Tami Pardee's Clean and Simple Office

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Name: Tami Pardee of Pardee Properties Real Estate
Location: Venice, CA        
Size: 1,400 square Feet
Years lived in: 6 months- own

Tami Pardee and her real estate associates just completed the renovation of this Venice bungalow located right in the heart of Abbott Kinney, a vibrant section of the Southern California beach community. Keeping the lines clean and the decor modern, the space functions as both a gorgeous office and showroom for her business and clientele. 

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Transforming a former beach bungalow home into an office is no easy feat. The use of space and natural light in this office is what brings a calming and serene element. I love the idea of communal space and the mix of textures, like the nice hardwood against the hard wired pendent lights. Tami aims to keep an elegant and simple office environment which I feel she has accomplished well here. Plus, she scored with such a central location, close to everything awesome Abbott Kinney has to offer. 

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style:  Clean and eclectic, I love fabulous lights and wood ceilings. Keeping the charm.

Inspiration:  Beach bungalow.

Favorite Element: The distressed French oak ceilings came from District Millworks downtown. I love that my kids and my core team that have been with me from the beginning put their handprints in the cement.

Biggest Challenge: Changing the zoning to commercial from live/work.

What Friends Say: We get people who walk in and peer in the windows every day for the lights and the VENICE sign. But mostly, my friends who have seen all my past offices- from the teeny office above Baja Cantina, to the now- kid's playroom in my house, to the  500 sq ft office that we started out as 4 people and left as 15 to now this- they are happy for me and excited to see this project come to fruition.

Proudest DIY:  I found the mirror in the bathroom on the street right by one of my listings and refurbished it.

Area Where There Is Room For Improvement/future Projects: In the future, I will make sure to pick my own finishes.

Biggest Indulgence:  The Raimond Moooi pendant lights. 

Best Advice:  Keep it simple and elegant. Have one or two wows.

Dream Sources:  Raimond Moooi lights, Ann Sacks tiles, Rue La La

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Resources of Note:

Tech Hardware
• We all use Apple Macs and are iPhone junkies.

Furniture
• Bosch appliances in the kitchen
•  Custom cabinetry designed by my right hand man, Louis Leal and built by Coastal Cabinets.
•  Eero Saarinen marble table in the conference room - I love the old veins.
•  Herman  Miller Aeron office chairs
•  The glass “white board” tiles in the office are Pintura MagBoard environmentally friendly colored glass sheets from Pulp Studio, 
•  Farrow & Ball All White #2005 paint
•  Black file cabinets from Staples
•  Raimond Moooi “fireworks” lights
•  Venice Peace & Love lights
•  Light in bathroom

Organizing Tools and Accessories
•  Everything is from the Container Store

Additional Elements
•  Distressed French oak ceilings
•  Custom windows by Jack’s Glass
•  Calcutta marble counters in the kitchen and bathroom from Modul Marble in Sun Valley
•  Robert Thibodeau of DU Architects helped design the office
•  Stacy Jacobson is my designer
•  Builder: Dave DePriest
•  Flowers in conference room from Fiore Designs, orchids from Floral Art.
•  Distressed French oak ceilings
•  Custom windows by Jack’s Glass
•  Calcutta marble counters in the kitchen and bathroom from Modul Marble in Sun Valley
•  Robert Thibodeau of DU Architects helped design the office
•  Stacy Jacobson is my designer
•  Builder: Dave DePriest
•  Flowers in conference room from Fiore Designs and orchids from Floral Art.

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Thanks, Tami Pardee & Associates, and to Alexandra Malloy and Morgan Stewart for introducing me to Tami!

(Images: Bethany Nauert )

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