Raw Aesthetics Rule in a Toronto Family Home

Like most new homeowners, Michelle and Todd Temporale moved in their duplex with grand remodeling programs on the horizon. They stripped the finishes back, removed walls and add new windows. However, their focus soon shifted gears when their two kids came along. So their design solutions, such as an plywood subfloor, stayed around longer than […]

Cashmere Adorns a Bright, Cozy Amsterdam Loft

Isabelle Cajfinger enjoys views from her Amsterdam loft of one of the city’s iconic landmarks, the illustrious Amstel Hotel. Its exclusive location and different exposed beams were just enough to drive Cajfinger, a marketing executive in Cashmere Touch, to overlook the salmon-colored carpet, which she instantly changed anyhow. “I loved the light from the living […]

Access With Personality Within an 1870 Home

Laurie and Bruce Rabe were charmed from the dual doors, plaster molding and gorgeous gardens of the 1870 New England home. Just like the majority of old structures, however, this onetime boarding house had a great deal of work. Plus it also had to be made accessible for one of the couple’s daughters, who has […]

Light and Airy 1920s Seattle Apartment

Betsy Greenman said goodbye to her must-have record the minute she laid eyes on a gorgeous Craftsman-style apartment in Seattle’s coveted Capitol Hill area. “I wanted a garage, a security building, an outside deck, in-unit laundry plus something light and airy,” she states. “Everything except light and airy dropped off the list.” While the expansive […]

Pretty Meets Practical in a 1920s Walk-Up

To get Danielle Moss, decorating her 1920s Chicago apartment is about editing. “I prefer to keep things simple and uncluttered,” says Moss, a cofounder and editor of this blog The Everygirl. Using its neutral palette and careful layering of grays and blacks with a bit of gold to get glimmer, her leasing is a perfectly […]

The Antidote to Dreariness, in One Small Brooklyn Apartment

Every corner of Laura Lee Gulledge’s Brooklyn, New York, apartment oozes with her philosophy that colour adds happiness. “I feel a great deal of people are scared to bravely use colour, particularly in decorating,” states Gulledge, a graphic artist, author and educator. “New York can be such an unpleasant environment sometimes — dark, grey, dirty. […]

Newly Sustainable in New Orleans

Like so many folks in New Orleans, Jared Zeller and Jennifer Pearl needed to start their lives over after Hurricane Katrina wrecked their residence in 2005. But like many other resilient residents along the Gulf Coast, the couple turned the devastation into an opportunity to create something unique. Pearl, a realtor and Pilates teacher, and […]

Outstanding Ecofriendliness With a Contemporary Bent

Sabine Karsenti and her husband, an artist who moves by simply the letter “F,” didn’t set out for a formal certificate of sympathy because of his or her Montreal home. They simply wanted an eco friendly house that felt and looked modern and fresh. “We took a look at a few green and eco-friendly house […]

Creative, Collected Craftsman in Dallas

It takes a fantastic eye and a lot of persistence to not only discover vintage finds, but also to know how to use them. “Place me loose in an antiques mall, consignment shop or salvage yard and I’ll find some treasures,” says Valerie McCaskill Dickman, a Texas writer and artisan who intends to work with […]

Tour a Contemporary Townhouse on the Water

An exclusive beach, easy lakefront access and views of the river from each room make this Oregon home ideal for water fans Jill and Chris Hall. Living on the water has ever been a dream for them and their son, Scott. A large site in Lake Oswego’s historical district along the Willamette River match the […]