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Houzz Tour: Urban Remodel Looks to Sweden for Bright Ideas
An industrial designer with years of experience in antique restoration and reproduction, Frag Woodall has a keen eye for aesthetic detail. So when he and wife Naomi bought a threadbare 1930s brick house three years ago, it wasn’t long before Woodall...
Houzz Tour: Color Brings Endless Summer to a Santa Monica Home
Interior designer Alison Kandler is so smitten with color, pattern and texture that she named her daughter Paisley. So when she and her husband, Brian, purchased a rather vanilla home in Santa Monica, California, for their family, it was completely in...
Houzz Tour: Lots of Love for a Lightened-Up 1909 Home
This 1909 home on a hill above a valley overlooking the Indian Ocean in Perth, Australia, has been renovated many times over the years. The most recent overhaul was by its current owners, interior designer and stylist Kim Pearson and husband James Pearson....
Houzz Tour: Fresh Ideas in a Former Tomato Packing Shed
“We wanted to create a very flexible, adaptable space,” says architect Jamie Falla of the M House on Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands off the northwest coast of France. The former tomato packing shed is now a three-bedroom home designed to celebrate...
Houzz Tour: More Room to Relax in a Michigan Retreat
With four kids and a 70-pound dog, this Chicago family no longer fit in their vacation retreat located a few miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. All the kids had to sleep in one room, and the 13-year-old daughter had simply “had it” with sharing...
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Addition Makes the Connections
Bill and Christine McCorkell purchased their Edwardian clapboard home in 2010 with the intention of renovating. They and their two kids needed more space, and they built an additional story to accommodate extra bedrooms and bathrooms. But...
My Houzz: A Quaint Chalet Becomes a Charming Family Home
Leaving bright city lights for the quiet starlit woods was the right move for Maude Côté and her fiancé, Remi Bergeron.“My fiancé and I are loyal Montrealers, born and raised,” says Côté, a graphic designer....
My Houzz: A Home Filled With Warm Memories of Travel
An obsession with tulips sent fine-art and documentary photographer Rudi Dundas on a photographic journey from the Hortus Bulborum bulb library in Limmen, the Netherlands, to the Tien Shan mountains in Kazakhstan, where tulips originated. She was in Kazakhstan...
Houzz Tour: Back to the ’50s in the Heart of Bordeaux
After a fair share of traveling, Ninou Étienne, an interior designer and a decorator, finally settled in Bordeaux. The old typical Bordeaux house she purchased two years ago had been vacant for a decade. “It was a very dark house, entirely carpeted,”...
My Houzz: Minimalism Takes Shape in a Loft-Inspired Montreal Home
“Putting up drywall alone is actually pretty relaxing,” says Philippe Vincent. He should know. Inspired by his work selling condos, Vincent bought a home with the dream of doing the remodel completely by himself. He designed his home from start to...
My Houzz: Step Inside a Converted Medieval Priory
In 2009 Adam and Louise Black decided to look for more space in which to raise their four boys. “We had to get out of London,” Adam says. The family started looking for a home in West Sussex, England. When they happened upon this late-medieval priory...
My Houzz: 1896 Victorian Home Gets a Contemporary Lift
“With two children and the two of us working from home, our house is always buzzing with energy,” says interior designer Kristen Peña. “People are coming and going, and we love that. We love nothing more than having a bunch of kids laughing and...
Houzz Tour: A Light-Filled Paris Studio Redesigned for Living
A secondhand-furniture enthusiast had lived for years in her quirky but charming studio in Paris. But her home was designed more for painting than for living. She hired architect Miriam Gassmann to remodel the space and allow it to be bathed in light...
Houzz Tour: An Innovative Home Shows What It’s Made Of
This couple had an especially ambitious list of goals when they hired Meditch Murphey Architects to build a new house for them outside of Washington, D.C. Like many people planning a new home these days, they wanted to design for the future, incorporate...
My Houzz: When Memories of Home Are of Paint and Linseed Oil
Artist Marie Van Elder has always made her home integral to her work. She uses it as a studio, workshop and gallery. The walls are filled with work by her and by her artist friends, and the largest room in the house is her studio space. The rooms have...