An "Updated Old Hollywood" Makeover

An "Updated Old Hollywood" Makeover

Nora Taylor
Sep 24, 2015
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Project by: Cat
Location: Los Angeles, California

As the manager of the building, not only do we put in a lot of hard work and spend long hours on our apartment remodels, we also put in a ton of thought and a bunch of love. Built in 1951, this gorgeous mid-century modern building in Los Angeles is home to 16 one-bedroom suites that each get a makeover upon vacancy.

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In our last completed remodel, it was also our first suite to get a complete overhaul with an all new kitchen and bathroom – both of which we had never taken on before. This suite had been occupied for more than 10 years and had been lived in hard. There were four (!) different types of flooring in this one bedroom apartment.

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When we set out to design what our remodeled apartments would include, we made sure to nix the carpet and opt for real maple hardwood floors. We also wanted to preserve some of that Old Hollywood-era charm while still making sure that the interiors of our suites were updated and functional. We’ll show you how we achieved both in the link to our article below.

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We chose Behr paints, Ikea cabinets, and most of the materials we chose can be found at Home Depot or Lowe's.

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Of course, paint is a must and has an immediate impact to any space, so we opted for a subtle hue and chose Behr’s “Chocolate Froth” for the walls and “Ultra Pure White” for all of the doors and trim. We like to keep things uniform throughout all of our suites so this is the standard color we’ve been using for a while now with great feedback from our residents. We’ve found that it is a nice neutral background that creates a good contrast from the white trim and allows enough color to make the space feel warm and inviting without being polarizing to different decor and color schemes.

Thanks, Cat!

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