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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...
A Boston Kitchen and Bath Go From Dreary to Darling
This young client wanted her 550-square-foot Boston apartment to feel like home, but the outdated kitchen and bathroom just weren't cutting it. Working with a strict $25,000 budget, designer Stephanie Sabbe gutted the two rooms and used fresh materials...
My Houzz: DIY Love Pays Off in a Small Prague Apartment
When designer Jaroslav Kašpar bought an apartment in Prague, he had no idea it would turn into a massive DIY project. For example, he found an original wood floor under the carpet, but it wasn't salvageable; he discovered a cool brick wall, but it needed...
11 Apartment Hunting Tips for Renters
I distinctly remember one apartment hunt that brought me to tears. After sifting through dozens of not-right rentals, and with our moving-out date looming, we thought we finally had the perfect place in the bag — only to have it given to another...
My Houzz: Creative Moves Turn a Toronto Basement Into a Stylish Rental
A basement apartment typically makes you think of a dark and cramped space with low ceilings and little light. And that's what designers Timothy Mitanidis and Claudia Bader of Creative...
Houzz Tour: Boldly Stylish in Hong Kong
“Tiny" doesn't have to mean "timid." Project Manager Javis Ma of Urban Design & Build kept this mantra in mind when turning a small Hong Kong residence into a stylish...
My Houzz: The Antidote to Dreariness, in One Small Brooklyn Apartment
Every corner of Laura Lee Gulledge's Brooklyn, New York, apartment oozes with her philosophy that color adds happiness. "I think a lot of people are scared to bravely use color, especially in decorating,” says Gulledge, a graphic artist, writer and...
My Houzz: Personality Radiates Through a Sunny Manhattan Apartment
The beauty of this Midtown Manhattan apartment is its balance between function and flow — a concept that designer Kate Cummings, who lives here, employs often in her business, Freestyle...
My Houzz: Two Floors With a Daycare in a Toronto Victorian
When Stephanie Moore and Adam Dalgarno set out to find a home in west Toronto, they expected some serious compromises. "Our wish list was lengthy, and our budget was tight. Adam was new to the city, and I just out of university, and...
Houzz Tour: A Parisian Apartment Goes Modern and Bright
Drawn to the wraparound terrace and stunning view of Paris' Left Bank, this home's owner decided the panorama was worth the 485-square-foot apartment's odd layout and funky decor. Husband and wife design duo Alon...
My Houzz: DIY and Modern Mix Entertainingly in Vancouver
When someone produces strong visual imagery for a living, it's not surprising when that translates into his living space. "I'm a happy slave to the entertainment industry," says Tink, a script writer,...
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