House Tour: Gidget Gets a Sex Change

House Tour: Gidget Gets a Sex Change

Gregory Han
Mar 21, 2008
Name: Derek Location:Los Feliz, CA Years lived in: 6 years Enter Tour Slideshow We hope you like colour, kitsch and Midcentury design, because we have all three in abundant amount with our house tour coming by way of Los Feliz. Overlooking the beautiful St. George Reservoir, Derek's modest 2-bedroom apartment, with it's wood shingle clad exterior, hides a wealth of unexpected colour and collectibles within. Just his living room was almost enough to keep us busy with questions and photo subjects during our visit. And when we weren't admiring his vintage collection of soda pop cans, atomic ranch furnishings or humorous artwork, we were just having fun watching his two friendly felines put on an amusing show for us befitting the playful backdrop... Derek's style: Atomic Danish Kitsch Inspiration for my home: Matt Helm (fictional U.S. government counteragent) on a budget. Favorite Element: The living room, where I can sit and enjoy the artwork I've found, framed and displayed. >>Enter Tour Slideshow Biggest Challenge In Designing My Home: Trying to hide the fact the carpet looks like it threw up on the walls! Biggest Embarrassment: The carpeting. Proudest DIY: All the reframing I DID MYSELF on my art wall. Biggest Indulgence: The long rectangular red-orange swirl painting which I almost had to sell myself to buy it. I've had it a while, but it was worth more in the 90's. Best Advice Given or Received: Take it way too far then pull back one notch! Dream Source: 1965 Blue Chip Stamp Store >>Enter Tour Slideshow Resources: Appliances: A mix of vintage and modern, with a fondness for anything avocado green. Furniture: Mix of danish and atomic from various sources. Accessories: Mix of high and low end, whatever catches my eye. Lighting: Love those pole lamps! Paint: Mocha Flooring: ugly beige carpet Rugs and Carpets: One throw rug from Clover in the bedroom Tiles and Stone: Original pink tile in the bathroom Window Treatments: original to the apartment. Bed: retro platform from Futurama Artwork: ALL VINTAGE, mix of oil, seragraphs and metal sculptures. Other: 60's bar is actually my design, it looks old, but it is all new. The bar is the only thing in the living room not vintage (besides my cats). >>Enter Tour Slideshow
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