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Monday September 29th, 2014

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A Multifunctional Apartment in Brooklyn

Furniture designer Katy Skelton Acuff and her husband Drew Acuff – who’s in the process of completing a graduate degree in publishing – have called Brooklyn’s neighborhood of Crown Heights home for the last three years, but they just transitioned to this two-bedroom apartment in May. For Katy, it’s more than just home, it’s also…

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Monday September 22nd, 2014

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Creating a Serene Home in Brooklyn

When Kristen Cesiro, an interactive designer at Gilt, moved into this prewar Brooklyn Heights apartment, her then-boyfriend (now husband) and film producer Andrew Goldman had already been living in the space for four years. Naturally, the couple’s first challenge was to find a way to revamp the apartment so it felt like it belonged equally…

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Monday July 14th, 2014

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A New Zealand Rental Becomes a Home

Mother of three and blogger Mel Chesneau (of Armoire, Pegs and Casserole) has a lot of experience creating homes out of almost nothing. After all, she met her husband, Guillaume, while she was in the middle of a two-year long backpacking adventure. The couple were so smitten that Mel changed her travel plans to live…

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

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650 Square Feet Can Go a Long Way

Jaclyn Joslin owns Coveted Home, an interior design studio and home furnishing boutique in Kansas City. When it comes to decorating a space for herself or for others, Jaclyn tries to bring a feeling of the comfortable and collected. She loves casual with a little bit of an edge – always striving to bring in…

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Monday July 8th, 2013

Monday May 14th, 2012

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sneak peek: zoe johns & max catalano

Zoe Johns and Max Catalano live in San Francisco’s Mission District. A former textiles buyer, Zoe now works for a large retailer doing merchandising for their catalog, and in her free time she helps friends and family with their homes and collects vintage items that she sells on Etsy. The couple lives in a new…

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sneak peek: jamie lyn + jessica fowler

Jamie Lyn tried her hand at nearly every visual art before falling in love with jewelry design. She worked as a prop person on a few period films and began accumulating a collection of vintage objects like world coins, men’s pocket-watch chains and pen knives. She began experimenting with turning these finds into jewelry pieces….

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Monday April 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: erin hiemstra and chris wick

Erin Hiemstra of lifestyle blog Apartment 34 and her husband, Chris Wick, relocated to San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood from Seattle last year. Downsizing from a 2,500 square-foot suburban home to an ultra-modern 900 square-foot urban loft has been quite the adjustment. Moving from the Seattle suburbs to the big city provided Erin and Chris the perfect opportunity…

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Monday March 5th, 2012

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sneak peek: jon and paige ashcroft

I love seeing the homes of talented designers who live outside the typical major design hubs. Today’s peek inside Jon and Paige Ashcroft’s 1,400 square-foot home built in 1928 takes us to the Coronado Historical District of Phoenix, Arizona. There, Jon works as an illustrator/designer/art director who specializes in editorial illustrations, infographics, apparel and branding systems….

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Tuesday February 21st, 2012

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sneak peek: trent and dara

Originally from Louisiana, Trent and Dara migrated to New York City for their creative endeavors. The two work together as the photography team behind Trent Bailey Photography, and Dara is also the designer behind the beautiful line Preston & Olivia. They want their personal space to reflect their personalities and the work they love to…

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Monday October 31st, 2011

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sneak peek: bernadette pascua & andrew stinson

When I first saw these photos, the balcony convinced me that it was somewhere in Europe. It turns out that illustrator Bernadette Pascua and fashion photographer Andrew Stinson live just down the street from me in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This was the couple’s first grown-up apartment together (full kitchen, dishwasher, no roommates), and it’s been a team…

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Monday May 9th, 2011

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sneak peek: allen hemberger

sneak peek: allen hemberger

Just nine months ago, photographer Allen Hemberger and his girlfriend, Sarah Wilson, moved from New Zealand to the Bay Area with only one week to find a place to live. And even though the space isn’t their dream house, they’ve managed to turn it into a home. Just last week, Grace loaned me a copy…

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Monday February 22nd, 2010

Friday September 25th, 2009

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sneak peek: kevin o’shea

sneak peek: kevin o’shea

interior designer and ceramicist kevin o’shea lives with his partner david and two kitties – stella and boris – in a light-filled apartment in New York City’s financial district. kevin’s ceramic’s company is called happy and that’s certainly the vibe one gets from his apartment. it’s filled with things that make us smile! [thanks, kevin!]…

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Monday April 6th, 2009

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sneak peek: lark press

sneak peek: lark press

after traveling to portland, oregon in february for a friend’s wedding i’ve become quite fond of the city and love checking out all the portland sneak peeks that keep popping up. while so many of the homes we feature showcase independent artists, there is something about portland that seems to focus on local artists and…

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Monday November 24th, 2008

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sneak peek: chad maltby of sandbox studio

sneak peek: chad maltby of sandbox studio

when it comes to styling, sandbox studios knows where it’s at. the same is true for the home of senior director of interactive, chad maltby and his freelance-maven, girlfriend heather mcdonald. they’re about to say goodbye to their brooklyn place (a converted firehouse) to move to newburgh, ny, so we’re so pleased we can share…

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Monday March 10th, 2008

Tuesday October 16th, 2007

Monday October 1st, 2007

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sneak peek: d*s

sneak peek: d*s

hi guys- i’m so sorry it’s taking so long to load the site. we’re getting slammed with traffic so i’m afraid things are loading a bit more slowly than i’d hope. that includes the admin half of the site so it’s taken me forever to upload these photos for the sneak peek. so a big…

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Wednesday March 21st, 2007

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d*s (part one)

d*s (part one)

yesterday was spent on some new projects and all sorts of work around the house. i thought i’d share some shots of our living room as we start to get things going. there’s a gap in the artwork above our couch as i wait for some new pieces to arrive and we’re still looking for…

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