Lindsey's Indoor/Outdoor Home in the San Rafael Hills

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Name: Lindsey Pollard, Retake Director on Family Guy
Location: San Rafael Hills - Pasadena, California
Size: 1800 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years

Lindsey was living in a small house in Silver Lake when her realtor found her current home in the San Rafael Hills. The house was larger than what she was looking for, but it had so many positive things going for it; including good value, an older community, plenty of peace and quiet quiet and mainly, a beautiful view.

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One of my favorite features of Lindsey's beautiful home is the open indoor/outdoor layout. The kitchen, living room, and guest room all open up to the outdoor area and have a view of the pool and the city. Her outdoor landscaping and decor reminds me of the midcentury modern style of Palm Springs - the butterfly chairs around the fire pit, the bright prints, and the desert plants. Lindsey loves to relax with a book, while taking in the sun rays on the weekend - a pretty idyllic scene in a lovely spot. I can see why she loves her home so much, both indoors and out!

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Eclectic, comfortable and lived-in

Inspiration: My Godmother's cabin in the Pacific Northwest

Favorite Element: The carved and painted beams in the living room

Biggest Challenge: Finding space for all my beloved books

What Friends Say: They feel they can put their feet up and stay a while

Biggest Embarrassment: The original pink bathroom that is falling apart. I hope to face it head-on one day.

Proudest DIY: Filling in and retiling the mysterious dirt hole that was in the middle of the sunroom.

Biggest Indulgence: The handmade tiles on the floor in the bathroom/laundry room.

Best Advice: I like Jonathan Adler's advice to surround yourself with things that make you happy.

Dream Source: Searching for treasures at thrift stores and estate sales

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Resources of Note:

APPLIANCES

  • Samsung
  • KitchenAid
  • Toto

HARDWARE

FURNITURE

ACCESSORIES

LIGHTING
The arc lamp is from CB2.

RUGS & CARPETS

  • The big carpet in the living room is from Persian Rug Cleaning on Temple Street
  • Serena & Lily

TILE & STONE

WINDOW TREATMENTS

  • Ikea

BED

ARTWORK

OTHER
Jaime Chan from Best Class Upholstery made the big pouf and recovered the chairs in the living room: Jamie Chan: bestclassupholstery@hotmail.com, (323) 252-5116

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Thanks Lindsey!

Images: Marcia Prentice

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