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Monday September 22nd, 2014

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A Modern Family Farmhouse in New York State

Dana McClure and her husband Chris Lanier split their time between two places – a loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and a small farm in Olivebridge, New York. Today, we’re peeking into their home in Olivebridge. Like many creative couples, Dana and Chris wear many hats. Dana is a visual artist with a focus on printmaking,…

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Monday July 28th, 2014

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Rustic Elegance in Savannah

Every year, Kelsey Garrity-Riley and Erik Riley host a huge Easter brunch in their Savannah home for all their friends. Everyone brings a little something over to eat, and they relax and sip summery mixed drinks. After dinner, they walk – with drinks in hand (legal in the Savannah Historic District) – the few blocks…

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Monday July 7th, 2014

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Relaxed Southern Living in Charleston

Just six months ago – and after after ten years living in New York – interior designer Kate Dougherty and her boyfriend Ben Towill (co-owner of the Fat Radish, The Leadbelly and The East Pole) moved to Charleston, South Carolina. They were ready to embrace a slower pace and take a break from New York City…

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Three Months from House to Home

I am always impressed by anyone who lets a photographer into their home after less than a year of living in the space, so you can imagine my amazement when designer Lauren Kelp and her husband Griffin let us peek into their home after only three months in Phoenix. The couple moved to Phoenix from…

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Monday May 19th, 2014

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Celebrating American-made Style in a Minneapolis Home

When I first met Rita Mehta at the end of last summer, she had just launched The American Edit, a website focused on celebrating American-made style. After lunch, we lingered in the street for a solid thirty minutes chatting about our favorite designers, with Rita recommending countless local boutiques for me (a Minneapolis newbie at…

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Monday May 12th, 2014

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Living with Textiles in Laurel Canyon

Carrie Olshan is a former New York City school teacher – and mother of two young boys – who transformed her passion for textiles into a full-time business. She started slowly, using her summer vacations from school to explore the world of textiles, traveling to Mexico and Europe, before finally taking the leap to start…

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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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