A Blogger's Easygoing "House Homemade" — House Tour

Name: Joel and Jessica Nickerson and their two daughters Location: Denton, Texas Size: 2,000 square feet Years Lived In: 8 years, owned Jessica has filled each room of her home with unique finds, DIY elements, and vintage pieces to create a warm and welcoming environment. On her blog, House Homemade, she shares her passion for creating a cozy home and demonstrates how to recreate her favorite DIY pieces. She recommends shopping around your own home and switching furniture between rooms to keep your spaces fresh and interesting (which she does quite often in her own home). READ MORE » Powered Read More

A Cozy Century-Old Coastal Cottage in Australia — House Tour

Name: Kirsty Davey and Simon Taylor and their daughter, MaliLocation: Victoria, AustraliaSize: 180 square meters (1,672 square feet)Years lived in: 7 years; Rented Kirsty and Simon moved to Victoria’s coast from Melbourne when they realized they were spending nearly every weekend there to feed Simon’s addiction to the Australian surf. It’s been a love affair ever since, with weekends spent cooking, surfing, gardening, and enjoying the relaxed coastal lifestyle. Their daughter, Mali, has only ever lived on the Great Ocean Road, and now they can’t imagine going back to the city. Their home is a tapestry of textures, fibers, and Read More

This Hand-Painted, Patterned Farmhouse Is Drenched in Color — House Tour

Name: Kristin Nicholas. I live here with my husband Mark and teenage daughter JuliaLocation: Western MassachusettsSize: 3500 square feetYears lived in: 20 years, owned Our home was built in 1751 in western Massachusetts on a south facing knoll. It sits alongside an abandoned apple orchard that backs up to a small mountain populated with all kinds of wildlife. In the orchard during the growing season, our flock of sheep and lambs graze and rest, graze and sleep. Just outside my basement studio door, I grow a large flower and veggie garden. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A "Wishfully Minimalist, Hopelessly Maximalist" Catskills Cabin — House Tour

Name: Danielle and Ely FrankoLocation: Tannersville, New YorkSize: 1,529 square feetYears Lived In: Every weekend for the past two years, owned “We purchased our home two years ago, somewhat on a whim,” begins Ely Franko. He and his wife Danielle love living and working in New York City, but after five years of a hectic urban life, they had started to yearn for “greener pastures.” The couple weren’t very familar with Tannersville, or the Hunter Mountain area. “In fact, when we purchased our home we didn’t even know we were on a street that ends at North-South Lake, one of Read More

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

Name: Amanda Jaffe, Kate McCann, Carina RomanoLocation: Fleischmanns, New York Size: 1,400 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: David and Katy Kippen, and dogs Violet and WallyLocation: Laurelhurst — NE Portland, OregonSize: 650 square feetYears 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 Read More

A Minimal, Scandi-Influenced UK Home — House Tour

Name: Kate and Matt Williams, their children Daisy and Joseph, and their whippets Mimi and OliveLocation: Mistley — Essex, UKYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Violet Victoria Dent and Harry DentLocation: Notting Hill, London Size: 588 square feetYears 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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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

(Image credit: Domino) If the meteoric rise of “Fixer 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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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

Name: Dee Campling, her husband, three children and cockapoo TedLocation: Cheltenham — Gloucestershire, UKYears 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 Read More