Eclectic Homes 354 Stories

My Houzz: Collected and Creative Appeal in Tampa
What should a couple do when their newly built home lacks the charm and character their tastes dictate? They make adjustments, like painting the kitchen cabinets and changing out the floors. Then, if that’s not enough, they fill it to the brim...
Houzz Tour: Mediterranean Minimalism for a California Bungalow
Interior designer Christina Karras, principal of Forte Design, loves searching salvage yards and junk shops for undiscovered treasures. Her client, a stylish executive at The...
Houzz Tour: Hand Crafting Rehabs a Michigan Farmhouse
There aren’t many 4-year-olds who can claim they were raised in a barn, but the youngster growing up in this rehabilitated farmhouse in Birmingham, Michigan, can honestly say he’s maturing while surrounded by items with agricultural or industrial...
My Houzz: Zen Meets Eclectic in Tel Aviv
Ever since they purchased their 1970s apartment in 2010, Yosi Lavy and Nesh Bruic dreamed of fixing it up using secondhand finds. Lavy, a shiatsu massage therapist, and Bruic, a craftsperson and furniture maker, rented...
Houzz Tour: Classic Spanish Style Gets a Modern Edge
Like many house hunters in Los Angeles, actor, writer, director and producer Andy Berman (Psych; Mirror Mirror) was looking for a midcentury modern home in the Hollywood Hills. He was fascinated by the famous Case Study houses and wanted...
My Houzz: Connecting Work and Play in South Australia
Rebekah and Timothy Cichero are inspired by objects with character and a story to tell. When they renovated and expanded their early-20th-century villa in Adelaide, South Australia, the pair decided to use secondhand bricks. “I love heart and soul,”...
My Houzz: Modern and Moody Nostalgia in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City’s historic Maryland building was built in 1911 as a luxury apartment house for successful miners. That dichotomy — between rugged working stiff and stylish bon vivant — appealed to Cody Derrick, a 33-year-old property consultant...
My Houzz: Peeling Back Layers in a 1908 Home
Megan Patton bought a 100-year-old home in Water Valley, Mississippi, after falling in love with its quirks — and its $85,000 price tag. It was the first home purchase for Patton, who took on the project with her now-husband, Matt, who works as a bass...
My Houzz: Collecting Over Time in Canberra
Penny Mims is an avid collector. She has spent a lifetime scouring secondhand shops for furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles. The midcentury home she shares with her partner, John Buxton, boasts open interiors, generous light and original architectural...
My Houzz: Coastal Elegance for a 1917 Bungalow
Christy and Tom McGeachy have been fine-tuning their South Tampa, Florida, bungalow’s design for 14 years, filling it with collected finds and local art, renovating the kitchen and turning their carriage house into an office and guest space. Along the...
My Houzz: Art and Lucky Finds Fill an Airy New House
Marie and Gil Hanan were staging spaces long before they moved into their new home. The artistic couple — she’s a film director; he’s a set designer — met in film school 20 years ago. “I see each space I design as a frame,” says Marie. Working...
Houzz Tour: Pattern-Happy Personality in Los Angeles
A thousand square feet of blank space might feel intimidating to some, but this apartment's empty walls and cookie-cutter materials turned out to be a dream come true for Ariane...
See a Seattle-Area Home Steeped in Graciousness
In the movie My Cousin Vinny, Marisa Tomei created one of the most memorable moments in cinematic history when she stomped her foot and shouted, "My biological clock is ticking!" I have the same kind of moment...
My Houzz: Global Panache for a Dallas Refuge
Brianne and Trey Denton understand that it takes time for things to grow. The green-thumbed couple behind floral and garden design company Blue Lotus — she creates the florals, he builds...
Houzz Tour: Ancient and New Tell a Story in San Francisco
“A home should tell the story of its owner,” says interior designer Antonio Martins, the grateful second owner of this 1896 house in San Francisco’s historic...
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