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Friday May 30th, 2014

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A Vacation Home in Corsica

Apparently, we’re going to be rewarded by surviving this super cold winter with a scorching hot summer. When I can’t escape the city, I like to console myself with photos of other people’s vacation homes. (Glutton for punishment!). So I thought I’d start off the weekend with the kind of home that makes my heart…

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Monday March 3rd, 2014

Monday January 20th, 2014

Monday December 23rd, 2013

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In Portland, A Well Loved Home

For Leah Verwey and Rob Simonsen, the best kind of home is a lived-in home. Shoes by the front door, wrinkled couch cushions and a dog foot print or two — these are some of the things Leah and Rob embrace about a home. While they want their home to be comfortable, they also like…

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Monday November 25th, 2013

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Colorful Minimalism in a Canadian Townhouse

Just six months ago, Jag Nagra and Agata Matyszczuk moved into this brand new townhouse in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, just outside of Vancouver. They both love color so they decided to leave the walls bright white and add pops of color through several second hand pieces they have collected over the years. Most of…

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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 May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessie Webster

Jessie Webster is a photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors, and the blogger behind Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as her love for fashion and interior design. Today’s peek inside her Silverlake, Los Angeles home is so together, it makes it hard to believe she’s only lived there since Valentine’s Day. As soon…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chelsea & Forrest Kline

With a shared love of historic Craftsman architecture, Chelsea and Forrest Kline knew they had found their home in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California seven years ago. Brimming with Craftsman details and built-ins, this charming abode won them over and they knew that no matter how they filled the space it would…

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Monday March 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessica McKay and Christopher Van Buskirk

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Jessica McKay is an interior decorator and owner of Birdhouse Interior Design, and Christopher Van Buskirk bakes at a gourmet foods supermarket while in culinary school. Living in the Country Club neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska they have backyard chickens (Salt, Pepa, and DJ Spinderella) and a large vegetable garden that Christopher uses to make delicious dishes. It…

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Monday October 22nd, 2012

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 July 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: rebekka and manley seale

It’s hard to believe that Rebekka and Manley Seale moved into this 1930s East Nashville home just a few short months ago. Perhaps it’s their furnishings, cobbled together from family heirlooms, flea market finds and antiques, that create such a warm, lived-in atmosphere. Or it could be its charming features, such as the two screenless…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: megan price + robert shadbolt

Designer Megan Price (of Mr.PS) and illustrator Robert Shadbolt have lived in 4 cities, and 5 different houses over the past 5 years so they were thrilled to find this Victorian home which is walking distance from the vibrant, cultural city of Manchester, England. They bought it two years ago in an empty, neglected state, so it’s…

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Monday January 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: adrian richardson + family

Two years ago, Australian chef Adrian Richardson and his family moved into this Victorian cottage in North Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne. They needed a suitable home for raising an active, noisy young family that also felt warm and inviting. Within that short length of time, Adrian and his wife created an inspiring space that…

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Monday November 14th, 2011

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sneak peek: julia galdo and cody cloud of JUCO

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Professional photographers Cody Cloud and Julia Galdo form the two halves of JUCO, based in Eagle Rock, California. Their Tudor-style home dates back to the 1920s and has seen a fair amount of wear and tear over the years, but it all fits with Julia and Cody’s thrift-meets-mid-century style for a home that is clean, simple and…

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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 September 19th, 2011

Monday September 12th, 2011

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sneak peek: kimi weart and paul galloway

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Kimi Weart and Paul Galloway are a creative couple of artists. Kimi owns A Printable Press, which creates customized print-ready stationery, and runs the blog Field Papers, while Paul works in MOMA’s design and architecture department. When they learned they were expecting, they knew they needed to find a larger place. They came across this two-bedroom…

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Monday June 27th, 2011

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sneak peek: jo metson scott & co.

Sometimes, creating a cohesively designed space can feel like a Sisyphean task when there are roommates to consider. Just when you think things are settled, someone brings in a new find or wants to change the wall art. Photographer Jo Metson Scott purchased this apartment in East London in 2007 and immediately welcomed roommates Julius…

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Monday March 28th, 2011