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Remodelista

Gwyneth Paltrow, InStyle, New York Times and the Telegraph all rave about Remodelista, a decor website that calls itself 'a sourcebook for the considered home.' Launched by four friends living in different parts of the United States, Remodelista is a treasure trove of creative design ideas full of handy tips and resources. The Remodelista aesthetic tends towards the clean, modern and minimal, as evidenced by the photos on the site. As the founders Julie, Francesca, Janet and Sarah and newest member Christine say: 'We love Ikea as much as DWR; we believe a mix of high and low - and of vintage and new - animates a space. When we need to make a daunting investment decision (ever bought a couch?), we research it to the ends of the earth. We favour classic and livable over trendy and transient; streamlined interiors over cluttered environments. Our style is minimalist but not monastic. We choose thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.' They cite as their motto, 'Have nothing in your house you do not consider to be useful or beautiful,' which the English decorative artist, textile designer and craftsman William Morris uttered in the late 19th century. What the Remodelista girls have done is make make decorating less daunting by 'offering an edited, screened, pre-approved selection of our greatest hits', whether you're looking for a faucet, a lamp, a shade of paint or a specifically textured rug. 'If you’re design savvy, you’ll realise we’ve done the hard work for you. If you’re a neophyte, you can’t go wrong. Whether you’re embarking on the grueling marathon known as the remodel or simply looking for a design voyeur fix, we invite you to peruse our offerings.' remodelista.com   Captions (from left to right): Hay House, a design store in Copenhagen A kitchen by Maria Helgstrand in Copenhagen Remodelista Julie's house in Mill Valley, California Tom Dixon's Beat Lights