Name: MaryLocation: Louisville, Kentucky I am a Freshman in college. My parents announced this fall that they were selling the home that my siblings and I had grown up in. I took the news very hard. I had a very special room that was built for me when I was little. As a little kid, I never stayed in my bed.
Who says silverware has to live in a drawer? Julia gets creative with some vintage finds and fashions a chandelier. Let’s break down her tutorial and tools for this project after the jump. • Read the full post at Re-Nest
Name: Chris & HeatherLocation: Acton, MassachusettsSize: 2,700 square feetYears lived in: 4 I first met Heather and Chris when they contacted me for a fresh eye to help them pull together their playful family room. The moment I entered their house I had two thoughts: This is absolutely a future Apartment Therapy House Tour, AND this woman is so talented at design, I can’t imagine how I’m going to be a value added here.
Name: Jenny Rinzler and Cristina EspinosaLocation: Mission Dolores, San FranciscoSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: Cristina for 8 1/2 years, Jenny for 5 years (they had roommates until 3 years ago) It’s one thing to make a home out of your rental. It’s another to make a home out of your 100+ year old rental with poor wiring and insulation. Now that the years of roommates are over, Jenny and Cristina finally have their charming abode to themselves and have made it their own.
Name: NellieLocation: West VillageSize: 500 square feet, 2-bedroomYears lived in: 11 years After 10 years of tolerating its propensity to accumulate clutter and never seem to have room for anything, Nellie wanted her home to change, noticeably. She got in touch with Azadeh and Kermit, made her style known, expressed her desire for a coat closet, and an open kitchen, among many other things, and then moved to a sublet in Brooklyn for six months.
Name: George and Sara AyeLocation: Logan Square, ChicagoSize: 1300 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 George and Sara are a very creative Chicago couple. He is a creative director and she is a design researcher. In addition to their full-time work, they teach design innovation at the School of the Art Institute, and run a small travel apparel company called Hubwear. Whew! We love it when people are passionate about design.
Name: Karthik V.Location: Bangalore, IndiaSize: 1,420 square feetYears lived in: 4 months We’ve had a healthy number of house tours on Apartment Therapy from a surprising number of readers from India willing to open their doors to share with readers on the other side of the globe, and we’re happy to return again to Bangalore to a home filled with “surprises around every corner”.
These hand-crafted ceramic sculptures (and food-safe serving pieces) have an amazing earthy quality without being too rustic for our taste. The color palette coupled with the tiered sizes make them something we would love to have on our table! • Read the full post at Apartment Therapy
Name: Samuel Barrett GenthnerLocation: Duboce Triangle/Mint Hill, San FranciscoSize: 2 bedrooms, 1500 square feetYears lived in: Almost 3 years If you’ve ever stepped foot inside Monument, the fabulous vintage and antiques shop in the Mission co-owned by Samuel Barrett Genthner, you won’t be surprised by the impeccable, interesting style that defines his home.
Kitchen cabinets. We’re in the camp that says paint (especially if they’re made of dark, unattractive wood). Painting instantly brightens up the cooking space — not to mention it’s a fairly easy DIY. The hard part is deciding what color to paint them. • Read the full post at Apartment Therapy
Name: Isabella & JayLocation: Inwood, New York CitySize: 850 square feetYears lived in: 1½ years Inspired by a trip to the Mediterranean Sea, Isabella painted the bedroom ceiling a deep azure blue and lined the living room windows in a bright playful yellow. Isabella’s intent was to harness the flood of sunlight that fills the apartment every day and convey the impression of being on vacation all the time!
Name: Evan B HarrisLocation: Portland, ORSize: apartment is about 500 sq ft, attic studio space is about 1000 sq ftYears lived in: 3 Today we are invited into the home of Northwest artist Evan B Harris. The small space that he lives in exudes a dreamlike quality that is reflective of both his art and personal style. Throughout his home and studio space are thoughtful vignettes that tell stories with artfully arranged keepsakes and collected objects.
Name: Tracey and JasonLocation: San FranciscoSize: 1,700 square feet total (1,200 SF main floor, 500 SF bottom floor)Years lived in: It’s complicated (see below). Tracey, a graphic designer, and Jason, a software engineer, bought their 100+ year old home about 5 years ago with plans to renovate it on their own. After some demolition with the help of friends, they realized the job was bigger than anticipated so they enlisted the help of professionals.
We’re really digging Manda’s kitchen makeover — bright and cheerful with tons of open storage solutions. But what we love most about these organizing ideas is that they can translate easily into any home. • Read the full post at Apartment Therapy
Our Homies winner in the Kids at Home category, Meg of Whatever posted Before & After images of her kitchen remodel — and it’s a total transformation.The massive makeover took 3 months and involved tearing down a wall to transform a porch into an expanded family area of the new kitchen.You can see more pictures of the process Whatever | Before and After and see a great list of FAQ and resources from Meg in a follow up post Whatever | Questions.
Reader Gillian sent in pictures of her new locker pantry! “During the renovation of our kitchen, we made the choice to only have lower cabinets. We love the look but soon found ourselves short on space, specifically pantry space. Instead of adding the upper cabinets we had avoided, we sunk a set of six half
Name: CJ & Renee FolliniLocation: SoHo — NYCYears lived in: 3 CJ Follini and his wife, Renee, graciously invited us to tour their bright, Soho apartment shortly before moving uptown. CJ and Renee took a leap of faith in the purchase of the apartment three years ago: it was bought as part of a user deal from a developer who put a consortium of artists and filmmakers together to purchase the building. The catch?
The Elica Glide under-cabinet hood keeps your cabinets clear of both smelly foods and excess stainless steel. With its chrome-plated, low, dynamic profile, it’ll surely be a hit with New Yorkers’ tiny kitchens. • Read the full post at Unplggd
Name: Oscar SkoldLocation: Calgary Alberta, CanadaSize: 3000 square feetYears lived in: Five We received these photos of Oscar’s Canadian home and love the beautiful job he has done renovating it with a Scandinavian approach. Oscar grew up in the southwest of Sweden. As the son of an architectural engineer, he was exposed to minimalism, large open areas, natural materials and indoor/outdoor living.
Name: MichelleLocation: Greenwich Village, New York CitySize: 950 square feetYears lived in: 4 years “I love the play between symmetry and asymmetry,” says Michelle. “I tend to prefer the contrast that comes out of the mix of balance and unbalance.” So, when I absent-mindedly started to straighten the stereo on the bureau in the dining room before taking a photo, Michelle explained that she wasn’t too fond of right angles.
Our DIY home organization project for the New Year involved hanging a pegboard organizer in our tiny kitchen. Although we found lots of how-tos for installing pegboard on the web, very few of them had detailed instructions and supply lists, so we thought it would be helpful to document our own experience in step-by-step form.
Name: Kristie and familyLocation: Nashville, TennesseeSize/Type: 3000 square foot 1939 4 bedroom Cape CodYears lived in: 8 You may recognize a few of the views of Kristie’s Nashville home from this House Call post that we published last September. The comment thread was filled with requests to see more of this unique, true-to-its-roots house, so we are kicking off the 2010 house tours with a just that – enjoy the longer look!