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The Royal Tenenbaums meet Amelie in a colorful, book-filled New York apartment

Summer, Graham, Gus and Kingsley all live together in a brightly-colored Brooklyn apartment filled with art, ephemera and intriguing artifacts.

Handling noisy neighbors without being passive-aggressive

When noisy neighbors strike, what’s the best course of action to quiet them? Are you a landlord-caller, a note-leaver, or a face-to-face door-knocker?

Heron and Daniel’s big cozy arty rowhouse in DC

Soooo…this apartment is the poster child for Put a Bird on It — and you’ll be totally cool with that. Birds on the bed, birds on the wall, loads of books and a hallway gallery idea you’ll think is brilliant.

A bitty Spanish apartment with BIG color and 19th century brick ceilings

In a post straight out of House Hunters International, we’re touring a 6th floor walkup in Barcelona. This place has it all: hardwood, Eames furniture, a European balcony and — oh. 160 year-old curved brick ceilings.

This stolen plastic grocery basket may be the most useful thing I own

When we moved into a dilapidated artist loft in 1999, one of our new neighbors swung by with a housewarming gift: a stolen plastic grocery basket. It has become one of my most prized possessions.

Megan & Aaron’s tropical Los Angeles setup — nestled behind a porn shop

You will LOVE Offbeat Bride Managing Editor-Megan and Aaron’s apartment. One part Hawaii, one part LA, and one part artist bungalow — but the best part is the crazy wall-mounting that greets you at the front door.

Becca & Adam’s folk art-heavy rock pad

Offbeat intern Becca is our first Home Tour featuree — she lives with her husband and sister in a rock ‘n’ roll flat nestled in an amazingly diverse neighborhood in Queens. My favorite part? The nudie pics in the bathroom.