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Monday September 8th, 2014

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A Textile-Inspired Design in Williamsburg

When textile designer Amira Marion and husband Pierre Carpentier moved back to New York after living in Paris for a couple of years, they rented a room in the apartment of an interior decorator from Airbnb while they apartment hunted in Brooklyn. They fell in love with the building’s high ceilings, whitewashed exposed brick and…

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Monday June 23rd, 2014

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A Dream Home 2+ Years in the Waiting

The way Andrea Duclos (known to family and friends as Drea) tells the story, she didn’t find this house, the house found her. Andrea is a full-time lifestyle blogger, currently writing a plant-based family cookbook. She spent two long years (and two offers declined) searching for a house in South Florida to call her own,…

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Monday May 26th, 2014

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Bright & Cheerful in San Diego

Like most creative people, Heidi Andrews juggles a lot of different activities. Together with her twin sister, she runs True Birds, a Los Angeles-based jewelry company. She’s also the co-author of a children’s book series and mother to little Capri. Three years ago, Heidi and husband Paul started house hunting for a space that they…

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Monday May 12th, 2014

Monday March 24th, 2014

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A 1920s Spanish-style home in Los Angeles

Just six months ago, after a nine-month-long renovation, graphic designer Megan Garrett moved into this 1924 Spanish-style home in Altadena, California (just 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles). When it came time to decorate, Megan had just returned from an amazing trip through Africa (including Morocco) and came back with lots of inspiration (and a…

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A Home Where Each Room Has its Own Personality

A few weeks ago, I interviewed set and interior designer Jen Chu for our We Want Your Job column. Not only did Jen give extraordinarily detailed information about becoming a set designer, but through the interview, I also realized how handy she is. So I asked if we could peek into her Fort Greene, Brooklyn apartment….

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Monday March 17th, 2014

Monday February 24th, 2014

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A Colorful French Home with a Child-like Spirit

Lisa Sanchis is a French graphic designer who mostly works in the realm of publishing. She creates books for children (fabric books in particular) and is also the author of sewing books. As a soon-to-be mom, her latest book is about creating things from fabric to decorate children’s rooms. She and her pediatric surgeon husband Benoît…

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Monday February 10th, 2014

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An Estonian Home Filled with Colorful Textiles

Although clothing designer Liina Viira was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, her family is originally from Estonia. In 2005 she felt her Estonian roots calling, so she moved to her grandparent’s home country to explore them. The plan was to stay in Estonia for one year, but nine years later, the country has become…

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Monday January 27th, 2014

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A Retro California Home that Pops With Color

Graphic designer Chelsea Brink has lived in this apartment in Long Beach, California for almost two years. The location, just off of Retro Row (an area known for its vintage shopping), is a perfect fit for a vintage lover like Chelsea. She says she is drawn to mid-century furniture, big pops of color and, as…

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Monday January 13th, 2014

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A London home where gray is just a backdrop

After spending nearly 10 years working for magazines (most recently for Living Etc.), homeowner Milly Goodwin left the magazine world to set up shop as a freelance interior stylist and interior design consultant. She met her interiors photographer husband, David Cleveland on a Laura Ashley shoot 8 years ago. Currently, it’s just the two of…

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Monday November 25th, 2013

Monday November 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Pastels

At every apartment I’ve ever lived in, pastel colors are always my go-to palette when painting the walls. As a perpetual renter with an ever evolving collection of furniture that changes depending on the space, my most consistent (and landlord friendly), design decision I tend to make is to create a soft, fresh backdrop with…

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Monday October 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peeks: Best of Copper

Metals continue to be a strong trend in home design. They add just the right amount of polish and elegance to a home without being too opulent. While reporting on trends at ICFF back in May, Grace proclaimed copper to be her favorite, and I would have to agree. I love the warmth of copper,…

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Monday October 7th, 2013

Monday September 30th, 2013

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A Home Filled with Color, Pattern and Love

Stylist and event planner Tori Hendrix, her videographer and DJ  husband Austin, their daughter, Lucca,  two dogs, Briar & Violet, and cat, Tuesday. call this 900sq foot house in San Diego, California home. After living for years in rentals, the first thing Tori wanted to do was use wallpaper – and lots of it! The home…

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Monday September 23rd, 2013

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a modern textile-filled home in Los Angles

There are more windows than wall space in Sonja Rasula and Jonathan Sager’s home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, which means, no matter where you find yourself standing, you have a view of the trees, the hillside and the sky. During the two years the couple have lived here (with their two…

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Monday September 9th, 2013

Thursday September 5th, 2013

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Oh Joy! Studio Tour

After eight years of running her business from home, Joy Cho decided it was about time to have separate space for the Oh Joy studio. When envisioning how she would use the space, Joy wanted each area of the studio to be multifunctional – so the dining area is used for meetings as well as…

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