Name: Joan Hiller Location: North East, Portland, Oregon Size: 432 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; rented Joan is a music publicist, painter and all–around creative, energetic lady. Her apartment functions as her office and her painting studio; she shares the space with her companion of almost thirty years, her turtle Sheldon.
Name: Nina and Mohamed and their kids, Alima, Maymuna, and Inès Location: Fes, Morocco Size: 500 square meters (5382 square feet) Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Nina, who left Los Angeles a few years ago, found both love and a paradise in Fes. She's a textile designer, a sourcing consultant and the founder of Artisan Project, and she lives in a fabulous riad in the Old Medina of Fes with her husband, Mohamed—a Fez native, doctor, and Sunday painter—and their kids.
perfect bookshelves. floor to ceiling cube shelving. Name: Liza Monteagudo and David E. Peterson + Dog, Paco Location: Grant Park — Atlanta, Georgia Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years Designer and DIY guru Liza Monteagudo and abstract painter David E. Peterson have created an eclectic, creative home in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta. It's a treasure trove of David's paintings, art from Liza's home of Puerto Rico, carefully chosen antiques, and plenty of clever DIYs.