I had the pleasure of working with my friend Laure Joliet on an exciting project a few months ago. Laure is an incredibly talented interior photographer and was asked to shoot and style for a new housing company in Los Angeles, Sunia Homes.
Sunia Homes builds modern, sustainable and affordable homes for clients in California. The first/model home where we worked is in Echo Park. We had a wonderful time working with the company's founder and owner, Jerome.
Jerome's vision for Sunia is to provide clients with the tools to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle, without breaking the bank. Each Sunia Home includes solar panels, grey and rainwater harvesting systems, a wood pellet stove, a garden to grow your own fruit, vegetables and herbs, and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) bamboo flooring. Each home also comes with an energy monitoring display that tells you how much electricity your house is using and estimates your monthly energy cost/consumption, which can be accessed from your computer and smartphone. I urge you to check out the website to learn more about the general process and Sunia's passion for green living.
We loved working in this house. The exterior is sleek and modern, an unexpected juxtaposition to the rest of the neighborhood. The interior is bright and sunny so we kept the styling simple and relaxed. Morgan worked her magic and made the house feel warm, lived-in, without being overdone and messy.