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Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius

Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius live in an old house that was originally a tenement for immigrants working in the nearby 9th Street stall market in South Philly (also known as Bella Vista or Italian Market). They wanted to honor its age while creating a clean and modern living space. The couple is a pair of illustrators who…

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Monday October 15th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Greg & Melissa Hoy

Greg Hoy is the president of Happy Cog, an award-winning boutique digital design agency with offices in New York, Philadelphia and Austin, and he loves to unplug by cooking. His wife, Melissa, is a former display coordinator and merchandiser for Anthropologie and Terrain who spends much of her spare time scavenging flea markets and antique shops for her own creations for…

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Monday October 8th, 2012

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sneak peek: margaux & walter kent

Margaux and Walter make things. Mostly, they devote their making hours to Peg and Awl, creating objects for the home, body and garden, all from reclaimed materials. The couple lives in Fishtown, Philadelphia, in an historic area close to the river. It’s a pretty full house; in addition to Margaux and Walter, there are their…

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Monday June 18th, 2012

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sneak peek: susan and parker hutchinson

Susan Hutchinson and her husband, Parker, live in a 1948 cottage in the historic town of West Chester, PA. They purchased it a year and a half ago and have been working on home improvements ever since. Their style is mostly vintage and traditional, with modern elements mixed in, and infused with antiques and French…

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Monday February 20th, 2012

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sneak peek: tara mangini & percy bright

I’ve been awaiting this peek for quite a while. Ever since we saw a little of the spectacular transformations that Tara Mangini & Percy Bright accomplished on this 1915 Philadelphia row house (See Before & After: Percy’s Home Transformation Part 1 and Part 2), I was anxious to see the entire home. The couple has exquisite…

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Monday August 22nd, 2011

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sneak peek: nicholas santore & valerie ferus


When painter Nicholas Santore and clothing and jewelry designer Valerie Ferus moved into this Philadelphia row house ten years ago, they knew the home needed to be updated, but they wanted to respect its integrity and past. They used a light hand when making changes but allowed their imaginations to run wild when choosing furniture….

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Monday April 11th, 2011

Monday July 19th, 2010

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sneak peek: amanda & dan gneiding

sneak peek: amanda & dan gneiding

amanda and dan gneiding make quite the creative couple, with amanda working as an apparel designer for anthropologie and dan at urban outfitters as a graphic designer. their home, which is located in one of my favorite philly neighborhoods – liberty heights – is full of great color and fun touches. click here and here…

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Tuesday December 15th, 2009

Monday September 14th, 2009

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sneak peek: john murphy

sneak peek: john murphy

the design*sponge team have all been fans of john murphy‘s photographs – housed in his trademark ornate frames hand-finished in punchy colors – for some time now! so it’s such a thrill to get a look into his philly home! just three years ago, john and family moved outside of the city proper to a…

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Wednesday August 19th, 2009

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sneak peek: tugboat print shop

sneak peek: tugboat print shop

husband and wife artist team valerie lueth and paul roden make up tugboat printshop. the couple calls pittsburgh, pa home and their printshop operates out of the first floor of the brick rowhouse (talk about an easy commute!). i love how the space so easily jives to serve both purposes, yet feels so liveable. not…

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Thursday May 15th, 2008

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sneak peek: johanna clark

sneak peek: johanna clark

today we have a special mid-week sneak peek that belongs to aspiring home decorator and d*s reader johanna clark of philadelphia. johanna completely renovated and decorated her home on a “shoestring” budget in only 4 months- while pregnant (i’d love to grab those dining room chairs- they’re fantastic)! joanna shares her notes below but as…

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