Name: Jessica Meaney and her cat, Lucy
Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California
Size: 676 Square Feet
Years lived in: 15 years; Rented
Located on the ground floor of a 1930s, Spanish-style triplex, Jess’ home is a light-filled, happy haven. Details like a coved ceiling, an arched entry, creamy white walls, and extensive windows make an inspiring canvas to begin with, and she’s played up the brightness of the place by outfitting it comfortably and infusing the space with loads of visual interest and pops of color throughout. Handmade art and treasures from family and friends have a place here, as do twinkly lights and garlands; the effect is lighthearted and welcoming—a lot like Jess herself.