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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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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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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06
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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15
Jun 18

This Glam NYC Apartment Has the Best Bold Bedroom Ceiling — House Tour

Name: Brittaney Elise Minton
Location: Manhattan, New York
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: Almost 1 year, renting

The celebrity interior designer and lifestyle expert who launched BE by Brittaney Elise Minton knows how to design a space that wows. She’s designed several of the new Bellami Beauty Bars and the Calabasas residence of Bellami Hair’s founder, Nikki Eslami (a house which was once owned by Kylie Jenner!) She’s worked with celebrities like Zendaya and Selena Gomez. She’s designed spaces from hair salons to tattoo parlors. Every project has seen her signature combination of beauty, glam and style, including her own Manhattan rental apartment.

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07
Jun 18

This Brooklyn Rental Has Boutique Hotel Vibes — House Tour

Name: Grace Atwood and her Persian cat Tyrion Lannister Creampuff
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Textile Designer Rebecca Atwood isn’t the only one with talent in her family. Her sister, Grace Atwood, started (and runs full time) a blog called The Stripe as a “source of inspiration for the modern woman” eight years ago, covering all sorts of topics like DIY, beauty, fashion, travel, design, and more. Grace recently made the move from a small studio apartment in Manhattan to a roomy rental in Williamsburg, and she’s spent the last year designing a space as bold and inspiring as her blog.

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May 18

A Chicago Shop Owner's "Eclectic Parisian Bordello" Style — House Tour

Name: Marianne and Balthazar de Ley and pup Coco
Location: Logan Square — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, renting

Marianne is the shop owner of The Savoy Flea, A Modern Antiquary Studio, in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, a store specializing in an eclectic, maximalist mix of Parisian Chic, Hollywood Regency, and Art Deco styles. Over the course of shopping for her store, Marianne has collected rare and unique pieces for the home she shares with her husband Balthazar.

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12
Apr 18

A Fearlessly Decorated Loft in a Restored Firehouse — House Tour

Name: Bailey Li of Bailey Li Interiors
Location: The Valley Arts District — Orange, New Jersey
Size: 670 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

I love the idea of residing in a restored firehouse that is now used as a live/work art gallery that houses a group of creatives from different mediums! It’s like living in a piece of history that is birthing a new story. There were once tales of horse-driven fire carriages that would load up right in my space and head out to save lives in the nearby community. And now there are several tales being created daily of amazing artists of different walks of life that occupy the entire structure in an effort to bring new life and a new perspective to a community that desperately desires a refresh!

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08
Apr 18

A "Laid-Back Glamorous" San Francisco Studio — House Tour

Name: Kym Pesola
Location: Lower Pacific Heights — San Francisco, California
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

“I wouldn’t say ‘no’ to a real dining table and more space, but it’s actually cozy to gather around on the floor and the sofa when friends come to visit.” In one sentence, media relations manager Kym Pesola sums up big pros and cons of studio apartment living: the intimacy it can offer and the lack of space. So she made the best out of her home by dividing it to suit all her needs (even squeezing in a keyboard). Although Kym claims decorating didn’t come naturally to her at first, she’s clearly a master of it now: her small studio is a study in sophisticated glam and laid back functionality.

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Feb 18

The Bold & Beautiful Beverly Hills Home of the Founders of Too Faced Cosmetics — House Tour

Name: Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson, the co-founders of Too Faced Cosmetics, and their chihuahua, Clover
Location: Beverly Hills
Size: 2,121 square feet
Years Lived In: 2.5 years, owned

Too Faced Cosmetics—the cruelty-free global beauty and cosmetics brand started in 1998 and sold in over 30 countries—is known for its ability to not take makeup too seriously. Their “Better Than Sex” mascara is iconic with a cult-like following. They’re responsible for the world’s first glitter eye shadow. And frankly I appreciate any company that so freely uses puns in its product names (looking at you, “Chocolate Brow-nie“). And the Beverly Hills home shared by the company’s married co-founders Jeremy Johnson (CEO/Action Man) and Jerrod Blandino (Chief Creative Officer/Dreamer) is as similarly rebellious, tongue-in-cheek and colorful as the company they helm.

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