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Monday February 24th, 2014

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A Little Bit of Texas in Brooklyn

Textile designer Heather Winn Bowman has lived in this Park Slope home with Tibaut, her musician husband (of Auto Body) , the couple’s  two dogs, Oliver and Amelie, and cat, Kibis for the past three years. The home is a mixture of styles – Heather inherited a vast amount of furniture from her grandparents. Much…

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Monday June 17th, 2013

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A Hidden Garden in the Middle of Brooklyn

Douglas Riccardi says that he never wanted his place to look too “decorated” and rather prefers to keep things simple in terms of decor. But with an eye for aesthetics, (he is head of his own design firm, Memo Productions) Douglas has certainly found the perfect spot for many of his collected design artifacts in…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: PJ Mehaffey & Dylan Hightower

Since we first featured their Brooklyn apartment, in Design*Sponge at Home, prop stylist P.J. Mehaffey and his partner Dylan Hightower have moved to a new apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. P.J. has created an entire business out of love of repurposing found objects so when it came to his own home, he worked…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chris and Julia Thomas

Three and a half years ago, Chris and Julia Thomas moved into this apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Though it is a relatively small New York City apartment, they’ve made it a priority to surround themselves with beautiful works of art, even if they aren’t able to display them all. They own countless prints and…

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Monday February 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jason Santa Maria & Megan Born

Jason Santa Maria and Megan Born live in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood. Jason is a graphic designer, author and teacher. He co-founded A Book Apart, a publishing company that specializes in brief books for people who make websites, and also teaches in the Interaction Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts. Meanwhile, Megan is a landscape…

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Monday October 15th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Ariel Dearie

Even before moving to New York, Ariel Dearie had long admired the former sweater factory building in Williamsburg with beautiful, ornate rusted wrought iron and huge windows that she now calls home. Fourteen years ago, the factory was converted into lofts, and as Ariel says, “I kind of had to stalk the building to get in. No…

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Tuesday September 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: alexandra grablewski and todd bonné

Alexandra Grablewski is a photographer specializing in food, still life and lifestyle photography, and she is fortunate enough to work from her home about 50% of the time. Alexandra wanted to create a place where she’d enjoy working and that could double as a location for cookbook shoots and other projects. Her partner, Todd Bonné, is…

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Monday August 20th, 2012

Monday January 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: parker gard + lauren bakst

Just six months ago, Lauren Bakst, a choreographer and performer who also works for BOMB magazine, and Parker Gard, who teaches media arts, makes short films and is a self-proclaimed DIY-er, moved into this Brooklyn apartment, their first home together. The couple chose the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn, an eclectic community filled with old Victorian homes…

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Monday October 24th, 2011

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sneak peek: jill danyelle

With a creative background in art and design and years of experience working as a therapist, Jill Danyelle combined her desire to work with people with her creative passions and now does personal style and interior design, with plans to make her art and photography available online. Jill has called this small NYC apartment home…

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Monday August 1st, 2011

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sneak peek: juliet gorman & elliott malkin

Ceramicist and jewelry designer Juliet Gorman and interaction designer Elliott Malkin live in a Brooklyn apartment that spans two floors, enabling the couple to feel like they’re living in a tree house. The building has a storied past — jazz musician Slide Hampton once lived in the building, and saxophone player Eric Dolphy supposedly composed…

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Tuesday July 5th, 2011

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sneak peek: kelli anderson + daniel dunnam

Independent graphic designer Kelli Anderson and her user-experience/user-interface designer partner, Daniel Dunnam, both work from home, so their space is under constant scrutiny. The one-room loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was a knitting factory in a past life before being converted to apartments in the 1990s, and it provides them with great light and open space. At…

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Monday May 23rd, 2011

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sneak peek: maayan pearl

sneak peek: maayan pearl

Maayan Pearl is a multi-disciplinary designer who moved to New York to attend Cooper Union; these days, she works as a graphic designer for Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine. After graduating, she relocated to Brooklyn with her boyfriend, David. Since their move three years ago, they’ve been working to replace dorm-style furniture with a mix of thrift…

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Monday May 2nd, 2011

Monday April 25th, 2011

Monday April 4th, 2011

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sneak peek: lauren shields

sneak peek: lauren shields

When prop stylist Lauren Shields started decorating her apartment in Park Slope Brooklyn, the endeavor initially operated as one large testing ground for craft projects. Her job has her constantly pounding the pavement looking for interesting objects and learning new tricks and techniques for achieving things on set. Her goal for her home was to create…

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Monday November 15th, 2010

Monday October 18th, 2010

Monday September 20th, 2010

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sneak peek: jen altman {park slope}

sneak peek: jen altman {park slope}

We’ve already been lucky enough to feature the home of the talented Jen Altman twice (here and here). But this summer she packed up the family and said farewell to Omaha, Nebraska, to call Park Slope, Brooklyn, home. I must admit, I’m in complete awe that Jen was able put this place together in only…

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Monday August 30th, 2010

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sneak peek: joel holland

sneak peek: joel holland

joel holland has called brooklyn home for over 10 years now, and most of it has been spent in this apartment in one form or another. he’s dreamt of having an office with a door like the ones described in the fountainhead: “joel holland, hand-letterer/illustrator/pizza maker” in gold leaf on frosted glass. but he likes…

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