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Monday April 7th, 2014

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Light and Bright on NYC’s Lower East Side

After almost twenty years living in a crumbling tenement building on New York City’s Avenue C, food stylist Toni Brogan and her husband decided it was time for a change. The couple embarked on a six-month long apartment hunt before they found this building in the Lower East Side. The building was constructed in the…

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Monday March 10th, 2014

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Creating a New Home inside a 150-year-old Building

We discovered Helen Dealtry’s beautiful scarves last summer. Helen specializes in hand-painted patterns and prints for fashion and interior markets. In addition to her line of scarves, she also teaches classes at her studio. Originally from just outside London, Helen, along with boyfriend Dan Barry (and their rescue dog Dudley and Moe the turtle) now…

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Monday February 10th, 2014

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A Modern Minimalist Nashville Home

Artist Jodi Hays describes the style of the home she shares with her husband, Felix Gresham, and boys Gus Wonder (3.5 years old) and Eames Ever (2 years old) as Southern Modern Artful [playful] Minimalist. Jodi makes abstract paintings that stem from her interests in landscape and architecture and loves living in a home where…

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Monday December 16th, 2013

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Vintage Modern in San Francisco

Kate Davison and Jesse Hayes have only lived in this apartment for two months, but they’ve already created a home here in San Francisco’s Mission District. The house was built in 1908 and is imbued with a deep sense of history. The couple used the apartment’s bones as a backdrop for their own personal aesthetic…

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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 November 18th, 2013

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A Warm SF Home with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist

Sally Clark is the Culture and Communication Lead at the innovation and design consultancy IDEO . She also moonlights as a yoga teacher, and runs her own interior styling business, SallyMcb. Her husband, Charlie, brokers commercial real estate loans by day and writes screenplays by night. When it came to decorating their Noe Valley, San Francisco…

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Monday November 4th, 2013

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The California Home of a Parisian Jewelry Designer

Hortense Bonneau is a French jewelry designer who has called California home for the past 11 years. Hortense has always had a love of jewelry, but her professional career began as a photo editor before going back to school to learn how to make jewelry. Starting out, she worked under two designers as both a…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

Wednesday September 4th, 2013

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A Light-filled London Loft with a Dreamy Kitchen

Anissa Helou is a London-based food writer concentrating on Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cooking (check out her In The Kitchen With recipe!). She’s truly had an amazing career. Before Anissa was into food, her life was in the art world, and before she lived in this modern, minimalist two-story loft, she was living…

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Friday June 7th, 2013

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In Los Angeles: making a small space feel big

Prior to moving into this 900 square foot home with two bedrooms, Sunny Lee, director for Brand Strategy at Applied Storytelling, had lived in a one-bedroom bungalow for 7 years so she came into this new space in the Brentwood district in Los Angeles, California with practically no furniture. Her first priority was create as…

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Monday April 29th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh is an art director / designer and a partner at Sagmeister & Walsh in NYC who also teaches design & typography at The School of Visual Arts. Working across multiple disciplines she tries to create emotion & concept driven work, with a playful approach and sense of humor. When it comes to her…

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Monday March 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Naomi Ben Shahar

Naomi Ben Shahar, her husband, Alan, and 6-year-daughter, Lola,  have called this apartment in New York City’s Chelsea home for just about two years. Like many working mothers, Naomi wears many hats – she’s a curator, a photo editor, an artist and a blogger (She writes about her life and experience in NYC in Hebrew.)….

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Monday January 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Raphaelle Raymond and Stephane Hourcq

In the fall, I was lucky enough to visit the home of Raphaëlle Raymond and Stephane Hourcq in the Montparnasse area of Paris. I’ve become far too familiar with super small spaces in this city, so this felt like an actual home, and two stories at that. As Raphaëlle pointed out, where they live feels…

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Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Rebekah Carey McNall of A & B Creative

Husband and wife Alex and Rebekah (or Alex and Bekah, as they’re known to friends) have lived in this Oakland, California, cottage for the past two years. The home was built in the early ’20s and retains much of its original detailing, such as kitchen built-ins, original doorknobs, a working fireplace, octagonal bathroom tiles and…

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Sneak Peek: Jess + Mr. Lively

Jess Lively does everything With Intention. She’s coined herself an intentional designer, as she helps guide people to design their lives, homes and businesses with intention, consulting one-on-one and running workshops across the country (Chicago, Boston, San Fran and Austin are coming up soon!). The same is true for the home she shares with Mr….

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Tuesday December 18th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Phil & Ruth de Vos

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Phil and Ruth de Vos spent two years designing this home in Perth, Australia, and then another two and a half years building it before they finally moved just a year and a half ago with their growing family: Aaron (9), Hannah (8), Caleb (4), Daniel (2) and Marcus (two months). To keep costs down,…

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Monday October 15th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Dana + Patrick Worlock

Dana and Patrick Worlock and their two children, son Calder (8) and daughter Serra (5), moved to this home in Pound Ridge, NY, nearly three years ago. Dana is a garden and floral designer (this year she did flowers for the Glass House in New Canaan). She usually works on small-scale intimate projects, and she…

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