AT Book Alert: Update on Gregory and Emily's Silver Lake Sanctuary

AT Book Alert: Update on Gregory and Emily's Silver Lake Sanctuary

Gregory Han
Mar 28, 2008

Name: Gregory, Emily and their cats Eero and Eames

Home then: Silver Lake, 639 sq. ft.

Home now: Silver Lake, 639 sq. ft.

Today is the second in a series of updates/sneak peaks of those featured in our newest book: Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions.

The book showcases 40 homes of AT readers including interviews, photos and resources. There's also some great commentary by Maxwell!

Gregory and Emily are the second on our list. They continue to live in their Silver Lake studio, with some minor changes in decor and furnishings, but have mostly just settled into a comfortable relationship with their apartment.

"Come August, we'll have lived here for four years," says Emily. "We spent the first year or two taking our time to decorate our space, slowly adding (and subtracting) pieces that we thought we needed."

Gregory says, "The three biggest changes we've made are actually the most recent. We added a large stereo cabinet (refinished for the January Jumpstart), so we had to move our chaise back to its original L-configuration. This configuration also complimented the other major addition: a home theater projection system."

Emily chimes in, "Although we do generally do believe that 'small is cool', we're really enjoying the large screen experience with friends for movie nights. I was initially hesitant about having such a large home theater system, until I saw how Gregory was able to install the components in a way that didn't intrude upon the rest of the room."

Other minor changes include new bedding, a hand shower, and newly acquired artwork from friends. Their current house projects are to find a few decorative pillows for their living room seating, de-clutter their closet, and refresh the bedroom with new handmade curtains.

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