13
Dec 17

A Textile Designer's Layered, India-Inspired Home — House Tour

Name: Deepali and Naveen Kalia, Annika, 8 and Akhil, 2
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 12 years, owned

Deepali and Naveen began their life together in a traditionally Indian way — through an arranged marriage. She had just finished studying fashion design in India at NIFT, and moved to Oregon to join Naveen who works at Intel. She didn’t know anyone and wasn’t working, so she started making things: “I was dying of boredom, I had to do something…I was making artwork and upholstering furniture pieces. I had some friends in the silk business, and I got silk samples from them, and started making pillows and curtains. One thing led to another, and then I opened my shop.”

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05
Dec 17

An Envy-Inducing, Boho Glam RV Renovation — House Tour

Name: Liz and Tim Kamarul, with pups Bo and Cudi
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 176 square feet
Years Lived In: 5 months, owned

I find it incredibly inspiring when people shirk off their worldly possessions, say no to the 9 to 5, and trade a rent check for a home on wheels. And while the breathtaking natural landscapes you can see behind these vans, Airstreams and trailers on Instagram are stunning, it’s fairly unusual when the interior of a mobile home is elevated beyond just functional. Rarer still when your home is only a few square feet and lacks a foundation.

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25
Nov 17

Illustrators Share a Small, Art-Filled Queens Apartment — House Tour

Name: Siobhán Gallagher & John F. Malta
Location: Ridgewood, New York
Size: 520 square foot
Years Lived In: Siobhan: 3 years, John: 1 year, renting

Imagine: world’s cutest couple of professional illustrators living together in a gallery-like home filled with their friends’ magnificent art! Siobhán Gallagher, senior designer at Abrams Books and author of IN A DAZE WORK, and John F. Malta, visual artist, professor, and published author himself, are each other’s biggest fans. Together, the pen-and-paper-wielding duo reside in a cozy — albeit high-walled — two-bedroom in Queens, NY.

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10
Nov 17

A Globally Eclectic 19th-Century Haddonfield House — House Tour

Name: Sarah, Will, baby Romilly and Ramsey the bulldog
Location: Haddonfield, New Jersey
Size: 3,795 square feet
Years Lived In: 3 years, owned

Sarah and Will live in a beautiful 19th Century Haddonfield Manor House, designed and built by notable architect, Clement Remington. Remington was also involved in the construction of Philadelphia’s City Hall, the Curtis Building, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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24
Oct 17

A Ceramicist's "Southwest Modern" LA Remodel — House Tour

Name: Lake Sharp, husband Alex, and two-year-old Nevada
Location: Highland Park — Los Angeles, California
Size: 1,406 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

Lake Sharp is a skilled maker whose hand-thrown pottery, micro-batch textile goods, and exterior and interior design services comprise her business Array. In addition to being a kick-ass artist, she recently co-founded the “friendly, radically inclusive neighborhood gym and wellness center” EVERYBODY.

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18
Oct 17

A Mosaic Artist's Minimal & Modern Melbourne Cottage — House Tour

Name: Claire Plummer
Location: Brunswick — Melbourne, Australia
Size: 2,034 square feet
Years lived in: 15 years, owned

It might be surprising to learn that Claire Plummer — a telecommunications analyst by day, mosaic artist by night — is a self-confessed minimalist when it comes to decorating her home. But it’s precisely this conscious decision to keep it simple with furnishings that’s allowed the amazing, one-of-kind mosaic art she creates to shine.

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04
Oct 17

A First-Time Homebuyer's "Glam-ohemian" Charlotte House — House Tour

Name: Seana
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Size: 2,600 square feet
Years lived in: Own. I am a first-time home owner!

Seana does not claim to be a design expert, but she could have fooled us. As a corporate professional she spends her days in a more formal atmosphere, so her first house provides a unique canvas to express her creativity. Reluctantly labeling her style “Glamohemian,” she describes herself as a “modern bohemian with a touch of glamour” while rolling her eyes at herself. Seana’s home reflects an eclectic collection of influences that are very dear to her; her has family roots in Louisiana and she spent fifteen years in Brooklyn. Artifacts on display also illustrate her love and passion for hip hop and the African diaspora, as well as several “nerdy interests” and her “lifelong obsession with fashion.”

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05
Sep 17

A Tiny 1940s Studio Apartment with "Nerd Grandma" Style — House Tour

Name: Grace
Location: Washington, DC
Size: 495 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

After a marvelous tour with Irwin, fate brought us Grace in the comments thread; she’s a resident of the same, beautiful Art Deco-style apartment building with precisely the same floor plan. Whereas Irwin’s studio was brimming with rich earthy colors, I was delighted to see Grace’s interpretation of the space — in top to bottom pink.

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23
Aug 17

An Art Lover's Sunny Garden Flat in Cape Town — House Tour

Name: Jean Mortlock
Location: Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Size: 947 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

When Jean bought this apartment three years ago, not much needed to be done at all. Unfortunately, just one year later the apartment flooded — not once but twice — and all within two months! All the floors, cabinets and carpets had to be ripped out and replaced. Luckily, this meant Jean got to choose new paint colors, rugs and flooring, which made up for the inconvenience.

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