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Monday May 5th, 2014

Monday April 28th, 2014

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A Spirit of Generosity in a Philadelphia Home

Designer Mike Smith and writer Chara Odhner have a spirit of generosity and openness that truly captures the spirit of the Philadelphia apartment they’ve lived in for just about three years now. Mike says they don’t have a specific decorating style, just that he’s not much of a minimalist and wants the space to feel warm…

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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 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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Monday November 4th, 2013

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A Jewelry Designer’s Canadian Sublet

I’ve been all over the leather clutch trend that is popping up on fashion blogs and while I have a few clutch favorites, I don’t really trust myself not to lose anything that’s not attached to me in some way, which is why I love Scout & Catalogue’s clutches that combine the best of both…

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Monday May 13th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Leah Goren and Dylan Ousley

Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer who runs an online shop that sells products printed with her whimsical, nature-inspired illustrations. (Her Red Cat tank is on Amy’s wish list). She shares this Brooklyn apartment with her boyfriend, graphic designer Dylan Ousley, who runs his own branding and design shop, named Home Ec….

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Monday May 6th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Travis and Maike McNeill of welovepictures

When asked to describe their home, married wedding photographer team Travis and Maike McNeill say they are inspired by the beautiful lines of the Mid-Century Modern era and the simplicity and warmth of Scandinavian living. They have combined with those inspirations with a mix and match of things handed down to Maike by her German…

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Monday March 18th, 2013

Monday February 4th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Arran Russell and Jacqui Lewis

Arran Russell and Jacqui Lewis live in Five Ways, Paddington in Sydney, Australia. Arran is co-partner in the clothing brand Vanishing Elephant along with Huw Bennett and Felix Chan. He also partners with his wife, Jacqui, and her agency, FOLKE, working on creative and art direction. I suspect working together professionally is great practice for their…

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Monday January 21st, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Sasha Ritter

Five months ago, Sasha Ritter relocated from California to New York and moved in with her friend and collaborator, Kristin Morrison. Having worked together on many design projects in California, their new Brooklyn apartment became the perfect opportunity for their first New York-based collaboration. Working within a tight budget, they pooled their resources, scavenged thrift stores…

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Monday October 8th, 2012

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sneak peek: margaux & walter kent

Margaux and Walter make things. Mostly, they devote their making hours to Peg and Awl, creating objects for the home, body and garden, all from reclaimed materials. The couple lives in Fishtown, Philadelphia, in an historic area close to the river. It’s a pretty full house; in addition to Margaux and Walter, there are their…

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Monday May 21st, 2012

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sneak peek: evan & oliver haslegrave

Three years ago, brothers Evan and Oliver Haslegrave moved into a raw space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The brothers had founded a building and design company called hOmE, an anagram of their names and those of their sisters, Hadley and Morgan. They’ve designed and built commercial spaces in New York City such as the restaurants Goat…

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Monday February 20th, 2012

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sneak peek: tara mangini & percy bright

I’ve been awaiting this peek for quite a while. Ever since we saw a little of the spectacular transformations that Tara Mangini & Percy Bright accomplished on this 1915 Philadelphia row house (See Before & After: Percy’s Home Transformation Part 1 and Part 2), I was anxious to see the entire home. The couple has exquisite…

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Monday October 24th, 2011

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sneak peek: shelley goldberg & tony writer

Native New Yorker and textile designer Shelley Goldberg started working in fashion houses before moving into the realm of home design. While she often considers her work “art for the floor,” today’s peek into her Clinton Hill, Brooklyn home demonstrates how the space becomes a palette for larger design experiments. Overall, Shelley considers her aesthetic…

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Monday June 20th, 2011

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sneak peek: greg + grey of antler&co.

Grace and I just returned yesterday from our West Coast adventure in San Francisco and Portland. It was my first time in Portland, which I found to be an easy city to fall in love with. So I’m thrilled to have a Portland home in today’s sneak peek roundup. Greg and Grey of Antler&Co. moved…

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Monday March 28th, 2011