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Bird Portraits, Abstract Paintings and a Red Kitchen Make This Home ColorfulTours
When two artists redesign a 1980s house, it comes out looking incredibly colorful and bold.
Feb 20, 2020
This Australian Ceramicist's Style Is 'Maximalist Wanting to be a Minimalist'Tours
Chela is the founder of Takeawei ceramics, and her Australian home is colorful, warm, and eclectic.
Feb 19, 2020
This Bold Modern House Features Fabulous Color Combinations Tours
Julia Green experiments with color combinations and finds great joy in pairing opposites.
Feb 17, 2020
A 350-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Uses Vertical Space WiselyTours
This small-space dweller has created very specific areas for specific purposes—like living, eating, studying, and, of course, sleeping.
Feb 11, 2020
A Professional Organizer's Renovated Home Is Bright and ColorfulTours
Her style: "Minimalism meets vibrant colors meets effervescent design." Also, "I've-never-met-a flea-market-I-didn't-like!"
Feb 7, 2020
Every Paint Color in This Gorgeous Modern Mexican Home is Our New FavoriteTours
From yellow steel accents, to a bold blue exterior, to pink bathroom cabinets, a green bedroom, and more, this modern Mexican home is serving of colorful, 1970s-inspired style vibes.
Feb 5, 2020
This Is Definitely the Cheeriest Tiny House of All TimeTours
It's full of pops of color, energetic patterns, cute organizing ideas, and a great vibe... and all in just 145 square feet!
Feb 3, 2020
A 450 Square-Foot Studio Apartment Uses Space WiselyTours
This grad student decorated her small studio apartment on a budget.
Jan 30, 2020
Disney Decor Abounds in This Colorful Rental ApartmentTours
Name: Carrie, Patrick and Nacho D. Cat Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 1,750 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, renting Longtime Apartment Therapy reader Carrie and husband Patrick discovered their apartment five years ago, when the desire for a bigger bed made them realize they needed a bigger bedroom.
Dec 19, 2019
Alexandra & John’s Clusters of ColorTours
Names: Alexandra Grenham, her husband, John, and their two daughtersLocation: North End — Boston, MassachusettsSize: 1,336 square feetYears lived in: 1 year; owned When I saw Alexandra’s House Call last month, I was excited to get the job of shooting the full tour. Like you, I couldn’t wait to see more of the beautiful brick and beam loft peppered with bursts of color.
Dec 19, 2019
Suzy’s Whimsical Mid-C Modern HomeTours
Name: Suzy UltmanLocation: Old Worthington — Worthington, OhioSize: 1,700 square feetYears lived in: 2 — ownedIf you’re familiar with Suzy Ultman’s work, you know her for her playful designs depicting a world populated by grinning apples, thick-eyelashed owls and rosy-cheeked matryoshka dolls, figures rendered with simple details that pack a mega punch of personality.
Dec 19, 2019
See Inside a Modern Detroit Townhome Designed by Mies van der RoheTours
Two of the four walls throughout the entire house are all glass.
Dec 19, 2019
Before & After: A Dated ’80s House Is Unrecognizable After This Cheery, Modern RemodelTours
And it features some sleek, clever built-in ideas for the kitchen and bathroom you'll be inspired by.
Dec 19, 2019
This Gorgeous Australian Home Has the Most Beautiful Plant Covered Wall We’ve Seen YetTours
Everything else in this house is stunning, as well, including all the art and the handmade furniture!
Dec 19, 2019
This Rental Apartment’s Rainbow Color Palette Will Lift Your SpiritsTours
Color is healing and transformative and rainbows are fun and uplifting.
Dec 19, 2019
This Colorful Australian Home Is Bursting With ArtTours
Artist and illustrator Madeleine Stamer's Australian home is full of art, color, and cute cats.
Dec 19, 2019
The Wallpaper in This Home's Pretty, But the Bathroom's Tile Is SwoonworthyTours
This 1950s ranch house is a mix of modern minimalism and modern eclectic maximalism.
