11
Dec 17

A Compact & Chic Classic Railroad Apartment in NYC — House Tour

Name: Monica Dyer
Location: West Village, New York
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, rented

Monica and her husband have lived in this apartment in New York for about three years and have transformed it into a perfect compact and chic city home. It’s light-filled and lovely, designed with a fresh outlook and plenty of savvy. They’ve gone with a warm neutral color palette, a personal, updated take on traditional decor and have utilized really simple yet smart design solutions throughout to truly make the most of a challenging layout.

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10
Dec 17

A Pro Organizer's New Orleans Home (Named Barbarella!) — House Tour

Name: Tami Hills
Location: Central City — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,266 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 6 years

Tami Hills never imagined she would buy a move-in ready home. The professional organizer and DIYer dreamed of buying an old New Orleans house she could fully renovate. But after looking at nearly a hundred properties in a fiercely competitive market, she was exhausted. “I would fall in love and be outbid. It happened over and over again,” she explained.

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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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03
Dec 17

Eclectic Patterns in a Greenwich Village Studio Apartment — House Tour

Name: Emily Graff
Location: Greenwich Village, New York
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years

This home in Greenwich Village is full of energy thanks to bold and colorful patterns. But it also feels quite larger than its small size. The owner Emily has done an amazing job with maximizing space by utilizing a Murphy bed, smart furniture layout planning and wallpaper as a means of visually dividing the space. And her eclectic decor makes for a cozy, comfy home.

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27
Nov 17

A Food Stylist's Charming Petite Studio (With a Soul) — House Tour

Name: Kim Mahair
Location: West Hollywood, California
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 3 years

Kim Mahair is a food photographer and stylist who was given “first dibs” on her West Hollywood studio apartment after her friend, the home’s previous tenant, moved out. Years of actively coveting the petite studio’s dreamy french windows and charming details paid off. All of the furniture in Kim’s small studio is a vintage find, or was inherited when she moved in, giving her the perfect Parisian-style perch, overlooking the enchanting West Hollywood sites below.

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26
Nov 17

A Perfect Tiny "Modern Shed" in California — House Tour

Name: Rebecca Froelich
Location: San Rafael, California
Size: 364 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 1.5 years

The design, architecture, landscaping and thoughtful details of this tiny California space come together to create harmony. You will be shocked at how much beauty lives inside its 364 square feet frame. Nestled on the back of a gorgeous property just minutes from San Francisco, this tiny home serves as an oasis for traveling guests.

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20
Nov 17

A Pinterest Employee's 232-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio — House Tour

Name: Cindy Zhang
Location: Soma — San Francisco, California
Size: 232 square feet
Years lived in: Rented less than 1 year

Finding a nice, affordable apartment has become a challenge for anyone moving to San Francisco. When Cindy moved in 2016 from San Diego, she was super happy to find a cute little studio in the hip neighborhood of Soma. A mix of new buildings and old warehouses, housing mostly start-ups, Soma is quickly becoming a residential neighborhood.

Cindy’s studio shows you don’t have to live in a huge space to live comfortably. She drew inspiration from Scandinavian design, contemporary typography and vintage posters to decorate her small home. But she also heavily considered furniture shapes and sizes to complement the layout of her studio; Cindy’s small studio actually feels quite spacious. And she’s carved out dedicated areas for work, relaxing, hosting friends, and even for her beloved piano. Besides working at Pinterest, she is also a proud member of the band Mino.

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19
Nov 17

A Colorfully Eclectic 450-Square-Foot Studio in Greenwich Village — House Tour

Name: Jennie Cohen
Location: Greenwich Village
Size: 450 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 5.5 years

This bright and airy Manhattan studio is full of mid-century charm while at the same time feeling comfortable and modern. The minimal use of vibrant color creates a startling contrast in this clean white space.

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13
Nov 17

An "Urban Cottage" Studio in Hell's Kitchen — House Tour

Name: Amelia Nicholas
Location: Hell’s Kitchen, New York City
Size: 490 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 3 years

This small studio apartment in Hell’s Kitchen might look familiar…we toured it recently in its “non-holiday” state. Simultaneously moody and soothing, Amelia’s talents for interior design and entertaining are apparent — and we had to visit her again to see how her small home looks for the holidays! Just the right amount of decor, a modern yet festive color palette and a warm and welcoming vibe…you can see why Amelia’s friends describe her home as a “warm hug!”

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06
Nov 17

A Creative Cottage and Ceramic Studio in Australia — House Tour

Name: Chloe Gard and Joel Dwine
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Size: A cottage and backyard studio
Years Lived In: Renting for 1.5 years

Chloe and Joel’s home looks like a simple old timber cottage just on the Southside of Brisbane city. But if you take a look inside, you will find a quirky and nontraditional extension done by an architect, complete with a built-in attic-bedroom, corrugated iron walls and old French doors as windows. There is even a sweet little station house in the backyard, used as Chloe’s ceramic studio.

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