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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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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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Feb 18

"California Vintage Global Glam" in North Carolina — House Tour

Name: Ariene C. Bethea and Daren Z. Bethea II (and Mini)
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Size: 3,100 Square Feet
Years lived in: 9 years, owned

There are dreamers and there are doers. Ariene Bethea fits into the latter. Ariene brought her dream to life through her designer furnishings storefront, Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio. She has been called a “design maven,” whose arrival is “changing the face of design in the South.” Her style is abundant throughout her residence in Charlotte, which she shares with her husband, Daren, (a dreamer and a doer in his own right). Daren provides his expertise in chiropractic medicine through Charlotte’s first mobile chiropractic clinic. Passion defines Ariene and Daren’s home and life.

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Dec 17

An Adventurously Dreamy Home with a Touch of Golden Glam — House Tour

Name: Audra Wrisley
Location: Alexandria, Virgina
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 3 years

A super successful photography business isn’t the only thing Audra and her husband, Thijs, have built together; they’ve also transformed their 1940s condo into an inviting and beautiful home to share with family and friends.

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Nov 17

The Timeless Houston Home of the House of Harper — House Tour

Name: Caroline Harper Knapp, her husband, and their sons, Knox and Andrew
Location: Briargrove — Houston, Texas
Size: 2,500 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

When Caroline Harper Knapp moved back to her home state of Texas a few years ago from New York, she knew she would have more space to design a home for her and her family. Having almost 2,500 square feet to work with meant she would get to experiment with traditional home elements that the lack of space in New York had not allowed her to — like a large entryway, a formal dining room, and a living room that offers several seating options.

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Oct 17

A Classic Glam Apartment in Italy Designed on a Budget — House Tour

Name: Marci and Carlos Cordero, with children Penelope and Mitchell
Location: Vicenza, Italy
Size: 2,150 square feet
Years lived in: 5 months, renting

Marci and Carlos have only lived in their Italian apartment for five months, but you’d never know it from looking around. There are photos and art hung (even with the stubborn concrete walls!) and every piece of furniture seems to fit into place and have a home. This could be because of Marci’s philosophy of being incredibly intentional with bringing things into her home, or because they’re a military family and pros at moving by now.

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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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Sep 17

A Small But Glamorous West Hollywood Studio — Video House Tour

Name: Dominic A. Cerino IV
Location: West Hollywood — Los Angeles, California
Size: 560 square feet
Years lived in: 4.5 years; Rented

When interior designer Dominic submitted his House Call, many of you proclaimed that you couldn’t believe it was a rental. Well, that impression is all down to Dominic’s incredible attention to detail. He convinced his landlord to refinish the bathtub before he moved in, he painted or wallpapered every wall in the place, and he even had a custom faux fireplace/TV enclosure built for the living room.

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Sep 17

A Modern Glam Tribeca Apartment — House Tour

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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