Chris + Kenny’s Ojai Rancho Inn
Name: Chris Sewell + Kenny Osehan // Ojai Rancho Inn Location: Ojai, California Size: 18 Rooms + Swimming Pool and Sauna Years lived in: New ownership as of June 12th, 2012 The last time I visited Chris and Kenny was when I photographed their old apartment in Downtown Santa Barbara for their first House Tour. At the time they were running the Presidio Motel on State Street, as well as the Agave Inn.
Aug 19, 2013
A “Not Too Serious” Modern California Home
Name: Lori LaMont and Monte Weiss Location: Belmont Heights – Long Beach, California Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Own Lori and Monte live on the top floor of the duplex building that they own. Just mere blocks from the beach, they enjoy an incredibly sunny and well decorated home. Their gorgeous flat is layered with Lori’s paintings, modern fixtures and vintage pieces.
Aug 7, 2013
Mulu’s Creative + Vintage Collective Den
Name: MULU, with Doris Steere (Art Director + Designer)Location: Hollywood — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 3,000 square feetYears lived in: 3 months Mulu is a tech startup, founded by Amaryllis Fox, that powers on-page shopping for publishers like Hearst, Conde Nast, Huffington Post, and Martha Stewart. Mulu’s first year of business was spent in a shared community space, which confirmed their need for a larger office to call their own.
Aug 6, 2013
The Shoebox Inn
Name: Carol and Jeff SayreLocation: Seaview, WashingtonSize: 500 Square FtYears lived in: 12 years — own The Sayre family bought their vacation home in Seaview, Washington twelve years ago. This one bedroom cottage is blocks from the waterfront in a sleepy coastal town just 3 hours south of Seattle. Now spending most of their time up north in the city, the Sayres have opened their home to guests and family friends who need a quiet getaway. Welcome to the Shoebox Inn.
Oct 30, 2012
Joshua’s Vintage Daydream
Name: Joshua Alvarenga (and his cat Valentino)Location: Hollywood – Los Angeles, CASize: 700 square feetYears lived in: 1 year – rented One of my favorite things about a home is when the owner brings out the best in the architecture and original design of the structure. Joshua has collected furniture and personal treasures that are wonderful and cozy but that also allow us to enjoy the Spanish style of the building itself.
Jul 9, 2012
Inside The Lovely Studio Of Adore Vintage
Name: Rodellee Bas- owner of Adore Vintage Location: Fashion District – Downtown Los Angeles, CASize: 300 square feetYears worked in: 2 months Rodellee moved into her downtown workspace just a couple months ago, as she’s expanded the audience of her online vintage shop. She needed to have an official space to get all her e-commerce shoots done, and a place to have shoppers actually come in to try things on.
May 4, 2012
A Creative Collective In Atwater Village
Names: Bri Emery of Design Love Fest, Brian Morrow + Jonathan Lynch of Sharkpig, Steve Pappin of Son Of A Shark Pig, Max Wanger of Max Wanger Photo, Michael Antonia of The Flashdance & Yeah! Rentals and Emma Robertson of EmmaDimeLocation: Atwater Village — Los Angeles, CAWorkspace Type: Loft StudioYears worked in: 1 year When you gather up seven awesome creatives to share an office space, you will surely have a colorful, eclectic, fun atmosphere.
Apr 4, 2012
Chad’s Guest House & Reinvented Garage
Name: Chad Peacock & Dutch The DogLocation: Larchmont — Los Angeles, CASize: Approx. 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 6 months — rent Chad and his adorable dog Dutch, moved into their new guest house merely half a year ago. When deciding to rent the space, it was conditional based on his access to the empty garage. Knowing that he wanted to repurpose the entire space is what sold him on the lease.
Feb 21, 2012
Wendy & Gavin’s Bright White Cottage
Name: Wendy Withers + Gavin Lester, their two sons Boots + Oscar, two dogs Olive + Bear Location: Mar Vista — Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 3 years — own Wendy and Gavin share this incredible and cozy cottage with their two boys and two dogs. They have built a joyous home full of artwork and inspiration, designed with traditional and eclectic elements; an adorable family home. Raising a baby and toddler can keep you on your toes.
