Felicia & Douglas’ Warm, Mid-Century Modern Condo
Name: Douglas and Felicia GreenfieldOccupation: Douglas, professor; Felicia, social workerLocation: Queen Village — Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSize: 1,100 square feetYears lived in: 1 Felicia and Douglas weren’t looking to buy a place when this light-filled condo became available in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. However, long before Felicia met Douglas, she had attended parties in this very space.
Dec 16, 2010
Roman, Milo & Luca’s Bedroom of Nooks
Names: Roman, Milo, LucaAges: 9, 5 and 2Location: Bel Air, CARoom size: 11′ x 12′ (roughly) With a two-bedroom house and three young boys to accomodate, Irwin Miller had to get creative. His innovative use of all the nooks, recesses and alcoves results in a comfortable, efficient room that gives all three brothers their own place as well as an inspiring shared space.
Dec 16, 2010
Laura’s Ultra Cheerful Design
Name: LauraLocation: Financial District — Manhattan, New YorkSize: 693 square feet — one bedroomYears lived in: 1 month While the Financial District can often seem dark and ominous — especially this time of year — Laura managed to foster a bright and uplifting aura in her home. The colors are cheerful. The design lines are crisp and meticulous. It’s a totally cute place!
Dec 15, 2010
Rob & Barb’s Loft Story
Name: Rob and Barb Location: SoMa — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 1,100 square feetYears lived in: 1 — owned For Rob and Barb, it was loft-love at first sight. After months of seeing places in their price range that made them cringe, they happened upon this light-filled gem. The only problem was the small army of other folks who felt the same way. After riding the emotional rollercoaster of a bidding war and a very slow moving bank, their offer was accepted Christmas week of 2009.
Dec 14, 2010
Orna & Reid Willis’ Worldly Live-Work Loft
Name: Orna of Designs by Orna and Reid Willis with their daughter Nina and puppy EstherLocation: Northern Liberties — Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSize: 2,950 square feet — 3 bedrooms Years lived in: 6 — own Being an artist certainly gives you an advantage in the realm of design. Artists already have an eye for design and color, so it’s only natural for their homes to be large pieces of art.
Dec 14, 2010
The Wheelers’ Fresh Eclectic Home
Name: Christina, Tom, Luca (7 years old), Amelia (3 years old) and Peaches the bulldog (7 months old)Location: Studio City — Los Angeles, CASize: Large 3 bedroom + 2 bathroom home. Years lived in: 2 years- rent Christina Malpero-Wheeler is a dear friend of interior designer Evan Harrison, who was featured in a a house tour last month. Christina and her adorable family reside in traditional American two story home, complete with a pool and guest house.
Dec 10, 2010
Wash Dishes and Clothes at the Same Time to Save Money
If you don’t subscribe to the “every little bit counts” idea for saving money and living green, we suggest you turn away now. This tip is going to have such a small dent in your monthly hot water bills that it almost won’t seem worth it. In fact, we wouldn’t even suggest it to you—but it is so. incredibly. easy. to do.
Dec 10, 2010
Alexis and Rob’s BoMo House in the Hills
Name: Alexis Tjian, Robert Madison, Stella, Virgil & ZitoLocation: El Cerrito, CaliforniaSize: 1,200 square feetYears lived in: 5 — owned As the Associate Photo Editor of Dwell Magazine, Alexis is no stranger to good design. Her husband Rob, a general contractor, is no stranger to making design a reality. This enviable combination is harmoniously displayed in their El Cerrito home, where authentic mid-century charm is enhanced by modern colors and textures.
Dec 9, 2010
Jan & Jerry’s Global Decor in the Eastern Columbia Building
Name: Jan McCarthy and Jerry McCarthy Location: Eastern Columbia Building – Downtown Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1650 Square FeetYears lived in: 3 1/2 Years This lovely home belongs to the parents of one of my good friends. Jan and Jerry’s loft is in the Eastern Columbia building. The industrial building is one of my favorite loft spaces in downtown Los Angeles and is known for the Kelly Wearstler designs in the public areas.