Dec 14, 2019
An Abandoned Brooklyn Brownstone Is Brought Back to Beautiful LifeTours
It's a home full of relaxing nooks and vibes... and has one seriously awesome backyard.
Dec 12, 2019
Every Room in This Apartment Is Gorgeous, But the Pink Kitchen Is Just PerfectTours
There are bold patterns, cool colors, and even a pair of Lady Gaga's 12-inch stilettos.
Dec 11, 2019
A Gorgeous Modern House Remodeled With Gathering and Family In MindTours
For Julie and Daniel Metzinger, this 1954 house in Louisville, Kentucky is more than just the first home they really got to own. This house has also served as a vehicle of transformation after a painful transition in the family's life: In 2014 their youngest child, a daughter named Edythe, passed away at age 13 after a long illness.
Nov 21, 2019
This Cute Renovated Tiny Home on Wheels is Called Augustine the AirstreamTours
Augustine the Airstream is freedom in a tin can.
Nov 8, 2019
A Small “Swedish Bungalow” in Portland Is DIYed and AdorableTours
This couple loved the original charm of the 1923 home, but knew they would need to be intentional to make the space work for their family of four.
Nov 8, 2019
This Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Eichler House Has an Amazing Atrium Tours
It's a functional and beautiful living space with lots of windows and a central atrium that lets the outdoors in!
Oct 29, 2019
B&A: A 1960s Home Got a Nancy Meyers Movie-Inspired MakeoverTours
Pre-remodel features included a sunken living room, an oddly positioned two-panel cook top, and a paver stone fireplace with no mantel.
Oct 28, 2019
Floral Wallpaper and Green Foliage Make This Spanish Rental ShineTours
Floral wallpaper, a soft color palette, and a row of leafy green pothos plants greet you in this charming rental apartment in Spain.
Oct 17, 2019
This Colorful Home’s $250 Kitchen Refresh Isn’t Even the Boldest Room in the HouseTours
This home has been transformed thanks to bold renovations and budget-friendly refreshes!
Oct 13, 2019
This Delightful Renovation on a Budget Was Possible Thanks to DIYsTours
Just a few of the fun DIY projects in this home include faux box beams, floating shelves, accent walls, a bathroom renovation, salvaged furniture, and more!
Oct 12, 2019
Find Loads of Color and Pattern Inspiration in This Lovely UK HomeTours
This colorful and cool home is located in Easton, an artsy and quirky part of Bristol that has recently been revealed as one of the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.
Oct 8, 2019
This Small London Flat Features Many Playful Patterns (and It Works!)Tours
Over the past four years this flat has been lovingly renovated into a colorful, patterned home.
Oct 4, 2019
A Sunny Melbourne House Is Full of Light, Art, and CharmTours
Color and patterns are constant decor elements here, and lots of things are made from local designers. If they don’t love it or use it, they lose it!
Oct 3, 2019
A Colorful Home With DIY Murals Was Created With a Refreshing MindsetTours
This creative couple remodeled the entire house themselves. Everything from a kitchen gut job to refinishing the hardwood floors to installing a glass garage door allows in more natural light.
Oct 2, 2019
It’s Another Amazing Australian Tour You’re Going To Want to Save Every Image FromTours
It's Scandinavian-inspired, but with the joy and bolder colors of Australian homes we've seen.
Sep 12, 2019
A Store Owner’s Childhood Home Gets a Fresh, Modern LookTours
BUK & NOLA co-founder decorated her house with a mix of influences ranging from Scandinavian, minimalism, quirky, and boho designs.
Sep 11, 2019
This Renter Convinced Her Landlord to Remodel and the Result is a Modern and Stylish ApartmentTours
When Heidi first moved into this rental apartment she was 22 and all her furniture and belongings came from her childhood room, dead relatives, or the literal trash. But now it's a stylish and more grown-up home.
