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Eclectic Homes 351 Stories

To understand the style of interior designer RJ Thornburg and lighting designer and sculptor Warren Muller, you have to know how they named their company. Their business, bahdeebahdu...
To understand the style of interior designer RJ Thornburg and lighting designer and sculptor Warren Muller, you have to know how they named their company. Their business, bahdeebahdu...
My Houzz: An Artistic Craftsman Home Fulfills a Couple’s Dream
For 36 years, Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow have been working together as both artists and builders. As a result, Cribbs, a fine artist and furniture maker, and Morrow, an artist and a general contractor, were the perfect team for their largest and most...
My Houzz: Austin Couple Put Their Stamp on a Bright New Home
In 2006 Zack Avila, a fifth-grade math and science teacher, and his wife, Robin, a graphic designer, decided to take a chance on a new development of modern architect-designed homes in the Agave neighborhood of East Austin, Texas. It was a bit of a risk...
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: 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: 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: Midcentury Meets Vintage in the Mission
Moving from separate homes to a shared apartment and blending furniture and accessories may be difficult for some couples, but for Jesse Hayes, a graphic designer, and Kate...
My Houzz: Rooms With a View on Whidbey Island
Where do you choose to live after traveling the world? After spending time in Italy, India, New York City and California, Trace Farrell wasn’t drawn to the damp and rain of the Pacific Northwest. “I really didn’t like it here,” she says. But after...
My Houzz: Curator of Her Own Sweet Home
Thirteen years ago Ramona Audrey and a colleague sought a house to share in Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Looking for an older home with lots of character, they instead found a spacious new three-story modern townhouse and were immediately...
Houzz Tour: Historic Home Connects With Its Past
It’s hard to believe it now, but the owners of this home purchased an old, run-down house with a bad ’70s addition and one bathroom. There was method to the madness, however, as the home had stunning historic details and finishes and was located on...
My Houzz: A Stylish Brooklyn Apartment Filled With Memories
Cody McBurnett and her husband, Douglas Friend, moved back to New York in 2004 after living in Panama for two years. They wanted to be in Brooklyn near Prospect Park, and they fell in love with this apartment, with its fireplaces and picture rails. It’s...
Houzz Tour: High-Low Mix in a Colorful Victorian
This Victorian terrace house in East London was in poor condition aesthetically when it was bought by its current owners in 2008. They were attracted by its central location and quirky, three-story layout, and saw plenty of potential in spite of its worn...
Houzz Tour: Midcentury Meets Mediterranean in California
For many of us, personal style is not a one-note thing. It wasn’t for this couple, who love both classic Mediterranean style and a midcentury modern aesthetic....
My Houzz: A Pre-Revolutionary Home for a Modern Family
Jaime Costiglio kept her eye on a gorgeous saltbox home in a nearby town for years, hoping for it to go on the market. It did, and she and her family jumped at the chance to call it their own. “We always felt like we belonged in this...
Houzz Tour: Sophisticated Updates for a Traditional English Home
“The house was in a bad state of repair, and putting it right was an extensive project,” says interior designer Charles Bateson. “Everything had to be done from...
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