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When interior designer Stephane Chamard moved from Paris to Toronto for his husband, Philippe, it was an act of love. When he took on the renovation of an old home in Toronto that had been abandoned for more than 30 years, it was a labor of love. “When we saw it, it hadn’t been lived in for a very long time. It didn’t...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Art Showcase in the Hamptons
Interior designer Alice Black enjoyed working on this house so much, she would love to have another project like it. In many ways, she says, the large house is typical of...
My Houzz: Ease and Coziness in Rural Australia
Cherie Hausler was working as a freelance food writer and stylist in Sydney, and her partner, Damien Feuerherdt, was a freelance sound engineer and musician, when Feuerherdt’s mother found a 150-year-old bluestone farmhouse for sale in Australia’s...
Houzz Tour: Vintage and New Make a Groovy Mix in Houston
Interior designer Sally Wheat and her husband, Mark, built this Houston house in 2006, but looking at the interior, it would be hard to tell when it was constructed. That’s because she’s filled it with an eclectic mix of old and new pieces for a look...
My Houzz: Relaxed, Classic and Collected in New Jersey
Joanna Madden has a degree in fashion merchandising and a love of visuals. She used both of these while running a vintage home-goods business with her mother, and now uses those skills as the owner of a jewelry-making business, Findings....
My Houzz: An 1880 Home Becomes a Live-Work Design Lab
It took 27 gallons of white paint to transform Gavin Benjamin’s duplex rental. “I always start with white walls,” says the mixed-media artist and native of South America. “I like to think of the walls as...
My Houzz: Vision Pays Off in a Vibrant Live-Work Space
Like many Seattle artists, Amy Ockerlander was worried about losing her studio space in the city’s Pioneer Square district after the implosion of the Kingdome in 2000. Subsequent redevelopment displaced many artists, who were forced to find new...
My Houzz: Cozy Country Meets Bohemian Artistic in Australia
Thanks to a mutually beneficial relationship with some friends, Australians Harriet Goodall, Mat Campbell and their two children get to live in a rustic country cottage. In exchange, Campbell manages the surrounding...
My Houzz: Wanderlust-Fueled Decor in Salt Lake City
Erik and Lisa Craighead love to travel. “We have intense wanderlust and love renting houses, apartments and cars, so we can tour around and have adventures,” says Lisa, a creative director and freelance writer....
My Houzz: A Breezy Beachfront Getaway for 8
Missy and Phil Gerardi wanted to find the perfect beach getaway for their family of eight. They were spending weekends driving from their...
Houzz Tour: Playing With Good Tension in Austin
How long could you share one bathroom with your spouse and two boys? Lawyers Dan and Grace Foster lasted close to a decade before they gave in and decided to add more space to their 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom 1938 house in the Travis Heights neighborhood...
Houzz Tour: Not Your Typical Tahoe Ski House
It’s not often that an interior designer is asked to complete a half-finished, abandoned house, but such a project fell into the lap of Tineke Triggs of Artistic Designs for Living. “The house was being built by a couple, but they separated and never...
My Houzz: Creative Thrifting Beautifies a Texas Bungalow
Designer Misty Spencer believes that good looks can come at any price. “You don’t have to have money to create a beautiful design,” says the owner of Objects Living. “Design isn’t about brand names; it’s...
Houzz Tour: A Stunning Makeover Celebrates Warm Wood and Artful Salvage
When designers Chris McCullough and Peggy Hsu bought this Spanish colonial bungalow, they wanted a project. In Mar Vista, a small community east of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, these homes sell quickly, so when they came upon a quaint fixer-upper with great...
My Houzz: Lively Color Animates a Traditional Aussie Home
After living in a cramped inner-city row house in Sydney, Rob and Beth Macdonald were charmed by the high ceilings and hardwood floors in an expansive countryside home in Australia’s Southern Highlands. With their two young daughters growing up fast,...
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