Location: Santa Monica, California
Size: approx. 550 sq. ft, 1 Bedroom
Definitely eBay (where you can find those flea market finds with a simple search), and cheap knock-offs from websites like Target.com (free shipping!).
What inspired you?
The history and casual attitude of Los Angeles inspired me to create the mix-matched style of my 1930s one bedroom. I love the combined influence of Hollywood Glam with the funky bohemian style of Santa Monica… like mixing Prada with worn out Thrift Shop. I like spaces that tell a story.
With very little money (and space) I used hand-me-down furniture (like the black Noguchi table) and some cheaper new pieces to create a cohesive comfortable space that works together. I love entertaining friends, so the apartment had to be organized and comfortable (all the ugly stuff is concealed or disguised).
A small space can feel cluttered FAST! Organize your things in groups (for example, neatly stacked books balance out a group of smaller accessories). Director's chairs from Pier One are economical and ideal for small spaces… they fold up fast to create instant space!