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My Houzz: Living, Working and Storytelling in 300 Square Feet
Multimedia producer Willa Kammerer moved from Portland, Maine, to New York City in search of an apartment she could convert into a live-work space. The challenge: accommodating multiple functions within the...
My Houzz: High Style and Discount Finds Mix in a San Francisco Rental
“As soon as I saw the view, it was a done deal,” says Stacy Wichelhaus, a wedding and event planner. Four years ago she and her husband, Cristoph, a physician, relocated from Southern California to the Russian...
Houzz Tour: Sweetening the Penthouse Deal
Kim Hagstette of Maven Interiors in Portland, Oregon, had designed not one, not two, but three homes for a couple who once lived outside the city. So when it came to designing an urban...
Houzz Tour: Mod Remakes for a Silver-Screen Couple
As a set decorator, Ondine Karady used to have clients like Carrie Bradshaw and Charlotte York Goldenblatt, but since she made the transition to interior design and opened Ondine...
Houzz Tour: Unboxing a San Francisco Condo
There’s a reason the words “cookie cutter” and “condo” are often found in the same sentence. Even the most luxurious of units often has a boxy, sterile feel. When a client approached San Francisco designer Eche...
Houzz Tour: Personalizing a Miami Bachelor Pad
“My client loves New York City, Jay-Z, tennis, Beirut and London, among other things,” says interior decorator Nicole White. She took his quintessential bachelor pad...
My Houzz: Candy-Colored Collections Wow in Manhattan
Jeanie Engelbach describes her candy-inspired home as, “[If] Pee Wee Herman opened a pop culture museum in Candy Land.” For 20 years the photo archivist, interior decorator and color lover has amassed an impressive...
My Houzz: Love Abounds in a Small London Flat
“Our house is definitely our love nest," says first-time homeowner Sabrina Kolmakov. After two years of long-distance dating between New York, Moscow, Montreal, Cape Town and Paris, Kolmakov, an attorney and a doctoral candidate,...
Houzz Tour: Downtown Cool in an Uptown Duplex
When a Lower Manhattan couple decided to move uptown to be closer to their children's schools, they didn't want to sacrifice their downtown style. "They weren't interested in the typical prewar, Upper West Side classic...
My Houzz: Parents-to-Be Whip Up an Apartment Overhaul, Hold the Color
Graphic designer Karlijn de Jong works with color all day long. So when she arrives home, she prefers to unwind in a "calm, subtle environment," she says. In others words: no bright colors, please! Drawing from strong Scandinavian influences...
My Houzz: A Serial Thrifter's Comfortably Bohemian Bungalow
Blogger and serial thrifter Hilary Walker believes in the power of working with what you've got. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Fort Worth, Texas, rental she shares with husband David, a music teacher. The Walkers filled the 1940s house with...
My Houzz: Mediterranean Views Star in a Tel Aviv High-Rise
When you've got a view of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and two of Tel Aviv's most recognizable pieces of modern architecture, there's a tendency to keep your interiors clean and neutral. That's the approach designer Scott...
4 Zurich Projects Build on High-Rise Livability
On a recent trip to Zurich, I spent a good deal of my free time checking out new housing developments that share some characteristics: They are located just west of the central city (in the Albisrieden and Friesenberg neighborhoods); they have multiple...
My Houzz: LEDs and a Living Wall Color a Minimalist Slovakian Home
After working for an architectural studio focusing mostly on low-energy and passive houses in Vienna, architect Rudolf Lesňák moved back to his hometown of Bratislava, Slovakia, and began a yearlong makeover of an...
My Houzz: Check Out a 'Project Runway' Winner's Brooklyn Studio
Gretchen Jones admits that her 550-square-foot double studio apartment in New York City was not exactly love at first sight when she moved there from Portland, Oregon, but she saw its potential. "My mother...
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