Names: Alexandra Piotrowski and Max Ostrove
Location: Venice, California
Size: 576 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented
From the moment you enter Alex and Max's bright, un-fussy home, it's evident that every item has a story. The beautiful wood shelving and furniture becomes all the more warm to the touch when you learn that much of it was handcrafted by the inhabitants. Max (a television producer/director by day, maker by night) and Alex (a business consultant and founder of boutique creative marketing agency, Story) have injected their personalities into their rental home with pieces made from reclaimed wood, dreamy dip-dyed linen bedding, throw pillows sewn from textiles found on their travels, and industrial light fixtures built from scraps. The space reflects their partnership and their love: for each other, for books, for travel, and for the world around them. It's a space that's simultaneously relaxing, romantic, and inspiring.