A Kitschy, Pink-alicious Apartment that Says No! to Minimalism — House Tour

Name: Alex and SeanLocation: Grand Lake — Oakland, CaliforniaSize: 500 square feetYears lived in: 5 years, renting Alex and Sean refuse to leave any walls bare in their Oakland apartment. Though tiny, the couple says there is always room for more kitsch, color, and mid-century treasures. It’s also very likely there is not one white wall in their apartment, either. Both their childhood homes were filled with kitsch, so when they met and realized they shared a love for mid-century furniture, classic TV, and cheesy movies, it was a perfect fit. “It was great to finally find a gay guy Read More

A Magical Attic Apartment with a "Genie Bottle Bedroom" — House Tour

Name: Terra Zosel Location: Kenwood Neighborhood, Minneapolis, MinnesotaSize: 800 square feetYears lived in: Rented 6 months The story of Terra’s apartment is multi-fold. Her home occupies the attic of her grandparents’ house where she lives as caretaker to her grandmother. Her grandparents purchased the home in the 1960s from a couple who relocated from Minneapolis to the significantly warmer state of Florida. Little information is known about those earlier owners or what the “genie bottle” room was used for, but Terra does know that it remained largely untouched from how the former resident — an artist — left it. READ Read More

A Wonderful Remodeled Portland Home Embraces Wabi-Sabi — House Tour

Name: Angela and Wubbi the BulldogLocation: SE Portland, OregonSize: 2,500 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, owned When Angela purchased her turn-of-the-century home, the kitchen was literally falling off the back of the house. “After moving in, I learned the original 1906 kitchen was moved from the center of the house onto the BACK PORCH! That little tidbit explained the slope of the kitchen floor! I had myself a genuine indoor/outdoor kitchen. For that reason and more, everything was ripped out down to the studs, a solid foundation was poured, and all new everything was installed…” READ MORE » Powered Read More

A Beautiful Vintage-Filled Studio Apartment in a Former Church — House Tour

Name: Deanna Leone, Jessie Mademann (and Thurston & Shermie the cats)Location: Fishtown, PhiladelphiaSize: Large Loft Studio (don’t know the square foot)Years Lived In: 2.5 years, renting Fishtown is one of Philadelphia’s many booming neighborhoods, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a unique (and affordable!) home in the area. When you’re as creative as Jessie and Deanna, settling for a typical white-wall one-bedroom isn’t the ideal. The two were thrilled when a photographer friend of theirs had a vacant loft in his restored and renovated Fishtown church. What’s better than 15-foot windows, stained glass, and original pews throughout your home Read More

Three Roommates Share a Small Attic Apartment in Oakland — House Tour

Name: Helen, David and Nami (plus their cats Boogie and Sammie)Location: Lower Bottoms — Oakland, CaliforniaSize: ~600 square feetYears lived in: 5 years Helen, David and Nami live in a two-bedroom attic apartment in a historic mansion that was converted to apartments. The space has its perks, such as the walls painted yellow (Helen’s favorite color) and its convenience to downtown Oakland and public transit. But the awkward attic space also has its drawbacks: small windows resulting in low light, weird ceilings angles, and a tiny kitchen. Despite that, the three roommates admit that its awkwardness has made coming up Read More

An Austin Vintage Treasure Hunter's Second-Hand Style — House Tour

Name: September ScottLocation: Austin, TexasSize: 740 square feetYears Lived In: 2 years, renting Designer September Scott is all about the hunt—for treasures, one-of-a-kind finds and absolutely any found object she can reinvigorate. “Almost all the pieces in my space are reclaimed from an estate sale, flea market, Goodwill or on the side of the road. My passion is bringing new life into found objects,” she writes. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Modern Montreal Apartment Boasts Bold Color Combos — House Tour

Name: Jaclyn MadarLocation: Griffintown — Montreal, QCSize: 1,019 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned Jaclyn Madar is an obstetrician and surgeon who just purchased her first real “grown-up” bachelorette apartment. A space with industrial, modern architecture, she decorated it with an eclectic vintage flair… while still having it look pulled together. She’s spunky, stylish and extremely smart, and that shows through beautifully in her home decor. Even better are the bold color combos throughout the white-walled home: A cabinet painted pink contrasts with bright blue chairs and art in the living room. And an emerald green wallpaper flirts with Read More

An "Urban Bohemian" New Orleans Loft Is Bursting With Books and Art — House Tour

Name: Nathalie SimonLocation: Bywater — New Orleans, LouisianaSize: 1,350 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting When Nathalie returned home to New Orleans five years ago, she settled into a life she loved in the French Quarter. She walked everywhere, knew all of her neighbors, and felt like she was a part of a community. “It was like living in New York City or Paris. Each ‘neighborhood’—even two blocks over—had its own characteristics and culture,” she says. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

An Executive Vice President at Refinery29 Lives in a Whimsical NYC Carriage House — House Tour

Name: Ashley Miles and Sam Miles and their two daughtersLocation: West Village, New YorkSize: 1,300 square feetYears lived in: 4 years, renting Ashley’s 1800s carriage house in the West Village is as steeped in history as it is style; photographer Diane Arbus and her two daughters were once residents. Now, Ashley—the Executive Vice President of Sales & Brand Partnerships at Refinery29—and her husband Sam (college sweethearts from Ole Miss!) share the space with their two daughters, Mylah (six years old) and Holland (18 months old). “We discovered our beloved carriage house four years ago while strolling through the village… [w]e Read More

After a Breakup, a Photographer Starts Fresh in a New Place of Her Own — House Tour

Name: Breeana (Bree) Dunbar and son Ari Location: Brunswick East — Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaSize: 540 square feetYears lived in: 2 months, renting I moved into this apartment after my son’s father and I separated earlier this year. I found the separation absolutely devastating; it feels like a death and in a way it is. It’s the death of your life as you know it, and the death of the future you imagined for your family. During this really dark time, as my son’s father and I were still living together and trying to figure out how we were going to Read More