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Before & After: A Standard Issue Bathroom Gets a (Super Special) New Look — Professional Project

Project by: Jen and Eric Alden of Rara Avis Design
Location: Rose Park Historic Neighborhood — Long Beach, California

Jen and Eric’s bathroom, while not a total eyesore, was in need of some major updating. Being visual people with a practical bent, they decided that they wanted a bathroom that could stand up to water. Like, almost every inch of it. Coupled with some lucky vintage finds, their tile transformation makes for a pretty impressive overhaul. (далее…)

Before & After: Hard-Won Homeownership, Infuriating Contractors & a Dream Kitchen

When Kristen and her husband became homeowners they decided to shoot for the stars and attempt to complete their renovations before move in day. Unfortunately fate (aka their contractor) got in the way and they had to move in while finishing up their projects. Luckily Kristen kept things in perspective and when all was said and done she had a stunning kitchen to show for it. (далее…)

A Loft of One’s Own — House Call

Name: Leanne
Location: St. Charles, Illinois
The basics: 2.5 years, rented

After sharing a much larger space for a few years, Leanne decided to downsize in order to live on her own. She’s made the most of her space, customizing it to fit her needs and style. (далее…)

Before & After: Decking Out the Deck on a Budget

Spring has (maybe? hopefully!) sprung and now is the time to get outdoors. Natalie and her boyfriend recently moved in together and found themselves with a spare table that was a little worse for wear. Rather than toss it and buy all new deck furniture, they had the bright idea to give what they had a colorful upgrade and now they have a lovely outdoor space without breaking the bank. (далее…)

An Open & Crisp Seattle Studio Apartment for Two — House Call

Name: Angel, her boyfriend and their cats
Location: Seattle, Washington
The basics: 1 year, rented | 550 square feet

Angel’s Seattle studio is super open but short on storage. With some creative thinking and smart purchases, Angel and her boyfriend were able to make the most out of their shared space. (далее…)

A Teeny Tiny (200 Square Foot!) Sunshine-y Studio in Rio — House Call

Name: Iná
Location: Copacabana — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The basics: 2 + years renting | 200 square feet

Iná’s small studio is so open and bright, it looks much more expansive than its small footprint would lead you to believe. Yellow pops out against crisp white, while plants add some earthiness. (далее…)

Before & After: A Glammed Up, Totally Temporary Rental Kitchen Upgrade

Raise your hand if you’ve ever lived in a rental. Now raise your hand if you’ve ever lived in a rental with a lackluster kitchen. Underwhelming rental kitchens are about as common as noisy upstairs neighbors, but at least you can make small temporary fixes to brighten up your cooking space (if somebody makes peel-and-stick ‘quiet down and be considerate of others’ please let us know immediately). (далее…)

Before & After: An IKEA Hack Adds Style & Storage to a Kids Room

Kids rooms can be a tough nut to crack. They have to combine storage and function with style that can be adaptable to the changing and developing tastes of the young one. Jane decided that they could do more to maximize the space of their daughter’s room and give her a space that was more reflective of who she is. Enter, the IKEA hack! (далее…)

Before & After: 3 Months + $3k = 1 Enviable Kitchen

Now, there’s nothing wrong with a bold color in the kitchen if it’s executed well. Sadly that was not the case for Shannon’s sporadically navy blue kitchen. She made some small updates to the space when she first moved in, but after living with the kitchen for a few years she decided it was time to give the space the true makeover it deserved. (далее…)

Before & After: A Young Couple Survives Their First Bathroom Remodel

Kristina and her boyfriend triumphed over one of the most trying of relationship milestones: their first renovation. Kristina points out an important truth about renovations, that even if you’re not working on your forever home, the time and energy that goes into getting a place ready to flip is still monumental. After multiple trips to Home Depot, disagreements and disappointments, and a moment of buyer’s remorse, Kristina and her boyfriend now have a bathroom they can be proud of. (далее…)

