Celeste Sunderland

Nancy and Robert’s House of Festive Flair
Name: Nancy and Robert SalzLocation: Berkeley, CaliforniaYears lived in: 25 Nancy Salz says her home is devoid of architectural interest. But over the past 25 years, she and her husband Robert have embellished their three-bedroom family lair with lovingly crafted DIY projects and intriguing collections, making it one of the most colorful and creative homes in Berkeley, California. The first floor flows easily from room to room showcasing vibrant surprises around every corner.
Dec 19, 2019
Ros and James’ English Countryside California Cottage
Name: Ros Wyatt (of Green Plum Design) and James VernonLocation: Kensington, CaliforniaSize: 2,100 sq/ftYears lived in: 9, OwnedWho else lives here: Jack, Mischa and Alfie In classic English style, interior decorator Ros Wyatt’s San Francisco Bay home features a multitude of pretty prints. A plaid throw drapes over a wing chair, gingham rambles across a coverlet, mod poppies blossom beside a bed, and cabbage roses bloom in the medicine cabinet.
Dec 19, 2019
Johnelle’s Mignonne Maison
Name: Johnelle Mancha (Founder of Mignonne Décor)Location: Oakland, CaliforniaSize: 980 sq/ftYears lived in: 5 months, rented Stepping into artist and designer Johnelle Mancha’s Oakland cottage is like entering one of the great salons of 1920s Paris. Welcoming rooms, outfitted in exquisite vintage decor whisper of European aristocracy, Middle Eastern adventures, and the joys of classic American recreation.
Dec 19, 2019
Melissa and Stephen’s Preserved Spanish Revival
Name: Melissa Lisbon & Stephen Hood Location: San Jose, CaliforniaSize: 1,900 sq/ftYears lived in: 3 years, rented A radiant white facade surrounded by a profusion of coastal California foliage is what initially caught the eye of Melissa Lisbon and Stephen Hood. But the myriad details they’ve discovered over the last three years have made the 1930 Spanish Colonial Revival home much more than just a residence.
Jul 31, 2019
Sarah & Fred’s Leafy Art-House
Name: Sarah Schmitz and Fred Gray Location: Berkeley, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; OwnedPlants make a house feel fresh. Just take a look at Sarah and Fred’s leafy Berkeley abode. The beautiful one-bedroom house came with the Christmasy poinsettia out front, but the rows of potted succulents and happy houseplants are the result of Sarah’s own green thumb.
Jul 1, 2019
Fabienne and Kobe’s Tranquil, Earthy Over-the-Tracks Parisian Flat
Name: Fabienne Séveillac & Kobe Van Cauwenberghe Location: La Chapelle, Paris, France Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 10 months (rented) Thanks to their seventh story walk-up, Fabienne and Kobe are in excellent aerobic shape — a benefit for most, but especially for two musicians who often find themselves holding a sung note for inordinate lengths of time, or boldly scurrying around the neck of a guitar.
Dec 7, 2012
Julie & Jesper’s Musical Scandi-Canadian Nest
Name: Julie Chamberlain and Jesper Kaalund Location: Haut Marais, Paris, France Size: 710 square feet (66 square meters) Years lived in: 2 years, rented At 37 weeks pregnant, Julie Chamberlain doesn’t do much dancing these days, but that doesn’t stop her from listening to her favorite tunes. One morning last month, independent Canadian music streamed from her laptop, providing a restful soundtrack just right for readying her beautiful one-bedroom apartment in Paris for a new baby.
Jun 5, 2012
Noemi’s Berlin Apartment
Name: Noemi Location: Berlin, Germany Beyond a lush garden courtyard, a tall twisting staircase leads to the top floor of a 19th century apartment building. Ivy-framed windows open wide as cool summer air drifts through elegant rooms inspired by the historic abodes of German philosophers, English writers, and even French queens.
Sep 28, 2011
Kate & Joseph’s Serenely Elegant Shingle & Stone Home
Name: Kate Brierley and Joseph SwiaderLocation: Jamestown, Rhode IslandYears lived in: 3Who else lives here: Otto the bulldog, Bize the Dogue de Bordeux, and William Shatner the cat. A swath of deep purple silk billows in the misty breeze that sweeps into Kate Brierley’s home studio. Beyond the open door opposite her desk, Southern New England fog hovers above a lush green lawn.
Jul 20, 2011
Imke & Thorsten’s Breezy Berlin Apartment
Name: Imke & Thorsten Laux and their two daughters, aged 9 and 4-years-old.Location: Berlin, GermanyYears lived in: Rented for 2 years You can almost feel the ocean air when you emerge onto the second level of Imke and Thorsten Laux’s apartment in Berlin. Though it’s many miles from Germany’s northern coastline, a muted palette of sand and sea grass creates a soothing atmosphere in this lofty family lair.
Jul 13, 2011
Lark & Patrick’s Old-Time Homestead
Name: Lark Roderigues and Patrick Aguiar Location: Portsmouth, Rhode IslandSize: 1,500 sq/ftYears lived in: 2 (rented), 30 (owned)Who else lives here: Moxie Brown the dachshund/chihuahua and Lola the Siamese cat One Christmas a few years ago, a gaggle of brothers and sisters pulled up to the 1750 farmhouse where they grew up.
Jun 29, 2011
Tim and Patricia’s DIY California Craftsman
Name: Tim Shetz and Patricia LeoniLocation: Alameda, CaliforniaSize: 1,684 sq/ftYears lived in: 7, ownedWho else lives here: Thomas their 8-month old baby, Piper the dog, Cooper and Cleopatra the kitties. Tim Shetz is a DIY kind of guy. From the kitchen cabinets to the back yard patio, he’s taken on a handful of home renovation projects since purchasing his 1930s craftsman bungalow seven years ago. The historic San Francisco Bay area residence features a bevy of unusual original details.
Jan 21, 2011
Jacob & Caitlin’s Green Mountain Manse
Name: Jacob and Caitlin GlaserLocation: Williston, VermontSize: 2,000 sq/ftYears lived in: 12 years, ownedWho else lives here: Ollie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Annabelle the Maine Coon cat. Natural light spills into Caitlin and Jacob’s spacious and airy Vermont home, reflecting off walls of pumpkin orange and lemon yellow.
Aug 6, 2010