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Monday February 3rd, 2014

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Minimalist Style in a Vancouver Home

Although a hair stylist and make-up artist by trade, Danielle Valentine says she has a passion for all things interior design and would one day love to try her hand at it professionally. Her keen sense of style is evident throughout her Vancouver home. She shares this 1000 square-foot space with her husband and three…

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Monday January 6th, 2014

Monday December 16th, 2013

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A Minimalist Nashville Abode Home to a Textile Designer

Han Starnes runs a knitwear label – Josi Faye, named after her mother – that designs and produces small batch handworked knitwear in Nashville pulling from traditional textile methods and using handspun yarn. Two years spent in New Zealand, learning about natural fibers from local experts, also has played a major role in her work….

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Monday December 9th, 2013

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Minimal + Vintage in Brooklyn

Rima Brindamour runs bkstyled a blog about Brooklyn design. She moved into her Clinton Hill apartment in June 2012 and since then has been working to create an apartment that was warm, vibrant and comfortable. A space that reflects her personal taste and incorporates meaningful objects ( like the vintage pins her grandmother brought back…

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Thursday August 1st, 2013

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A Williamsburg Apartment for Work and Play

Being that space is at a premium in New York City, apartments are frequently used for multiple purposes, most often for work and living. I’m always impressed when someone manages to create a space that incorporates both of these realms, but even more impressed when they blend seamlessly together. In designer Leta Sobierajski’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn…

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Monday April 15th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Belinda Love Lee

Belinda Love Lee describes her illustration style as minimal meets quirky and whimsical. Certainly the same can be said about her home decorating style. Some of that minimalism can be attributed to the fact that she moved into this apartment, located in Cardiff, Wales, just six short months ago and didn’t bring much with her…

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Sneak Peek: Aileen Cheng & Kevin Will Chen

Aileen Cheng & Kevin Will Chen live in Sunnyvale, California where Aileen is a freelance graphic designer and art director with a studio specializing in branding, while Kevin started his career in retail design at Nike and is currently an art director at Apple. They moved to the Bay Area from LA a year ago and chose…

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Monday February 18th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Claire Cottrell

After just six short months in her home, Claire Cottrell has achieved the look she strives for, “minimal a la modern Japanese,” specifically inspired by the Japanese architecture firms SANAA and Atelier Bow-Wow. While she dreams of having an all white space, she’s incorporated soft pastel colors punctuated by rich natural hues via handmade textiles,…

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Monday November 12th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Stephanie Brubaker + Family

Two years ago, Stephanie Brubaker and her family moved into this apartment in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. Since light is a premium in Seattle, Stephanie says they were determined to create a bright, open space as a way of helping her family cope with the long, dark days. Their first project was to paint the olive…

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Monday June 18th, 2012

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sneak peek: mary jo and steve hoffman

Located just 15 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mary Jo Hoffman and her family live tucked away on a sheltered remnant of 30 acres of woods and lake, one acre of which they call home. The overarching style of the house is something they call “prior-owner-with-good-taste,” as it features many 1970s-era renovations…

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Monday March 12th, 2012

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sneak peek: dorothée monestier of my little day

Dorothée Monestier is co-founder of My Little Day, a charming French online shop devoted to children’s birthdays (seriously adorable, with great styling). Dorothée loves a space with empty walls and smooth shapes and colors that mixes modern with a hint of vintage. In fact, her home in Boulogne-Billancourt, a peaceful yet urban suburb of Paris,…

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Monday January 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: amanda happé

It’s not every day that I get to present a sneak peek full of logs, but this one made me smile, as each log has its own story. When painter and senior designer at Bruce Mau Design, Amanda Happé, moved into this Brockton Village, Toronto, apartment six months ago, the only furniture she brought was her kitchen table,…

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Monday September 19th, 2011

Monday June 20th, 2011

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sneak peek: nadeige & john of choplet

Nadeige Choplet and John Lego live above the Choplet ceramic studio on Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The building holds a particularly special meaning for the couple. Nadeige initially studied textile design and then received an MFA in painting and sculpture from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris. Afterward, she came to New York on a…

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Monday June 13th, 2011

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sneak peek: sarah sharpe

Graphic designer by day and illustrator/printmaker/doodler by night, Sarah Sharpe loves creating abstract patterns using conflicting colors and has a personal style expressed through bold textiles, vintage scarves and lots of color. While her day job for a large company does little to stimulate her creativity, she uses evenings at home to create a nice…

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Monday August 10th, 2009

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sneak peek: isabel asha penzlien

sneak peek: isabel asha penzlien

as i’m in the process of de-cluttering my own life, i’m instantly drawn to the beautiful simplicity of photographer isabel asha penzlien‘s home in chinatown, new york. in keeping her home minimal and functional she’s also able to use it as a photo studio (oh, and not to mention, a badminton court as well!). isabel…

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Monday June 29th, 2009

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sneak peek: greg merryweather

sneak peek: greg merryweather

pratt adjunct assistant professor of architecture gregory merryweather’s home first appeared in the book, brooklyn modern: architecture, interiors, and design by diana lind. he and his wife renovated into the small carriage house that is right across the street from pratt’s brooklyn campus that is now home to them and their two sons. the house…

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Wednesday June 3rd, 2009

Monday December 15th, 2008

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sneak peek: max darby {dvider}

sneak peek: max darby {dvider}

lately i’ve been thinking a lot about my apartment and wondering if i’ve outgrown it. then max darby sent over this fantastic sneak peek of her 280 square foot new york home, and i can only think to myself how you can do so much with so little sometimes. as owner and designer of dvider,…

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