Bethany Nauert's Recent Articles
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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
Corina’s Hollywood Glamour on a Budget
Name: Corina Kramer ( and her three kitties: Mojo, Mr. Pants & Snuggles)Location: Thai Town / Los Feliz — Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 600 square feetYears lived in: 8 months — rent Corina — an Emmy award winning hair and makeup artist — lives in a quintessential Spanish casita which she first shared in a House Call: Corina’s Starlet Bungalow.
Mar 30, 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
Jesi & Ryan’s Eclectic Thrifty Home
Name:Jesi & Ryan Haack, with their two sons Jonah & MaverickLocation: Costa Mesa, CaliforniaSize: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (approx 750 square feet)Years lived in: 1 ½ years — rent Jesi and Ryan Haack are a dynamic duo of creativity, sharing a loving home with their two sons Jonah and Maverick. Each room has a DIY charm, with great thrift store finds and handmade decorations.
Mar 16, 2011
Living Large in an Airstream Trailer
Name: Matthew Hofmann Location: Coyote Canyon — Montecito, California Size Approx 160 square feet Years lived in: 6 months — owns the Airstream, rents the land After seeing Matthew Hofmann’s Before and After makeover of his retro Airstream trailer, I jumped at the opportunity to photograph it for a full tour. A licensed architect, founder of HofArc, he was able to reconfigure the original bones of this space while refurbishing it, and restoring some of the original charm.
Mar 9, 2011
Emily Schuman’s Modern Rustic Home
Name: Emily Schuman, Geoffrey Fuller and their kitty Luna Location: Carthay Square — Los Angeles, California Size: 1,800 square feet (3 Bedrooms + 2 Bathroms) Years lived in: 4 months — rent Emily and her fiance Geoffrey, just recently moved into their new home in Carthay Square. Known for her popular fashion and lifestyle blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, Emily’s home is just what you’d expect — it’s warm, rich with color and ultra stylish.
Feb 14, 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
Emily & Erick’s Modern Eclectic British Eccentric Bungalow
Name: Emily and Erick Henson, plus Ella, 11 and Johnny, 8. Also Gracie, the French Bulldog and Cub and Betty, the cats.Location: Highland Park — Los Angeles, CASize: 702 square feet (to be precise!) plus approximately 150 sf in converted garage.2 beds, 1 bath (Jack and Jill style, between the bedrooms.
Nov 24, 2010
Stylish Ways to Display Your Book Collection
Obtaining a collection of anything in mass quantity can be a challenge when it comes to displaying it in a stylish and creative way. Whether you’re in a single room loft or a five bedroom home, if you’re a bookworm, chances are you have a ton of books and not much storage space. In the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a ton of amazing homes and showrooms. It’s always fun to see how these home/store owners set up their book shelves and displays.
Nov 5, 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 — rent Evan (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