Name:Emily North Location: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Size: Approximately 600 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; Rented
Emily North is a multimedia artist and her colorful home is a great reflection of that. In a one-bedroom apartment with an open kitchen and living room floor plan, she works with blocks of color to designate areas and brighten up the original details of a rental.
Name: Heather Lipner / Clashist Location: Downtown Fashion District; Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: Less than a year; Rented
Clashist is a fun fashion line that emblazons everyday wear with sentimental pop culture throwbacks. Their t-shirts, leggings, and accessories honor icons like Joan Rivers, Beavis & Butt-head, Bill Murray and so on. Welcome to their new digs in Downtown LA!
Name: Sweatson Klank Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 10 years; Rented
As soon as you walk into Sweatson's home, the living area is spacious, inviting and warm. My first observation is that Sweatson is an artist who has a knack for collecting things. Throughout the house there are modern art pieces, vinyl records bought from trips around the world, and vintage furniture pieces from Hollywood Regency to French Provincial which gives the home an eclectic vibe.
Name:Gillian and Mark Location: Vancouver, BC Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 6 Months; Rented
Mark, an electrical engineer, and Gillian, a lifestyle photographer, live in a beautiful old heritage apartment by the sea in Vancouver, BC. The couple moved into the apartment just a few months ago, after having a major crush on the building for quite some time.
Name: Maite Jane Lewis Location: Boise, ID Room Size: 12x12 feet
This tour is courtesy of Courtney Lewis and her darling daughter Maite Jane, who live in the beautiful city of Boise, ID, with Courtney's husband Justin. Courtney is an elementary teacher but is taking the year off to spend time with her baby girl.
Name: Alison & Derek Fandel and Great Dane puppy, Francis Location: Grant Park; Atlanta, GA Size: 1,580 square feet Years lived in: almost 9 years; Built & Owned
This custom-built home wonderfully combines a minimal black and white aesthetic with touches of color and natural textures. Each room I explored seemed to exude its own personality while still remaining connected to the entirety of the home, exemplifying Alison's knack for design.
Name: Mark and Emily (and Kally the cat) Location: East Village; New York, New York Size: 330 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented
Emily and Mark's East Village apartment may be small, but it's bursting with light and color. They make small space living look easy — somehow they've managed to squeeze all the things that two people need to live (and work!) into 330 square feet, and still create a cozy, beautiful home.
Name: Rebecca Rosenfelt & Michael Yamartino Location: Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; rented Years hosting on Airbnb: 6 years
When Rebecca and Michael were apartment hunting, they never saw themselves in a big modern lofty space. So when they first saw this light-flooded Bernal Heights home, they couldn't picture themselves living there. But then they fell in love with the bright and airy space, and they realized they could personalize the apartment to suit them. Sure enough, their mix of traditional and eclectic furnishings are a surprisingly perfect fit for the contemporary space. Their home is clean and simple, but also cozy and welcoming, for the couple and for their many Airbnb guests.
Name: Logan Sommers Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA Size: 400 square feet
With an eye for detail, visual display artist and former New Yorker Logan Sommers has outfitted his cozy studio apartment with panache. He currently resides in Los Feliz, one of the few quaint and walkable communities situated in the heart of the sprawling expanse that is Los Angeles. His keen design sense and experience making do in modestly-sized spaces (a generous description of the closets-turned-apartments in NYC) have made his 1920s studio apartment a cozy home that is as comfortable as it is stylish.
Name: Allison Reijmer Location: Wicker Park, Chicago Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented
Within a few minutes of entering Allison's apartment, I was struck by three fantastic elements: 1) Lofted ceiling! 2) Gorgeous fresh flowers! and 3) The outstanding Bloody Mary I was offered within 5 minutes of meeting her! That's like the Triple Crown of House Tour welcomes and a great first impression that perfectly matched Allison's warm and stylish home.