Feb 14, 2012
At the Office With Tommy Chambers
Name:Tommy Chambers InteriorsLocation: West Hollywood, CaliforniaSize/Room: 1,250 square feet Years lived in: 10 years A couple of weeks ago, we got a peek inside the home of Tommy Chambers, where he puts his skills to personal use in his own abode. Next door to his flat is another apartment which houses his interior design business. Mirroring an identical elongated floor plan, this office is a root of inspiration.
Jan 30, 2012
Alexandra & Eliot’s 1890’s Farmhouse
Name: Alexandra & Eliot Angle (shared with their daughter and their puppy) Location: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years — Own Alexandra and Eliot’s house was built in the 1890’s, and is the first original home in Los Feliz. Now surrounded by a residential city block of homes and apartment complexes, the Angles have the ideal hidden getaway.
Jan 11, 2012
Guy & Jennifer’s Contemporary California Modern Home
Name: Guy and Jennifer Genis Location: Sherman Oaks, CaliforniaSize: 3500 square feetYears lived in: 6 years — Own Guy and Jennifer, plus their son and daughter, all live in a bright and airy home in Sherman Oaks. The house lends its roots to California mid century modern architecture, but with the design savvy of designer Bryan Wark the Genis’s brought in a mix of traditional and Hollywood Regency design.
Dec 15, 2011
Mark’s Original Mid Century Modern Home
Name: Mark W. KnowlesLocation: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1,900 square feetYears lived in: 3 years — own Mark lives in an incredibly restored Mid Century gem that offers the best example of 1960’s modern architecture. Not only was the home built the same year he was born, but he was lucky enough to acquire some of the original furniture from the original owners.
Dec 12, 2011
Troy’s 750 Square Foot “Crowd Pleaser” Apartment
Name: Troy Vanderheyden Location: Hollywood — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 750 Square FeetYears lived in: 2 months — rent Whenever my friend Jeff Eyser is behind a project I always know it will be well executed with charm and a sense of humor. When he was hired by the producer of his network, Troy Vanderheyden, he was given literally three weeks to completely renovate and decorate the apartment.
Dec 7, 2011
Beth & Brian’s Fashionably Eclectic “Chic Grandma” Home
Name: Beth and Brian JonesLocation: Costa Mesa, CaliforniaSize: 1,350 square feetYears lived in: 1 — Rent (interiors were originally designed by JR Walz) Style blogger Beth Jones and her husband Brian live in an unassuming multi unit condo in Costa Mesa. By “unassuming” I simply mean that from the outside you would never know that this creative eclectic interior exists in there. They have exposed raw wood beamed ceilings with plenty of vintage charm and a huge open patio space.
Nov 28, 2011
Rachel’s Mid Century Rancho Hideaway
Name: Rachel Thurston, her husband Grant and their baby NovaLocation: Rancho — Long Beach, CaliforniaSize: 1,300 square feetYears lived in: 1 year — Rent Rachel and her husband live in an original atomic ranch home designed in the 60’s by architect Cliff May. To bring out the true essence of this home they chose simple Mid Century Modern aesthetics and rich colors. Many thanks to Julie Maigret for introducing me to Rachel.
Nov 7, 2011
Julie & Rob’s Current Twist on Mid Century Modern
Name: Rob and Julie MaigretLocation: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 3000 square feetYears lived in: 3 — Own Interior designer Julie Maigret and her husband Rob, live in their dream house right at the foothills of Griffith Park. Fashioning a current spin on Mid Century Modern influenced design, they have created a warm and inviting space to dwell in.
Nov 4, 2011
Brian & Daniel’s Worldly Oasis Home
Name: Brian Friedman and Daniel BrownLocation: North Hollywood, CaliforniaSize: 1,500 square feetYears lived in: 8 years — Own Brian and Daniel both lead very busy lives here in Hollywood, so they’ve created a warm oasis of comfort to return home to every night. This two bedroom home has elements of Moroccan details mixed in with a very California contemporary vibe.
