HomeByYou : discover the Before & After of this old farmhouse

Today, Virginie tells us how she used HomeByMe to make her dream come true: transforming an old farmhouse into a warm guesthouse. A complete renovation that required 2 years of work and many workers to achieve this exceptional result!

How did your project start?

I have always dreamt about buying a house in my native village, in Portugal. When I saw this property for sale, just in front of the house I grew up, I knew that it was made for me! However, at the first visit, I almost turned back because of the serious house damages. But I choose to follow my dream, and thanks to all my team we manage to completely transform it!

What work did you do?

It was a very old and abandoned farmhouse then we’ve only kept the 4 outer walls, everything else has been destroyed and rebuilt. We had to make a new roof, the floor, all the plumbing, electricity, and so on.

It was a huge  job. It was stressful sometimes, but we’ve found few pretty surprises like this original stone wall that we discovered by breaking the coating that hid it. It wasn’t planned but this wall brought so much character to the house that we decided to keep it.

How has HomeByMe helped you in your project?

This is so hard to visualize how your house is going to be! Especially when the work scale is so phenomenal. It was a real ruin at first: it was necessary to completely rethink the floorplan of the house, imagine a floor, new dividing walls and I couldn’t reach to imagine the final result. Drawing my future home with HomeByMe really reassure myself and help me keep going more serenely into this renovation project.

Most of the year, the house is rented for tourists. So I have integrated the 3D overview of the project in the announcement in order to help travelers to better project how their future home for holidays looks like. They really appreciate being able to discover the house in “preview” 😉

To discover Virginie’s project, it’s right there !

Selency, the new brand added to the HomeByMe catalogue

Created in 2014 by passionate decorators and antique objects, Selency arrives on HomeByMe with its second-hand furniture and vintage quality deco ! You can now decorate your home with vintage, Scandinavian furniture, design and decoration by professionals. Discover more furniture on their website : https://www.brocantelab.com/


D’oh! The Simpsons house is on Homebyme!

Mmmmm ! Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie land on Homebyme for the biggest pleasure of the most ardent fan of the TV series!

We have recreated the famous house of the American series. Direction: Springfield.

On the ground floor, discover the mythical fully-equipped kitchen, the famous living room with the sofa and the TV broadcasting Itchy and Scratchy. Not forgetting, the purple piano, the garage and much more.

Living room
Living room
Living room
Living room
Entry hall
Entry hall


On the first floor, discover the Homer and Marge’s bedroom, the Maggie’s one with her cradle, the Bart’s room with his many toys and posters, and finally the Lisa’s space with her favorite books, globe and much more. Do not forget the bathroom with shower, toilet, washbasin and mirror.

Marge & Homer's bedroom
Marge & Homer’s bedroom
Maggie’s bedroom
Bart’s bedroom
Lisa’s bedroom
Bathroom 2


This Simpsons’ house will release happy memories to all the fans of the series. Enjoy the visit !

It’s your turn now !

Homebyme prepares surprises…

During these last months, we have secretly worked on a new version of Homebyme for the sole purpose of meeting the needs of our users! We redesigned all its interface and features to make it a unique 3D experience.



As you had understood, the launch of this new version is getting closer. For this occasion, we organized a private meeting this April 13, 2016 with journalists, bloggers and influencers, specialised in decoration,  lifestyle, high-tech, etc,… There were around fifty to come and discover the new version of our application. Three of them had imagined the room of their dreams on Homebyme and then we have reproduced them in real life!

With Minireyve, we discover the fantastic world of a child’s room, Anne-Sophie and Carine from Hello Blogzine created a cosy living-room and Cook in the Tube made us drool in their kitchen with  Mon Eclair.





We also wanted to thank our partners which have contributed to the success of this event:

  • Sharp that gave us home appliances for kitchen
  • La Redoute Interieurs which has beautifully designed the living room and a part of the child’s bedroom
  • Moulin Roty, which knew how to perfectly decorate the magical world bedroom
  • Ma plinth déco which gave a shine to our interiors with their baseboards all more inventive one than the other
  • Acer without whom we could not present the new version to the guests


According to them, this event was a success! Meanwhile the official release (in only few little weeks), here are some pictures that will leave you a glimpse of the new version of Homebyme!

See you soon on Homebyme!


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