Before & After: Chic Makeover for a DC Kitchen With a Presidential Connection

Shaila’s kitchen came with both a fun connection to DC history and a pretty funky layout. Aesthetics aside, it was time for a reno; the kitchen had begun to fall apart. Taking a cue from the age of the building and her personal love of art-deco, Shaila gave her new-to-her old kitchen a stylish updated vintage-inspired look. Take it away, Shaila… (далее…)

Before & After: A Completely New Sofa Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of the Old One

Just going to get this out of the way up front: this project is not a casual, pick it up when you’re bored DIY. This project is a «save yourself thousands» and «put your tools and considerable sewing skills to good use» and definitely a «can’t believe you can actually do that» type of DIY. (далее…)

This Portland Home is a DIY Dreamland — House Call

Name: Maria & Family
Location: Portland, Oregon
The basics: Owned for 1 year | 2,574 square feet

We love Maria’s fun and funky design. Her home is full of rich color and whimsical DIY projects that fill it with life and character. And the style doesn’t stop when it comes to the kids’ rooms as she’s created spaces that are charming and functional. (далее…)

A Modern Farmhouse Sunroom For Actual Farmers — Professional Project

Project by: Kelsey of Farmer’s Daughter Interiors
Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

There’s so much to love about this stunner of a sun room; the incredible tile fireplace, the pops of greenery, the enviable window situation. Kelsey created the perfect gathering space for her clients to relax and unwind with their family. (далее…)

Setting Up a Home in a Once Abandoned Building — House Call

Name: Julie
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

In 2012, we bought a basically abandoned three story brick building through our family real estate company. Over the next three years, we (along with a team of professionals) renovated the building while doing everything we could to preserve its character. The end result is 24 apartments that combine the charm of 100+ year-old brick walls with the warmth of solid oak cabinets and hand-built custom finishes. (далее…)

Two East Coasters Share a 380-Square-Feet «Teeny Tiny Casa» in San Fran — House Call

Name: Kathryn and her husband Derek
Location: San Francisco, California
The basics: 9 months, rented | 381 Square Feet

Kathryn and Derek not only make this small space work for them, they thrive in it. Choosing to look at their apartment not as a burden but as an opportunity, they’ve embraced living small and all of the ways it can bring them closer together. (далее…)

Before & After: A Bland Bedroom Gets a Breezy New Look

Rosanna’s wanted to make the most of the natural light in her guest bedroom and used the One Room Challenge as a great excuse to do so. With a mere six weeks of time and fifteen hundred dollars, she was able to give the space a light and airy look, that played to the room’s strengths. The result is a guest room that is welcoming, breezy and full of thoughtful small touches. (далее…)

A Bold, Contemporary and Cozy Brooklyn Brownstone — House Call

Name: Talia
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant — Brooklyn, New York
The basics: 1 year, owned | 1,350 square feet

After living in the smaller unit for a few year, Talia and her son moved down into the larger unit of their Brooklyn brownstone. Super bright and kid (and cat) friendly, the space feels stylish yet unintimidating. (далее…)

Before & After: Meh Marble & Woeful Wallpaper Get the Boot in This Library Transformation

Normally, wallpaper and marble are two elements we can’t get enough of. But in the case of the library in the home Debra planned to flip, it was all a little too much. With a gray paint and a pretty ingenious update to the flooring, this room did a total 180. (далее…)

Before & After: We Survived Our First (Mostly) DIY Kitchen Reno

Michelle and her husband bought their house with the anticipation of putting in some serious work on the kitchen. What they didn’t expect was a handful of undisclosed damages and, as first time renovators, just how much time a kitchen reno can take. But they survived! Smarter, saavier and with a much better kitchen. (далее…)

Before & After: We Survived Our First (Mostly) DIY Kitchen Reno

Michelle and her husband bought their house with the anticipation of putting in some serious work on the kitchen. What they didn’t expect was a handful of undisclosed damages and, as first time renovators, just how much time a kitchen reno can take. But they survived! Smarter, saavier and with a much better kitchen. (далее…)

