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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 April 15th, 2013

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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 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 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 August 10th, 2009

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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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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Monday September 29th, 2008

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sneak peek: swissmiss

sneak peek: swissmiss

for over a year now, swissmiss has been one of my favorite stops for daily inspiration. authored by designer tina roth eisenberg, she always has the best finds, which clearly are rooted in her swiss upbringing. as hard as i try, i know i for one will never be able to pull off the minimalist,…

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Monday March 3rd, 2008

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sneak peek: elena coleman

sneak peek: elena coleman

today’s first sneak peek (the second to follow at 1pm today) belongs to los angeles architect elena coleman. her downtown apartment is part of the douglas building which was build in honor or t.d. stimson (a lumber baron turned real estate mogul) features original wood flooring from the 1800s. elena’s clean, open, minimalist space inspires…

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Monday February 18th, 2008

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sneak peek: sugarloop

sneak peek: sugarloop

today’s sneak peek belongs to new zealand designer bernadette sipkes of sugarloop. a definite favorite among design bloggers and etsy shoppers, bernadette creates beautiful limited edition screenprints she sells through her etsy shop and discusses on her blog (among other topics). today we’re catching a sneak peek (thanks to anne) into her auckland home, complete…

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Friday February 23rd, 2007

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k studio

k studio

i’m a little sluggish this morning (i had dinner at top chef alum harold dieterle‘s old restaurant, the harrison) so i thought i’d start with a sneak peek into the home of k studio designer, shelly klein. i heard from several readers that she had a beautiful home and well, they were right. here are…

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