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Monday February 10th, 2014

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A Costume Designer’s Eclectic U.K. Home

Costume designer Leonie Hartard, along with her three daughters (Orla, Edie and Elsie) and cat Hector, has called this house in St Leonards-on-Sea home for nearly two years. Leonie says she is drawn to mid-century design with a good strong pop of color and her overall goal with her space was to create something eclectic…

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Monday January 6th, 2014

Monday December 16th, 2013

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In Winnipeg, an Inspired Home Inside and Out

When design duo Tyler and Jessie bought this 1000 square foot bungalow in 2007 in Winnipeg, Canada, they thought they would only live there for 2 or 3 years max. Six years later, with a few home improvement projects under their belt, they have transformed the house into a home and workspace that they love….

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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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Thursday August 15th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Best of Wallpaper

It is well documented here on Design*Sponge that the wallpaper industry is thriving. With every new year the industry continues to grow and become more accessible, offering new styles, colors and textures for budgets large and small. There are several affordable options and more room for flexibility with the improved quality of removable wallpaper. While…

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Monday August 12th, 2013

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An Eclectic Philadelphia Loft

Lance DeWalt and Quoc Nguyen have spent eight years layering this Philadelphia loft with flea market finds, family treasures and new purchases as a couple. The loft is home to the pair as well as pack of furry companions – their dog Charlie and two cats, Murray and Clyde. Both Quoc and Lance work for…

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Monday August 5th, 2013

Monday July 29th, 2013

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An Apartment Full of Collections at the Foot of Table Mountain

Miné Jonker is a Cape Town, South Africa based creative and partner of Studio Muti alongside Clinton Campbell and Brad Hodgskiss. The studio focuses on advertising, illustration, typography and design, as well as developing their own products and art for shows. For the past six months Miné has lived in her current apartment located in at the foot…

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Monday July 22nd, 2013

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15 Ways to Use a Ladder at Home

Though they have a reputation for function, ladders can also be an unassuming yet striking focal point in a home. While combing through the Sneak Peek archives, I was surprised to see not only the multitude of ways people use ladders, but also that there were so many examples of ladders as decor, particularly in…

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Monday July 8th, 2013

Monday June 24th, 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 April 22nd, 2013

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Sneak Peek: William Edmonds and Hannah Swainston

William Edmonds and Hannah Swainston live in a small flat in Camberwell in South East London, England. They’ve only been there for about six months and it’s their first place together that was an empty shell when they moved in. Because they had lived in furnished places they didn’t have much, so they opted to…

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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 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Claire Coullon & Darren Johnson

If you were to see this sneak peek and not know where it was from, I bet you’d never guess: Prague, Czech Republic. Claire Coullon is a graphic designer and typographer specializing in custom lettering, and Darren Johnson is an artist who studies English literature and writes music. The two set up Op45, an independent design…

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Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Isabelle Rivoire-Grange

Isabelle Rivoire-Grange is a French art director, graphic designer and stylist in the fashion and luxury industries. Working from her home in the heart of Paris — in the pedestrian area called Montorgueil — her clients include Issey Miyake, Kenzo and Narciso Rodriguez, and she edits her own collections every year. The building dates back…

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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 December 17th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Sandy Suffield

Sandy Suffield moved into her place in north London about ten years ago, but she rented it out for four of those years while she lived in California. From a family of retailers (both her sister and mother have shops), Sandy particularly loved the Alameda Flea Market, and many of the objects she purchased there…

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Monday November 26th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek

After graduating from college in Melbourne and spending six months in New York, Shara Henderson and Paul Wesolek arrived in London with nothing but their suitcases and cameras. The couple settled in Brockley, London, a leafy suburb in the southeast of London. Luckily, they’ve loved the process of furnishing their home by searching the streets,…

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