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Oh, also love ALL the Chris Earl pieces. They give a modern ring true to the tradition of his grandfather's woodwork.

Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home House Tour
7/31/14 01:01 PM

Love that you kept the wood and incorporated it into your design. I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw the kitchen floor and the walk out - then, I just kept repeating, "They have a pool. They have a pool." Very cool lifestyle and design here. Not sure about the down jackets next to the bed in SoCal. Otherwise, I'm digging' it.

Chris and Amber's Old + New Renovated Home House Tour
7/31/14 12:57 PM

Love the sunny, open space. I keep trying to reposition the sofa and TV, however. (I like it so much, I'm trying to move in!)

Viv's London Mews Apartment House Call
7/31/14 11:22 AM


Before & After: French Ruin (Bought for 1 Euro!) Turned Cozy Cave Home Vocativ
7/30/14 11:39 AM

Don't know why everyone is so mad at rich people! If these folks are rich, then they have the most simple, happy, lived-in, sweetest loft home I've ever seen. I loved the attention to the children, yet mom & dad have their well-designed, simple private space. Love the outside too! I don't see why you have to be rich to live like this. I do, not in Tribeca - don't all jump on me at once, ok? I get it, NYC is expensive - but isn't that the purpose of AT? To put our heads together and learn how to design our spaces to work for us? I've seen LOTS of unreal designer spaces and this one looks very livable. A+

Jocelyn Scrapes Back Her Loft House Tour
7/26/14 12:45 PM

Fun! I have a friend who has a house like this and I dearly love her for it, though it is not my style, I love to visit, if you know what I mean! Love the Virgin Mary. I have a small one on my windowsill that is from my great-grandmother's garden. I have an organic sticker at her feet because that is my prayer. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing artistic chaos! I forgot I was in England - I kept thinking, California, no wait, Taos? Love your fabrics!

Caro & Josh's Colorful & Quirky English Home House Tour
7/24/14 12:02 PM

I always hesitate to comment because it brings out the literalists. Crows eat dead things. The wool doesn't make it cuddly, thanks. I didn't want to look too closely. If you've ever lived with them, you know how constantly nasty and loud they are. Not something I'd want on my mantel. Just my take on it. Everyone's taste is different.

Jim & Laura's Light-Filled Providence Colonial House Tour
7/21/14 02:26 PM

Love the simplicity, the way you have allowed the architecture to speak for itself. Love the way each room opens gracefully to the next. Love the light and the air - many houses do not have both. However - and I know this is me because so many houses I see on AT have dead things as decoration - I was grossed out by the bat in plexiglass and the stuffed crow on the mantel. You have the absolute right to put anything you want on the mantel, but I will never get to appreciation of dead things on display as art. Not exactly Georgia O'Keeffe here giving new life to skulls by painting them in the blue sky. I suppose there's a story to the bat in plexi? Did he fly in one night? Did the high school principal take it away from one of the kids at recess? I've seen some pretty nasty things taken from the kids at recess. I still wouldn't want the constant reminder on my mantel. I'm rethinking whether I should be on AT at all. Usually you can kind of tell you're in for it by the overall design, but this time, the grace and beauty had me so relaxed, I wasn't prepared. Never thought I would need a trigger warning!

Jim & Laura's Light-Filled Providence Colonial House Tour
7/21/14 12:24 PM

I could write a book. But, I'm going to shorten it by telling about the woman above us whose therapist told her to act out her frustrations by stomping and banging. The stomping could sometimes start at 2 am, once, right after I'd just gotten our feverish child to sleep. She beat her stove. The landlady had to replace it. She complained to us that I was doing laundry in the middle of the night. No way. I think it may have been the old refrigerators, stacked above and below each other in our apts. She complained that every time I clicked on the computer, her television went fuzzy. The computer wasn't on. It took her 5 weeks to move out, she had so much stuff. The next person complained that we laughed too much on Sat nights - we rented a comedy every Sat night. Ever try to control your laughter? She used to bang on her floor when we laughed. And, no, I didn't invite her over to watch with us. These are some of our nicer experiences. I have enjoyed reading the comments, made me feel like I wasn't alone.

