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May 18

A D.C. Home Inspired by Family, Photography and Frida Kahlo — House Tour

Name: Gina Martin
Location: Washington, D.C.
Size: 870 square feet
Years lived in: 16 years, owned

Gina knows exactly where everything is in her 870 square foot Washington, D.C. condo. She’s impeccably organized, and fiercely loves every item in her space. She’s custom designed this home to house all her treasures.

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May 18

A 430-Square-Foot Shared Dutch Apartment Is Inspiringly Adorable — House Tour

Name: Lisanne and Romy
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Size: 430 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting (Romy moved in half a year ago)

Lisanne and Romy share a tiny apartment — only 430 square feet! — in the heart of historic Utrecht. With space maximization in mind, these roommates purchased appropriately sized furniture. Elements that match the women’s personalities fill the cozy Dutch canal apartment. And though the apartment floor is small, their style choices make the home feel airy and bigger than it is. If only moving into the apartment had been easier…

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May 18

5 Roommates, 0 Closets and Lots of Clever Storage Solutions in San Francisco — House Tour

Name: Shelbie Engelgau, Blake Cox, MJ Tantingco, Myles Huff (and fifth roommate Brian, who isn’t featured in the tour)
Location: Oceanview — San Francisco, California
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, rented

Shelbie’s move into this San Francisco apartment required no driving: She and her roommates only had to schlep their furniture up a small flight of stairs from the unit below into this newly remodeled four-bedroom upstairs unit. Quite the upgrade from the two-bedroom apartment she squeezed into with her boyfriend Blake and their friends MJ and Myles…for two years! Not surprisingly, after the upstairs unit opened up, they jumped on it. “It was a super easy transition and kind of bizarre at first since all of the fixtures and furnishings were basically the same,” Shelbie says. “Our good friends moved into our old spot, and now our life is basically a sitcom.”

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May 18

An Urban Shaman's Brooklyn Home is Her Spiritual Sanctuary — House Tour

Name: Donna Henes
Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Size: 3,150 square feet
Years lived in: 29 years, owned

Donna Henes is an internationally-renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, eco-artist, author, speaker, and workshop leader. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, uses her sacred space and home as a ceremonial center, spirit shop, spiritual practice and consultancy where she offers intuitive tarot readings, spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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May 18

This Atlanta Loft's Style Is "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" — House Tour

Name: Brittany Shields, husband Brett, brown lab, Bear, and little tabby cat, Gus
Location: Midtown — Atlanta, Georgia
Size: 1200 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

From a creative family, Brittany started her interior design company, Penny Shields, in 2010. It’s named after her “quirky and edgy grandmother,” and she offers her design services on residential and commercial projects. Not surprisingly, the home she shares with her husband and their pets is a stylish, comfy and creative space.

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May 18

A Holistic Designer's New Orleans Home Looks as Beautiful as It Feels — House Tour

Name: Erica A. Jacobs and cat Luci
Location: Uptown — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Erica Jacobs runs a nature-based, holistic home design company called Between Red & Violet, where she offers services ranging from space planning to landscaping. She defines holistic home design as an “intuitive and perceptual process rooted in physiology, sociology, and psychology designed to enhance well-being.” And her 1000-square-foot quasi-studio apartment (two large rooms are divided by enormous, functioning pocket doors) in New Orleans is the perfect example of her design philosophies.

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Apr 18

A Creative Couple's Vintage Eclectic Spanish Home — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Lucia and Jose
Location: Valencia, Spain
Size: 1291 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Natural light bounces off of the high ceilings, patterned tile floors and other dazzling architectural features of this Spanish apartment, which serves as both the home and workspace for a creative, world-traveling couple. Lucia and Jose run Anker Prod, where they create videos for advertising and weddings. And though they’re lucky to live in beautiful Valencia, they are also fortunate to get to travel the world for their work, as well.

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Apr 18

A Swoon-Worthy San Francisco Home with Killer Views — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Leo and Daniel
Location: Dolores Heights — San Francisco, California
Size: 1,250 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 2.5 years

Leo and Daniel consider themselves fortunate to live in a stunning, spacious San Francisco apartment overlooking the city’s skyline. Daniel’s parents own the building, so he and his sister (who lives in the unit above the couple) got first dibs. There are many advantages to this set-up, one being that Leo and Daniel had complete freedom when renovating and customizing the space. The end result of the huge project was a beautiful, modern blank canvas that the couple can fill with their growing furniture collection, as well as art from their closest friends.

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Apr 18

A Cozy Brooklyn Apartment's Full-Blown Renovation — House Tour

Name: Katherine Steinberg
Location: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 825 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

“Sleep on any major changes before committing,” is Katherine Steinberg’s sage advice. And after taking on a full-blown renovation when she moved into her Brooklyn apartment over two years ago, she’s had a lot of experience with making big updates in her home, everything from moving the location of a staircase to picking out wallpaper. “I have a tendency to make impulse decisions and I get very impatient. Waiting to get wallpaper samples and trying out a few different kinds helped me live with my decision,” she says.

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Apr 18

An Organic Modern Nashville Carriage House — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Erin Walsh
Location: East Nashville — Nashville, TN
Size: 724 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, renting

“It’s not easy mastering the art of being minimal and warm, but I think Erin’s East Nashville rental apartment does it. And even more impressive, she did it in just four months! This is a tour greatest hit, but I think it’s worth another look.” — Adrienne Breaux, House Tour Editor

Erin moved from Buffalo, New York just four short months ago, but has already made this eclectic East Nashville space feel like home. The rental is a carriage house, owned by an elderly couple (who according to Erin are the sweetest landlords) and has been renovated with a unique style and focus on functional space.

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