A Gutted Connecticut Home Gets A Fantastic Facelift — House Call

Name: Athena
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut
The basics: 6 months, owned | 1,201 square feet

Athena’s home was the ugliest on the block (her words!) but after a thoughtful renovation it is a total suburban stunner. With a kitchen that’s to die for and rustic touches throughout, you can tell that it was a labor of love. (далее…)

A High End Apartment Renovation in Prague (Featuring an Apartment Therapy First) — Professional Project

Project by: COLL COLL ( Klára Štěrbová, Markéta Součková, Krištof Hanzlík)
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

It’s fair to say that the bread and butter of what we do here at Apartment Therapy is show you real people in real homes and offer up tips for making the best of your home life, no matter your tax bracket. We also like to dip our toe into the pool of the aspirational, inspirational and occasionally, kind of out there. This home in Prague was designed to meet the needs of a client who knew exactly what she wanted, and that’s what it all comes down to isn’t it? Making the space right for you. (далее…)

A Portland Triplex Full of Original Details and Fajita the Beta Fish — House Call

Name: Cherie
Location: Portland, Oregon

Myself, my boyfriend Nick, and our three cats Charlie, Sue, and Gigi (yes 3 cats, I know we’re crazy), plus our beta fish Fajita live in our one-bedroom apartment in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. We’ve been here for over four years now and it truly feels like home. Our neighborhood is the best; we’re two blocks away from Laurelhurst park and can walk to all our favorite restaurants and bars. Plus, over the last few years some of our best friends have moved in to the other units and we call ourselves jokingly «the compound.» (далее…)

More than Just Politics: A DC Couple Designs their Home Together — House Call

Name: Kelsey
Location: Washington, D.C.

Sara and I moved in together almost two years ago. I had lived in shared houses ever since college and was thrilled to create a home with Sara where we could welcome our friends and family and offer a little calm in the storm of D.C. Our home is filled with vintage pieces and IKEA finds that we have upgraded with modern details like knobs and pulls from Rejuvenation and Anthropologie. The walls of our bedroom are lined with art friends have given us and even a oil painting we created with one friend… inspired by a tissue box pattern! Our biggest project was taking out some of the pre-fab cabinets in our condo’s galley kitchen and replacing them with open shelving. It really opened up the kitchen (anything you can do in an 800 square foot apartment to make it feel more open is worth it in my book)! (далее…)

A Scandinavian-Inspired Small Space in Vancouver — House Call

Name: Angela & James
Location: Westend — Vancouver, Canada
The Basics: Rented for 1.5 years |580 square feet

Angela and James settled into their first shared apartment in Vancouver and set to putting their design skills to good use. A designer and an architect, their home is carefully thought out and balances minimalism and warmth to great effect. (далее…)

A Textile Designer’s Vintage-Modern Home — House Call

Name: Mili, her husband and their dog
Location: Dallas, Texas
The basics: 2 years, owned | 2,300 square feet

Mili’s home has a mid-century flair that is perfectly balanced with global finds and accented with gorgeous textiles from her own line. After a kitchen and dining room remodel, the home is now open and inviting. (далее…)

From «Jersey Boys» to New Jersey: An Actor Sets Up a Home in Style — House Call

Name: Tommaso
Location: Union City, New Jersey

Ok, so I live in my one bedroom apartment with my «son in a dog suit», Harley, (he really calls the shots around here). I’ve lived in Union City for about a year. It’s the next city North from Jersey City. I recently finished the broadway show «Jersey Boys» and before that I was on tour for a few years, so once I bought this place, I was really ready to fill it up with all the ideas running around in my head. (далее…)

