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Monday April 28th, 2014

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A Spirit of Generosity in a Philadelphia Home

Designer Mike Smith and writer Chara Odhner have a spirit of generosity and openness that truly captures the spirit of the Philadelphia apartment they’ve lived in for just about three years now. Mike says they don’t have a specific decorating style, just that he’s not much of a minimalist and wants the space to feel warm…

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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 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 January 31st, 2011

amy azzarito, interior design, sneak peeks by 51

sneak peek: lizzy janssen

sneak peek: lizzy janssen

Almost immediately after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Lizzy Janssen moved to the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. During the day, she works as a designer for Free People, and she spends her free time working out of this jewel-box apartment — literally, the apartment was originally a jewelry shop — working on…

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Monday November 23rd, 2009

Thursday July 23rd, 2009

interior design, sneak peeks by 32

sneak peek: susan of esther k

sneak peek: susan of esther k

as i write this post i’m in between packing up boxes to move out of my apartment. as i’m down to the final pieces, i find myself totally relating to susan (of the beautiful jewelry line esther k) who describes her rowhouse live/work space by saying, ” i like to surround myself with things that…

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