Alexandra & Christian
Downtown Los Angeles, Historic Core on the borders of the Jewelry & Fashion Districts
Eight months ago my husband, cat, dog and I moved from a 2 bedroom apt. (5 rooms total) in Los Feliz to a 1 bedroom (2 rooms total with no doors!) 900 sq ft loft in downtown LA. The dining room, guest room, office, living room, and kitchen are all located in one big room.
I've had to find clever ways to decorate so that all design also equals function while still being able to show off some of my favorite stuff. Our modern loft has a rustic vintage decor theme. For example, my husband's bed growing up (which his grandfather made) serves as additional seating in our living room and doubles as the guest bed. Our dining room table (which my husband's grandfather also made) doubles as my desk/art area.
We have lots of family antiques, vintage finds from overseas and I love framing old family photos mounted on beautiful modern paper and framed in rustic frames. Also the views are amazing - from our living room and bedroom we have almost floor to ceiling views of the Eastern Building and Tower Theatre. The Chapman building itself is also spectacular. Built in 1912 with a lot of the original tile work, marble and railing still intact. A gorgeous roof with a bar, grill, lounge and hot tub...and the VIEWS!!!
Thanks, Alexandra & Christian !
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