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Eclectic Homes 328 Ideabooks

Rena Thiagarajan had only a mattress and a dresser when she moved from Chicago to an apartment at the top of Russian Hill in San Francisco. Though most people would consider finding a sofa to be the obvious next step, Thiagarajan began to hunt for the perfect rug. An avid textile lover, she wanted something unique and with...
Houzz Tour: Playful Irreverence Meets Sophistication in Ibiza
Tim Weller wanted something a little more stylish than a typical whitewashed villa when he bought this vacation home on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. He imagined a contemporary home away from home that incorporated his love of vintage pieces...
Houzz Tour: A Manor Near D.C. Goes From Suburban Modern to Georgian
Before its most recent remodel, this home had a classic face and a modern heart. Located in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C., it was built in 2002 with a Georgian-manor-style exterior. Inside, on the main level, it was mainly one open...
My Houzz: A Deconstructed Saltbox in the Hamptons
Ellie Sawits and David Gasner found a one-of-a-kind home in a deconstructed saltbox in Southampton, New York. For the New Yorkers, who were moving from a 19th-century brownstone in Manhattan, it had an intriguing mix of farmhouse feel —...
My Houzz: A Basketball Court, a Rooftop Kitchen and More in Manhattan
A very dilapidated motorcycle garage on New York City’s Lower West Side seems to be an unlikely choice as a home for a husband-and-wife design team with six children and another one on the way. But it proved to be irresistible. “We drove by it several...
Houzz Tour: A New Look for Former Student Digs
“Students don’t tend to look after houses,” says architect Kieron Roberts, of Riach Architects, “and to be honest, this building was a bit of a wreck when we first saw...
Houzz Tour: Wild Ideas in the Windy City
This house in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is no less than a love letter to the Windy City, architectural history and art created by three native Midwesterners. It started with the owner, a man with an outsize personality,...
Houzz Tour: Styles and Eras Mix in a Former Stable Block
A lust for natural light and more space for her burgeoning antiques collection attracted designer Henriette von Stockhausen to this converted former stable block in Dorset, England. “It was built around 1730 and was converted a while ago, but it hadn’t...
Houzz Tour: Personal and Plaid
He was a 16-year-old living in a rural Mississippi ranch house, but when Scot Meacham Wood watched the PBS version of Brideshead Revisited and saw the shutters of Brideshead castle flung open to reveal a palatial interior, the forever-relocating...
Houzz Tour: Comic Book Prints and Vintage Decor Punch Up a Dublin Home
Siobhan Lam and her partner, Jaime Hughes, hadn’t planned on tackling a restoration project, but when they came across a dilapidated gem built in 1890 on the tree-lined Grand Canal in Dublin, Ireland, they knew it had the potential to be their...
My Houzz: Earthy and Eclectic in San Francisco
Scott Cunningham and Douglas Leach were drawn to the light in their San Francisco home despite the place’s being smaller than ideal. Cunningham, an interior designer and a colorist,...
My Houzz: Clothing Designers Bring Their Fashion Sense Home
Three years ago Josh and Lauren Podoll began their search for a bigger home while nurturing two kinds of babies: their newborn son, Dashiell, and a women’s clothing line. They found a recently renovated home that would house their office, studio and...
My Houzz: Boho Flair for a 1920s California Tudor
Seismic retrofitting forced homeowner Susan Berry to make some structural decisions about her 1920s home. The Berkeley, California, house had never been retrofitted, and the existing hand-built stone fireplace was literally dragging the house down. Berry,...
My Houzz: Eclectic Chic Goes Global in San Francisco
Ali Price describes her light-filled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District as an “eclectic smattering of things that I love.” The Nashville native and cofounder of Lydali shares the home with her London-born...
Houzz Tour: Modern Meets Mountain in North Carolina
When this family of five flees their full-time home during steamy Florida summers, they are ready for some relaxed mountain time. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, their vacation home is all about gathering time for a family that...
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