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Monday March 10th, 2014

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Creating a New Home inside a 150-year-old Building

We discovered Helen Dealtry’s beautiful scarves last summer. Helen specializes in hand-painted patterns and prints for fashion and interior markets. In addition to her line of scarves, she also teaches classes at her studio. Originally from just outside London, Helen, along with boyfriend Dan Barry (and their rescue dog Dudley and Moe the turtle) now…

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

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650 Square Feet Can Go a Long Way

Jaclyn Joslin owns Coveted Home, an interior design studio and home furnishing boutique in Kansas City. When it comes to decorating a space for herself or for others, Jaclyn tries to bring a feeling of the comfortable and collected. She loves casual with a little bit of an edge – always striving to bring in…

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Monday November 4th, 2013

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The California Home of a Parisian Jewelry Designer

Hortense Bonneau is a French jewelry designer who has called California home for the past 11 years. Hortense has always had a love of jewelry, but her professional career began as a photo editor before going back to school to learn how to make jewelry. Starting out, she worked under two designers as both a…

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Wednesday September 4th, 2013

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A Light-filled London Loft with a Dreamy Kitchen

Anissa Helou is a London-based food writer concentrating on Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cooking (check out her In The Kitchen With recipe!). She’s truly had an amazing career. Before Anissa was into food, her life was in the art world, and before she lived in this modern, minimalist two-story loft, she was living…

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Monday March 25th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Naomi Ben Shahar

Naomi Ben Shahar, her husband, Alan, and 6-year-daughter, Lola,  have called this apartment in New York City’s Chelsea home for just about two years. Like many working mothers, Naomi wears many hats – she’s a curator, a photo editor, an artist and a blogger (She writes about her life and experience in NYC in Hebrew.)….

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Monday January 14th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Raphaelle Raymond and Stephane Hourcq

In the fall, I was lucky enough to visit the home of Raphaëlle Raymond and Stephane Hourcq in the Montparnasse area of Paris. I’ve become far too familiar with super small spaces in this city, so this felt like an actual home, and two stories at that. As Raphaëlle pointed out, where they live feels…

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Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Rebekah Carey McNall of A & B Creative

Husband and wife Alex and Rebekah (or Alex and Bekah, as they’re known to friends) have lived in this Oakland, California, cottage for the past two years. The home was built in the early ’20s and retains much of its original detailing, such as kitchen built-ins, original doorknobs, a working fireplace, octagonal bathroom tiles and…

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Sneak Peek: Jess + Mr. Lively

Jess Lively does everything With Intention. She’s coined herself an intentional designer, as she helps guide people to design their lives, homes and businesses with intention, consulting one-on-one and running workshops across the country (Chicago, Boston, San Fran and Austin are coming up soon!). The same is true for the home she shares with Mr….

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Monday May 14th, 2012

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sneak peek: zoe johns & max catalano

Zoe Johns and Max Catalano live in San Francisco’s Mission District. A former textiles buyer, Zoe now works for a large retailer doing merchandising for their catalog, and in her free time she helps friends and family with their homes and collects vintage items that she sells on Etsy. The couple lives in a new…

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sneak peek: jamie lyn + jessica fowler

Jamie Lyn tried her hand at nearly every visual art before falling in love with jewelry design. She worked as a prop person on a few period films and began accumulating a collection of vintage objects like world coins, men’s pocket-watch chains and pen knives. She began experimenting with turning these finds into jewelry pieces….

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Monday May 7th, 2012

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sneak peek: luke mortimer

Luke Mortimer spends most of his days working as a visual merchandiser in Melbourne, Australia. But his heart is in a little gold rush town just outside of Castlemaine in Victoria, Australia. It was there that he flexed his interior design muscles and built this little home finished just last year. Luke has dubbed the…

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Monday April 30th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Adrian and Jason Tuazon-McCheyne

Almost four years ago, after a long tenure of townhouse and apartment living, Adrian and Jason Tuazon-McCheyne moved into this 1930s house in Brunswick West, a suburb north of Melbourne. Moving into a larger space with a backyard was such a wonderful change for them, offering plenty of light as well as space for a…

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Monday April 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: joshua and jodie steen

To create a home with a clean look that was also comfortable for family living, Joshua and Jodie Steen have spent the last five years cultivating their Williamsburg apartment into a space that they describe as “Brooklyn modern meets mid-century.” Whether it was one of Joshua’s DIY shelving projects or trying 10 different shades of…

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Monday April 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: jill malek

Just one year ago, graphic designer and pattern maker Jill Malek moved with her husband, Vram Malek, and their 2 1/2 year-old son to this Brooklyn Heights apartment, which is on the 22nd floor. Although Jill had lived in New York for ten years, her relationship with the city transformed; she had never lived quite…

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Monday April 2nd, 2012

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sneak peek: erin hiemstra and chris wick

Erin Hiemstra of lifestyle blog Apartment 34 and her husband, Chris Wick, relocated to San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood from Seattle last year. Downsizing from a 2,500 square-foot suburban home to an ultra-modern 900 square-foot urban loft has been quite the adjustment. Moving from the Seattle suburbs to the big city provided Erin and Chris the perfect opportunity…

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Monday March 5th, 2012

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sneak peek: jon and paige ashcroft

I love seeing the homes of talented designers who live outside the typical major design hubs. Today’s peek inside Jon and Paige Ashcroft’s 1,400 square-foot home built in 1928 takes us to the Coronado Historical District of Phoenix, Arizona. There, Jon works as an illustrator/designer/art director who specializes in editorial illustrations, infographics, apparel and branding systems….

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Tuesday February 21st, 2012

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sneak peek: trent and dara

Originally from Louisiana, Trent and Dara migrated to New York City for their creative endeavors. The two work together as the photography team behind Trent Bailey Photography, and Dara is also the designer behind the beautiful line Preston & Olivia. They want their personal space to reflect their personalities and the work they love to…

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Monday October 31st, 2011

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sneak peek: bernadette pascua & andrew stinson

When I first saw these photos, the balcony convinced me that it was somewhere in Europe. It turns out that illustrator Bernadette Pascua and fashion photographer Andrew Stinson live just down the street from me in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This was the couple’s first grown-up apartment together (full kitchen, dishwasher, no roommates), and it’s been a team…

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