Our Best 16 Home Tours of 2016

Our Best 16 Home Tours of 2016

Our Best 16 Home Tours of 2016


From multiple Brooklyn gut renovations to lofty treehouses in Los Angeles, Homepolish designers across the country brought 2016 to new heights.

No matter who you ask, 2016 has been one for the books. (We’ll just let your mind reminisce and wander over the year.) There have been ups and downs, highs and lows, but looking back since January, we only have ups to report. As we reach the turn of the year, we asked our staffers and our designers (and looked at our reader stats) to determine the ultimate highlights for 2016. Scroll all the way through to the top #1, and get inspired by these gems! And, of course, sign up to book a Homepolish designer to transform your own pad.



16. A Serene Boston Bachelor Pad

For a Boston bachelor with a unique connection to space, Homepolish’s Barbara Vail created a calming oasis to escape his hectic life as a neurologist.



15. An Enchanting Hollywood Hills Home

A masterpiece by our creative director Orlando Soria, a home in the hills was redesigned in the new traditionalist style with modern furnishings and surprising pops of color. It was so irresistible that Architectural Digest featured it.



14. A Victorian Update

When Homepolish’s Annouchka Engel moved cross-country from New York to San Francisco, she took a 1876 Victorian townhouse into the 21st century with European flair. It went from “glorified frat house” to perfect family home.



13. A Cozy Home in San Francisco

Also in the Bay Area, Homepolish designer Carisse Lynelle brought a couple’s home a light, airy, and absolutely hip redesign. Can someone say boho chic?



12. A Home Fit for a Star

For a fun-loving couple in Los Angeles (cough, did we mention the husband is a soap opera star?), a baby cued the time to put down some roots. Homepolish’s Alice Cheng helped combine the couple’s aesthetics in this adorable Studio City cottage. Of course, People got the scoop on it since we ALL love famous folks.



11. An Industrial Chic Apartment in Brooklyn

A young couple moved into a Williamsburg apartment together, and they called in Homepolish’s Becky Shea on day one. She helped them maximize the space and merge their styles. Major style points for the exposed brick and beams and adding in Moroccan tiles.



10. A Striking SoHo Loft

SoHo, that historic area which was once known as an enclave for artists, has since become a cosmopolitan shopping district. Homepolish’s Tali Roth returned that artistic flair to a couple’s loft apartment. Cue the minimalist gallery look, and don’t miss the STUNNING wallpaper in the dining area.



9. A Facebook Designer’s Studio

Facebook designer Derek Bradley makes a living making cyberspace beautiful. With Homepolish, he turned his tiny corner of New York (a studio located just above Union Square) beautiful IRL. Business Insider reported on the apartment transformation.



8. A Williamsburg Loft, Two Ways

Living above your own shop full of bespoke furniture has its advantages. When it came to designing Ciaran McGuigan’s apartment, Homepolish’s Justin DiPiero simply couldn’t stop himself at one layout. The two styled two different looks for a special Homepolish shoot, which was later featured on Curbed.



7. An Incredible Brooklyn Apartment

When a free-spirited couple in Williamsburg hired Homepolish’s Jae Joo, she had 2 months to take their loft from bare bones to a creative heaven… um, we mean haven. A redesigned kitchen and a lofted bedroom in concrete are gorgeous, but the wall gallery steals the show. Business Insider also picked up that story.



6. A Brooklyn Warehouse Reno

Can you tell Brooklyn was where it was AT this year? For a family moving from Art Deco Miami to Brooklyn, Homepolish designer Allison Petty took an open-plan former factory space and transformed it into an enviable loft. The art alone will give you a bad case of design envy. Oh. There are also motorcycles INSIDE. Lonny featured it as well.



5. A Modern Farmhouse Redesign

Returning from Washington, D.C., to their native Illinois, Homepolish’s Jennifer Talbot helped a couple transform a 1903 industrial space in Chicago’s West Loop into a rustic yet chic condo.



4. A Treehouse in LA

From farmhouse to treehouse, we hop over to a space in LA. We’ve done nurseries, kids’ rooms, playrooms, and now, what’s this?! You read it right. A real treehouse completed by creative director Orlando Soria for the One Room Challenge.



3. A Brownstone Renovation

In the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, Homepolish’s Louisa Roeder turned an 1870s landmarked brownstone into a dramatic, multi-storied designer’s paradise (despite the landmarks commission monitoring her every move). It was all was worth it (especially after the space was picked up by New York).



2. A Colorful Brooklyn Gut Reno

And just a short walk away from Louisa’s, Homepolish’s Elizabeth Bomberger took a Park Slope townhouse and turned it into a floral “urban treehouse” to escape the city in a complete top-to-bottom gut renovation. New York loved THAT one too and featured it in their biannual “Design Hunting” issue.



1. A Regal Manhattan Apartment

And… drumroll please… For our most popular project of 2016 (by reader demand), we have a Manhattan apartment by Homepolish designer Matthew Cane. In the bustling Columbus Circle area, he brought in luxurious furnishings and colors to complete a couple’s need for urban chic… but then they had surprise news: TWINS! The home office then was transformed into a double nursery.

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