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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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14
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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Jun 18

This Australian Home Celebrates Fun, Happiness & Color — House Tour

Name: Helen Bayley and husband Chris Bayley. Daughters Charlotte (9), Annabelle (7), and Imogen (6).
Location: Queensland, Australia
Years lived in: 11 years, owned

Helen Bayley knows how to create happiness with color. In 2013 she launched Lovestar, a company that vibrantly re-imagines the old-fashioned ceramic wall vase out of modern materials like Lucite. Helen and her husband handcraft their products in their studio in Brisbane, and the vases have been a huge hit since day one. A success story likely due to the fact that these cheery vases—shaped into clever, playful images like Frida Kahlo, Iris Apfel, and hearts—just spread joy. It’s the same vibe in the couple’s home, which they share with their three daughters.

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May 18

An Interior Designer's Ambitious DIY Remodel Filled With Vintage Finds — House Tour

Name: Michelle and Alex Gage
Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania
Size: 2000 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

“Everything needed to go!” That’s how interior designer Michelle Gage describes the Havertown house she and her husband bought three years ago. Because it’s in the suburbs, they were able to get more for their money — 2000 square feet — but Michelle reports that though large, it was, well, hideous.

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May 18

This 231-Square-Foot Mini Modern Cottage Is a Must-See — House Tour

Name: Zoe Peters
Location: Mill Valley — California
Size: 231 square feet
Years lived in: 3.5 years

Nestled under trees on the far edge of family property in Mill Valley is a charming cottage Zoe calls home. Near Mount Tamalpais, it’s the perfect home base for a nature lover. And it’s got a history packed with artistic spirit; the space used to be her brother-in-law’s grandmother’s art studio. A little over three years ago, Zoe made a fantastic deal with her family; she would convert the small existing structure into a home in exchange for living in the space. Though Zoe’s renovation updated the cottage’s look, it’s still an inspiring space: Artwork created by Zoe adorns the walls.

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May 18

Inside a UK Home with Palm Trees, Pineapples and Leopard Print — House Tour

Name: Steve and Beth Parnell
Location: Manchester, UK
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

“Our home incorporates our love of pattern and color and also retro style—I like to call our interior style Eclectic Modern Retro!” describes Beth Parnell, founder of Dotty Dishes. “When we moved from London to Manchester two years ago, this was the only house we viewed. We knew straight away what a lovely home it could be and the gorgeous period features such as the stained glass, original wooden floorboards and picture rails really sold it to us.”

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