An Interior Design Student’s Bright Brooklyn Apartment — House Call

Name: Kate
Location: Brooklyn Heights — Brooklyn, New York

I live in a two bedroom, pre-war federal-style townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, as one of four owners in the building. I moved here four years ago from a studio in Gramercy to get more space, but mostly because I love the sense of history in both the apartment (it’s got thick moldings and an old marble fireplace), and the neighborhood. For me, walking through the streets on a Saturday is an exciting activity in itself. I always spot a new detail on a building, or wonder about the residents who lived here 150 years ago. (далее…)

An Interior Design Student’s Bright Brooklyn Apartment — House Call

Name: Kate
Location: Brooklyn Heights — Brooklyn, New York

I live in a two bedroom, pre-war federal-style townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, as one of four owners in the building. I moved here four years ago from a studio in Gramercy to get more space, but mostly because I love the sense of history in both the apartment (it’s got thick moldings and an old marble fireplace), and the neighborhood. For me, walking through the streets on a Saturday is an exciting activity in itself. I always spot a new detail on a building, or wonder about the residents who lived here 150 years ago. (далее…)

Wall to Wall Art, Plants & Vintage Goodness in a Quirky Cool DC Apartment — House Call

Name: Georgiana
Location: Adams Morgan/Dupont Circle — Washington, D.C.

I live on the 7th floor of a building built in 1923 in Adams Morgan/Dupont Circle neighborhood (I can never tell which it is), there are definitely some quirks to such an old building, the elevator for example is terrifying — a fair-weather metal box that is not built for anyone that has an aversion to elevators that may or may not work. Though the building is pretty bare bones, arriving into my 7th floor apartment always seems like a breath of fresh air, especially with east-facing windows that pour the morning sunlight in and a direct view of the Washington Monument. (далее…)

Before & After: A Courtyard Gets a Low-Maintenance Makeover

For a less intrepid DIY-er the assortment pictured above would be one intimidating pile of rocks. Not so for April. She transformed her courtyard into a relaxing spot, perfect for entertaining. Best of all, it’s super low maintenance so she can spend more time planning parties and less time watering grass! (далее…)

Before & After: A Fantastic IKEA Hack in a Cozy, Cocoon-Like Bedroom

Malcolm’s bedroom had seen better days. He decided to strip away all of the ’80s chintz and adopt a look more in keeping with the home’s Victorian roots. After putting in the work on a super impressive IKEA hack, going with a dark wall color and uncovering one gorgeous detail, he has a dramatic yet cozy bedroom. (далее…)

A Peek Inside a 1920s Shanghai Lane House — House Call

Name: Miranda
Location: Jing An District — Shanghai, China
The basics: 2 years, rented | around 700 square feet

Miranda’s historic lane home is full of antiques, high ceilings and her traditional Chinese dress collection. The layout of the apartment complex let her get to know her neighbors and build a sense of community. (далее…)

An International Couple’s First Home Together in Brooklyn — Professional Project

Project by: Christine of Form + Field
Location: Prospect Heights — Brooklyn, New York

Christine was hired to bring harmony to a 986 square foot Brooklyn condo for a couple that had been in a relationship for a bit but were living together for the first time. Faced with the challenge of a space that was low on pre-existing architectural character and making two people with different aesthetics happy, she came up with a harmonious take on both of their styles. (далее…)

30 Plants, One Cat and One Super Cool Person Share a Toronto Apartment — House Call

Name: Terra
Location: St Clair West, Toronto, Ontario
The basics: 8 months, rented | 700 square feet

Terra’s apartment is one part plant conservatory, one part friendship coven and one part personal sanctuary. After apartment hopping around Toronto, Terra settled into her new space. Taking root physically and metaphorically, she has filled her apartment with plenty of plants and tons of good vibes. (далее…)

A Colorful, Cultivated and Comfortable Family Home — House Call

Name: Courtney and her family
Location: Ross, California
The basics: 7 years, owned (recently sold) | 2,800 square feet

Courtney decorated her home with usability in mind, which you might not immediately guess given how stunning it is. Beautifully thought out, the space balances curated style with a life with children and all that entails. (далее…)

