Designing this nursery for brand new parents was a super fun project. Having previously worked with my clients on other parts of their home, I was trusted with creating a playful space that their baby boy could grow up with. The space was previously a guest room turned storage room while other parts of the home were undergoing a remodel. We started with putting fresh coat of paint on the walls and installing new, textured carpet.
We repurposed a few pieces of furniture, which totally helped with the budget and worked well with the overall design.
Wallpaper is up along with a fun paint treatment.
And here’s the after!
Gio Ponti designed the Villa Planchart, a private home built in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1956.
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It really feels like spring is just around the corner. Okay, maybe not so much for your East Coasters right now, but I can totally see where the road ends to this California winter. If I had to give this name a room, I’d call it Lemonade.
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1965 Wiley Residence, Architetects: Frederick Liebhardt & Eugene Weston III, Del Mar, Ca
There are those times that you really just have to let some things go, things like that little thingamabob you got at a Chinese restaurant in Portugal because it always reminds you of the time you decided to backpack to a deserted, cold beach town in the middle of winter with your girlfriends (who knew?!) or those really cool, interesting shaped liquor bottles from your college days (just let go! you know who you are). In the case of a Culver City client, it is a good decision to keep a set of vintage dining chairs that have been passed down, especially when they’re in sturdy shape because all they really need is some re-loving.
My client wasn’t ready for a total rehaul since she and her family are planning to eventually move out of their rental, but she did want to spruce things up a bit because she was definitely tired of all the “brown”. We decided to brighten up the space by refinishing the chairs in a glossy white finish and reupholster them in vibrant pattern that felt modern and coastal.
The chairs look just like new!
1963 Mariner’s Medical Arts Building, Architect: Richard Neutra, Newport Beach, Ca
Almost every night of my week is spent with Jimmy Fallon, one of my many boyfriends. He has been doing such an amazing job as host of The Tonight Show, I’m always guaranteed a good laugh when I watch him. Along with being obsessed with his nerdy humor, I’ve been super obsessed with his curtain backdrop on the show. I love the gradation of the blue curtains, I can’t wait to try it out in my next home (or maybe even a client’s home). This Vintage Space just reminded me of it.
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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