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Monday August 11th, 2014

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Making Textiles Work in a 100-Year-Old Home

We peeked in Paige Morse’s house in 2011, but for this interior stylist, art director and prop and wardrobe stylist, her home is never really done. So in the last three years, she’s made quite a lot of changes. (You can compare the home’s different looks here.) When Paige bought this one-hundred-year-old home in Dallas, Texas…

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Monday August 4th, 2014

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A Santa Barbara Dream Home

Moving to Southern California after years living in London, Caroline Diani was looking for a place to spread out, close to nature. When she saw the canyon views that this 1950 ranch-style Santa Barbara home offered, she knew this was where she wanted to be. The house needed a bit of work, but Caroline was…

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Monday April 28th, 2014

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A World Traveler Creates a Home Base

A former corporate attorney, Rena Thiagarajan spent seven years with start-ups in Silicon Valley, funding her travel obsession before she started her own travel-inspired company, Project Bly. Named for turn-of-the-century reporter Nellie Bly, who went around the world in less than 80 days, Project Bly is an online shopping site that allows visitors to explore…

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Monday March 10th, 2014

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An Oakland Home Filled With Travel Mementos

Emily Nathan and her husband, Jake, moved into this Oakland, California home eight years ago. Emily is a photographer and Jake is an artist, so the couple’s home is filled with color (they have a pink Pantone-inspired wall!), unique finds and art. They both love modern with a little bit of baroque touches mixed in….

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Monday November 18th, 2013

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In Brooklyn, A Nomad Puts Down Roots

For the past two and a half years, Farah Malik has lived in this apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Being that the United States is the eighth country she has lived in, Farah has accumulated quite an expansive and, as she says, sentimental collection of objects, representative of each phase of her life. After completing…

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Monday April 8th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Ali & Jonny Price

Ali and Jonny Price bought their San Francisco home in the Mission District just before their wedding 2.5 years ago. They feel so fortunately to live in a great neighborhood along a palm tree lined street just blocks away from their favorite restaurants, bars and parks, in an area full of sun and great light….

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Monday August 20th, 2012

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sneak peek: kate alexander and matt kardos

I can honestly say that until running this sneak peek, I didn’t know what a typical home in Auckland, New Zealand, looked like. This 1950s bungalow belongs to Kate Alexander and Matt Kardos. Kate is the managing director of Studio Alexander and the international print store Endemic World. She is lucky to split her time between…

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Monday May 14th, 2012

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sneak peek: lucy and richard young

If I’m not mistaken, today’s sneak peek is our first from China. Lucy and Richard Young live in Shanghai, where Lucy is the founder and designer of Paper Tiger Shanghai, a boutique paper business that creates gift paper inspired by Chinese traditional arts and design reinterpreted in a contemporary style. Their home was originally built…

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Monday May 7th, 2012

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sneak peek: alex zabotto-bentley

Alex Zabotto-Bentley is the director of his company, AZBcreative, a full-service creative agency specializing in live communications and events with a focus on art, crafts and styling. Influenced by his own “collector” aesthetic, his personal work is in interior design and decoration with a love of installations, including window design and fashion. Conveniently, his office and studio is literally…

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Monday February 27th, 2012

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sneak peek: paula mills & family

Illustrator Paula Mills and her family have big ideas for their new home located in Warrandyte, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Having been there just eight months, Paula says the house is still very much a work in progress. They’d like to knock out some walls to create a lighter and brighter living space —…

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Tuesday September 6th, 2011

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sneak peek: sarah davison

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Two years ago, when Sarah Davison of Ara Design moved into this apartment on the top floor of a 1920s Spanish Mission-style building overlooking Sydney’s Tamarama beach, she knew she wanted to create a light-filled home that paid homage to both the Pacific Ocean and the apartment’s existing Spanish Mission architectural features. The most challenging…

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Monday July 18th, 2011

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sneak peek: shayna kulik + justin kalifowitz

Downtown couple Shayna Kulik and Justin Kalifowitz merge their love of music, deign and travel in Manhattan’s West Village. They moved into this one-bedroom apartment in a former 19th-century paper mill turned pickle factory (and later a co-op) three years ago when they gut-renovated the place to expose hidden details and add their own personal…

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Monday March 21st, 2011

Monday August 23rd, 2010

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sneak peek: ramin shamshiri of commune

sneak peek: ramin shamshiri of commune

catalina is the home of ramin shamshiri, founding partner at commune, and his wife, donna langley, co-chair of universal pictures, and their son paolo. ramin and donna’s spanish-style home in los angeles’ los feliz neigborhood was designed to take into the family’s eclectic taste into account while also honoring the existing style of the home….

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Monday January 25th, 2010

Wednesday October 28th, 2009

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sneak peek: twig & fig

sneak peek: twig & fig

suzie mckig of twig & fig describes her home in north berkeley, california as “euro-village style.” really, i think she’s spot on with that description. you feel like you’re off gallivanting in europe, rather than in the hills of berkley. it probably helps too that her place is a 2-story spanish style home, built in…

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Monday September 14th, 2009

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sneak peek: john murphy

sneak peek: john murphy

the design*sponge team have all been fans of john murphy‘s photographs – housed in his trademark ornate frames hand-finished in punchy colors – for some time now! so it’s such a thrill to get a look into his philly home! just three years ago, john and family moved outside of the city proper to a…

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Monday June 22nd, 2009

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sneak peek: elephant props

sneak peek: elephant props

i’m totally in love with the homes of michele michael (freelance editor and prop stylist behind elephant props) and patrick moore (furniture designer and children’s book author and illustrator). today’s sneak peek gives a great look into their two homes: a brooklyn apartment and maine getaway (more about the two places at the end of…

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Monday April 6th, 2009

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sneak peek: oscar and emma

sneak peek: oscar and emma

when my karly depew (of oscar and emma) and her husband, judd, moved to columbus, ohio from boston they knew they knew needed to be an area with downtown charm – historic german village with its brick streets lined with gas lamps was just the place for them. when house shopping there was long list…

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Monday March 9th, 2009

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sneak peek: katrina markoff

sneak peek: katrina markoff

not only does katrina markoff run grace’s favorite chocolate company – vosges haut chocolat – she also happens to have a fantastic home. the chicago based chocolatier chooses every ingredient that goes into her confectionery artistry (that she learned at le cordon bleu in france!). her cooking has taken her around the world, and clearly…

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