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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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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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Oct 18

This Cute Renovated Tiny Home on Wheels is Called Augustine the Airstream — House Tour

Name: Nate Lavender and Taylor Lavender and Summit the pup
Location: Currently in West Virginia! Indianapolis by January
Size: 250 square feet
Years lived in: 9 months, owned

Our home is a 34-foot 1992 Airstream Excella 1000–her name is Augustine. After months of scouring the Internet every night, we found Augustine on Craigslist. She was located in St. Augustine, Florida, three hours north of where we were living at the time. We fell in love immediately, problems and all.

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Oct 18

This Home's Cheery Decor and Wallpaper Will Make You Smile — House Tour

Name: Jennifer Biswas, husband, son (2 years), daughter (8 months), dog
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Size: 3,600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

When my now-husband, Rishi, and I got engaged we started looking for a home to purchase. Since he’s a California kid living in Minnesota, he was dead set on getting a new construction home so we didn’t have to deal with frozen pipes and all the joys of older homes. I, on the other hand, wanted an old home full of character that we could update and make our own. After walking through countless sterile new builds that felt like a hospital and just as many older homes that felt like you were going to fall through the floor, we pulled up in front of a spec home for its open house. One look at it and its adorable pergola out front, I knew it was the one. Yes, it had some of the elements of new construction that I disliked, but it had so many things about it that we both loved.

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Oct 18

The Most Colorful Rental-Friendly Apartment Renovation — House Tour

Name: Cortney Moore and Tyler Moore
Location: Studio City Neighborhood — Los Angeles, California
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Since getting married back in 2011, we’ve moved at least once a year. We hopped around Nashville for a few years before moving out to Los Angeles, and have moved twice since we’ve been here. We both love to go out and be social, but we cherish our time at home as well. I’d say we’re both about 50/50 on the extrovert/introvert scale, so that “at home” time to relax, reconnect, and recharge is 100 percent necessary. And we’ve always kind of been in search of that feeling of “sanctuary” when it came to our home, and it’s been hard to find, as we’ve always been renters.

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Aug 18

A Modern Montreal Home Has the Best Black and White Tile Backsplash — House Tour

Name: Maca Atencio, husband Esteban, and kids Nico and Oli
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Size: 1,120 square feet
Years lived in: 11 months, owned

Living in Montreal can be fun, artsy, and beautiful, and that’s completely on display in lifestyle blogger Maca Atencio’s home. She and her husband Esteban had waited a couple of years to buy the perfect house for their little family, and this one had every single detail they wanted! The wonderful eco-friendly house is located in the heart of Montreal, and it was designed in a modern multi-level layout, with ceilings over 12 feet and mezzanines.

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Aug 18

This DIYed, Colorful House Is the Complete Opposite of Boring — House Tour

Name: Tina Bousu and family (including four kids and four dogs!)
Location: North Colorado
Size: 4,500 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years, owned

This house is essentially our dream home! We have a large family and had quickly outgrown our starter home and this neighborhood and home were so far out of anything we ever thought we could have. I was half seriously looking at homes in the area for sale and this one came up. It was way out of our price range at the time but I couldn’t help but dream. Turns out it was a foreclosure and didn’t sell; fast-forward six months and the price had dropped so much that it was in our price range! After a hellish three-month closing we’ve lived here happily ever since.

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Jul 18

A Designer Created a Colorful Connecticut Home on a Budget — House Tour

Name: Angela Belt, her husband Leon and their daughter Brooklyn
Location: West Hartford, Connecticut
Size: 900 square feet
Years Lived In: 8 months, renting

Angela’s career revolves around interior design and creativity. As a senior designer and contributing editor for Homepolish and an interior stylist and art director for AphroChic, her work has been featured in publications like Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The Washington Post and more. Both her portfolio and the home in West Hartford she shares with her husband and daughter are proof that she’s got a passion for design and a keen eye for what is on trend.

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Jul 18

This Chicago Home Has the Best Use of Color — House Tour

Name: James Conley and Kurt Heinrich
Location: Rogers Park — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

A lot can happen in a year. Last summer, just a few weeks after closing on this home and a few days before their wedding, James and Kurt’s kitchen and bathrooms were demolished for renovation (and therefore not in working order.) But that didn’t stop them from celebrating their love. The couple quickly painted the living room, gathered friends and family, and were married in their living room right in front of this fireplace.

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