Dec 7, 2010
Legos for Food-Lovers: Village Bakery & Green Grocer
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) A departure from our regular food programming for one moment to indulge our childhood adoration of LEGOs. LEGO is reaching out to grown-up food-lovers right now with some seriously fun food-related sets. How about your own holiday bakery? Or a French-style city block complete with green grocer? Oh the fun we
Dec 7, 2010
Kelly & Greg’s Chez Glamouramous
Name: Kelly & GregLocation: Brooklyn — New York, NYSize: 1,300 square feetYears lived in: 6 months — rented As a fashion blogger and photographer combo, Kelly and Greg have a special knack for revealing the glamourous in the unassuming. Behind the doors of their simple and sleek modern apartment lies a whimsical, elegant and diverse collection of finds that is telling of the couple’s adventures in taste-making. “You’re just in time!
Dec 6, 2010
Phil & Hali’s Quintessential Loft
Name: Hali & Philip DurhamProfession: Architect – www.studiodurham.comLocation: Soulard — St. Louis, MOSize: overall building 9,600 square feet, Residence 5,400 square feetYears lived in: 7 — owned It never hurts to be an award-winning architect. Most people in Saint Louis pass decrepit warehouses for years, writing them off as mere evidence of urban blight.
Dec 3, 2010
Chris & Kenny’s Blend of Prints
Name: Chris Sewell and Kenny Osehan, proprietors of the Presidio Motel and on-site shop, the Supply RoomLocation: Santa Barbara, CaliforniaSize: 900 square feet — 1 bed + 1 bathYears lived in: 2½ I met Chris and Kenny while in Santa Barbara photographing their friend’s home, Jesse & Leia’s Inspired Americana Bungalow. I have a theory — people with beautiful homes have friends with stylish pads (which proved to be the case with Jesse and Leia).
Dec 3, 2010
How To Hang a Poster Like a Grownup
Jason and J.R.’s Well-Connected Home Many people associate posters with bachelor pads, dorm rooms, or childhood bedrooms. But posters can also be collectible, artistic, or meaningful additions to a space. Here are a few thoughts on hanging a poster in your home as a grownup: Vanessa’s New Oakland DigsFrame it. That is, treat it with the level of care you wish for it to project in your home. That might mean framing it behind glass.
Dec 3, 2010
Make An Upcycled Casserole Cozy For Holiday Meals To Go
Bathroom towels are usually the go-to item for transporting a hot casserole or side dish to or from a party. That’s all well and good, but why not put that sweater hiding in the back of your closet to use? Check out this quick and simple way to deliver a dish in style that even
Dec 2, 2010
5 Simple Ways to Make Your House Less Depressing
It’s a proven fact that our home plays a significant part in how we feel emotionally. Although if not kept up it can make us physically sick, it can also make you a little down in the dumps. Having a healthy space is key and aside from participating in the Apartment Therapy Home Cure, you can check out these ideas on lightening the mood at home!
Dec 1, 2010
5 Tips for Creating Space for a Big Tree in a Small Home
Today is December first! For many people, the end of this past weekend also marked the day when they put up their holiday decor. The other night, I stopped by the home of a friend who’d proudly put up her tree. Despite the small footprint of her living room, the addition felt homey rather than crowded. If you’re determined to put up a full-sized tree, here’s a few ideas to make sure that you and your decor can coexist in peace!
Dec 1, 2010
Lainey & Nella’s Pretty Place
Names: Lainey & NellaLocation: FloridaRoom size: 13’x13′ Readers of Kelle Hampton’s blog, Enjoying The Small Things, have come to love Kelle and her daughters, Lainey and Nella. True to her blog’s name, Kelle delights in little details, and her daughters’ shared room is a study in simple and beautiful pleasures.Enjoying The Small Things has a huge and fiercely devoted following.
Dec 1, 2010
Wean Cubes Make Baby Food On The Go Eco-Friendly
If you’re traveling during the holidays (or any time of the year), you may be thinking about how best to transport food for your infant. These eco-friendly glass containers from Wean Green are perfect for homemade foods now or snack and finger foods when they’re older. Plus it doesn’t hurt that they’re oh so pretty!
Dec 1, 2010