I should really just add a tab on the blog with all of these home tours so that you can check them out whenever! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably heard me mention the amazing ladies I’ve met via my Houzz freelancing–if you didn’t know, I started contributing to the publication last May and have had a blast! It’s been a wonderful way to meet fellow creatives in the DC area and profile their gorgeous homes while earning a little extra cash along the way. Writing about interior design and scoping out people’s Insta feeds? Basically what I do on here every day anyway! I work in conjunction with Ryan Hicks, the photographer who shot my home in January 2016, and he’s gathered some amazing shots of people’s apartments and homes.
Now that I’ve done several of these tours, I wanted to include them here so that you, too, can admire these awesome homes (these ladies also all have amazing blogs/Instagram feeds, so follow away!). I know I’ve gotten tons of design ideas from the places I’ve profiled!
In chronological order:
I had been following Liz on Instagram for awhile and was always obsessed with how calming and collected her home looked with it’s soft color palette and feminine details. Her apartment has a really interesting layout with the bedroom kind of coming off the hallway where you walk in, and she’s totally made it work so that the setup feels peaceful and cohesive–I’m totally inspired! View her Houzz tour here.
Libby is the queen of color and her apartment totally reflects this as well. Any Gray Malin fan will swoon over the prints Libby has in her bedroom, and I absolutely love how she incorporated family photos into her decor–such a sweet touch! Also, that light up sign! View her Houzz tour here.
Ashlee and her boyfriend have such a fun, Southern-themed apartment complete with lots of personal and practical touches. They were the first couple that I profiled, and I love to see how men and women style their spaces together, especially since I’ve only ever lived alone/with other girls–it gives me hope that spaces can still look cute even when there’s a guy living there! 😉 Like Liz, they took a nontraditional layout and really made it work! View her Houzz tour here.
I loved seeing what Jenn did to her space after having moved into her own studio apartment, which is complete with girly touches and tons of cute accessories. Her space is proof that a small space can still be glam and welcoming–how great is all of that sunlight, too?! View her Houzz tour here.
Heather and Adam also decorated their apartment as a couple, and it was great getting to chat with them both during the shoot. I love admiring their amazing gallery wall in person and hearing about Heather’s fun furniture finds. They took a modern-looking unit and made it entirely their own with lots of sentimental touches and creative uses of space, like Heather’s desk area. View her Houzz tour here.
Even with a new baby, Ariel‘s home still looks fantastic and she’s basically a girl after my own heart thanks to all of her thrifty finds. Her vintage bar cart is the coolest and looks great! I loved hearing about the DIYs she and her husband did, even if they’re way beyond my abilities! View her Houzz tour here.
Julie is also the queen of DIY, and I think every girl wishes they had her office space! I also love her creative use of bar carts throughout the house and ALL of the Katie Kime. View her Houzz tour here.
Alysse‘s apartment is perfectly boho-chic with tons of greenery and midcentury modern pieces. She and her boyfriend also decorated together and did a really nice job combining their individual belongings with some new items and DIYs–I know I felt right at home when I walked in! View her Houzz tour here.