14
Dec 18

See Inside the Home of Wolf Circus' Founder — House Tour

Name: Fiona Morrison, owner of Wolf Circus
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Size: 850 square feet
Years Lived In: 1 year, owned

While she was still at British Columbia’s University of Victoria, entrepreneur Fiona Morrison founded Wolf Circus, “a line of demi-fine jewelry thoughtfully designed and hand fabricated in Vancouver, BC.” Her home, located in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver, isn’t teeny at 850 square feet, and the space’s tall ceilings, ample sunshine, and minimal objects make it feel airy and bright.

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12
Dec 18

See This Photographer's Total Apartment Decor Overhaul — House Tour

Name: Elizabeth Podlesnik
Location: Queen Anne — Seattle, Washington
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Back in June, this former personal stylist-turned-photographer got an itch to redecorate. Like, seriously redecorate. “I sold everything on Craigslist and Offer Up, and started from scratch,” Elizabeth told me. I was slightly jealous of the adventure she’d just been on. From scratch, you say? Swoon. I really do have a thing for blank slates. Over the course of the next several months, Elizabeth made regular visits to a huge consignment store in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood for interesting pieces, surfed Amazon more often than her friends feel is reasonable, and splurged on items she knew she wanted to last. More importantly, she took her time. She’d only finished putting the final touches on it about a week before I came to snap pics—or, that morning, if you count the fresh flowers she dashed out to get last minute.

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24
Nov 18

A Photographer's Sunny Pre-War Apartment in Chicago — House Tour

Name: Samantha, Kevin and fluffy dog, Sherman
Location: Hyde Park — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 750 square feet

Located on a cozy tree-lined street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood (home to the University of Chicago), Samantha and Kevin’s apartment is a beautiful fusion of vintage, handmade, and unfussy decor, all housed in a sunny pre-war apartment unit framed by elegant stained glass windows. Take a look at this love letter to vintage Chicago city living.

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21
Nov 18

A Wellness Company CEO's Serene Santa Monica Home — House Tour

Name: Chelsea Poling and cat Piper
Location: Santa Monica, California
Size: 1,450 square feet
Years Lived In: 1 year, owned

“I love the location of my home; I am less than a block from the Santa Monica Beach. I make it a daily task or indulgence to go to the beach every day, whether it be a walk on the beach, a dip in the ocean, or quiet meditation,” wrote Chelsea Poling, the founder and CEO of the online wellness boutique Rose Botanica. She recently moved to California from the East Coast after some personal struggles, and her new home is a simple but serene place for her to work, relax, meditate, and more.

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14
Nov 18

Empty Nesters Renovate a Dark and Dated Condo — House Tour

Name: Mary and Tom Eirich
Location: Watertown, Massachusetts
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, owned

We had previously lived in Belmont, Massachusetts, for 30 years and had decided, as empty nesters, to move to the north shore, not far from the ocean. After a few years of being further from our children (and, eventually, grandchildren) and also missing the conveniences and cultural benefits of being close to the city, we decided to look at real estate closer to Boston. After some careful searching, we came upon a condo in Watertown that was comfortable enough for two people but also large enough to entertain. The only downside was that the space, which was one of the first in Massachusetts to house individually-owned units, had been virtually untouched since it was built in 1975. It was dark and dated with wall-to-wall carpeting and it begged for more functionality.

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08
Nov 18

A 460-Square-Foot Paris Pied-à-Terre's Color Palette Is Perfect — House Tour

Name: Laurence Moinet-Saussereau
Location: Paris, France
Size: 460 square feet
Years lived in: 0 years, owned

This apartment was my father’s originally. He bought it in the ’80s for work purposes—a pied-à-terre as we call it here—and kept it even after he moved out of Paris since it was a sound investment. In the last few years, we started talking about renting it out and he donated the apartment to me and my sister to handle its remodel and subsequent rental. It just seemed like such a shame to keep this perfectly good apartment empty for no reason since neither he nor we lived in Paris to enjoy it regularly. And when we do visit, I’d rather stay with my kids anyway. Also to be fair, despite its good bones, it wasn’t exactly the homiest spot: very old carpeting everywhere, a pink tiled bathroom (before pink was cool!), and no living room space to speak of…

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21
Oct 18

A Modern Glam Tribeca Apartment — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Kalyn and Todd Chandler
Location: Tribeca — New York, NY
Size: 1,700 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years, owned

When Kalyn moved into her now-husband Todd’s apartment, the two were practicing lawyers. Kalyn was unhappy with her busy career, so Todd encouraged her to pursue her passion for design. With that extra push, Kalyn’s brand Effie’s Paper—a fun and feminine stationery and gift company — was born. Like the brand, Kalyn and Todd’s home is filled with a touch of glamour in every corner: the entryway is covered in metallic wallpaper, the dining room is illuminated by ornate chandeliers, and sleek furniture and accents add a shine to the space.

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20
Oct 18

An IKEA Product Developer's Light and Airy Home — House Tour

Name: Adam Wihlborg
Location: Former French Concession — Shanghai, China
Size: 950 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting

When Adam Wihlborg tells the story, it’s hard to believe that six flights of dark and dusty stairs once nearly deterred him from signing a lease on his spacious, light-filled flat looking out over the trees in Shanghai’s French Concession. Now, friends and visitors who have successfully ascended those steps are greeted with a cheerful vanity and tidy shoe rack, just a small sampling of the coziness to come: Inside the home, vanilla-custard colored trim, white walls, picture windows, and a jungle of greenery complement spaces neatly filled with vintage treasures and more modern, Scandi-style touches. The former refers to the collections he accumulated over nearly a decade in and around China, and the latter is the inevitable result of being a product developer at IKEA. Editor’s note: This is a tour rerun because it’s such a beautiful space.

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16
Oct 18

This Chic 406-Square-Foot Tiny Rental Feels Much Larger — House Tour

Name: Kristyn
Location: Pleasanton, California
Size: 406 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

I love that my apartment has the unique charm of a Victorian home but has been renovated to be comfortable and modern. My landlord is a contractor and did a beautiful job keeping the Victorian characteristics as he updated it. Living across the hall from one of my lifelong friends, Melissa [whose home we toured before!], is the best perk—we decorate the porch for holidays together, bringing home tons of pumpkins for the front stairway at Halloween and hanging fresh greenery for Christmas. We also share a birthday so our common hallway gets lots of birthday love, too!

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Oct 18

An Interior Designer’s Beautifully Styled 478-Square-Foot Brooklyn Home — House Tour

Name: Ali and Chip McEnhill
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Size: 478 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

When Ali and Chip McEnhill moved into their apartment in Cobble Hill Towers — a Brooklyn landmark built in 1879 — they were inspired to reintroduce and recover some of its original character. “We loved the history of the building and wanted our apartment to feel connected to it so we ended up adding back in many details that had been removed in the buildings 1980s remodel,” Ali explains. This included incorporating a decorative ceiling throughout the apartment and uncovering the original fireplace from behind a wall of plaster.

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