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Two Makers Create A Bright Haven in a Downtown LA Apartment — House Tour

Name: Michelle Paul Toney and James Toney III
Location: Chinatown — Downtown Los Angeles
Size: 1,115 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

Michelle and James’ lives seem to revolve around downtown LA. After meeting in the Arts District one fated Tuesday night, the couple have since been married, started the Los Angeles-based company Morrow Soft Goods with two friends, and moved into the beautiful and brightly lit Chinatown apartment where they currently reside.

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Posted on Sep 17, 2017

A Ceramicist & Architect’s Hand-Crafted California Home — House Tour

Name: Linda Hsiao , Kagan Taylor and Scallion the Cat
Location: Highland Park — Los Angeles, California
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

Linda and Kagan’s Highland Park home is a perfect reflection of their combined creative collaborations and organic aesthetics. The space is filled with handmade treasures, meaningful art, and friend’s crafts to create a truly cozy and original style.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2017

An Earthy, Modern Victorian Cape Town Home — House Tour

Name: Ute and Steven Faure and their two daughters
Location: Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town
Size:
150 square meters (not including the central courtyard)
Years lived in:
3 years, rented

At the foot of Signal Hill you’ll find Schotsche Kloof, a vibrant neighborhood that Ute , Steven and their two young daughters call home. Their Victorian-­era home was given an update by the well-known and award-winning Chilean architect, Antonio Zaninovic, who is based in Cape Town. The result is a stylish and modern home that still retains its heritage.

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Posted on Sep 14, 2017

8 Places to Find Inexpensive, Modern Furniture

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Of course we all love IKEA, but sometimes you want something just a little different (or something that all your neighbors don’t already have). The trick, of course, is that finding beautiful, modern furniture at inexpensive price points is a little like finding a needle in a haystack. If you’ve got champagne taste and a beer budget, take a look at this list of eight retailers where you can satisfy your design craving — while still being able to pay the rent.

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Posted on Aug 27, 2017

First-Time Home Buyers Renovate a Philly Row Home on a Budget — House Tour

Name: John and Melissa. Kids: Elliott and Julian. Dogs: Beatrix (Boston) and Bacon (Frenchie).
Location: South Kensington — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Size: 1800 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned

This 1800-square-foot Philadelphia row home was just a shell when Melissa and John bought it two and a half years ago. On a tight budget, they applied for a special first-time home buyer loan to allow them to rehab the existing structure. They worked closely with a contractor, consultant and architect to create their dream home (as well as did a lot of the work themselves or with the help of friends). It was a true labor of love and a practice in patience; it took Melissa and John about two years to get the house to where it is today.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2017

A Photographer’s Bright Home in Michigan — House Tour

Name: Kathy Davies and James Binder
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

They say opposites attract, and newlyweds Kathy and her husband James are the perfect example. They each have very different tastes, so when they went looking for a house two years ago, they were pleasantly surprised they agreed on a house so fast. “I love old homes and didn’t want anything cookie cutter,” Kathy confesses. This 1950s tri-level house in Michigan was a fit for them both.

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Posted on Aug 16, 2017

A Professional Stylist’s Modern Organic Portland Apartment — House Tour

Name: Jorie Garcia and Trevor Bennett
Location: Southeast Portland, Oregon
Size: 640 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 4 years

For those of you who have had the pleasure of laying eyes on Schoolhouse Electric’s gorgeously styled catalogs, today’s house tour will provide you with a bit of a fan girl or boy moment. If you’ve seen those perfectly imperfect gallery walls, and effortlessly fluffed pillows, then you’re familiar with Jorie Garcia’s work. As the catalog stylist and product developer for the Portland-based furniture and lighting company, her work has long since populated countless interiors-obsessed blogs and Pinterest boards, all while managing to strike a masterful (and somehow still accessible) balance between classic Pacific Northwest style and colorful mid-century modern design.

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Posted on Aug 12, 2017

An Artist’s Chic Compact West Village Apartment — House Tour

Name: Carly Berlin
Location: West Village, NYC
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Part home, part professional art studio, Carly’s long and narrow West Village apartment is outfitted minimally but filled with warmth and personality. Carly has a gift for seeing the beauty in the smallest of details, and her ability to set up her home from that perspective means she’s made a million small but successful decisions. The result in one overall stylish and welcoming apartment.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2017

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