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Jan 19

A Fun Swedish Home Has a Pink Kitchen and an Indoor Skate Ramp — House Tour

Name: Christin Haussman, my husband Lars, with our two kids Calle and Emma.
Location: Upplands Väsby — North of Stockholm, Sweden
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years Lived In: Myself 4 years, the hubby 12 years, owned

I am originally from Germany but have lived in England and Scotland, until moving to Sweden five years ago. Sweden is a bit of an outdoorsy-type country, so I was like let’s start a new hobby! I started skateboarding, because well, that just always looked real fun, right? Long story short, eventually I met my now-husband, Lars and his son Calle. Making another long story short—with a few years on and a baby added in the mix and a spontaneous elopement in Las Vegas—we are living a fun, not always easy, but exciting patchwork-family life.

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21
Dec 18

A Rental Home's Made Personal with Color and Culture — House Tour

Name: Shehar Bano Rizvi and Mohsin Mujtaba Rizvi and three kids
Location: Doha, Qatar
Size: 5,000 square feet
Years Lived In: 1.5 years, renting

It’s not just this home’s size that’s impressive; I was struck by how much Shehar—a lifestyle blogger and photographer—was able to take a fairly beige rental house and turn it into a personal space for her and her family. The rich jewel tones she’s used throughout as accent colors are inspiration for those looking to add more color to their home’s palette. And she’s deftly mixed a surprisingly robust amount of IKEA furniture in with other purchases (as well as family antiques) to create a high-end look. Though this home is a lot larger in size than what many of us live in, it holds a lot of inspiration inside, and I enjoyed getting to see into a home from this part of the world.

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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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30
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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