A Compact Kitchen that Doesn’t Skimp on Style — Professional Project

Project by: Jeanne Schultz
Location: Austin, Texas

Jeanne was tasked with designing compact kitchens that were short on space but long on usability and charm. The brightly colored cabinets and open shelving keep the space looking bright and open, while the compact appliances allow for a fully functional kitchen. (далее…)

An Airy East Village Living Room That is Bright and Baby Friendly — Professional Project

Project by: Samantha Gore of Samantha Gore Interiors + Design
Location: East Village —New York, New York

Samantha Gore was tasked with adding some flair to her client’s living room, keeping in mind the demands of the family’s newest addition. Baby-friendly and bright, the living room shows off the family’s considerable art collection without a stuffy gallery feel. Textures mix with sunlight to create a welcoming and open space. (далее…)

A Designer and Her Dogs Show Off Their Digs in Austin — House Call

Name: Jennifer
Location: East Austin — Austin, Texas
The basics: 1 year, rented | 1,500 square feet

Jennifer and her dogs have put down roots in this lovely Austin home. Jennifer is a designer by trade, and her ability to mix high and low, make bold choices work and balance a space is truly on display here. (далее…)

Before and After: A Stylish Desk Rescued for the «Price of Two Coffees»

Ilsa spotted this mid-century modern beauty in a charity shop and knew she could make it sing. After some initial fear that she couldn’t push through all of the wear and tear that poor Bruno the desk had suffered through over the years, she was able to sand and strip away the grime and stains and reveal a glowing and beautiful piece of furniture. Three cheers for Ilsa for her good eye and all of her hard work! (далее…)

A Pretty in Pink English Home With «Palm Springs Vibes» — House Call

Name: Kate & Joff Reid
Location: Southsea, England
The basics: 2 years, Rented | 580 square feet

Kate and Joff’s Southsea home is cute but not precious, curated but not staged, pink but not aggressively pink. Basically, they’ve mastered the art of balancing personality, fun and design all in one adorable space. (далее…)

Room Transformation: An Orange «Unsightly Texas Chunky» Before to a Fresh Updated After — Professional Project

Project by: Lesley Myrick of Lesley Myrick Art + Design
Location: Waco, Texas

Lesley was charged with upgrading this Texas living space. Her clients space was less groovy ’60s modern and more pre-fab ’60s outdated. The room is an add on that had a few key elements with serious potential. Lesley made some smart upgrades to those (hello refreshed built-ins) and got ride of the orange-ish ceiling beams. The new color palette helped play up the abundance of natural light the glass doors afford, and gave the space a breezy and relaxing atmosphere. (далее…)

A Thoughtfully-Styled 500-Square-Foot-Montreal Studio — House Call

Name: Lauren
Location: Montreal — Quebec, Canada
The basics: 1.5 years, rented | 500 square feet

Lauren struck rental market gold with her Montreal studio. With the high ceilings, moldings and that window the space is full of glamorous antique charm. With a clever layout and personal touches, Lauren has played up all of the best aspects of the space, creating a sun-drenched dream that looks for bigger than its 500 feet. (далее…)

Before & After: Miles of Style in a First «Grown Up» Apartment — Professional Project

After Josie helped her client, Lisa, move into her Prospect Heights apartment she tackled the task of figuring out a look and layout for the space that would meet the needs and wants of her client. The space needed to be multi-functional, work with the somewhat unconventional window alcove and inject some style into the space. (далее…)

Feel Free to Daydream About Moving into This Apartment for the Rest of the Day — House Call

Name: Anouska
Location: Dulwich — London, United Kingdom

Anouska, an interior designer, and her partner have taken the already good bones of a nineteenth century English terrace house and truly made them sing. The perfectly balanced use of bold colors, beautiful furniture and charming accents give the home a bright sophisticated look. And we’ll show a remarkable amount of restraint by not gushing over the bathroom, but the bathroom is just…well check out the wallpaper (sigh, the wallpaper) and go from there. (далее…)

Turning Two Small NYC Apartments into One Sleek Modern Home — Professional Project

