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Monday June 30th, 2014

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The Perfect Rental in Seattle

The journey to Seattle’s Beacon Hill began about a year before Sara Knowles and Logan Cox settled into this 1924 Craftsman-style house they now call home. Last year, the couple decided to leave their life in Washington, D.C. to embark on a cross-country road trip and spend the summer in Sara’s home state of Alaska,…

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Tuesday May 27th, 2014

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A True Cabinet of Curiosities in Canada

Marco Khalil and Caroline West have created a veritable Kunstkammer in their apartment in Victoria, British Columbia. Marco is a nautical captain and Caroline is a magazine art director, and together they have a passion for collecting. So when it came time to find an apartment, having enough space to display their collections was of paramount…

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Monday April 7th, 2014

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Vintage in Nashville

Ruthie Lindsey is a decorator, designer and stylist in Nashville, Tennessee. Her job is constantly changing – sometimes she’s designing stages for a musician’s show, sometimes it’s styling for a photo shoot or working on a Kinfolk workshop, at other times, it’s decorating homes and businesses or hosting parties. Ruthie moved into this home in…

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Monday March 31st, 2014

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A Parisian Apartment Full of Light and Pattern

I first came across the work of freelance French art director Noémie Cédille after discovering the food and travel-inspired Mint magazine, a soon-to-be realized, crowd-funded project where her designs and illustrations take center stage. Noémie’s own work (she also has an Etsy shop) has a clean, geometric style with a great use of soft color….

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Monday February 24th, 2014

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A Little Bit of Texas in Brooklyn

Textile designer Heather Winn Bowman has lived in this Park Slope home with Tibaut, her musician husband (of Auto Body) , the couple’s  two dogs, Oliver and Amelie, and cat, Kibis for the past three years. The home is a mixture of styles – Heather inherited a vast amount of furniture from her grandparents. Much…

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Monday September 16th, 2013

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A Hoboken Home Decorated Like a Colorful, Vintage Wardrobe

Jessie Artigue is a style expert & digital marketing strategist with a handful of different creative projects going at any given time. Most of her time is spent blogging at her fashion/lifestyle site, Style & Pepper or coordinating Pepperologie, a creative lifestyle workshop she hosts. Today we have a peek inside her Hoboken, NJ home where she and her husband Gerard…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: PJ Mehaffey & Dylan Hightower

Since we first featured their Brooklyn apartment, in Design*Sponge at Home, prop stylist P.J. Mehaffey and his partner Dylan Hightower have moved to a new apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. P.J. has created an entire business out of love of repurposing found objects so when it came to his own home, he worked…

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Monday April 8th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Nicole Sutton of Workhorse

Nicole Sutton has called this apartment in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles home for the past ten years. During that time it’s been shared by her sister or ex-boyfriend or a combo of the two, but these days, it’s her very own bachelorette pad. Though she started out with no furniture, she recognized that the apartment…

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Monday March 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Chris and Julia Thomas

Three and a half years ago, Chris and Julia Thomas moved into this apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Though it is a relatively small New York City apartment, they’ve made it a priority to surround themselves with beautiful works of art, even if they aren’t able to display them all. They own countless prints and…

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Monday December 3rd, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Mieke Verbijlen

Mieke Verbijlen is a photographer based in Antwerp, Belgium. Six years ago, she moved into the second floor of this old house along a tree-lined street with nice galleries nearby. As a collector of beautiful things with a love of second-hand pieces, Mieke’s style just fell into place. She’d love to have a couch, but her…

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Monday November 12th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Andrew Call + Amy Livingston

High school sweethearts Andrew and Amy have lived in this apartment in SE Portland with their two dogs, Leland and Burgundy, for the past three years. This peek came to us via Andrew’s twin sister, Lucy Call, a photographer in Portland who wanted to document her brother and sister-in-law’s apartment, where everything seems to have a…

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Monday October 15th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Ariel Dearie

Even before moving to New York, Ariel Dearie had long admired the former sweater factory building in Williamsburg with beautiful, ornate rusted wrought iron and huge windows that she now calls home. Fourteen years ago, the factory was converted into lofts, and as Ariel says, “I kind of had to stalk the building to get in. No…

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Monday July 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: molly jacques & cody erickson

Calligrapher/illustrator Molly Jacques and her husband and fellow artist, Cody Erickson, live in a historic downtown area of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in an old house that was refurbished into a duplex apartment. The home’s huge windows and white walls let them experiment with colors and textiles that reflect their love for classic beauty and the…

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Monday June 25th, 2012

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sneak peek: sarah kissell and gregory hubacek

Sarah Kissell is a graphic designer and art director working under the studio name Pure Magenta. By day, she serves as the art director at Nasty Gal. Gregory Hubacek is an independent designer and art director who works mainly with small businesses, non-profits and publications. They live just south of the Silverlake reservoir in Los Angeles, CA, in a 1930s…

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Monday March 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: chad kouri + margot harrington

Chad Kouri and Margot Harrington live in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Chad is a collage artist, designer/illustrator, muralist, public artist and one of the founding members of Post Family, which is part gallery and part hotbed of creative collaboration. Margot started her graphic design studio and blog, Pitch Design Union, in 2008 after being laid off, and…

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Monday February 13th, 2012

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sneak peek: laura brunow miner and wilson miner

Laura Brunow Miner and Wilson Miner rent the second floor of an old Victorian home between San Francisco’s Mission and Castro neighborhoods. Laura is a freelance publications designer, photo adventure consultant and storyteller. She is the founder of Pictory, an online photo publication, and runs the creative retreats Phoot Camp and Eat Retreat. Wilson is head…

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Monday December 5th, 2011

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sneak peek: andrea bricco

Photographer Andrea Bricco grew up in small-town Wisconsin, but these days, she calls the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles home. With a love of Danish designs, Andrea calls her style “modern vintage,” with clean pops of color and a bit of grit thrown in. Despite being a loft, her space is not huge, and…

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Monday August 1st, 2011

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sneak peek: juliet gorman & elliott malkin

Ceramicist and jewelry designer Juliet Gorman and interaction designer Elliott Malkin live in a Brooklyn apartment that spans two floors, enabling the couple to feel like they’re living in a tree house. The building has a storied past — jazz musician Slide Hampton once lived in the building, and saxophone player Eric Dolphy supposedly composed…

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Thursday July 7th, 2011

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sneak peek: caitlin & eric flemming

Caitlin Flemming of Sacramento Street and her husband, Eric, moved into this studio apartment a little over five years ago. When they found this gem nestled in Laurel Heights, San Francisco, it was love at first sight; the beautiful hardwood floors, glass French doors leading into the living room/bedroom and the bay windows that look…

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Tuesday July 5th, 2011

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sneak peek: kelli anderson + daniel dunnam

Independent graphic designer Kelli Anderson and her user-experience/user-interface designer partner, Daniel Dunnam, both work from home, so their space is under constant scrutiny. The one-room loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was a knitting factory in a past life before being converted to apartments in the 1990s, and it provides them with great light and open space. At…

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