13
Dec 18

A Minimal and Modern Amsterdam Houseboat Is Dreamy — House Tour

Name: Annelies, Hans, their son Scott and Harry the dog
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Size: 1,507 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years, owned

Born and bred on a houseboat, Annelies has lived on the water practically her whole life. She and her husband Hans had a brief stint of living in a conventional house, but after a year and a half living on land, a great opportunity popped up that they couldn’t resist: a mooring spot became available a stone’s throw away from where Annelies spent her childhood. Eager to build their own house, the couple jumped at this unique chance. The location is fantastic — since the water is right behind a levee it’s very quiet, and yet it’s merely a 10-minute bike ride to the center of Amsterdam.

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Nov 18

This Home Is Cool New York Loft Meets Chic London Flat — House Tour

Name: Laura Burkitt and Ben Sarner
Location: Queen’s Park, London
Size: 1,229 square feet
Years Lived In: 18 months, owned

Laura Burkitt, a lifestyle and event stylist, bought this two-bedroom flat in Queens Park, London with her boyfriend a year and a half ago. “We bought the apartment as we wanted a garden flat, and decided to do an extension and renovation to make more of the space.” Laura left the magazine world to go freelance 18 months ago, so this was a perfect job for her to focus on at the time.

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Nov 18

Cats and Bright Colors in an Eclectic Modern Country Home — House Tour

Name: Katie Day, her partner and three adorable cats
Location: Dayboro — Queensland, Australia
Years lived in: 7 months, owned

Katie has only recently moved into her cute Queenslander-style home in the country town of Dayboro, a 50-minute drive from Brisbane, Australia. The home was lovingly restored by a local building firm, and Katie’s added her “modern country” style to the space…along with filling the house with three cats and colorful sofas. Moving from the inner suburbs, Katie is thrilled to call this new house “home.”

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13
Nov 18

This 1950s Bungalow Is an Interior Stylist's Creative Playground — House Tour

Name: Karine Matte, Louis, Danick and Pablo, the Golden Doodle
Location: Vieux-Longueil, Québec
Size: 2,200 square feet
Years lived in: 9 years, owned

Karine is an interior stylist and founder of Matte & Glossy. She is also a color junkie, a decor consultant, a blogger, and an avid traveler. She lives with her husband Danick and their son Louis in this charming 1954 bungalow in Old Longueuil. Their home is her creative playground.

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07
Nov 18

A Delightfully Dark & Dramatic DIY Rental Home — House Tour

Name: Pati Robins, my husband Colin, daughter Olivia, and two dogs, Shy and Lilly
Location: Cardiff — Wales, Great Britain
Size: 644 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years, renting

I have lived in this rented home for 13 years along with my husband Colin, daughter Olivia, and two dogs, Shy and Lilly. I was born in Poland and moved to the U.K. when I met my husband. And when we first moved into this rental home, the whole house was painted in magnolia paint [the British equivalent of “Builder’s beige”], which also showed nicotine stains coming through the paint.

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25
Oct 18

A Couple Renovates a Classic Buenos Aires Home — House Tour

Name: Fernando and Maximiliano
Location: La Boca — Buenos Aires, Argentina
Size: 1,130 square feet
Years lived in: 8 years, owned

When Maximiliano and Fernando were looking for a place to live, they realized they could afford a bigger home if they were willing to give it some TLC before moving in. They found a house in this building of La Boca, a neighborhood known by its bright-colored dwellings, the first home of many immigrants, and the story of tango.

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20
Oct 18

An IKEA Product Developer's Light and Airy Home — House Tour

Name: Adam Wihlborg
Location: Former French Concession — Shanghai, China
Size: 950 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting

When Adam Wihlborg tells the story, it’s hard to believe that six flights of dark and dusty stairs once nearly deterred him from signing a lease on his spacious, light-filled flat looking out over the trees in Shanghai’s French Concession. Now, friends and visitors who have successfully ascended those steps are greeted with a cheerful vanity and tidy shoe rack, just a small sampling of the coziness to come: Inside the home, vanilla-custard colored trim, white walls, picture windows, and a jungle of greenery complement spaces neatly filled with vintage treasures and more modern, Scandi-style touches. The former refers to the collections he accumulated over nearly a decade in and around China, and the latter is the inevitable result of being a product developer at IKEA. Editor’s note: This is a tour rerun because it’s such a beautiful space.

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Oct 18

A Traditional Wooden House in The Netherlands Was Built by Windmill Restorers — House Tour

Name: Wendy van Wilgenburg and two sons Willem (10), and Adam (12)
Location: Zaandam, The Netherlands
Size: 500 square feet (the house), 1500 square feet (garden)
Years lived in: 6.5 years, owned

My name is Wendy van Wilgenburg, and I am a visual anthropologist and documentary filmmaker focusing on craftmanship. I have made films on master craftmanship for over twenty years and decided to found the Craft in Focus Festival to engage a large audience with the beauty of handmade objects.

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Oct 18

This Swedish House Is an Art Deco Scandi Dream Home — House Tour

Name: Ulrika and family
Location: Norrköping, Sweden
Size: 1,507 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years, owned

Apartment Therapy’s first Scandi Week might be officially over this year, but that doesn’t mean our love of Scandinavian design has ended. And this lovely, light-filled Swedish home of fashion and interior influencer Ulrika (who Instagrams under the handle, @colorelles) is a beautiful look at colorful, organic modern Scandinavian-inspired design.

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30
Sep 18

Your Key to Good Sleep Lies with Scandinavian Bedrooms

Welcome to Scandi Week—Apartment Therapy’s seven-day focus on all-things Scandinavia (often defined as the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway). Sometimes it seems like the whole world is obsessed with trying to copy this corner of the globe, from its timeless style aesthetic to its now-famous coziness rituals. For the next week, we’ll take a look at all of it—cleaning, pop culture, and of course tons of eye-popping design inspiration. Pull up a blanket and get hygge with us.

Bedrooms should be calming spaces, where it’s easy to cast off the stresses of the day. Look to Scandinavian bedrooms, with their limited palettes, organic materials, natural light, and verdant plants, for inspiration when creating a sleeping space that helps you relax and catch some quality ZZZs.

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