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Monday July 21st, 2014

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A Tiny Cottage in Venice Beach

Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Winkleman don’t let size define their tiny cottage in Venice Beach. It might only be 362 square feet but they’ve managed to make use of every square inch of space. In designing the space, Whitney put her experience as a stylist and designer to work.  She is inspired by simplicity…

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

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A Tiny Southern California Beach House

When designer Julia Long moved into this home in San Clemente, California, she was downsizing from 1,000 square feet to 400 square feet. Julia spends her days designing décor pieces, sourcing products overseas and scouring flea markets near and far so for her own home she lives quite minimally,  with pieces that have been passed…

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Friday August 23rd, 2013

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A Mediterranean-inspired Spanish beachhouse

For most of the week, Federico Gimenez lives  in Almería, a Spanish city with a population of 150.000 that boasts a moorish fortress, a cathedral and a port. But whenever he can pull free from his graphic design job and city life, he drives 40 minutes away to his Mediterranean beach house,  in the heart…

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Monday June 3rd, 2013

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Amelia the Airstream, a Vacation Home on Wheels

Back in 2011 we shared the Cleveland home of Charity D’Amato who is behind design studio Charteuse and the voice of I Heart Cleveland. At the time she mentioned a little side project to us that we’re excited to reveal today. “Amelia the Airstream” was named after Amelia Earhart, pioneer & fellow dreamer. As a…

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Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Caitlin Wilson Design’s Oregon Project

We’ve already been fortunate to peek inside Caitlin Wilson’s Philadelphia home (and office), but today we have a special look inside one of Caitlin’s recent projects. The home sits on a lakefront ranch in southern Oregon. It’s actually the second home to a pair of hardworking, fun grandparents from San Francisco who love to host…

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Monday January 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Monya and Jeremy Eastman

Two years ago, Monya and Jeremy Eastman set upon the ambitious task of renovating their home, located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa. Frustrated that she was unable to find the kind of furniture they were looking for, Monya started her own custom-made furniture company, Stokperd. The first project: measuring and sketching…

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Monday April 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: jason hines and stephanie trigg

This 1920s Santa Monica, California, beach bungalow is home to Jason Hines and Stephanie Trigg. Originally from Denver, Jason moved to the West Coast over a year ago in pursuit of the surfing culture he had read about in magazines, and he landed a job as a digital designer at TBWA\Chiat\Day. The best part of…

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Monday March 19th, 2012

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sneak peek: tyler karu and brendan ready

Tyler Karu Ready and Brendan Ready’s classic 1920s farmhouse is located on Ferry Beach in Scarborough, Maine. They are just yards from one of Maine’s most peaceful and beautiful public beaches. Brendan is a lobsterman, and Tyler is a designer who uses the work of local craftspeople and materials in her designs; she also loves…

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Monday August 22nd, 2011

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sneak peek: family beach house

The feminist in me hates to admit it, but sometimes I think the British had a point in decreeing that the eldest son inherits the entire family estate rather than equally splitting everything. After all, it was merely a valiant effort to ensure that the property stay in the family. And it’s a sad truth…

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Monday June 27th, 2011

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sneak peek: phoebe gazal

Between running her own graphic design agency and stationery store (Papier d’Amour) and maintaining her style blog, Phoebe Gazal keeps a busy schedule. Today, we travel to the holiday home that has been in her family for over 20 years. Just an hour drive from Sydney, it is where she and her husband have watched their three…

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Wednesday June 1st, 2011

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lords south beach

Miami is one of my favorite places to escape for a weekend trip, and it’s easy to snag a package trip from NYC. You can eat delicious food by the water, and they have some of the most gorgeous hotel pools I’ve ever seen. I usually agonize over how to find the best hotel deal…

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Monday November 30th, 2009

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sneak peek: lola et moi

sneak peek: lola et moi

three years ago olivier dupon opened a quirky shop in sydney, australia called lola et moi.  although the shop was recently closed to make more time for an exciting book project and interior design jobs, it’s fun to see the spirit of the store live on in his wonderful home.  he and his partner mark…

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Tuesday October 13th, 2009