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Monday August 19th, 2013

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A Massachusetts Farmhouse Where Color and Pattern Meet

Sally and Adrian Staub moved into this 19th century farmhouse in Northampton, Massachusetts a year ago with their three daughters. After nearly eight years as Deputy Photo Editor at FamilyFun magazine, Sally is now transitioning into freelance interior design and art direction, as they are expecting their 4th child in October. Adrian is a professor…

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Monday March 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jenny Brandt (Dos Family) & Jens Gronberg

Over the summer I was lucky enough to meet Swede Jenny Brandt at Blog’nhagen in Copenhagen. I got a taste of her colorful, fun side that day through her delightful blog, Dos Family, a quirky and family-friendly collaboration with Isabelle McAllister. I’ve since become addicted to her Instagram, which always puts a smile on my face. Jenny lives…

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Monday October 22nd, 2012

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sneak peek: amy & erich mcvey

Three years ago Amy bought this home, located in Salem, Oregon. It sits on a hill surrounded by sweeping, breathtaking views of Pacific Northwest scenery. Although well maintained, it was in dire need of cosmetic renovations–it was a nightmarish hybrid of the worst of ’70s and ’80s decor, complete with mint green walls and bright…

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Monday July 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: katie graham

I completely fell in love with the wicker furniture of Family Love Tree, which is run by Australian furniture designer Katie Graham, so I asked if we could get a little peek inside her own living space. Katie lives in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, with her husband, Jason, and three kids, Billee, Angus and Wolfe. Katie adores bright…

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Monday July 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: frederic coustols

Photographer Sivan Askayo is a freelance travel photojournalist based in New York City. (She has a great blog here.) This June, she was in Lisbon, on the hunt for the two most important things for a modern traveler: a bathroom and a WiFi connection. She stumbled into the Belmont Coffee Club, and while checking her…

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Monday June 4th, 2012

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sneak peek: pete & bailey mccarthy

Just seven short months ago, Pete and Bailey McCarthy moved into this home in Austin, Texas. Bailey is a professional interior designer (and blogger), and she spent five months renovating the home while the couple moved from Chicago back to their native Texas. She was already pregnant with Gracie, and the house gave her something…

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Monday April 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: laetitia lazerges

Native Parisian Laetitia Lazerges and her husband moved to Montreuil — a residential neighborhood just east of Paris and still connected by the metro — and this 2500 sq. ft. 1930s home five years ago. Originally separated into four apartments with four kitchens and four bathrooms, it was bigger and more expensive than what they…

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Monday April 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: carolyn gavin

Carolyn Gavin and her husband, Derek, were almost instantly charmed by this 1892 Victorian home’s 10-foot-high ceilings and narrow footprint — it’s only 13 feet wide. In the 14 years that the couple has lived in this Toronto, Canada, home, they have completely gutted, renovated and transformed it from the basement to the third floor….

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Monday August 8th, 2011

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sneak peek: enrique arellano + libia moreno

Enrique Arellano and Libia Moreno have filled their Mexico City home with humor. From the tombstone sink to the bathroom fixtures made from garden faucets, this couple doesn’t take itself too seriously. During the day, Enrique works as a freelance designer, and Libia sells and designs traditional Mexican textiles and crafts. But on the weekends,…

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Monday June 6th, 2011

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sneak peek: myriam balaÿ-devidal


After a hectic life in Paris, Myriam Balaÿ-Devidal and her family decided to pack their bags and move to Nîmes. The southern France city known for 200 days of sun a year is located between sea and mountains with close proximity to Provence, and it quickly became the perfect home. The apartment, with spectacular high…

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Thursday May 28th, 2009

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sneak peek: jill crawford

sneak peek: jill crawford

jill crawford is a los angeles-based interior designer and graphic artist, and while typically she’s off working on amazing homes, hotels, pads or post-production facilities, today we have a special sneak peek into her own home. her current specialty is in large-scale graphic design for walls which are a fun and unique element in her…

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Monday May 25th, 2009

Monday April 6th, 2009

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sneak peek: jeremy mcelwain

sneak peek: jeremy mcelwain

last week we got a peek into the beautiful boston home of brad dufton of colortheory. today we’re getting a peek into his business partner, jeremy mcelwain‘s lovely home. originally from massachusett’s north shore, jeremy came into the design world at age 13 via carpentry with his father. now he runs colortheory with brad, specializing…

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Tuesday March 24th, 2009

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sneak peek: helen palmer

sneak peek: helen palmer

i’m posting three great biz ladies posts today, but i didn’t want anyone not interested in business advice to get bored, so i wanted to share a special tuesday sneak peek from photographer helen palmer this afternoon. based in liverpool, helen specializes in fine art, travel and interior photography. whenever i see a photographer with…

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Thursday December 4th, 2008

Friday October 31st, 2008

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sneak peek: béatrice peltre

sneak peek: béatrice peltre

if there’s one thing (ok, two) that we love around here, it’s good design and good food. in honor of it being “in the kitchen with” friday, béatrice peltre’s sneak peek was a natural fit as food stylist and photographer extraordinaire. i swear she makes everything she does look incredible, and her home fits in…

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Monday September 15th, 2008

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sneak peek: angela adams

sneak peek: angela adams

next up is a sneak peek of everyone’s favorite, angela adams. it’s easy to see how so many wonderful designs can come from this charming cottage/studio, and i love how it has become a showcase for her textiles and the furniture of her talented husband, sherwood hamill. and after compiling the regional roundup: portland a…

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Monday September 8th, 2008

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sneak peek: helen dardik

sneak peek: helen dardik

sometimes when i’m contacting designers about the sneak peeks i play a little game with myself where i try to imagine what i think their house will look like. today’s peek into the home of  illustrator helen dardik is one where i feel like if given a quiz i’d be able to match the home…

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