Small Homes 138 Ideabooks

Houzz Tour: Finding the Essential in a Compact Guesthouse
A few years ago, at the top of the real estate market, Jackson, Wyoming, architect John Carney and his wife, Elaine, bought a 5-acre stream-side lot in nearby Wilson, dense with aspen and pine trees that backed up to a national forest. “We had our...
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...
Houzz Tour: Just Being Modest on Lake Superior
When you’re building a custom home from scratch, it’s only natural to want to add things to the project. “While we’re at it” becomes a familiar refrain, and before you know it, that little project has grown. That wasn’t the case for...
Houzz Tour: Rolling With Simplicity in a Tiny House on Wheels
In 2012 Alek Lisefski wasn’t sure where he would end up living, but he was certain that he didn’t want to pay a high rent. So the then-29-year-old freelance web designer took matters...
My Houzz: Copper Tones Warm an Amsterdam Apartment
Alarm bells start to sound whenever Kees de Zwart sees copper accessories. The 53-year-old financial service employee at TomTom is proud of his newest acquisition, a copper lamp for the hallway. De Zwart has a knack for finding beautiful objects in unlikely...
My Houzz: Creativity Personalizes a Vancouver Loft
Drew Dunford and Margot Robinson share a similar decorating philosophy: “Edit down as much as you can; choose art that matches your personality; use color sparingly,” says Dunford, an operations manager at design agency
Houzz Tour: Sophisticated Luxury in a San Francisco Condo
Given his penchant for collecting objects during his extensive travels, you wouldn’t expect San Francisco interior designer Robert Holgate to prefer small-space living. But Holgate lives...
My Houzz: Lighthearted Ease for a Petite Hague Pad
Industrial designer Aafke Kauffman loves scouring flea markets and vintage stores for treasures to bring home and upcycle. In her eclectic Netherlands home, an all-white backdrop ensures that her secondhand finds are central, while teal and yellow...
My Houzz: Black and White Make a Dutch Apartment All Right
When it comes to home design, Mariët van der Kooij loves two things: Scandinavian style and scrap-wood furniture. So when the 28-year-old educator moved in with 25-year-old temp agency worker...
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...
My Houzz: Heirlooms and Family Art Fill a 1920s Bungalow
John and Jamie Dombroski know all about delayed gratification. The New Yorkers bought a cozy cottage in Dade City, Florida, 32 years ago, but didn’t move in until recently, when they decided to make the Sunshine State their permanent home. Before...
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...
Houzz Tour: An Illinois Loft Sparks Renovation Fever
Newlyweds Jeremy Borcher and Jordan Mertens never knew a moment in their first home when they weren't renovating. "Fixing up the loft was a labor of love," admits Borcher. "But by the end it had...
Houzz Tour: Artistic Balance for a Brooklyn Studio
“We wanted to show people how they could live in a small space without having to feeling like they were living in miniature," says designer Lyndsay Caleo of Brooklyn Home Company....
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