Name:Lauren Spencer Kingand Ava Location: Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Rented
Lauren was living in Paris when a dear friend from Los Angeles told her about the apartments right across the street from hers and how she dreamed of Lauren living there. Lauren didn't think too much of it at the time. However, a few months later an apartment opened up at the building and Lauren's friend went to check out the place for her and sent her photos. Lauren fell in love with it right away, signed the lease, left Paris and moved back to LA. It was meant to be.
Name: Tyler and Lolly Lux Location: Kensington, London, United Kingdom Size: 560 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, rented
The morning of my photo shoot at Tyler and Lolly's west London mews home, the couple were visited by an unexpected guest, in the form of a pigeon who somehow managed to fall down their chimney into the living room. "We woke up and could hear this strange flapping noise" Lolly told me when I arrived several hours later. "I ran upstairs and there were feathers everywhere. Tyler had to throw a blanket over the poor thing and put it out the window."
Name: Jevon Lake Location: Central Phoenix, Arizona Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned
When Jevon was hunting for a home five years ago, his agents brought him to a unit in a Mid-century condominium community. The unit was a slow moving project by a local designer, not yet on the market, and Jevon immediately fell in love with it. A deal was struck and Jevon lived in a hotel for about a month, while consulting on the finished design.
Name: Rachel, Zach & Skye Location: Little Italy, San Diego, California Size: You’d think that we would know that since Zach’s dad is the architect, but we have no clue. Big enough for the three of us! Years lived in: 11 years
If you want to live in one of the coolest concrete lofts in San Diego, it doesn’t hurt to be related to the architect. Just over a decade ago, Zach Smith and Rachel Ehlin nabbed a ground-floor unit in the Essex, designed by Zach’s father Ted Smith, San Diego’s godfather of design-build. As the couple’s needs have grown, the loft has evolved right along with them.
Name: Claire and Marcus Mackay Location: Dennistoun; Glasgow, Scotland Size: Approx 2000 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned
You could fill a book with stories about Claire (Butler and Taylor) and Marcus (The Diving Bell Lounge) and their beautiful home. This semi-detached property in the east end of Glasgow, built in the 1840’s, was originally the billiard room (essentially, a place for men to gather and smoke together — I can’t vouch for the amount of billiards played) of a grand home more than twice the size, and it wasn’t until the 1940’s that it was turned into a home in itself.
Name: Rachel Lavin of Pio Jewelry Location: Bouldin Creek, Austin, Texas Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 7 years
Sometimes you get to know someone the moment you walk into their home. That's the case wtih jewelry maker and former anthropology major Rachel Lavin. In her home, described in her own words as part "Pee-Wee's Playhouse," you'll notice a touch of whimsy and a colorful playfulness that brightens each corner of this artist's abode.
Name: Cori & Jake Roberts
Location: West End; Glasgow, Scotland Size: Three story town house Years lived in: 3 years; owned
I can only conclude that Cori, her husband Jake (a film editor) and their three beautiful boys, Milo, Jonah and Louis, have effortless style running through their veins. Cori was born in Sweden, and with a photographer for a mother and artist for a father; their home was a hive of creativity. Her parents were forever pulling things out of skips - salvaging unloved furniture and turning it into something beautiful. As a result, Cori has an innate love for Scandinavian style (with a particular weakness for Danish design), that oozes all over their stunning Glasgow Georgian townhouse.
Name: Antonia and Cinzia Nespoli Location: Notting Hill; London, United Kingdom Size: 1,115 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; owned
For Antonia and Cinzia, sisters and Italian transplants to London, the concept of home is an important one. Both have busy careers and hectic social lives, despite being self-described homebodies. When they decided to invest in a home in their adopted town, they were looking for a space where they could relax and regroup, not an easy thing to find in central London.
Name: Dai, Polly, Minnie & Rosie Hughes Location: Crackington Haven, North Cornwall Size: 3 bedrooms Years lived in: 3, owned
Polly and Dai's colourful cottage in Cornwall is just a short walk to the rugged cliffs and sandy beach at Crackington Haven. The couple moved to this idyllic spot three years ago when their twin daughters, Minnie and Rosie, were babies. It's a far cry from their previous life amidst the hustle and bustle of London's East end, and the family has fully embraced the change of scene.