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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 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 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 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 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 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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Friday June 10th, 2011

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sneak peek: paul & jordan ferney

Just a couple of months ago, San Francisco-based party planner and letterpress printer Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day!, put all her furniture in storage and moved to Paris for a year with her two young sons and husband Paul. Living in Paris for a year had been on the couple’s must do list for…

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Monday October 25th, 2010

Thursday May 28th, 2009

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sneak peek: jill crawford

sneak peek: jill crawford

jill crawford is a los angeles-based interior designer and graphic artist, and while typically she’s off working on amazing homes, hotels, pads or post-production facilities, today we have a special sneak peek into her own home. her current specialty is in large-scale graphic design for walls which are a fun and unique element in her…

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Monday May 25th, 2009

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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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 December 15th, 2008

Wednesday September 10th, 2008

Monday April 28th, 2008

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sneak peek: eunice of hello!lucky

sneak peek: eunice of hello!lucky

today we have a special double feature sneak peek with the dynamic duo behind Hello!Lucky. in 2003 sisters eunice and sabrina moyle merged their strengths (eunice as creative director/girl genius and sabrina as ceo/grand poobah) and co-found the san francisco (and london) based letterpress studio Hello!Lucky to showcase their custom invitations and greeting cards. as…

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Thursday December 13th, 2007

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sneak peek: tricia royal

sneak peek: tricia royal

d*s reader jill danyelle wrote in a while back to suggest a sneak peek into the home of artist tricia royal. tricia recently moved to san francisco and was kind enough to share a peek into her lovely, color filled home. tricia founded wardrobe remix on flickr but you can find more information on her…

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