Архив автора: Apartment Therapy Submissions

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 Bubbly and Modern Seattle Condo — House Call

Name: Suki
Location: Uptown — Seattle, Washington

After living in a 1920s condo building that sported a lot of personality for many years, I started having the seven-year itch and began craving simplicity. A blank canvas, a place where I could freely express myself. Also, my biological clock was ticking, and I wanted to have a modern, grown-up kitchen and a queen size bed. As soon as I walked into this new gem in Uptown (aka lower Queen Anne to some), I knew it was going to be my next home. It was love at first sight. I loved white walls and glossy concrete floors. And, who would not want to live above a giant grocery store? (далее…)

Before & After: White Paint Wows in a Rental Kitchen

Many renters hope to add some color to their place, but Mery’s dreams were even more modest — white paint. So before she moved in, she negotiated with her landlord and got permission to paint and update her kitchen. Playing with white paint and how it works with the textures in her kitchen, she made a huge change. (далее…)

A Light Filled and Lovingly Decorated San Francisco Apartment — House Call

Name: Claire
Location: Mission District — San Francisco, California

The light in our apartment is incredible; warm and abundant. When we came to look at the listing it was mid-day and I didn’t have to do more than open the front door to know that I wanted to live here. I’ve lived in San Francisco for about eight years, when my partner and I found (and then were picked to rent) this apartment it felt like a gift from the city, encouraging us to keep putting roots down here. (далее…)

Before & After: An Outdated Kitchen Goes For Cool Color Contrast

Any way you slice it, committing to a design upgrade can be hard and more than a little bit scary. After living a few years with a kitchen she did not particularly love, Havalah finally decided to pull the trigger on a kitchen makeover. After committing to doing the whole upgrade on their own, she had to settle on a look and feel for the space as well as the best way to accomplish it. The final result is clean and sophisticated while remaining kid friendly and welcoming. (далее…)

A Funky Australian Abode — House Call

Name: Darcie
Location: East Geelong — Victoria, Australia

We bought our cute two bedroom, weatherboard dutch-gable house in East Geelong around seven or eight years ago as first time home buyers, and saved like mad for years to renovate. Its been over 12 months since the work was finished, but because everyone knows houses are NEVER finished, it’s still a work in progress! The yard is next.. (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…)

A Brooklyn Apartment With a Drool-Worthy Backyard — House Call

Name: Rachel & Russell
Location: Boerum Hill —Brooklyn, New York

We’ve lived in our amazing apartment in Brooklyn for almost 3 years now. I spent countless hours arranging a mix of purchased, made (e.g. the RIOT painting and wood/metal plant stand), and found (e.g. our vintage typewriter and metal stool) objects into the decor we live with today. Of course there are things I wish I had done differently, but overall I think I did a great job maximizing the beauty of our space. (далее…)

A Couple’s First Apartment Together Full of Travel Finds & Blended Style — House Call

Name: Emily
Location: Petworth — Washington, D.C.

Ron and I moved in together after we’d been dating for about a year and a half. Ron had these two overstuffed brown couches and I had a small white one… His apartment looked like nobody lived there because he traveled for work all the time. My old space was perfect for a single gal about town but Ron didn’t love my style. (далее…)

A Modern and Family-Friendly Farmhouse — House Call

Name: Lauren
Location: Osgood, Indiana

We live in a two story modern farmhouse on about five acres of land just outside of a little town with one stoplight, Napoleon, Indiana. My husband and I were both born and raised here and went to the same school. So, we purchased the land and we have been living in our home for just a little over a year. We have three little boys Blake (8), Callen (6) and Nash (2). They are always at the center of our attention and all aspects of our home are created around them first. (далее…)

Baby Makes Three: A Shared Master Bedroom & Nursery with Global Style — My Room

Name: Marra (Newborn)
Location: Fort Meyers, Florida

The nursery was designed to flow with the existing decor in our master bedroom since we are sharing a space with our little girl. We live in a two-bedroom townhouse and often have guests so we wanted to keep our guest room for hosting. We needed to find a way to create a kid friendly space that still had a sophistication to work in an adult space as well. We also wanted to forgo a crib and follow a Montessori nursery style with a floor bed. (далее…)

