Name: Annie and Joe
Location: Long Beach, that wonderful place.
Size: 2000 sq ft.
Years lived in: 8
Our style: 1938, the best era for home building because of the attention to detail and quality.
Inspiration: American and Asian fine art and swap meet finds.
Biggest Challenge in designing my home: this house was quite a fixer-upper and has taken a lot of work.
What friends Say about my home: They like to come over for atmospheric dinner parties.
Proudest DIY: I made the quilt and pillows in the bedroom photo and also the art on the wall behind the bed.
Biggest Indulgence with respect to my home: Stickley dining room table and chairs - they are wonderful for big or small dinner parties.
Best Advice given or received: Make sure to have comfortable furniture.