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Monday April 21st, 2014

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A Childhood Home Transformed

Chris and Amber Earl have only lived in their home for two years, but Chris’ history with the house goes back all the way to his childhood. In the 1940s Chris’ grandparents built this North Hollywood tract home and he spent many a summer playing in the back yard. Now he shares it with his…

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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

Monday March 24th, 2014

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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 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 March 3rd, 2014

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Bohemian Living in London

When Cate St. Hill bought this third-floor flat in a 1930s red-brick building about six or seven years ago, the neighborhood of King’s Cross, London was a bit rundown, but since the development of King’s Cross station and St Pancras International, the neighborhood has begun to improve. Central Saint Martins, the renowned art school, has…

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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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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 February 17th, 2014

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In London, Revisiting a Childhood Home

Louisa Parris resides in this South London home with her husband, Chris Duggan and their 11-month-old son, Art. Though they moved into the space in 2012, this is not Louisa’s first time living here. She actually spent half her childhood in this Grade II listed flat. (In the UK, a Grade II flat is a…

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Eclectic in New Orleans

This New Orleans home comes to us from Logan Killen Interiors, a New Orleans design firm founded in 2012 by Katie Logan and Jensen Killen. In addition to working on residential and small commercial projects, Katie also owns See Scout Sleep, a line of pet products made in Louisiana. This home belongs to Amber and Jacob…

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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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A Costume Designer’s Eclectic U.K. Home

Costume designer Leonie Hartard, along with her three daughters (Orla, Edie and Elsie) and cat Hector, has called this house in St Leonards-on-Sea home for nearly two years. Leonie says she is drawn to mid-century design with a good strong pop of color and her overall goal with her space was to create something eclectic…

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Monday February 3rd, 2014

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A London Home that Keeps Things Simple

Saffron Hunt and her very soon to-be husband Adam Holland (and their two year-old mini schnauzer, Hudson) have only lived in this South London home for six months. The couple moved to the neighborhood to test the waters before buying their own home in the area. Saffron has spent the last 10 years styling bands,…

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Minimalist Style in a Vancouver Home

Although a hair stylist and make-up artist by trade, Danielle Valentine says she has a passion for all things interior design and would one day love to try her hand at it professionally. Her keen sense of style is evident throughout her Vancouver home. She shares this 1000 square-foot space with her husband and three…

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Monday January 27th, 2014

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Living with Less in Washington D.C.

When interior designer Christine Gasparich and husband John moved into this Washington D. C. home, a year and a half ago, they made a pact not to buy furniture and accessories just to fill the space. They committed to not bringing anything into the home that they didn’t really love. They both feel happier living…

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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 20th, 2014