Location: Los Feliz - Los Angeles, CA
My building was built in the 1923 and has a lot of great period details- brass doorknobs, the original icebox and a built in vanity- that I find really charming. I like living in a building that has some much history and character. I also really enjoy the neighborhood and being able to walk to a movie theater, restaurants and a coffee shop. It's a luxury in Los Angeles!
My home is a small space (about 400 sq feet) that serves a number of roles: it is an escape, a place to collect and display all the things that I love, and an ever changing gallery of objects and art. I am constantly rearranging and moving objects around on a whim. The process of styling a room and creating different vignettes is something I greatly enjoy.
My personal style is what I would call "neutral natural". I am defintely drawn to nature- plants, rocks, branches- as well as the color palette and textures found in nature. I like to juxtapose those organic things with very linear, clean lines.
I moved to Los Angeles 2 years ago from New York City and didn't bring a lot of furniture with me besides a bed and a couch. I stared acquiring a lot of great vintage things once I arrived in LA.
One of my favorites is my walnut credenza that I found on craigslist. It's from a vintage dealer in Tijuana, Mexico that drove it all the way to LA. I've also found a lot of great things at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, like the mid century cork lamp, which was $15. I'm definitely a collector at heart, but living in such a small space, I have to be pretty judicious about what I bring into my space.
I couldn't find a large piece of artwork that I liked or could afford, so I bought a 4'x5' canvas and painted it myself. A few other pieces in my apartment have been made by me as well. I like to experiment with different materials and processes and am proud of creating things that add to my home.
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