Elizabeth Backup

Elizabeth is an interior design professional living and working in Los Angeles. Raised in Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of Brown University. Follow her on Instagram at @backup_design.
Adrien & Jon’s Adventurous California Home
Name: Adrien Rabago and Jon Schmidt Location: Leimert Park — Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,900 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; Owned Situated on a quiet tree-lined street in the up-and-coming Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park, Adrien and Jon’s home cheerfully welcomes you with its mint green exterior—and what’s inside is no less affable and bright.
Dec 19, 2019
Isaac’s Mid-Century Silver Lake Perch
Name: Isaac Aptaker Location: Silver Lake; Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Aside from the fact that it’s oozing with Mid-century charm, Isaac Aptaker’s home in the hills on the east side of Los Angeles has two big things going for it: privacy, and spectacular views of the city.
Feb 20, 2019
Before & After: A Turquoise Chair Gets a Tropical Print Makeover
When I first looked over a few snapshots of Adrien and Jon’s house in anticipation of shooting their House Tour, I immediately latched onto the palm frond chair. I had been looking for the perfect palm fabric for a personal project and begged Adrien to reveal her source. I was soon on my way to downtown L.A. to scoop up some of the Tommy Bahama (yup, that’s right) Swaying Palms fabric from Michael Levine.
Dec 17, 2015
Before & After: A Garage is Converted into a “Babe Cave” Styling Studio
When Adrien and Jon moved into their essentially turnkey home in Los Angeles seven months ago, they still had one major project to tackle. As a fashion stylist and owner of Adrien’s Closet, Adrien has a massive collection of clothing that she uses for shoots, styling sessions, and rentals, and even a dedicated spare bedroom in the house didn’t provide enough space to contain her inventory (more on her style here).
Dec 10, 2015
Before & After: A Claustrophobic Kitchen Gets Brighter and Lighter
Jeremy and Elizabeth’s West Los Angeles townhouse has a lot to offer: high ceilings, a large roof deck, and loads of space. The pair likes to entertain and cook, so they spend a lot of time in their kitchen, which until recently had a few drawbacks. Cabinets over the range meant that there was no ventilation for the stove top, and they also prevented natural light from the kitchen window from passing through into the dining room.
Nov 25, 2015
Elizabeth and Jeremy’s Urban Jungle Townhome
Name: Elizabeth and Jeremy, their dog, Wally, and their cats, Milo and Patrick Location: West Los Angeles, California Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented If you wake up on an overcast Sunday morning in Los Angeles and are wondering where you can score a fresh slice of homemade pizza and a carefully crafted cappuccino, then please allow me to direct you to the home of Elizabeth Berger and Jeremy Roth. When I arrived at their West L.A.
Nov 16, 2015
Alex and Max’s Earthy and Eclectic Venice Bungalow
Names: Alexandra Piotrowski and Max Ostrove Location: Venice, California Size: 576 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented From the moment you enter Alex and Max’s bright, un-fussy home, it’s evident that every item has a story. The beautiful wood shelving and furniture becomes all the more warm to the touch when you learn that much of it was handcrafted by the inhabitants.
Nov 7, 2015
Isabelle’s West Hollywood Studio
Name: Isabelle E. Location: West Hollywood; Los Angeles, CA Size: 375 square feet Years lived in: 10 months; Rented Until late 2014, Isabelle and her roommate had lived two buildings up from me for years. While I was disappointed to learn that they planned to move into their own places, that sentiment didn’t last long—Isabelle soon found an apartment only a block further up our street.
Aug 10, 2015