Chalkboard Paint Like You’ve Never Seen It Before: A Magical Chalk Art Mountain Mural — My Room

Name: Connor ( Two months)
Location: Houston, Texas

Connor’s nursery is chock full of impressive DIY projects, smart storage solutions and very cool chalk art. Designed with Connor’s future in mind, the room is perfectly playful while cool enough to last well into his toddlerhood and beyond. (далее…)

A «Mid-Century Rainbow Bohemian Cottage» in California — House Call

Name: Rachelle
Location: Berkeley, California

Welcome to my mid-century rainbow bohemian cottage in the Berkeley hills! I’ve lived in the Bay Area for over fifteen years, and do a lot of hiking. When the opportunity came about to move a block away from some of my favorite trails, I was thrilled! The cottage is about 525 square feet, and sits behind the main house. It has a fun, artistic history as the potter’s studio for the original owner of the property, who constructed it himself in the 1930s. There’s still a little smokestack on the roof, where the old kiln used to be. I’m an interior designer, and love the idea that I’m continuing the creative energy for which the home was built. (далее…)

An East Bay Home, Untouched From 1958 — House Call

Name: Susan
Location: East Bay, California

About a year ago, we relocated from the Chicago area to the East Bay. Not willing to settle for anywhere-America with this big move, I set my mind on a Mid-century home with a beautiful lot. On a fluke, we happened upon a home that had been sold as a «teardown» with the recent sale having fallen through. We loved the vintage home with the stunning view. It was an oasis in the midst of the East Bay hustle and bustle. We were the only buyers willing to uncover the natural beauty of this diamond in the rough and were ready to get to work upon closing. (далее…)

An Adorable D.C. Studio Full of Personal Touches — House Call

Name: Jen
Location: Adams Morgan — Washington, D.C.

My name is Jen; I’m a 27 year old baker, foodie, and policy wonk originally from Boston. I live in a 685 square foot studio in the heart of Adams Morgan, D.C. I work in foreign policy at a think tank in Dupont Circle, and moved into my current apartment two years ago after three years living in Eastern Market. My location is absolutely unbeatable—I’m surrounded by amazing restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, and an easy walk from favorite spots ranging from the National Zoo to the Phillips Collection museum. (далее…)

A Houston Town Home Full of «Tailored Maximalism» — House Call

Name: Christian
Location: Museum District — Houston, Texas

I live in a rented town home in the museum district that I share with two college friends and my dog, Adelaide. The townhouse is about 2,200 square feet and the exterior is what I’d like to call pre-recession tuscan (it was built in 2007 and was probably inspired by the original Real Housewives of the OC, but on a much smaller scale). I’m only a few blocks from Hermann Park and the Centennial Gardens, which is a beautifully landscaped park in the middle of Houston. I describe my style as tailored maximalism — I’m a huge art collector and love pieces with strong stories, but I try to keep the house comfortable and livable. I’m inspired by Georgian/Federal design as well as the ’70s, and I have tried to combine elements of both styles. (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…)

A Boldly Black Brooklyn Townhouse — House Call

Name: Nicole
Location: Park Slope — Brooklyn, New York

Nicole’s house hunt was not easy (when are house hunts ever easy?) but after putting in a couple of years on the search she found this beaut. Faced with an outdated exterior and not enough room in her budget for an overhaul, Nicole got creative and decided to go to the dark side. (далее…)

Before & After: The Unbelievable But True Story of Someone Who Had TOO MANY Closets

So often we find ourselves engaged in the classic home design battle of style versus storage. Tamera found herself in such a conundrum with her hallway. Too many doors led to a guest bathroom guessing game and made the space feel cramped and cut off. Her solution was simple, inexpensive and totally changed the vibe of the hallway. (далее…)

A Garage Apartment Designed to Let the Light In — House Call

Name: Clients of Marie Flanigan
Location: River Oaks — Houston, Texas

So often spaces specifically designed for guests can feel cold and unwelcoming. Not so with this warm and relaxing space! It manages to feel special and serene while still having personality and function. With a strong focus on the natural light available and smart lighting choices, the whole space feels ready for a visitor! (далее…)

