Morgan, Jeremy, Iggy Pup Location: Hemet, California Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 2 years There's the common adage of taking lemons and making lemonade. We think Morgan and Jeremy have taken their situation a step further (their living situation "a careful balance between want and need"), squeezing out champagne from their modest, post-war Hemet home. Morgan describes their desert town as a "boring retirement community out in the middle of the nowhere in Riverside County", but they've curated an oasis filled with a sophisticated mix of midcentury classics and thrift store that feels both timeless and current despite the location. We like to think of it as a displaced Palm Springs residence that has found itself out in the middle of Hemet.
Furniture: Salvation Army, Angel View Thrift, Revival Thrift, Goodwill, Hemet Hospice, Craigslist, garage sales, flea markets and estate sales. Accessories: eBay, Etsy, a crap load of thrift stores all over Southern California. Lighting: DIY, Ikea, Craigslist and thrift stores, yet again. Paint: Behr Ultra Pure White and Pure Black. Keeping it simple. Flooring: Original hardwood we refinished and black VCT from Home Depot (we installed it in the bathrooms and kitchen). Rugs and Carpets: Cowhides from Craigslist, the TÅRNBY from Ikea, and a vintage white shag rug from Angel View Thrift. Window Treatments: All our windows are done in cheap ENJE roller blinds from Ikea. Beds: Vintage Danish teak bed frame from Craigslist, and the Vinstra from Ikea. Artwork: Mostly all the art comes from thrift stores including an original Josef Albers lithograph from 1966 that I got for $4.99 at Goodwill. Some friend’s pieces and some of my own artwork and installed throughout as well. (Thanks, Morgan and Jeremy...and Iggy Pup too!)
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