Meet Julie, Francesca, Sarah, and Janet, the four creative woman behind the design sourcebook and blog Remodelista.
Julie: My husband and I live in Mill Valley, California, with our 14-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter (plus one Abyssinian cat). Our house was built in the 1970s; we overhauled it completely eight years ago, which is what gave me the inspiration to start Remodelista.
Janet: I live on a steep hill in San Francisco with my husband, two "tween" children, and a Labradoodle we call Olive. For the first time in my adult life, we live in a rental home and are learning to be creative in working with the interior to make it feel like our own. Prior to moving to San Francisco four years ago, we lived in a maisonette on a communal garden in London that changed my view of community living (fantastic!) and my relationship to space in a home (small, thoughtful space design is the way to go).
Sarah: We’re a family of four: Two children, Conrad (12) and Imogen (8), and husband, David. After living in San Francisco for several years, we sold our house and moved to the Napa Valley where we currently rent an Arts and Crafts-era cottage. It has great bones and is quite a small space, but I've been impressed at how functional it is, which has made me reconsider how much room we actually need. When spring arrives, we set up a hammock and chairs in the garden and a dining table where we have most of our meals. For half of the year, we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors.
Francesca: I live in a brownstone in Brooklyn with my husband and children, ages 14, 13, and 10. We bought the brownstone over a decade ago. It had been carved up into several small apartments and we fully restored it back to a functional family home.
Today, the Remodelistas give us a Show & Tell Home Tour of the family gathering and work spaces inside their homes.
Come inside ...