14
Dec 17

A Natural, Neutral & Sunny Duplex Penthouse in Barcelona — House Tour

Name: Fabiola, Javier, Claudia (5) and Guillermo (2)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Size: 1,720 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned

When Javi and Fabi first saw this space on the top floor of a beautiful duplex in the family-friendly neighborhood of Eixample, it was completely different. All of the fixtures were outdated and the layout needed to be reconfigured. Undeterred, they saw the potential of the space and decided to do a complete overhaul.

As the proud parents of two young kids, their main concern when redesigning the layout was making sure that each space served a practical function…and that they had plenty of storage. Working closely with talented architect, Abel Perez, and his interior design team, they were able to achieve all of their needs while creating an elegant aesthetic they both desired.

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Dec 17

A Nomadic Couple's Raw & Earthy Australian Beach Shack — House Tour

Name: Amelia Stockdale and Kayne Assan
Location: Busselton, Western Australia
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

After returning from traveling and living all over Australia two years ago, Kayne and Amelia were lucky enough to be offered this beach shack to rent in Busselton through a friend. Busselton happens to be Kayne’s hometown, and at first this rental was supposed to be a temporary visit before their next adventure. Yet, two years have now passed, and they have completely fallen in love with their affordable little beach shack…and can’t see themselves moving anytime soon.

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06
Dec 17

A Dutch Home in Hues of Blue — House Tour

Name: Karlijn, Daniel and their cat Harrie
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Size: 1,076 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Karlijn is a teacher at a school for children with special needs. It’s a very rewarding job, though at times it can also be pretty challenging. When a day has been especially strenuous, she loves to unwind in the lovely home she shares with Daniel and their cat Harrie. In fact, decorating the house they bought three years ago has become quite a passion. “One can argue if it’s genetics, but I share this passion with my mom and sister,” she grins, “the three of us even have a WhatsApp group dedicated to all things interior design! We love to share inspiration and ideas, neat items we’ve stumbled upon as well as a new purchase.”

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04
Dec 17

Fun, Fabulous, Pink & Patterned in Edinburgh — House Tour

Name: Emily Murray, husband and two young sons
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Size: Four-bedroom Victorian terraced house
Years lived in: Owned 6 years

Lifestyle journalist Emily Murray, who’s also behind the fabulous interior blog The Pink House, doesn’t shy away from color. Or pattern mixing. Or pretty much any daring design element at all. Wanting to be closer to their parents while the kids were young, Emily and her husband moved to Scotland six years ago after living in London for over a decade, and she describes the home they live in as a “crazily colourful Victorian/Arts & Crafts terrace.” Though the house they occupy is located on an idyllic street with country vibes, Emily sometimes misses the hotels, restaurants and other fabulously decorated spots she used to hang in before kids. So she brought the excitement and boldness of the city to her home!

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01
Dec 17

A Happy Modern Renovated Melbourne Home — House Tour

Name: Sara, Damien, Vincent (7) and Lawrence (5)
Location: Bentleigh East — Melbourne, Australia
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

Sara and Damien purchased their home in Bentleigh East three years ago, and it’s been a great first family home for the couple and their two children. In fact, the process of renovating the house actually sparked Sara’s interest in interior design — so much so that after completing the reno she embarked on a “back to school” journey! She has also recently started up her own small interior decoration and design business, Sedia Studio.

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30
Nov 17

A Nordic Style London Flat — House Tour

Name: Isabella and Oscar
Location: Wembley, London
Size: 870 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 year, owned

Having grown up, studied, and worked in Hong Kong, Isabella and Oscar went on a trip of a lifetime to Iceland, fell in love with Europe and decided to relocate to London together to pursue their dream of traveling around this little continent. Isabella, a graphic designer and Oscar, an art director, both found jobs in the creative hub of East London, but when they were looking for a home, they were immediately taken by this two-bed flat by the canal in Wembley, London.

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21
Nov 17

A Minimal, Scandi-Influenced UK Home — House Tour

Name: Kate and Matt Williams, their children Daisy and Joseph, and their whippets Mimi and Olive
Location: Mistley — Essex, UK
Years lived in: 3 1/2 years

This Georgian home dates back to 1710 and sits on one side of the scenic High Street of Mistley village on the Stour Estuary in Essex. The air is scented with the salty smell of the river and the malty hops brewing in the large red-brick brewery nearby. It’s home to hairdresser Kate, her husband Matt (a firefighter), their two children and their much-loved family pets, whippets Mimi and Olive. Spread across four levels, the home has stunning views along the river from the back windows and a pretty, walled garden at the rear.

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21
Nov 17

Why Wet Rooms Might Be Better Than Traditional American Bathrooms

Bathrooms are a little bit different all over the world. Bathrooms in Europe often have a hand sprayer but no showerhead. Many Japanese bathrooms have a tub inside the shower. In Pittsburgh, some houses have toilets in the basement, right out in the open. And in other countries, there is a particular style of bathroom known as the wet room.

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18
Nov 17

A Lifestyle Store Owner's Minimal, Timeless Home — House Tour

Name: Audrey Morissette her husband Francois and baby William
Location: Blainville, Quebec
Size: 2,380 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

Audrey Morissette established her store Boutique Vestibule in 2014 in the Mile End of Montreal. Vestibule is an original lifestyle concept shop that offers decorative accessories, clothing brands, jewelry and many local products carefully chosen, all in a minimalist, feminine and timeless style. Her house in Blainville, which she shares with her husband Francois and newborn baby William, is just like her shop: feminine, colorful and full of life!

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15
Nov 17

The Coastal Chic Australian Home a Couple Built Together (from the Ground Up) — House Tour

Name: Franz and Patsy Knapp with kids Felix (6) and Betty (4) and dog Ludo
Location: Dunsborough, Western Australia
Size: 1,615 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, owned

Franz, a stonemason, and Patsy live in a home they built together from the ground up. Their beautiful home is located on seven and a half acres in the coastal town of Dunsborough, well-known for its white sandy beaches and holiday atmosphere. Not only is the beach a stone’s throw away, the house is also surrounded by natural bushland — big shady trees, lots of native flora and fauna — making it an ideal place to bring up two happy and energetic children.

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