Name: Christian Schulze and Meredith Kendrick
Location: Echo Park — Los Angeles, California
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: 1½ — rented
As you approach Christian and Meredith's home, the first thing you see is a chandelier hung from a tree followed by a brilliant view of Los Angeles. This accent alone gives a clue to the way in which this creative couple has made their outdoor space an extension of their indoor dwelling. Though they are in the middle of Echo Park, Christian and Meredith are perfectly hidden in their hillside home.
Once you get over the spectacular view (this was the first time I saw the Hollywood sign!) and inside their home, you see the main space consists of a bedroom, living room, kitchen and laundry room. Down below is an additional guest room / studio that the couple is in the process of revamping. Though the main space is limited, Christian and Meredith have chosen pieces of perfect scale to maximize the area. Their decor is inspired by the nature which makes the transition from inside and out quite nice. Most of the wonderful artwork reflects Christian's trade (fashion design) and Meredith's amazing style. Speaking of the couple's great taste, please do check out Christian's homemade mango habanero hot sauce, Lila's Lemoyne St. Hot Sauce. It's got the perfect kick that can be coupled with just about anything!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Woodsy modern
Inspiration: Nature, Tom Mix (built house in 1915 as an afternoon get away from filming in Eagle Rock)
Favorite Element: Indoor / outdoor balance
Biggest Challenge: Space
What Friends Say: What a great view
Biggest Embarrassment: Moving in without ensuring that was a dishwasher
Proudest DIY: Gardens
Best Advice: Create a space that inspires you
Resources of Note:
PAINT & COLORS
• Neutrals, warm greys
•WWII era hatchet : Rose Bowl
•Deer head hat hook : www.dwiseman.com
•Antlers key hook : Urban Outfitters
•Outdoor chandelier : Rose Bowl
• Mr. Foxy: eBay Taxidermy
• Photographs on back wall: Nadav Benjamin
• Sofa: Macy's
• DIY terrarium: Merideth Kendrick
• Bar: CB2
• Tear drop vase hanging on wall: Clover, Silverlake, LA
• Mystery chair: flea market
• 1980's world globe : eBay
STUDIO / GUESTROOM
• Guitars: secondhand
• DIY vintaged flag: Rose Bowl
• George Mulhauser arm chair: eBay
• Gel fueled fireplace: eBay
• Red lanterns: Army / Navy Surplus
Thanks, Christian & Meredith!
Images: Beth Bates
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