Name: Emily Moore, founder of Moore Design Works, and Xia, Loyal Yellow Lab
Location: Museum District, Houston, Texas
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years; Rented
The first thing you'll notice about Emily's Houston apartment is probably the boldly painted blue walls in the living room. She chose the diagonal shape because it reminded her of cozy top-floor apartments tucked under the eaves in Paris; it also gives the room a great energy and provides the perfect backdrop for her carefully selected collection of furnishings and decor.