A Smart Layout Make This Studio Feel Big and Bright — House Call

Name: Emily
Location: Lincoln Park — Chicago, Illinois

My apartment is a 400 square foot studio located in a lively Chicago neighborhood. I would describe my style as very eclectic. I have elements of my apartment that are mid-century, Scandinavian, traditional and vintage. When decorating my apartment, my inspiration was to choose items that I simply just liked rather than trying to stick to a specific design style. I gravitate towards whites, hints of black, wood tones, a few pops of color to keep things happy and a bit quirky – and a lot of live plants! (далее…)

Before & After: From Forgotten Den to Fabulous Office

Ah yes, the forgotten room aka «out-of-sight-out-of-mind room» aka the junk drawer room, we’ve all had one some of us may still have one (guilty). Molly took it upon herself to help her forgotten room find its purpose as an adorable work and lounge room, a tall order for a small space. Check it out! (далее…)

An Art Historian’s New York Apartment Filled With «Bookish Warmth» — House Call

Name: Elyse
Location: New York, New York

Elyse and her husband have added a considerable amount of character to their 830 square foot rental. With a strong paint choice, smartly mixed styles and pops of green, their place may be short on the historic elements they loved in their former home but it’s long on charm. (далее…)

Before & After: Come for the Old Parrot Wallpaper, Stay for the Charming Makeover

Well, this sure is something. We strongly suggest you hit the zoom on the wallpaper…we’ll wait. Now that that’s out of the way, Sophie’s bathroom was dark and crowded but after smartly adjusting the layout and changing basically everything about the «before» room, she now has a light and adorable space. (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…)

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…)

A Perfectly Preserved 1950s Ranch House — House Call

Name: Andrea & Christopher
Location: Coventry, Rhode Island

We visited this 1958 mid-century ranch on a miserable New England winter day. We weren’t even on the market but as soon as we walked into the kitchen, I turned to the realtor and said, «We’ll take it.» A mid-century ranch in New England that was built with every mod-con available in 1958 and never updated is a rare find. We’re putting the house on the market but wanted to celebrate it before we say goodbye! (далее…)

A Dream Home Lost and Found — House Call

Name: Jessica
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

We found our home well over a year ago while searching for «house number two» qualities: a big backyard and lots of character. We fell in love with it as a foreclosure, made an offer and unfortunately lost it to an investor. We were heartbroken. Nine months later when we still lived in our old house, our realtor reached out to let us know that the investor ran out of money after doing a few of the major fixes (HVAC, Plumbing, Master Bath, etc..) and it was back on the market! We jumped at the chance, went to see it again and had an accepted offer later that day. We moved in and renovations began, and as crazy as it was with three kids under four, the beautiful horses in our back yard kept us believing that this was the house for us! We gutted and remodeled the kitchen, added a new 600 square foot deck across the back of the house and are in the process of redoing all of the built-in bookcases. (далее…)

A New Yorker in Scotland: New Baby, New City, New Home — House Call

Name: Liz
Location: Stockbridge — Edinburgh, Scotland

I’m a New Yorker, living in Edinburgh, married to a Scotsman with a chatty baby boy. I regularly daydream about art, design, interiors, Mid-century modern furniture, wallpaper, the color yellow, and all things brand while navigating being a new mama. (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…)

A Beautiful Brooklyn Brownstone Apartment — House Call

Name: Drew
Location: Bed-Stuy — Brooklyn, New York

My partner Danny and I have been living in our 1,100 square foot one bedroom brownstone apartment in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood since February 2016. We were drawn to its 11′ ceilings, parquet floors, crown moulding, wooden blinds, and floor to ceiling windows. (далее…)

A Sleek Renovation in the Watergate Complex — House Call

Name: Darren
Location: Washington, D.C.

After we relocated from New York City to D.C., we fell in love with the Watergate. The history, the architecture and the outdoor space is truly something that tugs at your heart. When we decided to purchase this unit, our intention was to only refinish the floors, update the bathrooms, paint and maybe a few other things here and there. But after removing a bathtub and drywall and finding asbestos and water leaks from the plumbing leading to the neighbor’s apartment, it was clear that this was going to become a more comprehensive project. So we decided to make it exactly the way we wanted it. Thankfully the building management was amazing, and quickly addressed the asbestos. Our contractor was both patient and a perfectionist. (далее…)

A 20-Something Fills Her DC Apartment With Craigslist Finds — House Call

Name: Sarah
Location: Georgetown — Washington, D.C.

