That old adage about the “first pancake” being inedible didn’t apply to designer Brittany Hakimfar’s first house, which—thanks to her fervent efforts—looked straight out of the pages of a magazine, even before it graced these actual magazine pages. “This was my husband and my first home,” says Hakimfar, the designer behind Far Studio, which she runs with her husband Benjamin Hakimfar as co-owners and partners. “We bought it when I had a six-month-old girl and I was pregnant with my son, so we knew it had to be something that was family friendly but also really beautiful.”

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