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Peek Inside Our Designers’ Swoon-Worthy Homes

Peek Inside Our Designers’ Swoon-Worthy Homes

Peek Inside Our Designers’ Swoon-Worthy Homes

At Homepolish, we spend a lot of time gushing over our designers’ enviable abodes and the meticulous attention to detail they pay to every nook and cranny. Read on for a look inside nine of their personal spaces, and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

We get to see Homepolish designers work their magic on the daily, but getting a glimpse into their own homes is a special treat. Within their personal spaces, designers’ own tastes and idiosyncrasies are on full display, and there’s a sense that you’re getting an inside look at the frontier of interior design. Below, we rounded up the impeccably styled spaces of nine Homepolish designers—prepare yourself for a serious case of design envy.

Photos by: Madeline Tolle

Barbie Palomino’s Colorful, Livable Home

Homepolish designer Barbie Palomino’s 96-year old Los Angeles bungalow is an exercise in chic compromise. Creating your own space means balancing a coterie of inspiration with actually making time for yourself. Couple that with a new baby and a renovation-happy husband and Barbie Palamino was presented with a wide swath of options for her 1922 California bungalow/craftsman home. It was up to her to infuse her two-bedroom, one-and-a-quarter-bath with punches of personality while not isolating the rest of her family. See how she and her husband renovated the space to be entertaining (and infant) friendly.

Photos by: Dustin Halleck

Beth Partyka’s Cheerful Chicago Abode

One look at Beth Partyka’s Chicago home is an instant mood booster. Between the pops of teal in the sun-drenched dining nook and the dramatic floral wallpaper in the powder room, this is the kind of home you can’t wait to turn a corner in. Two of our favorite delightfully unexpected moments: the vivid green laundry room and kaleidoscope-style tile backsplash in the kitchen.

Photo by: Nick Glimenakis

Jae Joo’s Eclectic Tribeca Loft

Jae Joo’s ability to deliver arresting, eclectic visual moments is envy-inducing, and the 2,200-square-foot Tribeca loft she shares with her husband, Devin, and their two dogs, Jack and Declan, is no exception. Within this character-filled space (there’s no shortage of exposed brick and arched windows here), the self-described “high-end hoarder” artfully layers pieces from disparate design styles—from a Tibetan tiger rug and oversized apple to a scrolling brass chair and a trio of busts—in a way that feels entirely cohesive.

Shana Wardle Spanish-Style Abode

Constructed in 1929, this Spanish-style Silver Lake home has passed through several owners before landing in Shana Wardle’s hands—but the designer made sure to leave her own signature stamp on the space. Her effortless Cali style is evident in the neutral palette, natural accessories (think jute rugs), and plants aplenty. Ever the enthusiastic DIYer, Shana updated and refreshed each room (even when it required over 50 sheets of sandpaper and several weekends worth of work), creating micro-moments featuring masterfully layered accessories and art.

Photos by: Nicki Sebastian

Melanie Burstin’s Artfully Curated Space

When we heard that designer Melanie Burstin was moving to a new apartment in Echo Park, we jumped at the chance to see how her signature style and thoughtfully curated pieces would translate to her new digs. Even with many of the same furnishings and decor, Mel was able to make the new space feel undeniably fresh, yet still uniquely her. Here, she walks us through her design choices and shares some tips for updating your own space.

Photo by: Regan Wood

Crystal Sinclair’s Charming New York City Home

Bringing traditional elements into the modern day is a feat Crystal Sinclair makes look all too easy, especially in the New York City apartment she shares with her husband and young daughter. The designer has a knack for drawing from a spectrum of styles—see the graffitied mirror, crimson guitar, and historical portrait in the living room—and combining them in a way that feels thoughtful and uncluttered. But it’s her eye for arranging art in inventive ways that makes her among the first people we contact for the latest wall gallery tips and tricks.

Photo by: Claire Esparros

Tina Rich Bright Brooklyn Apartment

Tina Rich has designed several stunning commercial spaces (yes, it’s possible to mistake an office seating area for a living room), but her own home proves her skills are equally impressive within a residential setting. The Williamsburg apartment she shares with her husband, Jared, is a bright, boho escape from the frenzy of city life. Among the apartment’s standout features include a 6-foot-round, custom mirror in the dining room and a fiddle leaf fig affectionately dubbed Figgy Cent.

Photos by: Madeline Tolle

A Bohemian Bungalow Where Every Piece Tells a Story

Designer Mandy Cheng‘s boho-inspired, colonial-revival-style bungalow in Los Feliz, California brims with special treasures and meaningful finds that each boasts a story more enticing than the next. And while her plant-sourcing skills are envy-inducing, the real conversation-starter is an eye-catching gallery wall featuring a curated selection of maps, heirlooms, and vintage ads collected over the years.

Photos by: Julia Robb

Annouchka Engel’s Quintessentially Parisian Pad

Annouchka Engel’s apartment is a study in how to introduce some je ne sais quoi to an all-American home. The French-Swiss designer, who grew up in Canada, brings her worldly perspective to her airy, eclectic San Francisco Victorian, which is complete with French oak wood floors, soft pastel colors, and marble details. Her tips for curating a quintessentially Parisian home? “Create vignettes or pockets of space that you enjoy looking at,” she advises. “And always invest in fresh flowers and drink a lot of rosé.”

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