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A Berlin Apartment Inspired by Queer History — House Tour

Name: Dean Sameshima
Location: Berlin, Germany
Size: 1,044 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years, renting

When Dean Sameshima came to Berlin in 2007 to put on an art show with Peres Project, he didn’t expect to stay put for so long. What started out as a one-month stay quickly became three months, and luckily, he found this gem of an apartment at the end of his trip. “I fell in love with the space immediately and feel grateful for it every single day,” Dean says of his apartment, which is located in a hip part of Kreuzberg full of good restaurants, large flea markets, and beautiful parks. But best of all, his apartment gets of a ton of light and provides him with plenty of space for his queer art collection, silk screening supplies, and his sizable menagerie of plants (though he could always use more).


Posted on Nov 30, 2017

A Modern, Kitschy, Boho Mashup in California — House Tour

Name: Courtney Gallagher and family
Location: Riverside, California
Size: 1252 square feet
Years Lived In: 3 years, owned

What started as a mild mid-century modern obsession has turned into a full-blown side hustle for mother and resident MCM expert Courtney Gallagher, She uses her successful Etsy furniture store, Not Another Mod Snob, as an excuse to rotate new vintage pieces in and out of her family’s 1951 ranch-style home in Riverside, California.


Posted on Nov 29, 2017

A Poet’s Magical Montreal Pad — House Tour

Name: Melanie Power
Location: Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

When Melanie Power, a poet from St. John’s, Newfoundland, first moved into this compact apartment, it was a neglected space. Over the years, she has collected items and furniture from thrift stores across the provinces to revive and restore it, creating a place full of magical whimsy and intrigue.


Posted on Nov 28, 2017

A “Folk Modern” Apartment With Urban Cabin Vibes — House Tour

Name: Steven Miller
Location: Los Angeles, California
Size: 750 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, rented

Everything in Steven’s apartment has a story behind it: He can recall the thrift store each piece of art came from and can tell you the lengths he went to find a unique piece of furniture. “It makes me so happy that I have a space for all of the things that I’ve thrifted or collected,” he says. For Steven, thrifting isn’t just a hobby. “I’ve always fantasized about a road trip where I can thrift my way up the West Coast to the Pacific Northwest and meander through all of those small towns that you never knew were there — with a trailer for all of my finds, of course!” All of that digging has turned his apartment into a welcoming space full of eccentric art and unique knick-knacks, and he’s more than happy to tell you all about ’em.


Posted on Nov 27, 2017

A Moroccan-Inspired Amsterdam Home — House Tour

Name: Driss and Bettina daughters Tala (6) and Ziri (4)
Location: Amsterdam (Spiegelkwartier), Netherlands
Size: 2,400 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

Driss and Bettina, originally from Morocco and Germany, met (and fell in love) in Amsterdam at a small, creative advertising agency where they worked. They’ve both been passionate about interior design and beautiful, charming houses. And a few years ago, they decided to follow their dream and open a small boutique bed & breakfast in the center of Amsterdam. They loved renovating and furnishing this 17th century house, and both their home and the B&B’s rooms are furnished with love and global style.


Posted on Nov 25, 2017

A Gorgeous & Global Italian Apartment — House Tour

Name: Lezli Clendening
Location: Vicenza, Italy
Size: 1,614 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting

Walking into Lezli’s second floor Italian apartment is like walking straight into a museum. With artifacts from all around the world, beautiful canvases from artists (some of whom she is related to) and even bones, insect display cases and taxidermy pieces, it certainly could be mistaken for one of the coziest exhibits ever. Lezli’s job as a teacher has taken her all over the world, and that and her travels have made it easy for her to source some of the most beautiful furniture, art and artifacts from far-reaching corners of the globe.


Posted on Nov 23, 2017

A Palm Springs and Tiki-Inspired Portland Home — House Tour

Name: Dane Kealoha and Chris Johnson, and Larry their Chocolate Lab
Location: Hazelwood Neighborhood — NE Portland, Oregon
Size: 2,750 square feet
Years lived in: 3.5 years, owned

Palm Springs is known for its cool mid-century houses, poolside parties and colorful decor, which is exactly what inspired the design of Chris and Dane’s Portland home. But wait, it gets better: They even have a tiki bar in their basement!

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Posted on Nov 21, 2017

A “Europe-Meets-California-Modern” LA Apartment — House Tour

Name: Danica and Robin
Location: Highland Park — Los Angeles, California
Size: 750 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, rented

When Danica and Robin decided to move to Los Angeles from Oakland, their apartment search began with location in mind. Sure, it’d be nice to have a large space, but it wasn’t a priority — especially with a new baby and Los Angeles’ tight rental market. They ended up in the Highland Park neighborhood, and luckily, they were able to cross off a ton of amenities off their list: the apartment is clean and minimal, walking distance to fun destinations, and just right for the small family of three.


Posted on Nov 11, 2017

A Lifestyle Photographer’s Historical Hyde Park Home — House Tour

Name: Samantha, Kevin and fluffy dog, Sherman
Location: Hyde Park — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 750 square feet

Located on a cozy tree-lined street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood (home to the University of Chicago), Samantha and Kevin’s apartment is a beautiful fusion of vintage, handmade, and unfussy decor, all housed in a sunny pre-war apartment unit framed by elegant stained glass windows. Take a look at this love letter to vintage Chicago city living.


Posted on Nov 5, 2017

A New Orleans House in Disrepair Becomes a Shining Gem Once Again — House Tour

Name: Wesley & Levi Janssen; their kids James (6), Anders (5), and Julia (1); and the family dog Logan.
Location: Mid City — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,690 square feet upstairs; 1,200 in raised basement apartment
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

It was the second-to-last last day of Wesley Janssen’s maternity leave when a “for sale” sign in front of a stately raised-basement Art and Crafts style home caught her eye five years ago. The real estate listing only had one picture, but the price was surprisingly low for the neighborhood. Although she and her husband Levi weren’t actively searching for a new home, Wesley’s instincts told her she needed to get inside and check it out.


Posted on Nov 2, 2017


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