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Monday July 28th, 2014

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Rustic Elegance in Savannah

Every year, Kelsey Garrity-Riley and Erik Riley host a huge Easter brunch in their Savannah home for all their friends. Everyone brings a little something over to eat, and they relax and sip summery mixed drinks. After dinner, they walk – with drinks in hand (legal in the Savannah Historic District) – the few blocks…

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Monday July 7th, 2014

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Relaxed Southern Living in Charleston

Just six months ago – and after after ten years living in New York – interior designer Kate Dougherty and her boyfriend Ben Towill (co-owner of the Fat Radish, The Leadbelly and The East Pole) moved to Charleston, South Carolina. They were ready to embrace a slower pace and take a break from New York City…

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Three Months from House to Home

I am always impressed by anyone who lets a photographer into their home after less than a year of living in the space, so you can imagine my amazement when designer Lauren Kelp and her husband Griffin let us peek into their home after only three months in Phoenix. The couple moved to Phoenix from…

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Monday May 19th, 2014

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Celebrating American-made Style in a Minneapolis Home

When I first met Rita Mehta at the end of last summer, she had just launched The American Edit, a website focused on celebrating American-made style. After lunch, we lingered in the street for a solid thirty minutes chatting about our favorite designers, with Rita recommending countless local boutiques for me (a Minneapolis newbie at…

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Monday January 6th, 2014

Monday December 9th, 2013

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A Global Eclectic Home with a Handmade Feel in Phoenix Arizona

Recently photographer Raya Carlisle was in  Phoenix, Arizona visiting a friend when she met Bjorn & Maggie Olson and decided to have a spontaneous photo shoot at their delightful home in the Windsor Square Historic District of central Phoenix. Bjorn works at Porter Barn Wood, a local reclaimed wood company, designing, building and finishing furniture (clearly he’s…

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Monday August 5th, 2013

Monday June 10th, 2013

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A Seaside California Home Layered with Inspiration

Chris and Christy Thiessen moved to the Bluff Heights neighborhood of Long Beach, California three years ago. Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, they decided to start fresh by leaving their furniture behind rather than bringing it along for the cross country drive. This bold move allowed them to re-evaluate their style and simplify. Two years after…

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Monday March 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Lydia Nichols and Julia Lines Wilson

This is the third apartment Lydia Nichols and Julia Lines Wilson have shared. After two tiny Brooklyn apartments they were nearly overwhelmed by all of the space they had once they moved to the Fairmount Area of Philadelphia two years ago for Lydia’s MFA. They finally had a chance to let all of the artwork and…

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Monday February 11th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Kristin & Michael DeKay

Kristin and Michael DeKay purchased their home in the Morton Meadows neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, in September 2009. Four months later, Michael was laid off from his job, and the couple — in the midst of renovations — decided to start a company. Grain & Mortar is a brand strategy and design company that Kristin…

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Monday November 12th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Michelle Weinberg + Brian Fatih

Michelle Weinberg’s work has always referenced architecture and design, with her projects frequently extending into surfaces for interiors, architecture and public spaces. What begins as a painting in her studio may end up as a handmade rug or tiles. Today, we have a peek inside the Miami Beach, Florida, home she shares with her boyfriend, Brian, and…

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Monday September 24th, 2012

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sneak peek: gilbert ford

Gilbert Ford is an illustrator and picture book author who works from a studio in his Clinton Hill, Brooklyn apartment. His style is what Gilbert calls “a combination of class and trash,” where he combines mid-century classic designers with cheap artifacts from the ’50s to the ’80s “that might appeal to the likes of Pee-wee Herman.”…

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Monday July 9th, 2012

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sneak peek: lauren barr

Lauren Barr is a freelance graphic designer who specializes in packaging and dabbles in printmaking and ceramics. Her modest circa 1910 apartment is north of the panhandle, on the edge of the fog belt in San Francisco. Lauren is forever battling between accumulating and paring things down, while learning to deal with a major lack…

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Monday December 19th, 2011

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sneak peek: bryan minnich & katie d’angelo

Creative couple Bryan Minnich and Katie D’Angelo treat their Washington, DC home as part apartment and part studio. Bryan is a graphic designer at ripe, a freelance illustrator and a fan of the Beach Boys, while Katie is the display coordinator at the newly opened Anthropologie in downtown DC, a freelance illustrator and an aspiring lounge…

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Monday December 12th, 2011

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sneak peek: josh & diana of casa de perrin

Josh and Diana Perrin are newlyweds based in Mar Vista, California, who recently combined their skills and opened Casa de Perrin, a boutique rental company that specializes in tabletop decoration and decor (you can see their work in action in the holiday issue of Rue). Josh is a photographer who lived in Russia for five…

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Monday November 28th, 2011

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sneak peek: naomi stein of design manifest

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Naomi Stein describes her aesthetic as modern bohemian glamour. She gravitates toward an eclectic look, mixing colors, patterns and time periods. This was Naomi’s first apartment completely alone, without having to factor in a roommate or a boyfriend’s tastes, so she pushed herself to take risks with color, pattern and art. Together with her father,…

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Monday October 3rd, 2011

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sneak peek: aaron delesie

Photographer Aaron Delesie and his wife, Jennifer, call Santa Ana, California, home but spend half the year traveling the globe to capture beautiful weddings and joyous moments in people’s lives. When not traveling, the couple enjoys relaxing in their loft with their pups. Big fans of entertaining, Aaron and Jennifer set up their home with…

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Monday May 24th, 2010

Monday May 10th, 2010

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sneak peek: andrew and gemma of ingalls photo

sneak peek: andrew and gemma of ingalls photo

when they’re not traveling (and they usually are! they actually worked on this peek from mexico!), andrew and gemma ingalls call this fort greene, brooklyn apartment home. the couple, both photographers, work together. their company, ingalls photography focuses on food, travel and lifestyle images. in addition, gemma has a production companywhich focuses on creative consulting…

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Monday March 1st, 2010

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sneak peek: michael quinn

sneak peek: michael quinn

this glimpse into michael quinn’s carroll gardens, brooklyn apartment showcases a true generosity of spirit – his home is open to friends, animals and things! in addition to working for the well-known mannquin company, rootstein, michael is ever crafting, styling, set designing and event planning! and he is able to put all display experience to…

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