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Monday June 23rd, 2014

Monday June 2nd, 2014

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170-Year-Old House Becomes Home to a Young Family

Six years ago when Jill and Aaron Baker decided they were ready to invest in a home, they hunted all over Brooklyn. They were actually in the inspection stage of purchasing a Brooklyn co-op when they stumbled upon this 1840s home within the Palisades Historic District in Rockland County, NY. Realizing they could purchase an entire…

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Monday March 17th, 2014

Monday March 10th, 2014

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An Oakland Home Filled With Travel Mementos

Emily Nathan and her husband, Jake, moved into this Oakland, California home eight years ago. Emily is a photographer and Jake is an artist, so the couple’s home is filled with color (they have a pink Pantone-inspired wall!), unique finds and art. They both love modern with a little bit of baroque touches mixed in….

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Monday February 10th, 2014

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A Modern Minimalist Nashville Home

Artist Jodi Hays describes the style of the home she shares with her husband, Felix Gresham, and boys Gus Wonder (3.5 years old) and Eames Ever (2 years old) as Southern Modern Artful [playful] Minimalist. Jodi makes abstract paintings that stem from her interests in landscape and architecture and loves living in a home where…

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

Monday November 18th, 2013

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A Warm SF Home with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist

Sally Clark is the Culture and Communication Lead at the innovation and design consultancy IDEO . She also moonlights as a yoga teacher, and runs her own interior styling business, SallyMcb. Her husband, Charlie, brokers commercial real estate loans by day and writes screenplays by night. When it came to decorating their Noe Valley, San Francisco…

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Monday September 16th, 2013

Tuesday September 3rd, 2013

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A New Jersey Home Restored to its Craftsman Glory

Rachel and Tyler Grace bought their 1920s style bungalow in Haddon Heights, NJ back in December 2010 when it was in need of some serious TLC. But the interior designer/carpenter couple the two saw the potential and history it possessed and chose to restore it to its former Craftsman glory. (Rachel spent the last year…

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Monday August 19th, 2013

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A Massachusetts Farmhouse Where Color and Pattern Meet

Sally and Adrian Staub moved into this 19th century farmhouse in Northampton, Massachusetts a year ago with their three daughters. After nearly eight years as Deputy Photo Editor at FamilyFun magazine, Sally is now transitioning into freelance interior design and art direction, as they are expecting their 4th child in October. Adrian is a professor…

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A San Diego home full of handmade touches

Kelli and Sam Larson have been living in their northern San Diego home for four years. They both are well-traveled, but this home is the place they always want to come back to. These days they share it with their one year old daughter Rylee and their cat, Bam. Many of you may know Kelli…

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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 March 4th, 2013

Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Caitlin Wilson Design’s Oregon Project

We’ve already been fortunate to peek inside Caitlin Wilson’s Philadelphia home (and office), but today we have a special look inside one of Caitlin’s recent projects. The home sits on a lakefront ranch in southern Oregon. It’s actually the second home to a pair of hardworking, fun grandparents from San Francisco who love to host…

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Monday February 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Alison and Jeff Allen

Three years ago, Alison and Jeff Allen moved into this 100-year-old home in the heart of South Minneapolis with their two young boys, Finn (4) and Gus (1). The couple had always wanted to live in one of these old houses but quickly realized that they’d need to do some decorative tweaking if they wanted…

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Monday November 19th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Kirsten Marchand

Five years ago, Kirsten Marchand (who designs retail environments for New Balance and has a blog all about design inspiration, Design Marchand) and her husband, Dave, were looking for a farm property to call home, but when their realtor showed them this property in Rocks Village, Massachusetts — a tiny historic village on Boston’s North Shore…

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Monday October 29th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Chris & Dave Plantan

Chris and Dave Plantan have lived in their Minneapolis, Minnesota, home for the past 15 years. It has survived two children, two dogs and loads of entertaining. Even with their children off in California now, it’s a place they’ll always call home and a comfortable space to recharge. Chris describes their style as whimsical traditional and…

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Monday October 22nd, 2012

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sneak peek: amy & erich mcvey

Three years ago Amy bought this home, located in Salem, Oregon. It sits on a hill surrounded by sweeping, breathtaking views of Pacific Northwest scenery. Although well maintained, it was in dire need of cosmetic renovations–it was a nightmarish hybrid of the worst of ’70s and ’80s decor, complete with mint green walls and bright…

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sneak peek: steve and kalah kren

Steve and Kalah Kren have lived in this 1905 farmhouse in Nampa, just outside of Boise, Idaho for three years with their three young children, Jack (7) Halle (5) and Sophie (2). Given that it is a farmhouse, they knew they didn’t want to style it with just country pieces. Kalah describes their personal style…

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