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Eclectic Homes 366 Stories

“We think of our home as a gallery and a gathering space. Each space offers an opportunity for objects to interact in a beautiful way,” says Rachel Ravitch, a jewelry designer and...
“We think of our home as a gallery and a gathering space. Each space offers an opportunity for objects to interact in a beautiful way,” says Rachel Ravitch, a jewelry designer and...
Houzz Tour: Chic Update for a 1920s Apartment
If you’ve ever wondered whether interior designers put the same energy into beautifying their own homes as they do their clients’, the apartment Sarah Davison calls home should answer the question. Davison’s apartment, in a beachside suburb of Sydney,...
My Houzz: A Family Makes a Converted Auto Body Shop Their Own
Adrienne and Matthew wasted no time putting the final touches on their new home, especially as they were months away from having their first child. The former auto body shop in an early-20th-century brick building had already been...
My Houzz: Playfulness and Practicality in a Maryland Family Home
“Our style in our previous home and when we moved into this house was relatively safe,” says Rebecca Carrera, owner of Maven Beauty Bar in downtown Frederick, Maryland. “There’s nothing wrong with safe,” she adds. “Safe...
Houzz Tour: Family-Friendly Apartment in a Converted School
This fantastically fun apartment in a converted Victorian school in north London originally consisted of two huge living rooms, a tiny kitchen and two mezzanine bedrooms, exposed to the noise and light from downstairs. With a baby on the way, the creative...
My Houzz: Neighbors, a Love Story
Rob and Barb Orford share a love of objects with character and a story to tell — including their home, which played a crucial part in their meeting. Musician Rob purchased this house in 1992, and the following year Barb bought the house next door. One...
My Houzz: 1921 Portland Bungalow Gone Glam
Rhonda Larson’s home is the result of many creative interests. “I choose furniture, fabrics and accessories that I love, things that inspire me artistically,” says Larson, who works in the medical device industry but is also a mixed-media artist...
Houzz Tour: Backyard Shed Transformed Into a ‘Shedeau’
When Joe and Teresa McDonnell remade a crumbling shed behind their home, they were laying family bait. “We have three grown sons,” says Joe. “We were looking for a way to lure them and their families to visit us. By building a guesthouse, we made...
Houzz Tour: Color and Light on the Sussex Coast
When interior designer Anna Standish was asked to redesign this Victorian property, a mile or so from England’s dramatic East Sussex coastline and surrounded by fields and sky, she was struck by the natural light. “I first visited in February,”...
My Houzz: Cool, Eclectic Style for a Los Angeles Family Home
“We wanted to have a well-designed home that feels like a reprieve,” says product designer and stay-at-home mom Maritza Gualy. Fortunately, the home in the Los Angeles hills that she and her husband, Ken Pelletier, an art director and a motion designer,...
Houzz Tour: A New House With a Grand Old Face
John Dyer Grimes was forced to find an unusual solution when the authorities turned down planning permission for a contemporary house in a conservation area. The plot of land — on a residential street in Kingston upon Thames, southwest of London —...
My Houzz: Thoughtful, Eclectic Style for a Sunny Seattle Apartment
In a notoriously drizzly city like Seattle, a home that is flooded with natural light, even during the gray winter months, is hard to come by. So Kathleen Tarrant and Christopher Harrell felt like they hit the jackpot with their ever-sunny apartment on...
Houzz Tour: A West London Home Inspired by Travels
Unless you’re moving into your first-ever home, it’s unusual to come to a new house and need to start pretty much from scratch. But that’s exactly how it was for interior designer Juliette Byrne when she and her two daughters moved into their four-bedroom...
Houzz Tour: New Mexico House Grows With a Designing Family
Decorator Heather French and her builder husband, Matt, are well matched. Some of Heather’s most beloved pieces are things she saved up for and bought as a design-obsessed teenager. Matt has been building since he was 12. And both have been avid DIYers...
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