09
Dec 17

3 Friends Buy a Cozy Mountain Cabin Together in the Catskills — House Tour

Name: Amanda Jaffe, Kate McCann, Carina Romano
Location: Fleischmanns, New York
Size: 1,400 square feet
Years lived in: Less than a year, owned

Sometimes friends get together and profess their love of the same tall mountains and winding roads. For Amanda, Kate and Carina (me!), these confessions and conversations resulted in buying a dream getaway together in the ever-inspiring Catskill Mountains. Buying a home with ample land was at the top of our list, because we wanted to create a secluded retreat from Philadelphia — where we all live and work.

After three months of driving Upstate, seeing over 30 mountain homes with our adventurous realtor, and getting to know all of the best lunch spots along Route 28, the three of us settled on a perfect four-bedroom home in Fleischmanns, New York. Though the home needed some major cosmetic updating and TLC, it was easy to see the potential with five+ acres of mountaintop land laid before it.

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Nov 17

A Calm, Renovated, "Post-IKEA" Portland Home — House Tour

Name: David and Katy Kippen, and dogs Violet and Wally
Location: Laurelhurst — NE Portland, Oregon
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 12 years, owned

When Katy and David bought their 1922 Craftsman bungalow in Portland a dozen years ago, they visualized a place where they could enjoy privacy and calm, despite their home’s very urban location. With time and patience they have created their ideal space: modern, minimal and inspired by “nature, open spaces, and contrast.” The updates the couple have managed over the years — including gutting the kitchen and bathroom, and completely updating the landscaping — honor the vintage era of the home.

Katy is the owner and designer of Grayling, and David is part-owner of a hardware store in Portland. Katy explains the reasoning behind the calm, simple aesthetic of their home, “we both work in retail and our stores are highly stimulating environments. When we come home, we like to let our eyes rest.”

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Nov 17

A Minimal, Scandi-Influenced UK Home — House Tour

Name: Kate and Matt Williams, their children Daisy and Joseph, and their whippets Mimi and Olive
Location: Mistley — Essex, UK
Years lived in: 3 1/2 years

This Georgian home dates back to 1710 and sits on one side of the scenic High Street of Mistley village on the Stour Estuary in Essex. The air is scented with the salty smell of the river and the malty hops brewing in the large red-brick brewery nearby. It’s home to hairdresser Kate, her husband Matt (a firefighter), their two children and their much-loved family pets, whippets Mimi and Olive. Spread across four levels, the home has stunning views along the river from the back windows and a pretty, walled garden at the rear.

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11
Nov 17

A Perfectly Pink, Adorable Apartment in London's Notting Hill — House Tour

Name: Violet Victoria Dent and Harry Dent
Location: Notting Hill, London
Size: 588 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, renting

Millennial pink, rose quartz — whatever you call it, pink is definitely having a moment. One designer in London loves it so much she’s surrounded herself with plenty of shades of pink in the maisonette she shares with her husband in Notting Hill, London.

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07
Sep 17

"Chic Shaker" Is Our Vote for the Next Modern Farmhouse Look

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If the meteoric rise ofFixer Upper” couple Chip and Joanna Gaines has taught us anything, it’s that our collective appetite for modern farmhouse interiors isn’t waning. The style and its hallmarks—anything from ceramic apron sinks and finishes with patina to shiplap walls and reclaimed barnwood floors—is huge in home decor right now. But if you want to be ahead of the design game, our gut’s telling us that “Chic Shaker” is what’s coming down the pipeline.

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29
Aug 17

An Insta-Famous, Scandi-Boho Victorian Villa — House Tour

Name: Dee Campling, her husband, three children and cockapoo Ted
Location: Cheltenham — Gloucestershire, UK
Years lived in: 18 years, owned

Cheltenham-based interior and event stylist Dee Campling has recently risen to Instagram fame with her fresh, eclectic, and highly accessible approach to interiors and her often wry and funny take on family life. With a long-standing love of plants and the outdoors, she’s created a style that’s all about bringing the outside in and taking the indoors out. Dee’s interiors are filled with greenery of all kinds, like branches suspended or propped up for decoration. And she takes sofas, sheepskins and fairy lights outdoors to create the coziest of exterior spaces.

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