Alexis' Eclectic Home & Organic Garden

House Tour

Name: Alexis Karpf and her fiance Nick
Location: Silverlake — Los Angeles, CA
Size: 1200 square feet, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
Years lived in: 2 — rent

I met Alexis through her business partner Jeff Eyser, who you may remember from his house tour last year. Alexis and her fiance share this single level duplex home in the hills of Silverlake. They have a wonderful little yard and plenty of organic goodness ripening in their garden. Alexis is a prop stylist for various reality tv shows, where she draws much inspiration for her own home.

Everything about Alexis' home is eclectically styled to work together, if that makes sense. I love that her home merges traditional and quirky design, and she's not afraid to mix styles in each nook of every room.

The living room has enough seating for a big family gathering, the dining room could host a full dinner party and their office comfortable stores books, collectables and a pull out couch for any overnight guest. At home Alexis brings fun elements of design with eclectic furniture from a range of vintage/thrift to high end and chain stores. Each room has a punch of color and dabbles in with a humorous touch. She has a love of woodland motif and deer accessories — not only does she have a porcelain deer heads hanging around in various rooms, she has an entire cocktail mixer set dedicated to the theme.

And as we move outside, her side yard has a small patio overlooking the city, several pots of various herbs, a blooming vegetable garden and a moderate composting bin.

I love the playful airiness of this home! Enjoy!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

MY/OUR Style: Woodland Chic

Inspiration: New Hampshire & Anything Vintage

Favorite Element: White deer heads

Biggest Challenge: Not enough money

What Friends Say: "Where did you find that???!"

Biggest Embarrassment:

Proudest DIY: My end tables, they are Ikea and boring!

Biggest Indulgence: Painted animal trays

Best Advice: Never assume you are done with a room, it should always be changing

Dream Sources: Restoration Hardware, Antique Stores

Resources of Note: Z Gallerie, CB2, Home Goods, Craigslist

PAINT & COLORS

    • BENJAMIN MOORE: SILVER SPRING

ENTRY

    • ENTRY TABLE: CRAIGLIST

LIVING ROOM

    • SOFA: THE SOFA COMPANY
    • TABLE: CB2
    •LAMPS: HOMEGOODS
    •GOAT FUR CHAIRS: NEW ORLEANS

DINING ROOM

    • TABLE: BUILT
    • BUFFET: CRAIGSLIST
    • ART: NEW ORLEANS & THAILAND

KITCHEN

    • KITCHEN ISLAND: IKEA
    • ALLIGATOR HEAD: Z GALLERIE

BEDROOM

    • BED: RESTORATION HARDWARE
    •DRESSER: CRAIGLIST
    • ANIMAL HEADS: Z GALLERIE

BATHROOM

    • SHOWER CURTAIN: CB2

OFFICE (the second bedroom)

    • OFFICE DESK: IKEA
    •BOOKSHELF: HOME DEPOT

Thanks, Alexis !

Images: Bethany Nauert

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