Sep 10, 2019
A Colorful Melbourne Home Has Tons of Vibrant Art and an Extremely Photogenic DogTours
Letitia Green's Australia home is filled with bright, vibrant color, beautiful artwork, decor, and her own collaborative designs.
Aug 20, 2019
A Floral Designer’s Cape Town Home Is Colorful, Contemporary, and Incredibly CalmTours
A calm and collected ambiance with plenty of botanical touches.
Aug 16, 2019
This Children’s Book-Inspired Australian Home Can Only Be Described as ‘Crayola Modern’Tours
Anyone who's ever wished for their own 1960s slice of rainbow will love this Australian house, featuring disco balls, neon, and a custom pink laminated glass entryway.
Aug 15, 2019
A Relaxed Richmond Home Influenced by Color & CommunityTours
Sean and Ashley chose wall colors based on the room's function: a calm blue in the living room, orange in the dining room and turquoise in the office to spark creativity.
Aug 12, 2019
A Cozy Apartment in Istanbul Has a Wonderfully Warm Color PaletteTours
It has houseplants, traditional Turkish details, and a lovely yellow wall.
Aug 5, 2019
This Spanish Apartment Has one Seriously Powerful Mix of ColorsTours
As an interiors journalist and contributor to Elle Decoration (Mexico), Susana Ordovás has a natural instinct for creating the perfect mix of old and modern, color and print.
Jul 29, 2019
A Jewelry Designer’s Colorful Modern Australian HomeTours
Karen and Jeremy try to achieve that balance between a creative home and a minimalist home.
Jul 29, 2019
A Mid-Century Houston Ranch House Is a Rainbow of Happy HuesTours
Almost everything you see in this house is used and from the mid-century or earlier. The couple sourced from online, thrift shops, antique stores, friends/family/ancestors, and estate sales in their neighborhood.
Jul 23, 2019
This Austin Remodel Is a Pastel DreamTours
Colors are what make this remodeled Austin home shine. A Jadeite Green Big Chill refrigerator, original yellow tiles, a bold lilac hue, and other pastel walls add modern style to the traditional Queen Anne-style architecture.
Jul 23, 2019
A Small San Francisco Rental Apartment Is Full of Warmth, Wood, and a Splash of ColorTours
With the multi-colored rug anchoring the living room and the beautiful but still rather neutral blue walls in the bedroom, this is an example of how to add color to a rental without risking not getting your security deposit back.
Jul 22, 2019
This House’s Pink Door Is Just the Start of Its Color JourneyTours
This incredibly colorful house in Atlanta is a catch-all mix of mid-century modern and contemporary with some Hollywood glam and vintage.
Jul 10, 2019
This Modern Barcelona Apartment’s Color Palette Is EverythingTours
Full of color and modern design, this 721-square-foot apartment definitely has a wow factor!
Jun 30, 2019
The Cool California Home of the Founders of Health-Ade KombuchaTours
They used to make kombucha in their small apartment. The success of the company allowed them to buy this beautiful home.
Jul 1, 2019
An ER Doctor’s Calming Houston OasisTours
ER doctor Pam is a NYC native and when she moved to Houston, Texas, she found this spacious, modern townhouse and turned it into a welcoming, personal space.
Jun 21, 2019
A Designer’s Australian Home Is an Explosion of Pink, Plants, and Quirky Decor
And her home studio is like an explosion of pink and sparkles at the end of the dark hallway.
Jun 20, 2019
A Colorful “Tongue-in-Chic” San Francisco Apartment
The number one rule is there are no rules!
Jun 18, 2019
This Creative Melbourne Home Has the Most Envy-Inducing Collection of Colorful Art
This home is an utter treasure trove of art and objects collected over time.
Jun 17, 2019
A World-Traveling Pediatric Doctor’s Extraordinarily Colorful, Lively Nashville Home
A world-traveling pediatric doctor has filled her home with vibrant colors and collected treasures.
