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May 18

This Atlanta Loft's Style Is "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" — House Tour

Name: Brittany Shields, husband Brett, brown lab, Bear, and little tabby cat, Gus
Location: Midtown — Atlanta, Georgia
Size: 1200 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

From a creative family, Brittany started her interior design company, Penny Shields, in 2010. It’s named after her “quirky and edgy grandmother,” and she offers her design services on residential and commercial projects. Not surprisingly, the home she shares with her husband and their pets is a stylish, comfy and creative space.

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Apr 18

An Organic Modern Nashville Carriage House — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Erin Walsh
Location: East Nashville — Nashville, TN
Size: 724 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, renting

“It’s not easy mastering the art of being minimal and warm, but I think Erin’s East Nashville rental apartment does it. And even more impressive, she did it in just four months! This is a tour greatest hit, but I think it’s worth another look.” — Adrienne Breaux, House Tour Editor

Erin moved from Buffalo, New York just four short months ago, but has already made this eclectic East Nashville space feel like home. The rental is a carriage house, owned by an elderly couple (who according to Erin are the sweetest landlords) and has been renovated with a unique style and focus on functional space.

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Apr 18

This Dutch Home Has the Perfect Moody Color Palette — House Tour

Name: Rowena Donker, her husband, their two daughters and two sons
Location: Breda, the Netherlands
Size: 1,238 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, owned

As the adage says: “If you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life.” This might sound trite, but Rowena feels very fortunate to be able to confirm this. She certainly has worked hard to transform her passion into a career. And one that she can combine with caring for her four kids without having to leave the house!

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Mar 18

A Renovated, Modern Attic Apartment in Barcelona — House Tour

Name: Nacho, Irene and baby Ray
Location: Gracia – Barcelona, Spain
Size: 750 square feet
Years lived in: Owned for 10 years

Nacho bought this 1930s attic apartment in rough, raw shape. The old kitchen is where the current kitchen is today. The beautiful mezzanine (that houses the master bedroom) didn’t even exist. After two years of remodeling it solo, he was ready to enjoy his loft “for one.” But then he met Irene, and a little later, a third resident arrived: baby Ray! “It was supposed to be [a home] for one, and suddenly we were three,” Nacho says.

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Mar 18

A Designer's Modern Blend in Denver — House Tour

Name: Elyza Brillantes and her husband Austin
Location: Denver, Colorado
Size: 2,100 square feet
Years Lived In: 1.5 years, owned

My husband and I moved to Denver from Jersey City, New Jersey for a change of pace and after getting married the year prior, we were ready to buy our first home. Having lived in small apartments together previously, we knew we wanted a house that had space to entertain and enough yard space for a garden.

We saw several houses before finding this one, and as soon as we stepped inside, we knew it was perfect for us. Both of us come from large families that love to entertain, so the open layout of the first floor really appealed to us. We love cooking, having friends over for dinner and board games, and throwing the occasional dance party, so having this larger space to have friends over was definitely one of our top priorities in choosing a home.

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15
Feb 18

A 160-Square-Foot, 1972 Airstream Is a Beautifully Renovated Home for Two — House Tour

Name: Rachael Gibilterra, her husband Virgil, and their rescue pup, Jovie
Location: San Diego, California
Size: 160 square feet
Years lived in: 3 months, owned

Rachael and Virgil live full time in this Airstream (currently parked at an RV park in San Diego) that they renovated themselves. She tells their story: We purchased this Airstream in March of 2017 with its 1972 original interior in all of its grungy glory, with nonfunctional electrical and a lovely infestation of cockroaches and remnants of mice and snake inhabitants, too, yikes! We gutted it all the way down, fixed the chassis and put in all new insulation, subfloor, electrical, plumbing…everything is fresh and new!

We had a lot of help from the Airstream community along the way, especially from the ladies who made us fall in love with Airstream life, Kate and Ellen of The Modern Caravan. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without such a huge, knowledgeable support group.

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Jan 18

Black Is the New Blonde: Is the Scandi Light Wood Trend Over?

While we’ll certainly shout our penchant for chic minimalism from the rooftops, there is one trend we’re seeing move the decor pendulum in a different direction lately. We’re still digging the starker approach when it comes to decorating our homes, but we’ve been noticing the Scandi wood trend may, in fact, be on the way out. Swapping light wood for black or smoked wood—while still acknowledging Scandi’s roots in minimalism—may just become your new obsession as well.

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Jan 18

A DIY-Obsessed Couple's Renovated 1960s Austin Home — House Tour

Name: Amy and Jed Rogers, dog: Prancy and cat: Barney
Location: Austin, Texas
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 2.5 years

When my husband, Jed Rogers, and I started our house hunt four years ago we knew our list of “must haves” was going to be tough to find all in one home. What we ended up finding? A 1964 one-story home with good bones and lots of potential in a desirable neighborhood. It didn’t check all the boxes on our list, but all it needed was some modern conveniences. We weren’t afraid of doing a little renovating and the house had many hints of being a great mid-century find.

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Jan 18

An Architect's Modern Mid-Century Mashup — House Tour

Name: Melissa Hon Tsai and Gary Tsai
Location: South Pasadena, California
Size: 3,101 square feet
Years Lived In: 1 year, owned

Melissa Hon Tsai is an interior designer and architect who favors a modern, minimal aesthetic. But when she designed and built her family’s three-bedroom home from the ground up, she had to marry her own modern taste with her neighborhood’s mid-century modern appeal. The result is a sleek, open-concept, two-story home with traditional mid-century lines and tons of natural light.

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Dec 17

A Contemporary & Cool Shipping Container Home in New Orleans — House Tour

Name: Seth Rodewald-Bates & Elisabeth Davies
Location: Carrollton — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 750 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years; Owned

Tucked into a long, narrow lot in the Carrollton neighborhood of New Orleans, not far from where the mighty Mississippi bends, is a sight you don’t expect to see among the shotguns, cottages, and bungalows: two giant steel boxes primed in Rust-Oleum orange-brown and stenciled with white numbers once used to identify cargo. Seth Rodewald-Bates, a landscape architect, and Elisabeth Davies, an assistant pastry chef, call these shipping containers home.

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