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Oct 18

A Bold Boston Rental Uses Color to Beat the Winter Blues — House Call

Name: Lindsey Daigle, husband, four kids, a dog, and a cat.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years, renting

We are a family of six: two boys and two girls, parented by Sam, who is an aircraft mechanic, and Lindsey who is a flight attendant who also co-owns a little curated boutique of women’s clothing called Kindred and Kin.

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Oct 18

A New Yorker's Minimal, New Home Strives for Hygge — House Call

Name: Ilana Ozernoy and an adorable black poodle puppy
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

I live in a one-bedroom apartment in a brand new luxury building in Williamsburg, NY—just one block off the East River. I work as an executive at a global media company now but, for most of my twenties, I was a journalist—a foreign correspondent covering war. There is a long-established tradition among foreign correspondents to always bring something home for the editor, so early on in my career, I got in the habit of hunting down cool things from far-flung places: a hand-woven Uzbek tapestry from Chicken Street in Kabul, a Dinka Headrest found in Kenya’s Rift Valley, a beautiful Isfahan carpet I bargained for in Baghdad. It’s been a while since I hung up my war boots but I will never stop traveling, hunting, and collecting.

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Sep 18

An 1870s Victorian Conversion in London Is All Kinds of Lovely — House Call

Name: Kelly Love, my boyfriend Chris
Location: London, England
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

Our home is a two-bedroom Victorian conversion in the Greenwich borough of London, built in the 1870s. It has beautiful high ceilings with the original cornice details and bay windows in the two main rooms, which flood the space with light. We also own the main hallway and big old front door of the house plus the front garden, which is often communal in conversions. This gives a gorgeous, grand entrance into the apartment and makes it feel more like a house.

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09
Sep 18

SoCal Meets Mid-century Modern in a Small Santa Monica Guest House — House Call

Name: Hank Geer and girlfriend
Location: Santa Monica, California
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

We live in a guest house in Santa Monica, surrounded by an avocado tree, a lemon tree, and an orange tree. When we moved in it was mint green and covered in fleur de lis. Hank took his love for furniture and turned our apartment into his first interior design project.

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03
Sep 18

A California Loft's Palette Feels Like a Surf Trip in Mexico — House Call

Name: Laakea Laano and my Jack Russell Terrier
Location: Oakland, California
Size: 720 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned

I’m so blessed to live in this neighborhood. My Jack Russell (a.k.a. The Boss) and I can walk to the movie theater, coffee shops, Fenton’s, used bookstores (they still exist, yay!), and, of course, the pet store. My apartment gets a lot of natural light but stays cool because of all the redwood trees around the building. I’m inspired by the ocean, and since I no longer live near it, my home needs to remind me of the waters off Hawaii and California, with deep water blues and remnants of ocean life. I love color, and went with colors that feel like a surf trip in Mexico.

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27
Aug 18

This California Ranch Home's Ethereal Ambiance Is Inspiring — House Call

Name: Paleny Toros and husband
Location: Van Nuys, California
Size: 1,592 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months, owned

My husband and I bought our 1958 ranch style home in May of 2017 and spent six months remodeling before we moved in over Thanksgiving weekend. We did major work in the kitchen, dining room, and two bathrooms, and some minor changes in the two bedrooms, living room, garage, and sunroom.

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26
Aug 18

This Couple Aced Organizing a 400-Square-Foot Apartment — House Call

Name: Crystal Meyer, and my husband, Garrett
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Size: 475 square feet (400 if you’re not counting closets or the bathtub)
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

My husband and I are both mechanical engineers—he works designing power plants, and I work at a roller coaster design company. Our engineering brains definitely drive our space to be functional.

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Aug 18

A Small Phoenix Home Has the Cutest, Sun-Filled Kitchen Corner Art Studio — House Call

Name: LaurieAnne Gonzalez, husband Taylor, and dog Hazel
Location: Arcadia Neighborhood — Phoenix, Arizona
Size: 952 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

My husband and I rented our little 1950s 952-square-foot ranch home for a year before buying and renovating it to become our own. Before we renovated, the house was very dark and closed off with a lot of wasted space. My mom, who has designed renovations for her own personal homes, came up with a plan that made our little house feel much larger than it really was. Working with a local contractor, we opened up walls, we completely reconfigured the kitchen, bathrooms and closets, we smoothed out the outdated textured walls and ceiling, and we replaced all of the flooring, windows, and doors.

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13
Aug 18

A College Student's Small Home Is a '60s-Inspired Hang Out — House Call

Name: Trevor Dodson
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years

I started renting this apartment my sophomore year of college and stayed until after graduating. It’s one side of a small, brick duplex in Auburn, Alabama. I love the idea of rescuing quality furniture and not buying cheaply made and overpriced brand new items—so most of my furniture pieces are from thrift stores and consignment shops.

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12
Aug 18

A "Southern Hipster" Home's Great for Hosting an Adopted Roller Derby Family — House Call

Name: Marie Provence, my two cats Howard and Alan
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Size: 891 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

My home is a two-bed, one-bath, renovated ranch-style home in the Jefferson Park neighborhood outside of Atlanta, Georgia. My two cats Howard and Alan are my fluffy housemates. I enjoy my house because it is perfect for entertaining with two French doors that open to a large patio in the back, and kitchen/dining/living room areas that flow seamlessly into one another.

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