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Sep 18

An Eclectic 1910 Portland Home Decorated From Scratch — House Tour

Name: Lisa Zigarmi and Paul Del Vecchio, and French Bulldogs Luna and Boom
Location: Hollywood District — Portland, Oregon
Size: 3,290 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Lisa and Paul met and fell in love in New York City, and when they made the decision to relocate to Portland three years ago, their biggest challenge was starting from scratch. The couple brought hardly more than their bed and a sofa from their previous home to their new Portland digs. “We wanted our new home to feel layered from multiple sources,” Lisa says. “It was hard to get settled, while not buying furniture from one store.”

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Aug 18

A Dilapidated Old Church Becomes a Happy Vibrant Home — House Tour

Name: Jenny Mountford, owner of Attic and Fable
Location: Bridgetown, Western Australia
Size: 1894 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned

Jenny has always been drawn to color, the avant garde and items that have a history. To hold something in her hands that’s been held by many hands before her gives her such pleasure, allowing herself to wonder about the life both it, and its owner, may have led. So even though when Jenny first stumbled across this building it was in quite a sad and sorry state, she knew that its rich history was something she could not pass up.

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Aug 18

A Beautiful Vintage-Filled Studio Apartment in a Former Church — House Tour

Name: Deanna Leone, Jessie Mademann (and Thurston & Shermie the cats)
Location: Fishtown, Philadelphia
Size: Large Loft Studio (don’t know the square foot)
Years Lived In: 2.5 years, renting

Fishtown is one of Philadelphia’s many booming neighborhoods, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a unique (and affordable!) home in the area. When you’re as creative as Jessie and Deanna, settling for a typical white-wall one-bedroom isn’t the ideal. The two were thrilled when a photographer friend of theirs had a vacant loft in his restored and renovated Fishtown church. What’s better than 15-foot windows, stained glass, and original pews throughout your home to give a sense of irreplaceable character?

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Aug 18

A 118-Square-Foot DIY Converted Bus Is a Lovely Tiny Home — House Tour

Name: Kai and Julie
Location: Homebase is Berlin, Germany
Size: 118 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, owned

We found our home in Berlin by accident. We saw the bus standing on the street on our way to grab a coffee and bought it one day later without knowing anything about US school buses. In Germany you rarely find buses like that and the size is perfect for traveling Europe.

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21
Jul 18

An Austin Vintage Treasure Hunter's Second-Hand Style — House Tour

Name: September Scott
Location: Austin, Texas
Size: 740 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, renting

Designer September Scott is all about the hunt—for treasures, one-of-a-kind finds and absolutely any found object she can reinvigorate. “Almost all the pieces in my space are reclaimed from an estate sale, flea market, Goodwill or on the side of the road. My passion is bringing new life into found objects,” she writes.

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Jul 18

An Executive Vice President at Refinery29 Lives in a Whimsical NYC Carriage House — House Tour

Name: Ashley Miles and Sam Miles and their two daughters
Location: West Village, New York
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting

Ashley’s 1800s carriage house in the West Village is as steeped in history as it is style; photographer Diane Arbus and her two daughters were once residents. Now, Ashley—the Executive Vice President of Sales & Brand Partnerships at Refinery29—and her husband Sam (college sweethearts from Ole Miss!) share the space with their two daughters, Mylah (six years old) and Holland (18 months old). “We discovered our beloved carriage house four years ago while strolling through the village… [w]e were first drawn to the carriage house for its charming personality and privacy away from everyday city life.”

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Jul 18

Instead of Moving, This Couple Rearranged, Updated, and Revitalized Their Current Home — House Tour

Name: Devin Kirk, husband Chad and their son Harry
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years, owned

While buying a new home and working to renovate it and make it fit your family’s needs is tough… I argue that sticking with the home you currently have and trying to see it and transform it into the dream home you want might be just a titch more impressive. At least it feels that way in Devin Kirk’s case. Devin is currently the VP of Merchandising for home decor brand Jayson Home, and when he and his husband Chad were about to enter a new chapter of life (become dads!) they considered moving to a new home. As you’ll read below in Devin’s own words, buying a new house for baby turned out not to be the course their life took.

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09
Jun 18

A "Crap Whisperer's" Colorful, Converted Attic in Concord — House Tour

Name: Arnie Arnesen
Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, own

“Everything is an excuse for art and color,” Arnie muses about her apartment, or as she calls it, her “pied-à-terre:” a 900-square-foot, open-concept living space on the attic story of a Victorian house in Concord. “As a young girl I always wanted to live in an old attic in a historic home or a Manhattan loft,” Arnie explains. “When I inherited this huge old Queen Anne from my aunt, the attic, with its widow’s walk, vaulted ceilings, and sloping walls was screaming: this is home! Reinvent me!”

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31
May 18

This Los Angeles Home's French Doors Will Floor You — House Tour

Name: Tracy Bunkoczy
Location: Koreatown — Los Angeles, California
Size: 1,170 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

A massive leak in her last home—a beautiful Silver Lake rental apartment— forced design executive Tracy Bunkoczy to move a year ago. She had to find a new place to live in a hurry, so when she found this gem—a condo in a gorgeous refurbished French Normandy style building in Koreatown—she decided go all in and buy rather than commit to a new lease. It’s a move that meant she had to decorate her new home without spending a ton of money. “If I had unlimited resources I would definitely make some different choices, but I had to create this environment on a budget,” Tracy explains.

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May 18

An Urban Shaman's Brooklyn Home is Her Spiritual Sanctuary — House Tour

Name: Donna Henes
Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Size: 3,150 square feet
Years lived in: 29 years, owned

Donna Henes is an internationally-renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, eco-artist, author, speaker, and workshop leader. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, uses her sacred space and home as a ceremonial center, spirit shop, spiritual practice and consultancy where she offers intuitive tarot readings, spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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