Jun 10, 2019
A Playful, Rainbow-Hued LA Studio Apartment Is Tiny But Well Designed
550 square feet of peppy colors, fiber art, and smart furniture arrangements in Cindy Tung's rental apartment.
Jun 8, 2019
Jamie & Byron’s Elegant Art Canvas
Name: Jamie and Byron with Roux, Simone and Coco Location: Cow Hollow — San Francisco, California Size: 2,300 square feet Years lived in: 1 — rented We first saw Jamie and Byron’s dining room in the 2011 room for color contest. Painted shades of grey, their apartment embodies a sense of mystery and glamour. Byron describes it as the canvas for Jamie’s artworks, and they truly make a statement on these walls.
Jun 6, 2019
Vibrant Art and Rugs Add Color to This Rental House
Name: Kate, Nick, Otis, and Zephyr, with dog Bucket Location: Frankston South — Melbourne, Australia Years lived in: 3 years, renting Kate—who runs the Instagram account The Little Beastie—has a love of interior design, decor, and craft, all of which can be seen throughout the rental home she shares with her family.
May 16, 2019
A Playful Home Shows Off the Power of Pops of Color
Name: Leslie and Gilbert, kids, and pets Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan Size: 2,600 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned Leslie and Gilbert moved to Michigan a couple of years ago and were excited to find a fun mid-century modern house next to some wooded land. They love music, learning, and nature and wanted to be able to bring all of those things together into their home.
May 10, 2019
Cindy’s Midcentury Portland Sunshine
Name: Cindy EppingLocation: Portland, OregonSize: 1,800 square feetYears lived in: 2 years We had the fortune of visiting Rip City during its most beautiful week this summer and this renovated midcentury vacation home/part-time residence owned by Cindy Epping of One Stop Modern (remember her Eichler tour?
May 6, 2019
Ruby’s Gem of a Room
Name: Ruby (2)Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AustraliaRoom Size: 10′ x 12′, 120 sq ft How to make a minimalist nursery still feel fun and inviting? Add color, texture, and a dash of whimsy. That’s exactly what Ruby’s mom, Danielle, did when she designed this space. The clean and simple design lends itself to easy changes as Ruby grows, while the hand woven hemp rug, crocheted pouf, colorful accessories, and wood floors add warmth and character to the space.
May 5, 2019
Sources for Wassily (& Wassily-Style) Chairs
In last week’s post declaring the Wassily Chair a modern classic we looked at the chair in a variety of interiors. Now it’s time to look at where to buy one – whether it’s shelling out almost $2G for an authentic Wassily or choosing one of the budget-friendly reproductions.New Authentic Wassily Chairs — The authentic chair is produced by Knoll so it’s the same price ($1,924) at each of these stores.
May 5, 2019
Before & After: How Plycraft Met IKEA and Made a Great Chair Baby
Sometimes, while thrifting and searching about you come across something amazing, and in perfect condition. This wasn’t one of those times. Kelly found this old Eames-style Plycraft chair whose leather was nasty, grime-covered, torn and faded.
May 4, 2019
A “Sentimental Maximalist” Australian Home Has Disco Balls in the Bathroom
Name: Gaylene and Johnny Krajewski Location: Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District), Australia Size: Around 800 square feet Years lived in: 13 years, owned Gaylene and Johnny’s apartment is situated smack bang in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, located in one of the city’s first tall buildings built in 1924—as an office building in the Palazzo style. It’s even classified by the National Trust as a notable building.
May 3, 2019
7 Shipping Containers Make Up This Modern Home in New Orleans
Kicker and Anne Kalozdi designed and built this house made out of shipping containers... despite having no real experience building a house before!
May 3, 2019
A Pro Organizer’s New Orleans Home (Named Barbarella!)
