Colorful Homes 122 Stories

It’s hard to believe it now, but the owners of this home purchased an old, run-down house with a bad ’70s addition and one bathroom. There was method to the madness, however, as the home had stunning historic details and finishes and was located on an attractive street. With a view to turning the home into something...
Houzz Tour: A Home of a Different Color
Designer Erin Iba and the owners of this Boulder, Colorado, home were put together by Designer Premier, an agency that pairs interior designers and architects with potential clients....
Room of the Day: Colorful Living Room Hums With New Energy
Carol Estrada gets bored easily. The interior designer finds herself completely redoing rooms in her Houston condo about every two years. Estrada has lived in the unit with her husband, Murray Kaiman, a home-building-performance consultant, for...
Mondrian Inspires a Modern Addition
It’s a dream for architects to build their own houses. “You always want to do something extraordinary,” says John Marx, a principal at Form4 Architecture. In...
Houzz Tour: Wild Ideas in the Windy City
This house in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is no less than a love letter to the Windy City, architectural history and art created by three native Midwesterners. It started with the owner, a man with an outsize personality,...
Houzz Tour: Styles and Eras Mix in a Former Stable Block
A lust for natural light and more space for her burgeoning antiques collection attracted designer Henriette von Stockhausen to this converted former stable block in Dorset, England. “It was built around 1730 and was converted a while ago, but it hadn’t...
Houzz Tour: Personal and Plaid
He was a 16-year-old living in a rural Mississippi ranch house, but when Scot Meacham Wood watched the PBS version of Brideshead Revisited and saw the shutters of Brideshead castle flung open to reveal a palatial interior, the forever-relocating...
Budget Beach House: A Trailer Gets Ready for Summer Fun
A few summers back, interior designer Bridget McMullin found herself without access to a family beach house at the Jersey Shore for the first time in her life. “I was so bored on the weekends; I was...
My Houzz: A 1904 Georgian Colonial Gets a Personal Stamp
In 2000 Michelle Pettigrew and Jerry Kaplan bought one of the oldest properties in Hillsborough, California: a Georgian colonial–style house built in 1904. Pettigrew had loved the home from afar, and when it came on the market, the couple knew they...
My Houzz: A Handcrafted Bohemian Homestead in Texas
Artist, biologist and plant ecologist Mary Phillips calls her Texas homestead a “7-acre experiment in sustainability and creativity.” She and her husband, Eddie, who is also an artist, have made it their life’s work to create an environment for...
My Houzz: A Fort Worth Cottage to Make Your Heart Sing
According to antiques dealer, art collector and design enthusiast Ann Williams, “decorating should reflect one’s experiences, memories and personality.” Ann is a true mixologist when it comes to...
My Houzz: Resisting Restraint in a Tampa Townhouse
Five years before she bought her home, antiques dealer and pharmaceutical representative Charlsie Shine was approached by a couple to see if she would be interested in purchasing a large mirror they were...
Houzz Tour: Turning Tradition on Its Head in Vermont
Interior designer Steven Favreau’s favorite compliment on the Chelsea, Vermont, home he created for himself and husband Gary Decad sums it all up. “A woman visited, and after looking...
My Houzz: Color This Utah Home Terrific
Christi and Trent Thorn had very specific ideas in mind for their new family home. The couple (he’s a physician; she’s a homemaker and “occasional watercolor doodler,” she says) wanted color, tons of natural light and a unique contemporary design...
Houzz Tour: A Home Built for Legos
“Since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved Lego,” says Seattle architect Jeffrey Pelletier. “It’s probably the reason I’m an architect now — it just inspired me.” Pelletier’s fascination...
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