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May 18

A Vintage Dealer's Art-Inspired Mid-Mod Long Island Home — House Tour

Name: Kate Pearce, husband, and kids, Eva and Jo
Location: Long Island, New York
Size: 2,300 square feet
Years lived in: 10 months, owned

Having studied Art History, Kate Pearce spent many years immersed in the art world, interning at places like the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and more. But it wasn’t just art that fascinated her; she also fell in love with antiques. And after ten years of discovering sweet finds at estate sales for herself, she launched Kate Pearce Vintage in 2015.

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May 18

Steal These Rental Decorating Hacks From a '70s-Inspired Bachelorette Bungalow in California — House Tour

Name: Kit Warchol
Location: Eagle Rock — Los Angeles, California
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: Rent control baby!

It’s no surprise Kit Warchol is a writer/Head of Content for the female-focused website Career Contessa. Citing Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem as an inspiring force behind her home’s overall aesthetic, her sophisticated ’70s-style bohemian home is lined with books and peppered with meaningful mementos. Bonus: It’s also full of affordable DIY rental solutions.

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Apr 18

A Cozy Brooklyn Apartment's Full-Blown Renovation — House Tour

Name: Katherine Steinberg
Location: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 825 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

“Sleep on any major changes before committing,” is Katherine Steinberg’s sage advice. And after taking on a full-blown renovation when she moved into her Brooklyn apartment over two years ago, she’s had a lot of experience with making big updates in her home, everything from moving the location of a staircase to picking out wallpaper. “I have a tendency to make impulse decisions and I get very impatient. Waiting to get wallpaper samples and trying out a few different kinds helped me live with my decision,” she says.

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16
Apr 18

A Nature-Loving Artist's 390-Square-Foot Studio Apartment — House Tour

Name: Lisa Vanin
Location: Toronto, Canada
Size: 390 square feet
Years lived in: 7.5 years, renting

A few years ago Apartment Therapy took a tour of illustrator/fine artist Lisa Vanin’s Pint-Size Storybook Nook in Toronto. With the current challenges and sky rocketing rents in the city, rather than move somewhere new when she started to feel restless, Lisa decided to stay put and change the decor to give the space a new and fresh feeling. Check out the updates that she’s made to her “old fashioned” space. —

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27
Mar 18

An Effortlessly Elegant Nashville Rental House — House Tour

Name: Jordana and Trent Nicholson

Location: Nashville, Tenneesee
Size: Roughly 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Jordana and Trent’s Nashville home is a space of tranquil comfort with an abundance of natural light that they’ve worked to make a personal sanctuary…even if their living situation is only temporary. The couple is currently renting the ’60s style ranch house from friends who are traveling through South America. But though they won’t be in this home forever, they’ve worked with the existing paint and permanent objects in the house to create a space that is well-designed, ultra cozy, and personal.

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20
Mar 18

A Mobile Plant Shop Owner's "Muted Folky Boho" Home — House Tour

Name: Bj Stadelman and dog Kai
Location: Downtown Charleston, South Carolina
Size: 1723 square feet
Years Lived In: less than 2, renting

Finding this rental house was a fluke for Bj: “The homeowner was looking for a tenant to rent and I moved in two months later. Our styles are completely different to say the least, but we both believe in energies and that I belonged here. Where you’ll see my scheme is generally simplistic, this place was like an episode of F R I E N D S—every room was a different color.” It took a lot of primer and many coats of paint, but Bj was finally able to reveal the house’s architectural character—and he fell in love in the process.

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20
Jan 18

A Textile Lover's Print & Pattern Paradise — House Tour

Name: Kate Sykes
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Size: 840 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 2.5 months

To find her new apartment, Kate bypassed typical rental search engines and opted to drive around her ideal neighborhood in Raleigh, scouting beautiful facades and “For Rent” signs. That’s how she landed this home just three months ago. How she managed to pull it together so quickly and skillfully speaks to her background in design. As the daughter of a men’s retail-store owner, Kate grew up around textiles. In her own words, she is “a total nut for prints, color, and fabrics in general.”

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Nov 17

A Palm Springs and Tiki-Inspired Portland Home — House Tour

Name: Dane Kealoha and Chris Johnson, and Larry their Chocolate Lab
Location: Hazelwood Neighborhood — NE Portland, Oregon
Size: 2,750 square feet
Years lived in: 3.5 years, owned

Palm Springs is known for its cool mid-century houses, poolside parties and colorful decor, which is exactly what inspired the design of Chris and Dane’s Portland home. But wait, it gets better: They even have a tiki bar in their basement!

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Oct 17

Cole Escola's Candy-Colored, Granny-Chic Brooklyn Apartment — House Tour

Name: Cole Escola
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Size: 425 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, renting

If your sweet nana from the 1970s lived in Brooklyn in 2017, you can be pretty certain that she’d fan herself over Cole Escola‘s candy-colored apartment. After having lived with roommates for years, Cole was excited to make this one-bedroom home reflect his own unique style, and he’s worked diligently to make this happen over the short time he’s been in the space. From the mod Victorian murals painted by his friend, the artist Steven Hammel, right down to the very last doily, Cole’s home is infused with his passion for all things granny-chic.

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Oct 17

A Blogger's 1960s Architectural Dream Home in Virginia — House Tour

Name: Carrie and John Waller and four pets
Location: Waynesboro, Virginia
Size: 1,958 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, owned

Lifestyle blogger Carrie Waller has always been attracted to the architectural aesthetics of 1960s California ranch houses…but never dreamed she and her husband John would find one in the small town of Waynesboro, Virginia. “So, when I stumbled upon the cool A-frame silhouette of our current home on Zillow while house hunting, I was hooked. All it took was one in-person walk-through to seal the deal because the interior turned out to be just as cool as the retro exterior — brass fixtures, vaulted ceilings, pocket doors, and all!”

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