Before & After: Costco Shed Redesign

A dear friend of mine (and old boss, and by ‘old’ I mean ‘previous’, although I do enjoy referring to her as ‘mom’ sometimes to push her buttons), recently renovated a store bought shed into an oasis of an office/guest room. She, her husband, and daughter live in the cutest cottage (which is also awesome btw) but they needed some extra space. Instead of adding on to their current house, which can be a lot to take on, and very costly, they decided to resolve the space issue by customizing a shed they purchased from Costco and plopping it in their backyard.

They extended the roof line and added a tin roof, which completely makes the cookie cutter shed much more interesting architecturally.

Painted the exterior and added wood slats, which were leftover from when they redid their floors in the main house.

Removed the doors/top window and replaced them with glass inset sliding doors.

They added a floor to ceiling window on the back wall along with another window above the desk, letting in loads of natural light.

I was amazed to see the progress and loved how it all turned out, bookmarking this DIY stat!

Walker Residence

Midcentury Modern Architecture (1)

Been looking for my new home in Ojai and I’m pretty sure this isn’t it, but a girl can dream.

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Vintage Spaces

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1965 Wiley Residence, Architetects: Frederick Liebhardt & Eugene Weston III, Del Mar, Ca

Lego Decor

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If you have young kids in your family, you may be somewhat familiar with a certain thing called Lego obsession. My nephew is cra cra about these things and can build 3000 piece sets in like an hour. To make the Lego building high last a little longer for your kids, try decorating with them. I love how these Lego rooms are kid friendly but still sophisticated, the approach I always like to take when decorating for kids.

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Kinder Modern

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It’s always interesting designing for clients who have children because there are so many things to take into consideration, like the actual “stuff” they come with (especially with babies), durability, potential messes, etc. As much as I like to infuse my design sense into my clients lives, they are usually the ones to dictate how a space needs to work. At the end of the day, as much as I would sometimes like to, I can’t change the way people live or how their children behave.

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Designing nurseries and kids rooms are my favorite, but I don’t believe that designing with children needs to revolve around bins upon bins of toys. This is the home of Kinder Modern owner Lora Appleton, designed by her partner Bachman Brown Clem. I love all the modern lines and the play on color. The spaces are sophisticated and fun, you can tell that children live here, but they haven’t taken over (so important in my opinion!).

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You know I love vintage everything and vintage children’s furniture is so up my alley. Kinder Modern offerings are a nice alternative for families looking for unique pieces to infuse into their little one’s lives.

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Above are shelves at the Kinder Modern gallery filled with 20th century children’s furniture and objects, all of which I want for my unborn child.

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Vintage Spaces

1963 Mariner’s Medical Arts Building, Architect: Richard Neutra, Newport Beach, Ca

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Saul Bass Residence, Case Study House 20, Architects: Buff Straub Hensman 1958, Photo: Julius Shulman

A classic…and where I want to be this weekend.

Saul Bass Residence, Case Study House 20, Architects: Buff Straub Hensman 1958. Photo: Julius Shulman

Wanderlust: J.K. Place Roma

I’ve got a bad case of wanderlust and am finding it hard not to be planning a few upcoming trips, but I’m trying to limit my research on the interwebs during office hours (kind of). Enter J.K. Roma Place near the Spanish Steps in the romantic Eternal City. The lobby and rooms are exquisitely designed with touches of midcentury modern furniture and incredible warmth, ensuring that you’ll have a cozy and sophisticated stay. When in Rome…

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Restaurant Manger

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Although I’ve made a pretty good effort of eating my way through SF, there is still a never-ending list of restaurants I’ve yet to visit in the Bay Area. Even still, I can’t help but think of far and away places I’d love to travel to. Travel has been (and always will be) my biggest inspiration for design and life in general, and when there are restaurants in the world like Manger you can see why. This modern, sleek and beautifully designed establishment is in Paris’ 11th arrondissement. The minimalist dining room of Manger’s modern take on the French bistro is enhanced by greenery, a muted color palette and an open floor plan with exposed kitchen. The food looks just as beautiful…as if I needed another reason to get myself back to Paris…

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Vintage Spaces

retro midcentury modern interior design white room

New year, blank slate…with a little color.

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