This is the third apartment I’ve lived in post-grad. I love living alone—it allows me to truly highlight my style (plus, I’m a bit of a neat freak!). I currently live in a one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Georgetown. Although I grew up in the Washington, DC, suburbs, this is my first time living in the area since high school. After college, I lived in NYC and Philadelphia, and I’m loving being back in DC (and especially in Georgetown!). I had fun decorating each apartment, but this is a place I hope to stay in for years (a long commitment for a 20-something!). (далее…)

Before & After: An Under $200 Creatively Colorful Kitchen Makeover

Avery’s 1980s kitchen was dark and dated, but all of the appliances were perfectly functional so she figured she could make some quick and inexpensive updates to transform the look of the space. After much internet research, she decided to go with her gut and chose a color and style that matched her personal tastes. (далее…)

A Costco Playhouse Gets a Charming Scandi Makeover

Name: The Three Amigos (3 year old, and twin 5 year olds)
Location: Vancouver, Canada

After Melissa snatched up a pretty cute playhouse from Costco, she started dreaming up an adorable upgrade. Life got in the way, as it so often does, so it took awhile for the playhouse to get an upgrade. Combine one weekend, a super creative mom, white paint and elbow grease and you get the kind of playhouse that childhood dreams are made of. (далее…)

A Calgary Home with Cozy Colors and Collected Finds — House Call

Name: Nicole
Location: Red Deer — Alberta, Canada

Our home is an ongoing experiment, forever changing as I bring in new pieces and try new things. I love experimenting with fresh and innovative ideas. Many of my clients squirm at the idea, but in the end, if I’m not willing to try something in my own space, how can I convince a client to do it in theirs? (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…)

Before and After: A Dreary Rental Bathroom Gets A Fresh Makeover for Just $60

Perhaps the next best thing to your landlord offering to fix up your rental bathroom (which rarely happens), is your landlord granting their blessing for you to fix it up yourself. Justyna was thrilled to get the green light from her landlord to make some bathroom improvements and she got straight to work. See what she accomplished on a small budget in this small rental: (далее…)

A Bright and Smart San Fran Studio — House Call


Name: Kirstie
Location: Fillmore Jazz District — San Francisco, California

My studio is 420 square feet. I’m lucky I have East facing windows that overlook a pretty stellar viewpoint of the neighborhood, and all my furnishings fit in just right. I love being home, it’s tranquil, full of plants, and steps from some of the best views in the Bay. (далее…)

Making it Work: Four «Rooms» Within a 250-Square-Foot Studio — House Call

Name: Anna
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Anna’s studio in Baltimore is a warm and cozy, multi-functional space. She’s created designated areas giving the room a nice flow and the space is blessed with plenty of natural light, making the studio look roomier than it is. (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…)

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…)

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…)

A Salt Lake City Apartment That is One Part Home, One Part Textile Studio — House Call

Name: Noelle
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

I live in a vintage one-bedroom, one-studio, living/dining room, with a porch in downtown Salt Lake City after relocating from Chicago two years ago. There are so many amazing little details that make this apartment timelessly beautiful. It faces east towards the Wasatch Mountains, and in the morning and throughout the day there is so much light I rarely turn on my lights. Which is a good thing because there is only one electrical outlet per room! (далее…)

A Warm and Welcoming Home in a Dream Neighborhood — House Call

Name: Anissa
Location: Meridian Hills — Indianapolis, Indiana

Anissa’s home is a lovely mix of warm woods, bright whites and pops of greenery. Renovating a home is never easy, especially a unique and older one, where striking a balance between maintaining the character of the home and keeping it fresh is key. After dreaming of living in this neighborhood for about a decade, Anissa and her family made their dream come true. (далее…)

Looking Past the «Disaster» to Unlock the Loveliness of this Chicago Beauty — House Call

Name: Bridget
Location: Lakeview — Chicago, Illinois

Once Upon a Time in the Land of Chicago, a young woman named Bridget followed a magical road (Craigslist) to a big, yet unloved castle (a one-bedroom). She took one look at the space that many had overlooked and knew that with a little love care, and deep-clean magic she and the apartment could live happily ever after. (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…)