11
Sep 19

This Renter Convinced Her Landlord to Remodel and the Result is a Modern and Stylish Apartment


When Heidi first moved into this rental apartment she was 22 and all her furniture and belongings came from her childhood room, dead relatives, or the literal trash. But now it’s a stylish and more grown-up home.
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21
Feb 19

An Experimental Food Designer's Home Is Inspired by Mister Rogers — House Tour

Name: Emma Orlow, roommates
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant — Brooklyn, New York
Years Lived In: 2 years, renting

Emma Orlow doesn’t just write about food, she makes art with it. Among some of the things she’s done with food, according to her website: Representing the varied food histories of Brooklyn neighborhoods in an edible installation; turning a tablecloth into a coloring book using spices, and creating a performative dining experience in an abandoned department store building, to name a few. When it came time to decorate the Brooklyn apartment she shares with roommates, Emma used the same visual tools seen in her work: Fun and playfulness.

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Feb 19

This Incredibly Cute and Colorful Cottage Used to be a 1950s Free-Standing Motel Room — House Tour

Name: Chris Murphy
Location: Saugatuck, Michigan
Size: 950 square feet
Years Lived In: 3 years, owned

I own a vintage (and new) home furnishings store in Chicago, District Chicago. Whenever I needed a break I found myself going up to Michigan to camp to de-stress and be in nature. A couple years into this routine, I started looking for a house that would help with my escape. I wanted a place that was quiet, but not too quiet (I am from a big city after all) and still had lots of trees and nature.

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30
Jan 19

9 Places to Find Inexpensive, Modern Furniture

Of course we all love IKEA, but sometimes you want something just a little different (or something that all your neighbors don’t already have). The trick, of course, is that finding beautiful, modern furniture at inexpensive price points is a little like finding a needle in a haystack. If you’ve got champagne taste and a beer budget, take a look at this list of eight retailers where you can satisfy your design craving — while still being able to pay the rent.

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08
Jan 19

A Fun Swedish Home Has a Pink Kitchen and an Indoor Skate Ramp — House Tour

Name: Christin Haussman, my husband Lars, with our two kids Calle and Emma.
Location: Upplands Väsby — North of Stockholm, Sweden
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years Lived In: Myself 4 years, the hubby 12 years, owned

I am originally from Germany but have lived in England and Scotland, until moving to Sweden five years ago. Sweden is a bit of an outdoorsy-type country, so I was like let’s start a new hobby! I started skateboarding, because well, that just always looked real fun, right? Long story short, eventually I met my now-husband, Lars and his son Calle. Making another long story short—with a few years on and a baby added in the mix and a spontaneous elopement in Las Vegas—we are living a fun, not always easy, but exciting patchwork-family life.

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Jan 19

A 500-Square-Foot Colorful Maximalist Condo in Toronto — House Tour

Name: Chad Burton, Burger Kim, and Terrence the cat
Location: Queen West — Toronto, Canada
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: 7 months, owned

As creatives whose vision is often outside the box, this couple has completely (and colorfully) transformed a bleak condo into a vibrant masterpiece. Chad Burton has a career as a stylist and fashion editor, while Burger works as Canada’s visual merchandiser for Gucci. Together, they’ve used every corner and inch of their 500-square-foot space to invite character and style into the home.

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18
Dec 18

This Entire Home Was Furnished for Under $4,000 — House Tour

Name: Rachel Stroly, husband, and two rescue cats
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years Lived In: 3 years, owned

The house has a totally granite exterior and sits on top of a hill, so we fondly call it the “Frankfurter Fortress,” a.k.a. “The Fort.” I met my husband four years ago at a Halloween party. He was dressed as a chicken and I was a hot dog (frankfurter) so there are a lot of hidden (and not so hidden!) references to that around. A good friend made us the perfect entryway cross stitch that says “Home Sweet Frankfurter Fortress” and it has a chicken and hot dog holding hands. I love all the little personal touches like that around the house.

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29
Nov 18

A Textile Designer's Modern Colonial Is Incredibly Cheery — House Tour

Name: Erin Flett and family
Location: Gorham, Maine
Size: 2,400 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

We found an open lot in the middle of an established neighborhood in Gorham, Maine, and instantly fell in love. It was almost four acres, half-wooded, and half-open and flat. We decided to build a traditional colonial while keeping the details extremely modest, simple, and understated with a ton of white space with clean line finishes from the baseboards to the doors, kitchen cabinets and shelves. I love the simplicity of white on white and using found galvanized vintage industrial lighting, as well as vintage milk glass as much as possible and bringing in pops of color from found vintage art, small pieces of furniture, and my own hand-drawn, hand-silk screened textiles to help bring it together. My favorite two areas in and around our home is my giant yellow barn door I found on Craigslist that we incorporated for my home studio and my recycled granite curbing walls for my perennial garden with recycled Portland, Maine, cobble stone.

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Nov 18

A Renovated 1950s House Is Full of Colorful Tile Inspiration — House Tour

Name: Stacy and Ben
Location: San Diego, California
Size: 2,930 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned

It was the enviable views of the ocean and quirky mid-century details that appealed to Ben and Stacy when they bought this house, which hadn’t been renovated since it was built in 1958. Located in a bohemian beachside community in San Diego, the couple was expanding their family and looking for a place to settle where growing kids would feel comfortable for many years to come. They hired Jackson Design and Remodeling to help them remodel the house.

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31
Oct 18

A 1960s Portland Home After a "Fast & Furious" Remodel — House Tour

Name: Kami Gray, her husband Bryant and dogs Ben and George
Location: Mt. Tabor Neighborhood — Southeast Portland, Oregon
Size: 2,968 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned

Kami and Bryant started dating when they both lived on different floors of the same condo building. After falling in love, they decided to buy a house to live in together. They purchased a home on Mt. Tabor — an extinct volcano and one of the highest points in Portland — and jumped right into a major remodel.

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