Project by: Ines Ensal of Studio Esnal
Location: Gramercy Park — New York, New York

Location! Location! Location! Ines Ensal’s clients got New-York-real-estate-lucky when they snatched up two spaces by Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Charged with combining a studio and a one bedroom into one larger, cohesive unit, Ensal took a clean and modern approach, maximizing another precious New York resource, natural light. A mix of materials adds visual interest throughout, the wood accents add warmth to keep the space from dipping into sterility. And if nothing else, you will walk away with some major, major pendant light envy. (далее…)

A «Dialogue Between Old and New» in an Updated California Victorian — House Call

Name: Ben and his family
Location: Alameda, California
The basics: 4 years, owned | 1,500 square feet

Ben and has family tackled the mammoth undertaking of renovating and updating a Victorian home but found that living in the home during the reno helped them create a space more personally tailored to their needs. (далее…)

Former New Yorkers Land in a Beautiful Berlin Apartment (And Learn You Have to BYO Kitchen) — House Call

Name: Alana, her partner and cat
Location: Berlin, Germany
The basics: 9 months, rented | 1,800 square feet

Seeking a slower pace and a bit more space, Alana and her partner relocated from New York to Berlin. They found this airy stunner and set about making it the perfect place to work, entertain and relax. (далее…)

Former New Yorkers Land in a Beautiful Berlin Apartment (And Learn You Have to BYO Kitchen) — House Call

Name: Alana, her partner and cat
Location: Berlin, Germany
The basics: 9 months, rented | 1,800 square feet

Seeking a slower pace and a bit more space, Alana and her partner relocated from New York to Berlin. They found this airy stunner and set about making it the perfect place to work, entertain and relax. (далее…)

One Woman and Her Dachshund Share a Stylish Studio in Denver — House Call

Name: Kaitlin and her dachshund Dilbert
Location: Highlands — Denver, Colorado
The basics: 2 months, rented, 520 square feet

When hunting for her apartment, Kaitlin wanted a space that was as lovely inside as out. She found exactly what she was looking for with her super cute studio in a dog friendly neighborhood. Good news for her and great news for Dilbert! (далее…)

Before & After: You’ll Want to Send This Laundry Room Makeover to Your Landlord Immediately

Until we received this submission, we just kind of assumed that a dark and bland laundry room is sort of par for the course when you’re renting. If you’re on the lucky side it’s clean and not spooky and those of us on the other end of the spectrum truck it to the laundromat. Well throw out what you thought you knew about laundry rooms and deep dive into this laundry room makeover! (далее…)

Before & After: A Ranch House Kitchen Gets The Blues (In the Best Way Possible) — Professional Project

Project by: Ariela Najman of Stripe Design Services
Location: Santa Cruz, California

Interior designer, Ariela Najman, was tasked with adding some light and breezy style to her client’s California ranch house. Along with other smart upgrades, she added a calming and eye-catching blue in the kitchen giving it a timeless look with a twist. (далее…)

Love at First Sight: An First Time Homeowner’s «Urban Cozy» Condo in Boston — House Call

Name: Jenny
Location: South Boston, Massachusetts
The basics: 2 years, owned | 780 square feet

Jenny’s condo is a balance of bright and poppy colors with sleek and sophisticated shapes and textures. After saying yes to the space when it was but a shadow of its current self, she set off to slowly and deliberately make this house her home. (далее…)

Before & After: Adding On and Leveling Up For a Gorgeous New Kitchen

Penelope and Andrew’s outdated kitchen needed a boost. Well, not just a boost. A whole new extension and then a boost. After paying the high price of living through a kitchen reno with a toddler, they were handsomely rewarded with a gorgeous kitchen chock full of brand new functionality. (далее…)

A Cozy Oasis in a West Village Walk Up — House Call

Name: Melina
Location: West Village, New York — New York
The basics: 9 months, rented | 300 square feet