Name: Tami Hills Location: Central City — New Orleans, Louisiana Size: 1,266 square feet Years lived in: Owned 6 years Tami Hills never imagined she would buy a move-in ready home. The professional organizer and DIYer dreamed of buying an old New Orleans house she could fully renovate. But after looking at nearly a hundred properties in a fiercely competitive market, she was exhausted. “I would fall in love and be outbid. It happened over and over again,” she explained.
Apr 30, 2019
A Graphic Designer’s Tiny Buenos Aires Apartment
Name: Lucas Ortega Navarro Location: Vicente Lopez — Buenos Aires, Argentina Size: 495 square feet Years lived in: Rented, 1 year After living in a much bigger place (where he never felt at ease), Lucas finally found his home a year ago in this one bedroom apartment over an avenue in the Vicente Lopez neighborhood. The furniture that seemed to be floating all over his old apartment now felt at home in this much cozier place.
Apr 30, 2019
An Interior Designer’s Ambitious DIY Remodel Filled With Vintage Finds
Name: Michelle and Alex Gage Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania Size: 2000 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned “Everything needed to go!” That’s how interior designer Michelle Gage describes the Havertown house she and her husband bought three years ago. Because it’s in the suburbs, they were able to get more for their money — 2000 square feet — but Michelle reports that though large, it was, well, hideous. And she means all of it.
Apr 30, 2019
A Detroit Designer’s “Collected Modern Comfort” Home
Name: Patrick Thompson, his wife Courtney and their son Monty Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years Patrick Thompson is an award winning interior designer residing in the suburbs of Detroit with his lovely wife, their energetic three-year-old son and their sweet dog. His design firm, Patrick Thompson Design, specializes in hospitality, commercial and retail spaces. Patrick grew up in a family that celebrated art.
Apr 30, 2019
A Graphic Designer’s Collected Seattle Home
Name: Jordan Location: Capitol Hill — Seattle, Washington Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, renting A friend of Jordan’s once called her a professional appreciator, and that is just exactly the right title to give this creative force of a woman.
Apr 30, 2019
A Charming, Vivid Georgia Home Full of History
Name: Eric and Lori Wright with their kids Claire, Julia and Maximilian Location: North High Shoals, Georgia Size: 1700 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned This Georgia home has history. Built around 1898, Eric and Lori’s house is nestled on three acres of bucolic countryside near the Apalachee River; there’s a babbling creek that they can see from their sleeping porch.
Apr 30, 2019
This Chicago Home Has the Best Use of Color
This couple's inspiration comes from pop art, comic books, cinema history, and literature.
Apr 30, 2019
A Designer Created a Colorful Connecticut Home on a Budget
Name: Angela Belt, her husband Leon and their daughter Brooklyn Location: West Hartford, Connecticut Size: 900 square feet Years Lived In: 8 months, renting Angela’s career revolves around interior design and creativity. As a senior designer and contributing editor for Homepolish and an interior stylist and art director for AphroChic, her work has been featured in publications like Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The Washington Post and more.
Apr 30, 2019
A Florist’s Fun & Vibrant Charlotte Home
Name: Melanie Branam, husband Scott and brand new baby Molly Location: Myers Park — Charlotte, North Carolina Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 4 1/2 years, renting You can immediately smell the flowers when you walk into Melanie’s home, which is only natural given she is one of Charlotte’s premier florists. Melanie is the talented woman behind New Creations Flowers and her 1,600 square foot home is not only where she lives, it also serves as her floral studio.
Apr 30, 2019
A D.C. Couple’s Quirky, Memento-Filled Home
Name: Ron Kelly and Emily Goodstein Location: Petworth — Washington, DC Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Ron has lived here for 4.5 years, Emily moved in last year; owned Colorful, comfortable, and warm, Emily and Ron’s home is full of treasures with a tale. They’ve decorated with a combination of modern and bohemian elements that give a global feel to their Washington, D.C. apartment.
Apr 30, 2019