Oct 31, 2011
Daniel & Mercedes’ Midcentury Meets Industrial Loft
Name: Daniel and Mercedes Location: South Park — Downtown Los Angeles, CASize: 978 Square FeetYears lived in: 2 — Rent Daniel and Mercedes Curran live in a renovated downtown loft building, where they have built a cozy home that celebrates the charms of postwar and midcentury classics. They have a knack for shopping and sourcing great pieces on a budget and they are not afraid to use every square foot of their loft.
Oct 10, 2011
John’s Memory-Filled Miracle Mile Home
Name: John CoulterLocation: Miracle Mile — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1,500 square feet (1 bedroom + 1.5 bath)Years lived in: 5 years — own When my friends Craig Olsen and Robbie Laughlin urged me to shoot John’s house they explained his love of collecting art and decorating.
Oct 3, 2011
Robbie Laughlin’s Beautiful Runyon Canyon Apartment
Name: Robbie LaughlinLocation: Hollywood near Runyon Canyon — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1,000 square feet, 1 Bedroom + 1 BathYears lived in: 6 years — Rent Robbie Laughlin, the E! News host, lives in an ideal mid-sized one bedroom home at the foot of Runyon Canyon. His building boasts classic floor plans and gorgeous city views. Tucked minutes away from the hustle of the city in the heart of Hollywood, this apartment’s location truly is the best of both worlds.
Sep 12, 2011
Before & After(s): Mark’s Opulent Bachelor Pad
When designer duo Natalie Younger and Sayre Ziskin called me up to shoot some portfolio work for them I was excited to see their take on a masculine opulent bachelor pad. Mark has lived in his 1 bedroom loft for just over a year, but has never had the time to really delve into design. He hired Younger & Ziskin to help him create a lavish, dark and sophisticated home.Mark lives in an eco-friendly urban loft condo at the TLofts in Los Angeles.
Sep 6, 2011
Giovan & Chloe’s Urban Vintage Loft
Name: Giovan and Chloe PolancoLocation: Fashion District — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize:865 square feetYears lived in: 1.5 years — rent Giovan and Chloe have embraced their downtown converted loft for all its natural light and a spacious floor plan. Using a bit of creativity and elbow grease, these two have creatively added DIY charm to their home by building their own closet and coffee table. Their style is a mix of vintage and estate sale chic put to good use in an urban loft.
Sep 5, 2011
Sandra’s Luxurious Modern in Brentwood
Name: Sandra Location: Brentwood — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 2,400 square feetYears lived in: 8 months — Own Months ago I was visiting interior designer Craig Olsen at his showroom on La Brea. In the corner window, he had a gorgeous black and white striped couch on display. He told me how he had custom upholstered it for his client Sandra’s new home. After almost a year of residence, Sandra welcomes us to her new Brentwood abode.
Aug 31, 2011
Shannon’s Eclectic Decorative Bay Area Home
Name: Shannon KayeLocation: San Mateo — just south of San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 6 years — rent Shannon Kaye, a Bay Area interior designer is “making room for more”. With years of experience in the design industry and host on the DIY Network, she opens up her personal home to share her ideas with us. She has used a rich palette of textures and color to bring out the charm of her DIY home.
Aug 17, 2011
Sabrina Ward Harrison’s Creative Space in Silver Lake
Name: Sabrina Ward HarrisonLocation:Silver Lake — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: Approximately 1100 Square FeetYears lived in: 5 months — rent Sabrina Ward Harrison, a prolific Los Angeles based artist, has shared her entire life in print for over a decade. Mixing medias such as photography and painting in with her text, she has this sentimental way of bringing out the rawest of emotions through everything she writes about.
