flea market finds, family treasures and new purchases as a couple. The loft is home to the pair as well as pack of furry companions – their dog Charlie and two cats, Murray and Clyde. Both Quoc and Lance work for…

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Monday August 5th, 2013

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Monday June 10th, 2013

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A Seaside California Home Layered with Inspiration

Chris and Christy Thiessen moved to the Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach, California three years ago. Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, they decided to start fresh by leaving their furniture behind rather than bringing it along for the cross country drive. This bold move allowed them to re-evaluate their style and simplify. Two years after…

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Monday March 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Lydia Nichols and Julia Lines Wilson

This is the third apartment Lydia Nichols and Julia Lines Wilson have shared. After two tiny Brooklyn apartments they were nearly overwhelmed by all of the space they had once they moved to the Fairmount Area of Philadelphia two years ago for Lydia’s MFA. They finally had a chance to let all of the artwork and…

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Monday February 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Kristin & Michael DeKay

Kristin and Michael DeKay purchased their home in the Morton Meadows neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, in September 2009. Four months later, Michael was laid off from his job, and the couple — in the midst of renovations — decided to start a company. Grain & Mortar is a brand strategy and design company that Kristin…

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Monday November 12th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Michelle Weinberg + Brian Fatih

Michelle Weinberg’s work has always referenced architecture and design, with her projects frequently extending into surfaces for interiors, architecture and public spaces. What begins as a painting in her studio may end up as a handmade rug or tiles. Today, we have a peek inside the Miami Beach, Florida, home she shares with her boyfriend, Brian, and…

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Monday October 29th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Lizzie & Kathryn Fortunato

Even the most enthusiastic travelers crave the comforts of home. For Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, that place is aptly referred to as the treehouse. Nestled on a tiny cobblestone street in SoHo, Manhattan, the two sisters (twins!) describe it as a little gem in the middle of the city, and they’re right. Every square inch…

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Monday September 24th, 2012

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sneak peek: gilbert ford

Gilbert Ford is an illustrator and picture book author who works from a studio in his Clinton Hill, Brooklyn apartment. His style is what Gilbert calls “a combination of class and trash,” where he combines mid-century classic designers with cheap artifacts from the ’50s to the ’80s “that might appeal to the likes of Pee-wee Herman.”…

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Monday July 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: lauren barr

Lauren Barr is a freelance graphic designer who specializes in packaging and dabbles in printmaking and ceramics. Her modest circa 1910 apartment is north of the panhandle, on the edge of the fog belt in San Francisco. Lauren is forever battling between accumulating and paring things down, while learning to deal with a major lack…

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Monday July 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: wayne and angie wu

Wayne and Angie Wu recently moved out of their 1860s Queen Anne historic brownstone in the heart of Baltimore’s cultural district, but we wanted to give them a chance to show off this great space, which is a mix of Angie’s boho-vintage chic and Wayne’s mid-century modern, skateboard and street culture style. They’ve since made…

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Monday June 11th, 2012

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sneak peek: jessica comingore

As a freelance designer who works from home, Jessica Comingore felt it was important to create a soothing atmosphere in her Los Feliz, Los Angeles, apartment. Although she likes to keep things minimal, she has added several personal touches that illustrate her love of things rooted in tradition but with a modern twist. The great…

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Monday March 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: paul and megan wilkes

Paul Wilkes manages operations at The Foundry Collective, a boutique branding firm in Dallas, Texas, that he started with his long-time friend Scott Hill in 2009. Megan is a freelance interior designer and is also working on opening Dallas’ first pie shop, Emporium Pies, in the Bishop Arts District. They live in a former Goodyear Tire building…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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sneak peek: husky ranch

Grace Hsiu is a designer for iTunes with a penchant for cooking (Two Dudes, One Pan style), watching the NBA and concocting the perfect Old Fashioned. These days she’s based in Pasadena, California, but her roots are in Virginia Beach, Virginia (the same as our own Grace Bonney!). Her home is dubbed “Husky Ranch” for…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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sneak peek: bryan minnich & katie d’angelo

Creative couple Bryan Minnich and Katie D’Angelo treat their Washington, DC home as part apartment and part studio. Bryan is a graphic designer at ripe, a freelance illustrator and a fan of the Beach Boys, while Katie is the display coordinator at the newly opened Anthropologie in downtown DC, a freelance illustrator and an aspiring lounge…

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Monday December 12th, 2011

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sneak peek: josh & diana of casa de perrin

Josh and Diana Perrin are newlyweds based in Mar Vista, California, who recently combined their skills and opened Casa de Perrin, a boutique rental company that specializes in tabletop decoration and decor (you can see their work in action in the holiday issue of Rue). Josh is a photographer who lived in Russia for five…

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Monday November 28th, 2011

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sneak peek: naomi stein of design manifest

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Naomi Stein describes her aesthetic as modern bohemian glamour. She gravitates toward an eclectic look, mixing colors, patterns and time periods. This was Naomi’s first apartment completely alone, without having to factor in a roommate or a boyfriend’s tastes, so she pushed herself to take risks with color, pattern and art. Together with her father,…

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Monday October 3rd, 2011

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sneak peek: aaron delesie

Photographer Aaron Delesie and his wife, Jennifer, call Santa Ana, California, home but spend half the year traveling the globe to capture beautiful weddings and joyous moments in people’s lives. When not traveling, the couple enjoys relaxing in their loft with their pups. Big fans of entertaining, Aaron and Jennifer set up their home with…

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