Rachel & Jonathan's Cozy Angelino Heights Home

House Tour

Name: Rachel Craven & Jonathan Craven
Location: Angelino Heights - Los Angeles, California
Size: 1700 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year

Rachel invited me over to her beautiful home in Angelino Heights. I was so excited because Angelino Heights is the second oldest district in Los Angeles; therefore, there are so many stunning old homes with a lot character. Another treat was the Echo Park Craft Fair that was being held at her home later in the day.

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There was so much excitement at Rachel's home as she helped me clean up the last few items while preparing for the 20+ exhibitors that were going to showcase their individual handmade products from jewelry to shoes. In the meantime, her son just got back from the museum and was enjoying taking in all the fun the ladies were having in the backyard. It was very sweet to see how concerned Rachel was that everything was perfect from the music mixtape to the refreshments.

It was obvious that there is a lot of love in the home. Rachel makes all her own linens and curtains, so there is a special quality to her furnishings. She expressed that she had a very little budget when it came time to decorate her home. She had to be creative and often bartered with other creatives for artwork and other home decor. I fell in love with her warm and cozy home and didn't want to leave at the end of the day.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Bicoastal beatnik cozy

Inspiration: Maija Isola meets Agnes Martin at the Rose Bowl Flea Market

Favorite Element: Light and space

Biggest Challenge: Beautiful space with ugly fixtures

What Friends Say: It looks like a big New York apartment

Biggest Embarrassment: The ugly brown kitchen cabinets

Proudest DIY: My handmade curtains and linens

Biggest Indulgence: Adam Silverman's ceramics

Best Advice: Make it by hand

Dream Source: Louise Bourgeois' NYC apartment

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Resources of Note:

APPLIANCES

  • Wedgewood stove
  • Kohler double sink
  • GE refrigerator

FURNITURE

  • Molded Eames side chairs (dining room)
  • Svan high chair
  • Mid-Century Danish
  • Custom plywood bookshelf and plywood desk by James Clauer (living room, master bedroom)
  • DWR daybed (boys' room)

ACCESSORIES

  • Edith Gwathmey - various ceramics (all rooms)
  • Adam Silverman - ceramic vases, mugs (mantle and kitchen)
  • Heath Ceramics - dinner plates, coffee cups, salt and pepper shakers, teapot

LIGHTING

  • Antique chandelier (dining room)
  • Noguchi lamp (living room)

PAINT

  • Victorian Blue - Pratt & Lambert (bathroom)
  • Dove Gray - Pratt & Lambert (boys' room)
  • Studio White - (everywhere else)

FLOORING

  • Original hardwood
  • Marble tile (bathroom)

RUGS & CARPETS

  • Plastic rugs (dining room, kitchen, garden) - Potted
  • Hemp rug - Pasadena Rose Bowl (living room)
  • Red wool rug - Ikea (boys' room)

WINDOW TREATMENTS

  • All curtains made by Rachel
  • Handmade Ikat linen curtains - master bedroom
  • Handmade curtains - fabric by Etsuko Furuka by Kokka (boys' room)
  • Handmade linen curtains - living room

BED

  • Ikea bunk bed (boys' room)

ARTWORK

  • Jo Jackson - Pink Reactor print (bedroom)
  • Jo Jackson - Blue Skulls print (boys' bedroom)
  • Terry Richardson - Batman and Robin photo (dining room)
  • Doug Sanderson (Rachel's father) - large geometric painting (dining room), geometric print (dining room), geometric print (bathroom)
  • Dee Dee Cheriel - Tree Head print (dining room), You Have Everything You Need poster (studio), Roaring Bear painting (kitchen)
  • Claire Nereim - Native California Wildflowers print (kitchen)
  • Hope Atherton - Bones painting (living room)
  • Ed Templeton - Wife in Shower photo (living room), Punk Rock Kid photo (kitchen)
  • Mari Eastman - Soldiers (boys' room), Green Textile painting (living room)
  • Linda Francis - Circles (living room)

OTHER
Rachel's tablecloths can now be found at Heath Ceramics and her runners can be found at deKor.

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Thanks Rachel and Jonathan!

Images: Marcia Prentice

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