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Feb 19

A Victorian House from the 1880s Is Now a Jewel-Toned Modern Gem — House Call

Name: Rachael Klieman, husband (Nisar), Dogs (Red & Otis)
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Size: 2,800 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned

When my husband, Nisar, and I first saw our house, we fell in love with the details from 1880. The carvings on the trim, the pattern of the oak floors, the original patinated brass hardware, the oversized windows. Nevermind that the kitchen, bathrooms, and mudroom were all a disaster. Who needs a working dishwasher when you have quarter-sawn oak trim!?

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Feb 19

This 400-Square-Foot Modern Brazil Home Feels So Much Larger Than It Is — Professional Project

Project by: Filipe Battazza and Raoni Mariano of Fábrica Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

This professional project is one of those amazing examples of how you can do so much with so little when you harness the power of design. Engineered by architects, using a lot of sleek materials, this exact renovation might be out of reach for some, but it’s still filled with tons of ideas you can steal to make a small home work (and look) so much better.

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Feb 19

Our Favorite (Cozy/Sexy/Stylish/Beautiful) Bedrooms Ever

You bet I left the sexiest room—the bedroom—of these Love Letters from the Editors for Valentine’s Day. Whether you use your bedroom for love-making, watching TV, sleeping, or some combination of all three, chances are it’s one of your favorite rooms of your home. Who doesn’t love curling up in bed and waking up refreshed? The bedrooms in this list are the best of both worlds: They’re cozy enough to be relaxing but stylish enough to be inspiring.

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Feb 19

A 494-Square-Foot Studio Was Decorated on an Awesomely Small Budget — House Call

Name: Erica Thomas
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York
Size: 494 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

I live in a 494-square-foot studio apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is the first apartment I’ve ever lived in that has a really fantastic layout that utilizes all of the space well. It has 10-foot ceilings and a wall of eight-foot windows, so it definitely feels bigger than it is. I’ve lived here six months and prioritized getting the space decorated and organized as soon as possible. Otherwise, I know myself, and I would be living with a bunch of unpacked boxes indefinitely.

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Feb 19

These Are Some of Our Favorite Living Rooms of All Time

This Valentine’s Day I’m celebrating the special kind of love many of us feel for gorgeously decorated homes. I asked my co-editors here at Apartment Therapy to divulge their favorite rooms from house tours have been… of all time. It was a hard task for us all (there have been so many gorgeous tours throughout the years), but we’ve managed to narrow it down to those rooms that make us swoon the most. Today enjoy the picks of some of our favorite living rooms ever.

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Feb 19

A Small Charleston Cottage Is Cute, Cozy and Calm — House Call

Name: Gillian Beach
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Size: 975 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

I bought my house three years ago. I was just about to give up on my search when this house that I had seen the previous year became available again. It was under contract but that fell through and I was at the right place at the right time. The number one reason for buying a home was to have my own garden. I have enjoyed slowly designing the garden how I envisioned.

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Feb 19

Before and After: A '70s Airstream Gets Saved from Shag Carpeting

Sheena and Jason’s vintage Airstream is a soothing, lovely, bohemian dream on wheels. They travel the States in it with their beautiful dog Riley. Now the interior is all-white, with natural textures and bold patterns, but it sure didn’t look that way when they bought it.

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Jan 19

This Apartment's Views Feels Like Living on a House Boat — House Call

Name: Miya Kusumoto, my kitten, Poppy
Location: Riverside — Jacksonville, Florida
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

The Riverside House—Rochester House as it was originally known—was built in 1869 as a boutique hotel that could accommodate up to 40 guests. Perhaps the most famous guest that stayed at the hotel was Mary Todd Lincoln—reportedly she came down South to recover from arthritic pain.

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Jan 19

Before and After: The Total Transformation of a Tiny Studio

Francis decided to rent this small (like, only 365 square feet) studio apartment in Miami when he got sick of his commute to work from Fort Lauderdale. The seven-minute drive from his office was nice, but the old, dirty looking tiles and the outdated kitchen were not.

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Jan 19

A Small and Chic Paris Apartment Maximizes Every Inch — House Call

Name: Louise Lechat, husband Guillaume Lechat, and 11-month-old daughter
Location: Paris, France
Size: 580 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

My husband and I bought the apartment in 2016 and use it as our base when we are in Paris. We are both photographers. It’s in a really vibrant area of Paris called Pigalle, which is just below Montmartre. It’s on the sixth floor (without an elevator) but there is a window on the roof, which we replaced with a Velux window. When you go onto the roof you have views of the Sacre Coeur and the Eiffel tower. You feel on top of the world!

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