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Monday September 29th, 2014

Monday October 14th, 2013

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A Bewitching Old Stone House in The Hudson Valley

My neighbor John McKinney is an optometrist with a serious eye for design (pun absolutely, shamelessly intended). Although his days are filled with eye charts, optical exams, and glasses fittings, his evenings and weekends are packed with trips to local auctions, estate sales, and flea markets—all part of his tireless and passion-driven journey to renovate and…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

Monday February 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Ingrid Weir

For the past two years, this old schoolmaster’s house has been set and costume designer Ingrid Weir’s country escape from her city home in Sydney, Australia. The house is located high up in the hills, four hours from Sydney, in what was once a thriving late 19th-century Gold Rush town. A town that once boasted…

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Sneak Peek: Caroline and Olivier

When they bought their first home, Caroline and Olivier discovered a passion for renovating old houses in Provence. Their current home, located in St. Maurice de Cazevieille, Uzès, is their third home to date. In each home they renovate, they never adhere to a particular style; rather, the style is informed by the home itself,…

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Monday December 10th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Camilla Ebdrup and Andreas Stenmann

Camilla Ebdrup, half of the Danish duo behind LuckyBoySunday, and her husband, photographer Andreas Stenmann, live in the Sluseholmen neighborhood of Copenhagen with their four-year-old son, Sigurd. The three-level apartment they’ve called home for the past year and a half is at the waterfront with nearby canals and often inspires them to decorate with objects…

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Monday October 1st, 2012

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sneak peek: lisa neimeth

Originally from New York, ceramicist Lisa Neimeth has called San Francisco home for the past 18 years. She, her husband, Peter, and their kids, Jackson and Tess, have lived in this 1886 Victorian dairy farmhouse since 1999 (the former chicken coop out back serves as Lisa’s studio/office/showroom). Lisa describes their home as an eclectic urban…

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Monday May 21st, 2012

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sneak peek: merav sade

Interior designer Merav Sade loves her work: transforming a space so it’s functional for her clients, choosing colors and fabrics and shopping for just the right vintage touches. She’s a mother to two teenagers — daughter Hagar is 16 and son Eitan is 13 — and also participates in an online architecture and design forum…

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Monday February 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: amanda wright of wit & whistle

Amanda Wright and her husband, Daniel, have lived in this home in Cary, North Carolina, for nearly four years. Though the house is flanked by two cities and several highways, the huge windows in the great room provide panoramic views of the forest behind, giving the home a secluded mountain hideaway feel. In decorating the…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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sneak peek: steve soria

Steve Soria is a leather craftsman in Santa Barbara, California. He grew up working on DIY projects with his parents in this home. It was a fixer-upper that they purchased from Steve’s grandparents in the early 70s. His parents later bought a ranch house in the nearby Santa Ynez Valley, and Steve inherited this little…

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Monday August 1st, 2011

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sneak peek: rachel bending of bird textiles

Rachel Bending, the creative force behind Bird Textiles, lives in an 80-acre wildlife sanctuary in Byron Bay, Australia, with her partner, Campbell, and the couple’s 9-month-old daughter, Quincy. Byron Bay has been a popular vacation destination since the ’70s when it became known for its beautiful beaches and laid-back surf culture. Most of the locals,…

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Monday May 16th, 2011

Monday January 3rd, 2011

Monday December 20th, 2010

Monday December 13th, 2010

Monday November 29th, 2010

Tuesday September 7th, 2010

Monday April 19th, 2010

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sneak peek: nina still {seal rocks}

sneak peek: nina still {seal rocks}

Australian designer Nina Still of puka puka (which in japanese means ‘an object floating gently in space’) credits her modernist aesthetic from her training as an architect and jeweler.  Drawn to the clean lines of the 1960s, she also loves the colors from that era.  her own work is inspired by the forms, colors and…

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Monday February 15th, 2010

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sneak peek: “kucica” croatian cottage

sneak peek: “kucica” croatian cottage

“kucica” in croatian means “small house.” this quaint cottage belongs to iva and vanja and is located in zagorje, croatia (15 miles from the capital of zagreb). the area is known for its preserved idyllic nature, rivers, old castles, and as the excavation site of a 100,000 year old neanderthal man (trivia!). the cottage itself…

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Monday December 21st, 2009