Aug 10, 2011
Elizabeth & David’s Happily Growing Home and Garden
Name:: Elizabeth Low and David Cash and their 2 year old daughter VioletLocation: Mar Vista — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 903 Square FeetYears lived in: 2 — Own Elizabeth Low and her husband David Cash have created a lush and happy home. With no shortage of good weather, this small family enjoys the perks of rich landscaping and plenty of open space. Their daughter Violet has the best of both worlds; a cozy little bedroom to call her own and huge backyard to play in.
Aug 9, 2011
Design Star Antonio Ballatore’s Downtown Loft
Name: Antonio Ballatore + Chewie, the 6 year old English BulldogLocation: Downtown — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 3,300 square feetYears lived in: 10 months — rent To win a show such as HGTV’s Design Star you must have an extremely rich point of view and a unique vision. I also believe what makes a successful interior designer is the ability to find what is special about the client and integrate that into the design.
Jul 28, 2011
Isabelle & Brandon’s Lovely Los Angeles Cottage
Name: Isabelle Dahlin and Brandon BoudetLocation: Echo Park, CaliforniaSize: 1,250 square feetYears lived in: 5 years — Own What do you get when you mix an interior designer and chef under one roof? A lovely one bedroom English style cottage with incredible landscaping, an organic vegetable garden and a chicken coop! Isabelle Dahlin, owner of deKor, and her boyfriend Brandon Boudet, of Little Dom’s, have created the ideal getaway right at home in the hills of Echo Park.
Jul 27, 2011
Haley & Ted’s Bright White Cottage
Name: Haley and Ted, + their dog RupertLocation: Summerland, California (a little coastal town just a few miles south of Santa Barbara)Size: 950 square feetYears lived in: About 1 year — rent Haley and Ted live in one of those idyllic, adorable bright cottages with a traditional porch that face the coast of a sleepy beach town. Nestled in between some of the best wineries and vintage shops, their three bedroom home presents a wonderful palette of textiles and colors.
Jun 29, 2011
Christina & Corey’s Crafty Take on a Courtyard Apartment
Name: Christina and CoreyLocation: Santa Monica, California Size: 580 square feet (1 bedroom + 1 bath)Years lived in: 9 months — rent Christina and her boyfriend Corey live in a modern updated retro building within a classic Southern California courtyard setting. Together they have created a crafty modern home and a double office in the wide space of their living room. While their decor is contemporary, the charm lies in the vintage touches of the original design.
Jun 22, 2011
Gina’s Vintage Bohemian Home Atop the Shop
Name: Gina, Nathan and Taylor, Winston and Steven (the cats), Lucy (the dog)Location: Santa Barbara, CA Size: 1500 Square FeetYears lived in: 7 Months— Rent Gina Comin has created an eclectic and warm home that she shares with her boyfriend and son, which just happens to be located above her fun and eccentric vintage store Cominichi’s. With artwork, jewelry, antiques and furniture from around the world, her home is both inviting and the ultimate bohemian abode.
May 25, 2011
Chris Savoy’s California Contemporary Home
Name: Chris SavoyLocation: Hollywood — Los Angeles, CASize: 2,450 square feet- 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathYears lived in: 6 months- own Chris Savoy’s home is a half a year old, stunning in design and custom built to enjoy the warm Los Angeles climate. The open floor plan that seamlessly joins the back yard to the center of the home offers a bohemian feel, while the decor and fixtures are simplistic and minimal.
May 2, 2011
Anna and AJ’s Modern T-Loft
Name: Anna Bautista & AJ CalomayLocation: West LA/T-Lofts &mdash Los Angeles,CASize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 1 year — Own Anna and AJ have are the first residents in this brand new loft apartment. They have taken on the task of giving it a full makeover with new decor and furnishings, and the brains behind the operation is the interior design duo of Natalie Younger and Sayre Ziskin.
Apr 27, 2011
Lorena & Ryan’s Retro Inspired Condo
Name: Ryan, Lorena and Rex (the puppy)Location: Costa Mesa, CaliforniaSize: 1,034 square feetYears lived in: 1— rent Lorena and Ryan O’Malley live in an awesome retro complex that is a spitting image of Palm Springs in the 1950’s. The courtyard is designed around a pool and just outside their doorway they’ve built a succulent garden. The decor is minimally Mid Century and accented with rich earth tones.
