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It was a running joke that once design blogger Dana McGill-Perez became old and eccentric, she would move into the backyard shed of her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Joe Eggleston. The joke took a turn when she decided to let the Egglestons and their two boys move into...
Houzz Tour: A Victorian Cottage in Sydney Opens Up
Despite its sunlit garden and Sydney location, this Victorian cottage felt dark and dreary. As with many homes built during the 19th century, the rear was cluttered with small rooms and low ceilings, and it had a bathroom that blocked views into...
Houzz Tour: Teatime for a Tiny Portable Home in Oregon
Architect Todd Miller was determined to help his Japanese client create a house she could both afford and love — and that meant including a tea ceremony room. There's...
My Houzz: Patterns Mingle Spiritedly in a Toronto Condo
Tim Lam likes a good design challenge. As an interior designer, he's made them his career. His first home, a 30-year-old condo overlooking Lake Ontario in Toronto, presented quite a few hurdles too. For...
Houzz Tour: A Family of 4 Unwinds in 540 Square Feet
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson and her family had every intention of spending only a few nights in their new summer home. But the weekend turned into a few...
My Houzz: Open-Air Living in the Mountains of Bali
A former London city slicker, Simon Evans made the move from an urban apartment to this Indonesian tropical home among the trees. He worked with local company Bali GreenWorld to design and build his...
My Houzz: Pretty Meets Practical in a 1920s Walk-Up
For Danielle Moss, decorating her 1920s Chicago apartment is all about editing. "I prefer to keep things simple and uncluttered," says Moss, a cofounder and editor of the blog The Everygirl. With its...
12 Studio Homes Offer Grand Small-Space Inspiration
Compact homes allow for jewel-box rooms with bold colors and innovative designs. See what we mean in these 12 innovative studios — some of the most creative homes on Houzz — listed from largest to smallest.
Houzz Tour: Sustainable, Comfy Living in 196 Square Feet
Chris and Malissa Tack didn't think they were living in excess. Content in their 800-square-foot apartment, they had everything they wanted. But a spontaneous crash course in small living changed their minds....
Houzz Tour: Pint-Size Cabin in Rural Canada
After surviving a serious illness and divorce, Denise Franklin was more than ready to start over. With a $25,000 budget, she approached architect Henry Yorke Mann to help her build...
My Houzz: Breezy Beauty in 750 Square Feet
Jeanne Chan finds “great joy in sharing tasteful finds and inspiring others to live a good life,” she says. The writer behind Shop Sweet Things, Chan moved into a hilltop rental four years ago with...
My Houzz: 2 Tools + 1 Resourceful Guy = Lots of Great ‘New’ Furniture
“Moving into this apartment was worth going broke for,” says retail visual merchandiser Taylor Hoff. Unfortunately, that meant Hoff didn’t have a lot of money to spend on furnishing his San Francisco rental. “I didn’t want crappy furniture but...
My Houzz: Sweet Sophistication for a Manhattan Studio
Jacqueline Clair, a nurse and blogger, is a fan of pattern, prints and artwork. “I’ve always read a lot of blogs and love checking out home tours online, and that’s where I gain most of my inspiration...
My Houzz: Color Hits the Spot in a White-on-White Scheme
When Le Michelle Nguyen and David Klein were looking to buy a home in Montreal, they wanted something with character, and they weren’t afraid to put in the effort to make it theirs. So although the couple — she’s a design student; he works in business...
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