Small Homes 159 Ideabooks

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: Eclectic Chic Goes Global in San Francisco
Ali Price describes her light-filled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District as an “eclectic smattering of things that I love.” The Nashville native and cofounder of Lydali shares the home with her London-born...
My Houzz: Artistry and Personality Color a London Flat
When photographer Cara Connell of Lumitrix purchased her first home, she faced designing it with the same trepidation that most new homeowners feel when approaching the process....
My Houzz: Creative Solutions Transform a Tricky Basement Studio
Rotting, uneven floorboards, serious structural issues and a dark, cramped space are normally features that send potential homeowners running. For Maryline Lambelin, president of the Montreal home decor company ADzif,...
My Houzz: From Drab Apartment to Airy Oasis
“It was a big job,” says architect Jonathan Dar about the gut remodel he and his wife, Nofar, did for a dark and drab apartment in Haifa, Israel. They bought the unit in...
My Houzz: A Bland Condo Gets Color and Personality
After spending almost a year exploring the real estate market in San Francisco, Eunice Chang finally found a place she could call home. Although the condo looked like a bachelor pad and was located in a nondescript 1990s building, it was on the top floor,...
My Houzz: Creative Renters Triumph Over the ‘No Paint’ Rule
“Any San Franciscan knows how difficult it is to find an apartment in this city,” says Sarah Latta, who shares a one-bedroom apartment in the Cole Valley neighborhood with her boyfriend, Darren Carter. “We looked at 23 places before finding this...
My Houzz: Peacefulness and Pugs in Tampa
As a busy furniture and design shop owner in Tampa, Florida, Katie Gagnon of The Blue Moon Trading Company craved a peaceful home away from home to help cut down on her...
My Houzz: Color and Pattern Give a Newlyweds’ Home Zing
High school sweethearts Tamiza and Cory Marcinkow married in September 2012 and wanted to personalize their first home together. Their design process involved very few compromises, as the couple was starting from scratch. “We didn’t own any...
My Houzz: A Surf Shack in a Hawaiian Jungle
An artist and the creative director at clothing retailer Sugarhigh Lovestoned, Tami Snodgrass lives in a tiny surf shack in the verdant jungles of Haiku, Maui....
My Houzz: Breezy Beauty in 750 Square Feet
Jeanne Chan finds “great joy in sharing tasteful finds and inspiring others to live a good life,” she says. The writer behind Shop Sweet Things, Chan moved into a hilltop rental four years ago with...
My Houzz: 2 Tools + 1 Resourceful Guy = Lots of Great ‘New’ Furniture
“Moving into this apartment was worth going broke for,” says retail visual merchandiser Taylor Hoff. Unfortunately, that meant Hoff didn’t have a lot of money to spend on furnishing his San Francisco rental. “I didn’t want crappy furniture but...
My Houzz: Sweet Sophistication for a Manhattan Studio
Jacqueline Clair, a nurse and blogger, is a fan of pattern, prints and artwork. “I’ve always read a lot of blogs and love checking out home tours online, and that’s where I gain most of my inspiration...
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