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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 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 May 20th, 2013

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A Mid-century Modern Eichler Original

This home, in the San Francisco Bay area, is a mid-century modern aficionado’s dream. When Carolyn Piotroski and her husband Joseph found this 1964 custom Eichler, it was so neglected that Carolyn didn’t even want to get out of the car. But when Joseph persuaded her, and she found herself entering the home through a…

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Monday May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessie Webster

Jessie Webster is a photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors, and the blogger behind Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as her love for fashion and interior design. Today’s peek inside her Silverlake, Los Angeles home is so together, it makes it hard to believe she’s only lived there since Valentine’s Day. As soon…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chelsea & Forrest Kline

With a shared love of historic Craftsman architecture, Chelsea and Forrest Kline knew they had found their home in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California seven years ago. Brimming with Craftsman details and built-ins, this charming abode won them over and they knew that no matter how they filled the space it would…

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Monday April 15th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Aileen Cheng & Kevin Will Chen

Aileen Cheng & Kevin Will Chen live in Sunnyvale, California where Aileen is a freelance graphic designer and art director with a studio specializing in branding, while Kevin started his career in retail design at Nike and is currently an art director at Apple. They moved to the Bay Area from LA a year ago and chose…

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Monday April 8th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Ali & Jonny Price

Ali and Jonny Price bought their San Francisco home in the Mission District just before their wedding 2.5 years ago. They feel so fortunately to live in a great neighborhood along a palm tree lined street just blocks away from their favorite restaurants, bars and parks, in an area full of sun and great light….

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Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Rebekah Carey McNall of A & B Creative

Husband and wife Alex and Rebekah (or Alex and Bekah, as they’re known to friends) have lived in this Oakland, California, cottage for the past two years. The home was built in the early ’20s and retains much of its original detailing, such as kitchen built-ins, original doorknobs, a working fireplace, octagonal bathroom tiles and…

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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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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 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 July 13th, 2009

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sneak peek: tanya aguiniga

sneak peek: tanya aguiniga

in 2006 furniture and textile designer tanya aguiniga moved to this charming little LA bungalow with her husband and sister in search of off-street parking and a studio space. the location is great in a quiet, tree-lined section of LA, nestled between silverlake and glendale, where they have views of endless mountains and wonderful galleries,…

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Friday July 10th, 2009

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sneak peek: melanie coddington

sneak peek: melanie coddington

interior designer melanie coddington’s “girly modern” style is is a feminine but unfussy combination of antiques, vintage and flea-market finds – here all set against a dreamy blue and cream palette. today we’re lucky to have her show off her charming turn of the century cottage in a sneak peek. melanie has been in the…

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Monday June 29th, 2009

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sneak peek: teresa of madison and grow

sneak peek: teresa of madison and grow

teresa grow is the principal designer and co-founder of madison & grow, a company specializing in award-winning hand drawn prints and wall-coverings based on nature. her house in silver lake, los angeles is mostly made of thrift store finds or stuff she’s made herself (read her descriptions to find out just how creative this gal…

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Monday June 15th, 2009

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sneak peek: scott engler

sneak peek: scott engler

we have a tip from photographer melissa kaseman (she shot the place) to thank for the fabulous sneak peek into the home of  scott engler and his girlfriend marie. the house was built in 1900 in the castro section of san francisco and represents an archive of his travels as well as his fondness for…

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