Name: Shayne, Andrew, Alro and little Goldie
Location: Palms - Los Angeles, California
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: 2 1/2 years
I had so much fun photographing Faith Blakeney's Treehouse, that I was super stoked when she told me that one of her good friends/clients would love to open up her home for me. Shayne and Andrew's style is eclectic and their home creates a playful environment for their two young kids — combining great design with kid-friendliness.
Shayne and Andrew were faced with one big challenge: wanting to create a beautiful home on a major budget. Shayne and Faith sat on Craigslist, found great sales, and negotiated their way into almost every last furnishing in the home. It took a lot of patience, but eventually the home came together. Their home is such an inspiration for what the possibilities are for great design, even when you don't have the dream budget!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Artful, child-friendly, rustic, laid back, Mid-Century eclectic
Inspiration: Creating a refuge from the city. A home full of everything we love.
Favorite Element: Our kiddie chair collection, the red lacquered image of a couple embracing, the converted garage, the garden and playhouse - most of all - this hundred year old house!
Biggest Challenge: Lack of funds
What Friends Say: "Who designed your place?" We did along with our friend, neighbor and interior designer extraordinaire - Faith Blakeney
Biggest Embarrassment: The Japanese porn bathroom
Proudest DIY:The garage flip! Also, we furnished this whole house for around $10,000. It was done out of necessity and it has become a source of pride and inspiration.
Biggest Indulgence: The dining room table and Faith's killer eye.
Best Advice: Recycled/vintage toys - they are beautiful and last forever. Also, don't skimp out on the details; they can make or break a space.
Dream Sources: The Rose Bowl at 6:30am with a purse full of cash and snacks, an assistant, and a driver with a big fat van.
Resources of Note:
All vintage, thrifted or came with the house
Thanks Shayne & Andrew!
Images: Marcia Prentice
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