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

Name: Jenny Mountford, owner of Attic and Fable Location: Bridgetown, Western AustraliaSize: 1894 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Deanna Leone, Jessie Mademann (and Thurston & Shermie the cats)Location: Fishtown, PhiladelphiaSize: 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 Read More

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

Name: Kai and JulieLocation: Homebase is Berlin, GermanySize: 118 square feetYears 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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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

Name: September ScottLocation: Austin, TexasSize: 740 square feetYears 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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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

Name: Ashley Miles and Sam Miles and their two daughtersLocation: West Village, New YorkSize: 1,300 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Devin Kirk, husband Chad and their son HarryLocation: Chicago, IllinoisSize: 1,600 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Arnie ArnesenLocation: Concord, New HampshireSize: 900 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Tracy BunkoczyLocation: Koreatown — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1,170 square feetYears 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 Read More

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

Name: Donna HenesLocation: Prospect Heights, BrooklynSize: 3,150 square feetYears 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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Dreamy DIY Remodel of a 1972 Airstream Home — House Tour

Name: Brandon and Gabi FoxLocation: All over (Loosely based in the Pacific Northwest)Size: 27-foot, 190 square foot 1972 Airstream OverlanderYears lived in: 3 years, owned Gabi and Brandon’s plans to travel the country in a tiny trailer caused some concern among friends. Living in such a small space with another person is too challenging, right? Not for this creative couple. “Turns out we get along together just fine, sharing less than 200 square feet, 24/7/365. In fact, throughout it all we ended up getting married and starting a wedding photography business together, so I think it’s worked out pretty well Read More