Name: Christina Nickerson, Owner of Olmay Home, and her husband, two daughters, and their dog
Location: Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California
Size: 5,000 square feet
Years lived in: 15 years
I've always been surprised that the classics, things like great jeans, a beautiful white mug, a plain dark chocolate bar, someone who makes a good martini — which you would think would be so easy to locate — can be so hard to find. So I felt elated when I stumbled onto the online boutique Olmay Home. One look and I was hooked. Here were all the simple, beautiful things that make European homes so appealing — linen kitchen towels, mohair throws, leather handled baskets — and that I could never seem to find. When I clicked over to the contact page and learned that it was based in Los Angeles, not only was I surprised, I was also certain that the owner's home would be just as mesmerizing. I was right.