This Incredibly Chic Dorm Room Makeover Proves No Room is Beyond Hope

Name: Isabella and Mary Ashlyn Location: LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Going off to college is an exciting time…new friends! New challenges! But it’s also a time of stuffing yourself into a tiny concrete box with a complete stranger when you move into a dorm room, an experience that can be made much more attractive when your mom is an interior designer. Melissa Moffett’s daughter Isabella and her roommate Mary Ashlyn’s dorm room went from a cold, grayish, empty room to a cozy and chic space for both studying and relaxing. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A College Student's Small Home Is a '60s-Inspired Hang Out — House Call

Name: Trevor DodsonLocation: Auburn, AlabamaSize: 550 square feetYears lived in: 3 years I started renting this apartment my sophomore year of college and stayed until after graduating. It’s one side of a small, brick duplex in Auburn, Alabama. I love the idea of rescuing quality furniture and not buying cheaply made and overpriced brand new items—so most of my furniture pieces are from thrift stores and consignment shops. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A "Southern Hipster" Home's Great for Hosting an Adopted Roller Derby Family — House Call

Name: Marie Provence, my two cats Howard and AlanLocation: Atlanta, Georgia Size: 891 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned My home is a two-bed, one-bath, renovated ranch-style home in the Jefferson Park neighborhood outside of Atlanta, Georgia. My two cats Howard and Alan are my fluffy housemates. I enjoy my house because it is perfect for entertaining with two French doors that open to a large patio in the back, and kitchen/dining/living room areas that flow seamlessly into one another. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

40+ Plants Fill This Couple's 500-Square-Foot Studio — House Call

Name: Vanessa Combe, my partner Blake, and our cat MarlonLocation: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSize: 500 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, renting Apartment hunting in Toronto is a miserable affair. The city gets more expensive every year and the lack of housing—especially affordable housing—means that everyone is fighting tooth and nail for a place to call home. If you’re hoping that “home” will be above ground, or have a “real” bedroom, or have any interest or originality or character to it, then you have to be ready to rise above all the other applicants and, most importantly, be ready to pay. Read More

This Colorful California Condo Has the Coziest Window Seats — House Call

Name: Pratiksha Tandon, husband, and 17-month-old daughterLocation: Foster City, CaliforniaSize: 1,350 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting I am an architect and an interior designer married to a data scientist currently living in the Bay Area, California. We moved to the Bay Area from Connecticut a year ago to be close to family. The thing that made us fall in love with this house were the big gorgeous windows on all three sides with beautiful views of green outside. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Fabulous Forever Home Is Full of Colorful Accents — House Call

Name: Clayton Brant, husband Keith and two little boys, Fischer and FordLocation: Carlisle, PennsylvaniaSize: 2022 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned We found a four-acre property right outside of town with beautiful trees in a very quiet neighborhood, and built a house on a very strict budget. We were committed to keeping our footprint relatively small (around 2,000 square feet), so we designed the interior of the house to use space very efficiently and functionally. We opted for an open concept floor plan and made sure certain spaces would accommodate our existing furniture. We splurged in areas that mattered Read More

This Hairdresser's Home Is a Playground of Patterns — House Call

Name: Erin Love, husband, two daughters, and two dogsLocation: Russiaville, IndianaSize: 2,300 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, owned Our home is set back on a semi-wooded lot in the country. I would describe it as a cozy cottage. It was built in 1977 and has so many cool “older” quirks that won me over instantly. I am drawn to earth-toned colors and pretty textures and patterns. I keep the main palette black and white so I can add all of the pops of color I want… because I love color!! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Plants and Pattern Add Color to This Beach Bohemian Bungalow in California — House Call

Name: Janelle Burnett, husband George, daughter Sienna (2 years old) Carson (3 months old), and two fur babies Lola and MarilynLocation: Mission Viejo, CaliforniaSize: 2,000 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, owned My husband and I bought our home over two years ago when I was pregnant with our daughter Sienna. We could only afford a fixer upper so we gutted it and redid almost everything on our own. Remodeling a house while pregnant is something I wouldn’t recommend; it is no joke. We finished it just in time to welcome Sienna, who is now 2. It is a labor Read More

A Small, Minimal, and Modern Renovated London Flat Looks Way Bigger Than It Is — House Call

Name: Melissa Smith Machado and husbandLocation: London, EnglandSize: 474 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, owned My husband and I bought the flat three years ago and this is our first real home together. We were waiting on a lease extension so the purchase process took seven months and we were without a home for six weeks. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Boho Minimalist Plant Lady's Brooklyn Rental — House Call

Name: Abby FullerLocation: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New YorkSize: 500 square feetYears lived in: 3 months, renting I work in developer relations for Amazon, so I’m on the road a lot! I wanted something that felt homey and comfortable, without requiring a ton of maintenance (i.e., no plants that would die if I left them for 10 days. I killed a lot of them experimenting with this before I finally asked my mom for help!) I work from home when I’m not traveling, so it was important to separate work space from sleeping space. No computers allowed in the bedroom! READ Read More