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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 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 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 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

Monday March 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Eleonore Bridge

Eleonore Bridge is a French all-around creative, working in graphic design, interior design, photography, writing, blogging and coding. She’s been running her beautiful personal blog for the past seven years and Un Beau Jour, her project about French weddings, for the past two years. Overall, she loves the freedom of being her own boss. Eleonore lives…

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Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius

Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius live in an old house that was originally a tenement for immigrants working in the nearby 9th Street stall market in South Philly (also known as Bella Vista or Italian Market). They wanted to honor its age while creating a clean and modern living space. The couple is a pair of illustrators who…

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Monday November 19th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Katia Graeff & Family

Stylist Katia Graeff and her partner, Julien, a fellow stylist (but for clothes), live in Strasbourg, in eastern France. Their 914sf/85m2 apartment is located in an area that dates back to the 19th century, with the squeaky floors to prove it. Katia loves natural light and using white throughout their home as a sign of purity,…

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Monday July 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: raya carlisle

Raya Carlisle is a wedding photographer and occasional lifestyle blogger raised in Santa Cruz and now living in Ventura, California, with her husband, Forest, their kids, Baker (age 4 1/2) and Genevieve (1 1/2), and dog, Maisy. About seven years ago, the family bought this 1951 cottage that is approximately 1300 square feet including the…

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Monday June 18th, 2012

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sneak peek: jamie lawson and jacqui oakley

As a married couple operating separate design and illustration practices across the hall from each other at home, Jamie Lawson and Jacqui Oakley feel it’s important to have a comfortable living space that lends itself to creative work. The apartment, located on the second floor of a Victorian home in Hamilton, Ontario — just outside…

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Monday March 19th, 2012

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sneak peek: lou mora and sarah yates

Photographers Lou Mora and Sarah Yates moved into this Los Angeles home with their two dogs, Ruca and Eleanor, just over a year ago. They’ve managed to create a little haven from the craziness of the city — at night they can even hear owls and coyotes. As photographers, their work takes them all over…

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sneak peek: victoria and matthew hudgins

Victoria and Matthew Hudgins rent their home in the Old Southwest, their favorite neighborhood in Reno, Nevada. Victoria is mom to twin toddlers and author of the daily blog A Subtle Revelry, which is about the art of merrymaking. She also is the founding editor of Styled. magazine and does freelance craft styling on the…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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rym of mademoiselle bagatelles

As I’m on a quest to find a new Parisian apartment for myself, I’m happy to share the home of Rym of Mademoiselle Bagatelles and dream of finding a great place like hers. Rym’s flair for style and strong sense of color and texture are the result of growing up between Paris and Tunisia. She recently…

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Monday August 8th, 2011

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sneak peek: kelly of kelly oshiro design

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Designer Kelly Oshiro spends her days creating beautiful events, so it’s no great surprise that her home feels like the perfect backdrop for a party. She’s lived in this Santa Barbara house for just a year and a half. For both her events and her home, Kelly loves to layer new and old items, and…

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