A Wonderful Remodeled Portland Home Embraces Wabi-Sabi — House Tour

Name: Angela and Wubbi the BulldogLocation: SE Portland, OregonSize: 2,500 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, owned When Angela purchased her turn-of-the-century home, the kitchen was literally falling off the back of the house. “After moving in, I learned the original 1906 kitchen was moved from the center of the house onto the BACK PORCH! That little tidbit explained the slope of the kitchen floor! I had myself a genuine indoor/outdoor kitchen. For that reason and more, everything was ripped out down to the studs, a solid foundation was poured, and all new everything was installed…” READ MORE » Powered Read More

A Beautiful Vintage-Filled Studio Apartment in a Former Church — House Tour

Name: Deanna Leone, Jessie Mademann (and Thurston & Shermie the cats)Location: Fishtown, PhiladelphiaSize: Large Loft Studio (don’t know the square foot)Years Lived In: 2.5 years, renting Fishtown is one of Philadelphia’s many booming neighborhoods, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a unique (and affordable!) home in the area. When you’re as creative as Jessie and Deanna, settling for a typical white-wall one-bedroom isn’t the ideal. The two were thrilled when a photographer friend of theirs had a vacant loft in his restored and renovated Fishtown church. What’s better than 15-foot windows, stained glass, and original pews throughout your home Read More

A First-Time Homeowner Hits the Jackpot With This Craftsman Gem — House Tour

Name: Hayley FrancisLocation: Roosevelt — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 1,800 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 years, owned When Hayley Francis set out in search of her dream home in Seattle during the summer of 2015, she did so toting a wishlist of charming must-haves: checkerboard black and white tile floors in the kitchen, hardwoods throughout, and a classic Craftsman style. And, in the midst of a rapidly rising and highly competitive housing market, she was lucky enough to land a house in Seattle’s desirable Roosevelt neighborhood that checked off all of the boxes on her list— and then some! She had effectively Read More

Three Roommates Share a Small Attic Apartment in Oakland — House Tour

Name: Helen, David and Nami (plus their cats Boogie and Sammie)Location: Lower Bottoms — Oakland, CaliforniaSize: ~600 square feetYears lived in: 5 years Helen, David and Nami live in a two-bedroom attic apartment in a historic mansion that was converted to apartments. The space has its perks, such as the walls painted yellow (Helen’s favorite color) and its convenience to downtown Oakland and public transit. But the awkward attic space also has its drawbacks: small windows resulting in low light, weird ceilings angles, and a tiny kitchen. Despite that, the three roommates admit that its awkwardness has made coming up Read More

Color, Pattern, and Patina in a Design Blogger's London Home — House Tour

Name: Ruth Matthews, husband Dan and son TedLocation: Wallington — London, UKSize: 1,050 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years “The right colour has such an impact on the way you feel about your home, and I like to think the colours we’ve used make ours a relaxed and happy home,” says Design Soda blogger and interior stylist Ruth Matthews of the London home she shares with her husband and their two-year-old son. All of the rooms in their home are painted in different colors — ranging from off-whites to subtle blue-greens and deep blue-greens and grays — that form a Read More

An Austin Vintage Treasure Hunter's Second-Hand Style — House Tour

Name: September ScottLocation: Austin, TexasSize: 740 square feetYears Lived In: 2 years, renting Designer September Scott is all about the hunt—for treasures, one-of-a-kind finds and absolutely any found object she can reinvigorate. “Almost all the pieces in my space are reclaimed from an estate sale, flea market, Goodwill or on the side of the road. My passion is bringing new life into found objects,” she writes. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Designer Created a Colorful Connecticut Home on a Budget — House Tour

Name: Angela Belt, her husband Leon and their daughter Brooklyn Location: West Hartford, Connecticut Size: 900 square feetYears Lived In: 8 months, renting Angela’s career revolves around interior design and creativity. As a senior designer and contributing editor for Homepolish and an interior stylist and art director for AphroChic, her work has been featured in publications like Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The Washington Post and more. Both her portfolio and the home in West Hartford she shares with her husband and daughter are proof that she’s got a passion for design and a keen eye for what is on trend. Read More

This Chicago Home Has the Best Use of Color — House Tour

Name: James Conley and Kurt HeinrichLocation: Rogers Park — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 2,000 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned A lot can happen in a year. Last summer, just a few weeks after closing on this home and a few days before their wedding, James and Kurt’s kitchen and bathrooms were demolished for renovation (and therefore not in working order.) But that didn’t stop them from celebrating their love. The couple quickly painted the living room, gathered friends and family, and were married in their living room right in front of this fireplace. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A 100-Year-Old Row Home is Dripping With Charm — House Tour

Name: Stephen and Amy Saxton and their dog MikoLocation: Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSize: 1,000 square feetYears Lived In: 3.5 years, owned After living in Philadelphia for over six years, Stephen and Amy bought their first home together in the city’s Fishtown neighborhood in 2013. Fishtown, a classic working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia, is named for its history in the shad fishing industry. It is home to many restaurants, cafes, and breweries, including the notable Philadelphia Brewing Company and Stephen Starr’s beer garden, Frankford Hall. It’s the perfect neighborhood if you long for the small town feel in a big city. READ MORE » Read More

A Photographer and Bag Designer's Eclectic Dream Barn House in the Louisiana Countryside — House Tour

Name: Kelly Moore Clark, husband Kelly and daughters Posey, Chapel, and EstherLocation: West Monroe, LouisianaSize: 2200 square feet (of the wing of the house they live in)Years lived in: 3 months, owned After turning off a busy highway, driving down a couple of small two-lane roads, and kicking up dust down a long dirt road, you’ll find the dreamy barn house and land known as K Squared Farms. Kelly and her husband Kelly (he’s affectionately known as “Kelly Boy” to decipher between the two) are a brave and adventurous duo who have three little girls. And together, they sat down Read More