The Neighbors are Noisy as S#*!: How to Cope When You Love Your Home But Hate Your Neighbors Renters Solutions
7/16/14 03:49 PM

Love this! Love Kristen, so happy to see her well and happy and living in a happy home - happy puppy, happy life! Love all the wood, leather, natural materials. Love the wood phone. No one here would ever let me do that! I would use soft, white touches here and there (floaty, sheer curtains, but that's just me), so I also love the white kitchen. Great loft. (Haven't seen a canvas cot since I was a kid!) Thanks for posting!

Scott & Kristan's Inspiring Arts District Loft House Tour
7/15/14 12:58 PM

It's amazing to me that in the U.S., we have not gotten down and solved this thing called laundry. Obviously falls under the domestic duties, not as high a priority as sending a man to the moon. I've seen, by now, hundreds of House Hunter shows and HH International, and for some reason, other countries seem to get the idea that people need to wash their clothes as well as their dishes, and have INCLUDED an under-the-counter washer in the rental kitchen - France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, England, Denmark, Nigeria and Italy, where people still hang the laundry out the window to dry. We have had so many bad experiences with portable washers that we now are traumatized and won't have one in the house. We had a Kenmore, the only brand offered at the time (late 80s-2008), and we went through several before calling the junk man to pick up one with water in it that wouldn't agitate. They kept breaking down if I tried to use the Delicate cycle, or put only one item (such as a small rug or a blouse) in low-fill setting. I was told by a repair man "these are built to break." Also, be warned, the water pressure at the faucet water release is intense and lots of faucets aren't made for it. Also, don't buy a portable where the water release just rests on your sink. I've seen these duck-taped to the sink as they will go flying. Used a laundry service till I got back someone else's pillowcases and couldn't get the smell out. Now we use a cute, clean laundromat in our town. I do some light hand laundry to keep things simple on laundry day. Though we do have a car, laundry is still a job. Our laundromat is great, but I've had a beloved comforter stolen, light-weight, all cotton, and they don't make them any more. Still a bit sad about that. You really can't leave the dryers, but, I also can't imagine what would have happened if I'd confronted the thief, who was pretty sketchy. (cameras, and, no, they don't solve the problem all the time.)

Our Best Tips for Living Without a Washing Machine
7/15/14 12:31 PM

We just looked up your kitchen portrait - Sir Frank Swettenham? Love your home, and your art! Bravo!

Mitch's Creative Take on a Classic Space
House Tour

7/4/14 10:36 AM


Peter's 1892 Brooklyn Brownstone House Tour
6/19/14 07:07 PM

I will remember this room for a long time.

Before & After: Kristen's Modern Regency Bedroom Makeover
6/19/14 09:20 AM

Lovely! I did something similar with floaty white curtains and touches of gold/chrome. The gold picks up light, and the gold circles, which many people did not like, will cast light around the room. The white becomes very soft and very relaxing though it appears jarring to some people, it's really just the opposite. I would love to sleep in this room! I can see it's also very functional for dressing, and for cuddling up at night to watch a movie. Cool. And warm!

Before & After: Kristen's Modern Regency Bedroom Makeover
6/19/14 09:19 AM

I love the light touch that enables you to have a café table/chairs by the window. Lovely! Also, many nooks that create "separate spaces" where you can feel like you are now in another area while being still in the same room.

Laura's 20 Year Home Small Cool Contest
6/5/14 11:48 AM

So sophisticated. I knew it was Chicago by the first pic. Love it.

Laura's Historic Building Small Cool Contest
6/5/14 11:40 AM

Fun! Thank you!

10 Must-See Small Cool Homes: Week One
5/30/14 01:16 PM

Happy dog, happy home! The design is awesome too!

Ross's Greenwich Village Home House Tour
5/29/14 03:16 PM

I wouldn't change a thing, no "fixing" the front yard! So gentile! I never had so much fun looking at the small items, saw many things that are kindred spirits! A true spirit home. Well done.

Jess & Mikaylah's Simple and Sweet East Austin Cottage House Tour
5/26/14 11:07 AM