If you’ve spent anytime hunting for housing on Craigslist, you know that «cozy» spaces so rarely are. Not so in the case of Melina’s West Village studio. Like something out of a TV show with an excellent acoustic soundtrack, her studio is welcoming, warm and totally charming. (далее…)

Before & After: Mid-Century Style Dining Chairs Get the «Green»light for a Makeover

Eric’s Eames chairs were sitting stylishly in his dinning room for years, complimenting a blue cloth on his old table. After picking up a Saarinen style table and ditching the cloth, he found himself missing the pop of color. Rather than cover up that lovely marble table top, he found a fresh and inexpensive solution. (далее…)

Before & After: From Burgundy to Bunnies, Custom Wallpaper Transforms a Feature Wall

When Danielle and her family moved into their home, they knew which room they wanted for their daughters nursery but felt it needed some major restyling. After switching up the color scheme with paint and wallpaper, replacing the chandelier with something a little more kid friendly and adding all of the cute touches that make a nursery, they have an adorable space for their daughter that is a fry cry from the original room. (далее…)

A Modern Kitchen For a 250-Year-Old English Cottage — Professional Project

Project by: Tamsin Allen of Fawn Interiors
Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Tamsin Allen was charged with adding a modern industrial look to a cottage, without losing any of the 250-year-old antique charm. She completely removed the kitchen and started from scratch to create a functional and beautiful space perfectly catered to her clients needs. (далее…)

Before & After: One Afternoon and $10 for a Vintage-Style Mirror Makeover

Sarah had an idea of the perfect mid-century-style mirror in her mind. So when she spotted something like that mirror, albeit a rusty, over the top version, she snatched it up. Using the classic DIY elixir of elbow grease and spray paint she turned the whole thing around in one well-spent afternoon. (далее…)

Before & After: The 2k, Get-With-the-Times Makeover of an Outdated ’80s Kitchen

If you were to make a list of kitchen essentials, it’s fair to say that «working oven» would be close to the top. Erica’s kitchen not only lacked the aforementioned necessity but was also chock full of heavy, dark ’80s design details. Her budget minded revamp helped give the kitchen a new airy look and some needed functionality. (далее…)

Before & After: A $200 Makeover Adds Color and Cheer to a Laundry Room

Like death and taxes, laundry is one of the near inescapable drudgeries of modern life. Kate figured if she has to spend time on it, she should do it in a space that doesn’t totally bum her out. With a few trips to Target, some leftover paint and oh-so-limited free time, she created a laundry room that injects a little cheer into a chore. (далее…)

Before & After: A Big Old Shed Finds Its Purpose With the Help of Some White Paint

When Charlotte first bought her home it came with a shed that she wasn’t quite sure what to do with. After landing on turning it into a workspace rather than a catch-all, she set about giving the space a major facelift while making sure it could serve as a workable space year-round. (далее…)

Going Beyond Builder Grade in a New Home for a Young Family — Professional Project

Project by: Mimi Fong of Luminosus Designs
Location: Darien, Connecticut

Mimi’s clients wanted a little more personalization than the builder grade finishings that were being offered for their new home. In under three months, Mimi not only upgraded the finishings, she tackled floor plan problems and furnished the entire space. We could all use a Mimi in our lives. (далее…)

Before & After: Embracing Minimalism in a Tiny Bedroom

Susan’s teeny-tiny rental room didn’t offer much in the way of space or storage, but it did have a window to some of San Francisco’s charms. With some carefully calculated minimilasim, Susan was able to turn the room into a peaceful space, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. (далее…)

Before & After: A Completely Colorful Home Office Makeover

Alycia just launched her own business and found herself in need of a dedicated at-home workspace. Surprisingly enough, building a budding empire didn’t leave much time for setting up a new space. Enter, the best friend! Alycia’s bestie put together a work from home space that is bright and bubbly and totally her. (далее…)

Before & After: A Blend of New and Old Style in a California Bungalow — Professional Project

Project by: Karen Nepacena of Destination Eichler
Location: San Leandro, California

