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Monday August 18th, 2014

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White on White in Nantucket

The first time artist Paula Madonna walked through this Siasconset, Nantucket home, it was staged with the seller’s furniture – part traditional/part antique with dark furniture and lots of shiny chrome. It wasn’t her style at all, but she could envision how her art and beachy decor could transform the place. The first thing she…

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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 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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Tuesday June 23rd, 2009

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sneak peek: delphine

sneak peek: delphine

one of my favorite things about this sneak peek from erika firm of delphine is the story beyond the images. she lives in rancho santa fe, california (just north of san diego and 5 miles from the beach), but it’s not just her, her husband (who is also her business partner) and their son, but…

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Monday January 12th, 2009

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sneak peek: karyn millet

sneak peek: karyn millet

today’s second incredible sneak peek comes from photographer karyn millet. after living in her santa monica apartment for 10 years she figured rather than move she’d take over the apartment next door. she put a hole in the wall, and voila, now has a large laundry room (the former kitchen), the office (former living room),…

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Tuesday December 9th, 2008

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sneak peek: beklina

sneak peek: beklina

today i’m posting two short sneak peeks because i’m filming the last d*s video of 2008 with the “winterns” right now. while we cook up holiday treats and crafts i thought i’d share some pretty home pictures while i’m away from the computer for a few hours. these beautiful photos are from the santa cruz…

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Monday June 23rd, 2008

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sneak peek: conn and john in hawaii

sneak peek: conn and john in hawaii

i’m not sure which is cooler – that conn brattain worked for todd oldham in new york, or that conn moved to hawaii and still works for todd. today conn and his partner john giordani – an equally as talented designer, with his fair share of impressive clients (i highly recommend checking out both their…

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Friday September 7th, 2007

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paper pony

paper pony

i can think of no better way to end this week than with a sneak peek into the beautiful (beautiful) home of photographer raya carlisle. i’ve been a fan of raya’s photography for a while now (her flickr page and blog are fantastic) and i was sure her home would be just as amazing. raya…

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