Apr 18, 2011
Dante’s Charming Spanish Flat
Name: Dante McCarthy, her husband Johannes Brugger, and their son AmedeoLocation: West Hollywood — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 1,900 square feet — 3 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms Years lived in: 1½ — rent Dante McCarthy, owner of Cloud Noir furniture and artist gallery, shares a lovely 3 bedroom flat with her husband and son. Their home is the top floor of a Spanish building with colorful tiling, hardwood floors and old stained glass windows.
Apr 13, 2011
Philip & Leona’s Wide Open Loft
Name: Philip Sumner and Leona LaurieLocation: Downtown — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 2,000 square feet (800 square foot addition is in the works)Years lived in: 7 months — rent Philip and Leona have put their stamp on this converted garment district loft. Within seven short months they have built and defined rooms, installed wood paneling throughout, added wood floors upstairs, painted the walls and re-built the staircase (three times to get it right).
Mar 24, 2011
Jennifer & Nello’s Hunter/Gatherer Home
Name: Jennifer + Nello Santillana, and their greyhound LolaLocation: Belmont Heights — Long Beach, CASize:1,000 square feet — 2 bedroom + 1 bathroomYears lived in: 2 — rent Jennifer and her husband Nello have an incredible 2 bedroom flat in a lovely Spanish building in Belmont Heights, a residential area of Long Beach. They recently adopted Lola, the 3 year old Greyhound, who will kiss and lick you instead of sit, and is about 3/4 of Jennifer’s size.
Feb 7, 2011
Kristen and Mike’s Mid-Century Oasis
Who lives here: Kristen James and Mike Dunn and their dogs Gaudi and ConanLocation: Lakewood, CASize: 3 bedrooms 2 bathroom house (1,305 Square Feet)Years lived in: 6 years — own Kristen and Mike bought their home 6 years ago, with a keen sense of inspiration and design savvy that has flourished into fruition with their complete renovation and addition this past year.
Jan 25, 2011
Savannah’s Sophisticated Studio Apartment
Name: Savannah Farris-GilbertLocation:West Hollywood — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: Studio apartment Years lived in: 1 — rent Savannah, a Graduate student in the Architecture-Interior Design program at UCLA is perfecting her love of Interior Decorating. I think it must be a craft she honed in on very early — as she told me her mother often helps her hunt for new pieces for her apartment.
Jan 19, 2011
Nan and Michael’s Craftsman Flat
Name: Nan Lawson and Michael JonathanLocation: Silverlake — Los Angeles, CASize: 1 bedroom flat, on the bottom floor of a converted craftsman style homeYears lived in: 1 year and 7 months — rent Last month I randomly stumbled upon the website of Nan Lawson. I was instantly attracted to and amused by her drawings and sketches. She has a knack for simplifying a genre of hipster cool in her prints, which she sells on Etsy.
Jan 5, 2011
The Wheelers’ Fresh Eclectic Home
Name: Christina, Tom, Luca (7 years old), Amelia (3 years old) and Peaches the bulldog (7 months old)Location: Studio City — Los Angeles, CASize: Large 3 bedroom + 2 bathroom home. Years lived in: 2 years- rent Christina Malpero-Wheeler is a dear friend of interior designer Evan Harrison, who was featured in a a house tour last month. Christina and her adorable family reside in traditional American two story home, complete with a pool and guest house.
Dec 10, 2010
Evan & Greg’s Small Cool Downtown LA Loft
Name: Evan Harrison, Greg Gasawski & their schnauzer BugLocation: Downtown — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 850 square feetYears lived in: 2 — rentEvan (who is currently seeking new work with a designer or showroom) and Greg (a law student at Southwestern Law) submitted their home to the Small Cool Contest on Apartment Therapy earlier this year.
Nov 2, 2010