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Monday March 24th, 2014

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A 1920s Spanish-style home in Los Angeles

Just six months ago, after a nine-month-long renovation, graphic designer Megan Garrett moved into this 1924 Spanish-style home in Altadena, California (just 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles). When it came time to decorate, Megan had just returned from an amazing trip through Africa (including Morocco) and came back with lots of inspiration (and a…

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Monday March 10th, 2014

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An Oakland Home Filled With Travel Mementos

Emily Nathan and her husband, Jake, moved into this Oakland, California home eight years ago. Emily is a photographer and Jake is an artist, so the couple’s home is filled with color (they have a pink Pantone-inspired wall!), unique finds and art. They both love modern with a little bit of baroque touches mixed in….

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Monday March 3rd, 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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Thursday January 9th, 2014

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A California Juice Bar with a Scandinavian Feel

It’s a new year, and with so many resolutions to be healthier we had to share a peek inside Juice Served Here. Designers Barbara Rourke and Jason St. John of Bells & Whistles – who started out as artists and furniture makers and evolved into a full-service design studio – wanted to achieve a very…

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Monday January 6th, 2014

Monday December 16th, 2013

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Vintage Modern in San Francisco

Kate Davison and Jesse Hayes have only lived in this apartment for two months, but they’ve already created a home here in San Francisco’s Mission District. The house was built in 1908 and is imbued with a deep sense of history. The couple used the apartment’s bones as a backdrop for their own personal aesthetic…

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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 November 25th, 2013

Monday November 18th, 2013

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A Warm SF Home with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist

Sally Clark is the Culture and Communication Lead at the innovation and design consultancy IDEO . She also moonlights as a yoga teacher, and runs her own interior styling business, SallyMcb. Her husband, Charlie, brokers commercial real estate loans by day and writes screenplays by night. When it came to decorating their Noe Valley, San Francisco…

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Monday November 4th, 2013

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The California Home of a Parisian Jewelry Designer

Hortense Bonneau is a French jewelry designer who has called California home for the past 11 years. Hortense has always had a love of jewelry, but her professional career began as a photo editor before going back to school to learn how to make jewelry. Starting out, she worked under two designers as both a…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

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A Santa Barbara Artist Studio

When Creative Director, Illustrator and Artist Nic George moved into this 1907 home in Santa Barbara, California about a year ago, he asked his friend designer Gilda Hariri for some help with the decor. The home’s original owners, Edwin and Carolyn Gledhill used the space to establish the first photography studio in Santa Barbara, and…

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Monday October 21st, 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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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 San Diego home full of handmade touches

Kelli and Sam Larson have been living in their northern San Diego home for four years. They both are well-traveled, but this home is the place they always want to come back to. These days they share it with their one year old daughter Rylee and their cat, Bam. Many of you may know Kelli…

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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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Friday June 7th, 2013

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In Los Angeles: making a small space feel big

Prior to moving into this 900 square foot home with two bedrooms, Sunny Lee, director for Brand Strategy at Applied Storytelling, had lived in a one-bedroom bungalow for 7 years so she came into this new space in the Brentwood district in Los Angeles, California with practically no furniture. Her first priority was create as…

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