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 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, QuebecSize: 1,120 square feetYears 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. READ MORE » Read More

A Dutch Instagram Star's Cozy Farmhouse Is a Labor of Love — House Tour

Name: Jellina Detmar, her husband Jan, their children Déjan and MelinLocation: Kollum, the NetherlandsSize: 2,422 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years, owned It’s hard to believe Jellina and her family moved to this old farmhouse a mere one and a half years ago. The former residents had created a drywall box within the house, concealing many of the home’s beautiful elements like the big wooden beams. She and her husband Jan really wanted to let these original features shine, so they had to strip everything bare before they could start building up again. An immense amount of work, especially since Read More

Color, Pattern, and Patina in a Design Blogger's London Home — House Tour

Name: Ruth Matthews, husband Dan and son TedLocation: Wallington — London, UKSize: 1,050 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years “The right colour has such an impact on the way you feel about your home, and I like to think the colours we’ve used make ours a relaxed and happy home,” says Design Soda blogger and interior stylist Ruth Matthews of the London home she shares with her husband and their two-year-old son. All of the rooms in their home are painted in different colors — ranging from off-whites to subtle blue-greens and deep blue-greens and grays — that form a Read More

From Blank Slate Spec House to Bold Boho Home — House Tour

Name: Lita Lee, Mike Martin and their four childrenLocation: Edmonton, AlbertaSize: 2,550 square feetYears lived in: 4 years, owned Lita Lee claims to be “just a girl who decided to go for it.” And the it she went for was taking a large spec home from a blank slate to a bold, bright home that’s the perfect fit for her family. And in the process, she discovered her passion and talent with interior design, launching Crave Interiors. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Studio Becomes a Cool Two-Bedroom in this Clever London Reno — House Tour

Name: Julia Maile and Kurt Maile and their daughter FlorenceLocation: Angel — Islington, LondonSize: 620 square feetYears lived in: 9 years, owned Nine years ago, lifestyle journalist Julia and her husband Kurt, a tech consultant, invested in a tiny, run-down studio flat in a period conversion in the heart of Central London’s Islington neighborhood. The flat had a strange sleeping platform arrangement, but also had the benefit of a huge (by London standards) flat roof terrace. So the couple hired architects and builders to build an entirely new level on the flat roof, enabling the whole space to be rearranged Read More

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, AustraliaYears 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. Read More

New Yorkers Start From Scratch in a Bright Swedish Apartment — House Call

Name: Louisa Johnsson Zea, husband Mario and cat AychaLocation: Lugnet — Malmö, SwedenSize: 667 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years, renting Mario, my husband, and I share this place with our cat Aycha. We moved to Sweden from New York City almost two years ago for work (I’m the director for a European Social Fund project) but left most of our things in storage in NYC. So when we got the apartment here we pretty much had nothing, which gave us the opportunity to start from scratch again. It is really fun to have a second shot at developing your Read More

A Downtown Toronto Condo with a Dual Personality — House Tour

Name: Joseph LukLocation: Downtown, TorontoSize: 550 square feetYears lived in: 2 years; owned Have you ever felt that your home has a dual personality depending on the time of day? The season? Joseph does. During the day, the space is bright, airy and open. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the city, giving the illusion that you’re in the clouds. Transitioning into the evening, the lighting is dim and moody — perfect for having a mellow night in. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Macramé Master's Organic Modern Dutch Home — House Tour

Name: Aysu Sener, her daughters Ebru and EzgiLocation: Dordrecht, The NetherlandsSize: 1,300 square feetYears lived in: 3 years; renting Interior decorating has been Aysu’s passion for as long as she can remember. She loves to change things up so frequently her daughters are no longer surprised when they come home from school to find a whole new arrangement! Aysu adores plants; they’re actually the only items she’s really attached to. Combined with her preference for natural colors, her home is an urban oasis where one will feel instantly at ease. She often makes use of tactile materials that are also Read More