#6: KG's Comfy Santa Monica Apartment

#6: KG's Comfy Santa Monica Apartment

Alec
Mar 13, 2006

Name: Kelly Location: Santa Monica, California Size: approx. 550 sq. ft, 1 Bedroom Favorite resource: Definitely eBay (where you can find those flea market finds with a simple search), and cheap knock-offs from websites like Target.com (free shipping!). What inspired you? The history and casual attitude of Los Angeles inspired me to create the mix-matched style of my 1930s one bedroom. I love the combined influence of Hollywood Glam with the funky bohemian style of Santa Monica… like mixing Prada with worn out Thrift Shop. I like spaces that tell a story. With very little money (and space) I used hand-me-down furniture (like the black Noguchi table) and some cheaper new pieces to create a cohesive comfortable space that works together. I love entertaining friends, so the apartment had to be organized and comfortable (all the ugly stuff is concealed or disguised). Design Tip: A small space can feel cluttered FAST! Organize your things in groups (for example, neatly stacked books balance out a group of smaller accessories). Director’s chairs from Pier One are economical and ideal for small spaces… they fold up fast to create instant space!
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