Karen was tasked with opening up the kitchen and dining area of a 1940s bungalow. The space had a ton of natural light that was going to waste in the current layout, so she tore down some walls and gave the space a whole new look that still honored the character of the home. (далее…)

A Historic Denver Bungalow Survives Fire & Neglect to be Lovingly Restored — House Call

Name: Jay
Location: Montclair — Denver, Colorado
The basics: 5 years, owned | 2,000 square feet

Jay’s 110 year old bungalow has quite the history. Once a modest house amongst flashier homes, it has weathered different misfortunes and poor design choices to land in Jay’s hands. Jay and his partner are investing time, love and labor into restoring the home to its former glory. (далее…)

Before and After: Third Time’s the Charm For This Den Turned Office Turned Walk-In Closet

Vanessa’s second floor den space was a bit of a puzzle. The layout was a little odd and they didn’t need anymore general space, but she tried it out as a den and then an office. One day her husband had a stroke of genius and decided to flip the place into the kind of walk-in closet storage dreams are made of. (далее…)

Before & After: A First Time Homeowner Kicks Up the Curb Appeal

First things first: congrats to Amanda on purchasing her first home! Taking the plunge can be nerve-wracking, exciting and is always a very big deal. (We’ve got some tips on making it less scary if you need them.) After settling in to her new abode, the next step was to tackle the exterior, which Amanda felt needed a little boost. With the help of a few family members, a super smart paint job and flower power, the home has a fresh look and a whole lot of curb appeal. (далее…)

Meet Lil Blue, The Tiny House Parked on a Farm in Iowa — House Call

Name: Sarah and her husband
Location: Elkhart, Iowa
The basics: 2 years, owned | 160 square feet

Sarah harbored tiny house fantasies. She and her husband turned her dreams into reality. The pair set up shop in an adorable tiny home, finding cute ways to maximize space at every turn. (далее…)

A London Home in a 1970s Factory Building Gets an Infusion of Style — Professional Project

Project by: Sharon Toong of House of Sylphina
Location: London, United Kingdom

Sharon Toong’s re-design of this 1970s loft space is classic urban cool, while still feeling welcoming. A mix of natural materials and a neutral color palette create a space that is both reflective of city living and a refuge from it. (далее…)

Before & After: A Family-Friendly Room That Makes a Fantastic First Impression — Professional Project

Michelle Gage was hired by her clients to design a living room in their brand new forever home. The space needed to work for family time and make a strong first impression. With a mix of high and low, luscious textures and fun accents, she more than succeeded. (далее…)

Before & After: A Dramatic Living Room Makeover Three Years in the Making

Lauren’s living room was dark and dated, and distinctly not her style. She gave renovating the space the old college try when she first moved in, but with other spaces in the home needing her energy and attention she wasn’t able to fully finish it. Enter one of the most valuable tools available to DIYers everywhere — a good friend. (далее…)

A Beaut of a Beachside Australian Bungalow — House Call

Name: Nicole and her family
Location: Austinmer, Australia
The basics: 1 year, rented

Nicole describes Austinmer as, «a hidden coastal village tucked between the mountains and the seas only an hour south of Sydney.» If that doesn’t get you packing your bags, Nicole’s breezy bungalow will have you hoping on a plane. (далее…)

Before and After: An ’80s Bathroom Gets a Classic Update

Tasha’s twins were using a dark and outdated bathroom, complete with carpet (why was that ever considered a good idea?) and some very ’80s materials. Calling in the professionals for the major plumbing and drywall work, but doing the rest herself, Tasha created a space that can grow with her girls and remain visually appealing for years to come. (далее…)

Before & After: A Bland, Blank Space Gets Texture & Character — Professional Project

Hope Veloclette was tasked with creating a custom space for a discerning client while keeping to a budget. She wanted to create a space full of curated items full of history, and set about sourcing those items locally. The result is a space that feels both contemporary and authentic simultaneously. (далее…)