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Oct 18

A Bold Boston Rental Uses Color to Beat the Winter Blues — House Call

Name: Lindsey Daigle, husband, four kids, a dog, and a cat.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years, renting

We are a family of six: two boys and two girls, parented by Sam, who is an aircraft mechanic, and Lindsey who is a flight attendant who also co-owns a little curated boutique of women’s clothing called Kindred and Kin.

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Oct 18

A New Yorker's Minimal, New Home Strives for Hygge — House Call

Name: Ilana Ozernoy and an adorable black poodle puppy
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

I live in a one-bedroom apartment in a brand new luxury building in Williamsburg, NY—just one block off the East River. I work as an executive at a global media company now but, for most of my twenties, I was a journalist—a foreign correspondent covering war. There is a long-established tradition among foreign correspondents to always bring something home for the editor, so early on in my career, I got in the habit of hunting down cool things from far-flung places: a hand-woven Uzbek tapestry from Chicken Street in Kabul, a Dinka Headrest found in Kenya’s Rift Valley, a beautiful Isfahan carpet I bargained for in Baghdad. It’s been a while since I hung up my war boots but I will never stop traveling, hunting, and collecting.

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30
Sep 18

Proof This Color Combo Is the Most Versatile Palette of All

Did you catch this rad house tour from Buenos Aires? Each room was bursting with bold design elements balanced and mixed to perfection. But something about the living room really stuck out to me: it’s an excellent example of the versatility of a black and white color palette. In other words, if you’re someone who gets tired of the same look after awhile and you like to mix it up, take some notes from this home. It’s a room with design ideas that work with any style and make it easier to change up the look on a whim.

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17
Sep 18

An 1870s Victorian Conversion in London Is All Kinds of Lovely — House Call

Name: Kelly Love, my boyfriend Chris
Location: London, England
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

Our home is a two-bedroom Victorian conversion in the Greenwich borough of London, built in the 1870s. It has beautiful high ceilings with the original cornice details and bay windows in the two main rooms, which flood the space with light. We also own the main hallway and big old front door of the house plus the front garden, which is often communal in conversions. This gives a gorgeous, grand entrance into the apartment and makes it feel more like a house.

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16
Sep 18

How To Create a Bedroom Closet Out of Thin Air

Though it would seem like life without a closet in your bedroom is an impossible way to live, it’s more than just possible — it can even look stylish. All these beautiful homes below have something in common: The master bedroom either doesn’t have a built-in closet or doesn’t have nearly sufficient closet space. But, these home dwellers were able to come up with an elegant storage solution anyway. Whether you’re in the same no-closet/not-enough-closet boat as they are — or you’re just looking to add more storage to your home — use these storage solutions as inspiration for your own “closet” project.

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09
Sep 18

SoCal Meets Mid-century Modern in a Small Santa Monica Guest House — House Call

Name: Hank Geer and girlfriend
Location: Santa Monica, California
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

We live in a guest house in Santa Monica, surrounded by an avocado tree, a lemon tree, and an orange tree. When we moved in it was mint green and covered in fleur de lis. Hank took his love for furniture and turned our apartment into his first interior design project.

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03
Sep 18

A California Loft's Palette Feels Like a Surf Trip in Mexico — House Call

Name: Laakea Laano and my Jack Russell Terrier
Location: Oakland, California
Size: 720 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned

I’m so blessed to live in this neighborhood. My Jack Russell (a.k.a. The Boss) and I can walk to the movie theater, coffee shops, Fenton’s, used bookstores (they still exist, yay!), and, of course, the pet store. My apartment gets a lot of natural light but stays cool because of all the redwood trees around the building. I’m inspired by the ocean, and since I no longer live near it, my home needs to remind me of the waters off Hawaii and California, with deep water blues and remnants of ocean life. I love color, and went with colors that feel like a surf trip in Mexico.

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30
Aug 18

The 5 Design Books I'll Always Keep on My Bookshelf

As the House Tour editor here at Apartment Therapy, looking at a wide range of homes is a requirement (and a delight!). And while many of those spaces I see online, I still have a penchant for flipping through the pages of a good coffee table design book for inspiration.

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27
Aug 18

This California Ranch Home's Ethereal Ambiance Is Inspiring — House Call

Name: Paleny Toros and husband
Location: Van Nuys, California
Size: 1,592 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months, owned

My husband and I bought our 1958 ranch style home in May of 2017 and spent six months remodeling before we moved in over Thanksgiving weekend. We did major work in the kitchen, dining room, and two bathrooms, and some minor changes in the two bedrooms, living room, garage, and sunroom.

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26
Aug 18

This Couple Aced Organizing a 400-Square-Foot Apartment — House Call

Name: Crystal Meyer, and my husband, Garrett
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Size: 475 square feet (400 if you’re not counting closets or the bathtub)
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

My husband and I are both mechanical engineers—he works designing power plants, and I work at a roller coaster design company. Our engineering brains definitely drive our space to be functional.

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