Jessica Isaac

Jess is an interior and architectural photographer based in Los Angeles. While she has the honor of peeking inside designer homes on a regular basis, she loves real homes designed by real people most of all.
3 Simple Under Bed Storage Ideas That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Space
There's extra space right under your nose.
Jun 24, 2022
35 Genius Small Bathroom Storage Ideas
The possibilities are endless when it comes to sprucing up your space.
Jun 15, 2021
10 Things You'll Find In Every '90s Movie Dream House
Dream Week
It's no wonder the bar for the modern dream home is set so high.
Oct 23, 2020
Here’s How ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Characters Would Decorate If They Lived In Studio Apartments
Which character most represents your style?
Jul 14, 2020
A Rental's Clever IKEA Hacks and Decor Are How You Distract from Beige Carpeting
There are SO many good storage and IKEA hack ideas in this rental apartment!
Apr 27, 2020
This 560-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Is Full of Gorgeous Renter-Friendly Ideas
Nearly everything in Miki's modern, colorful, maximal studio apartment is either second hand, Target, or IKEA.
Feb 4, 2020
Actress Riki Lindhome’s LA Loft Has Style, Stripes, and a Swing!
It's fun, colorful, and has a lot of quirky elements, such as a soundproof massage chair room, an indoor swing, a forest bathroom and a mannequin that holds purses and keys.
Nov 19, 2019
8 Things You’ll Find In Every Horror Film House
In honor of Halloween, we’ve dissected the classics to reveal 8 common horror movie home tropes to make you start sleeping with the night light on.
Oct 24, 2019
Wallpaper, Bold Colors, and Animal Motifs Invigorate This Small But Stylish Los Angeles Rental
Interior designer Isabel Muller of Harte Designs has made it her mission this year to fall in love with her own home.
Oct 1, 2019
A Cheery L.A. Rental Has a Cute DIY Yard Inspired by Mexico
Name: Erika Carlock, and fiancé Joe Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 1,150 square feet Years Lived In: 5 years, renting Blogger and designer Erika Carlock has made a name for herself on Instagram with her love of bright and poppy pastels. The interior of her Los Angeles rental apartment, which she shares with her fiancé Joe, is filled with colorful accessories and dozens of plants to match her dreamy, jungle-y feed.
Mar 18, 2019
6 Things You’ll Find In Every Rom-Com Apartment
There’s no denying it. We all watch romantic comedies for one reason and one reason alone—escapism. Sure, maybe you and your S.O. actually did have a meet-cute, or perhaps you really do have a best friend whose only purpose in life seems to be helping you find yourself.
Mar 4, 2019
Poet Morgan Parker’s LA Apartment Features Great Art, Cool Books, and One Seriously Sexy Sectional
Name: Morgan Parker and dog Shirley Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 1000 square feet Years Lived In: 1.5 years, renting Award-winning poet Morgan Parker is the honest and powerful voice behind “There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé,” “Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night,” and her most recent poetry collection “Magical Negro” (out February 5th).
Feb 5, 2019
Before and After: This Little Outdoor Patio is a Magical Wonderland
We first got a glimpse into the colorful world of Troy Solomon (a.k.a. ABearNamedTroy) and Ian Mofford when we toured their whimsical West Hollywood apartment last year. Since then, the couple has transformed their drab second story patio into an equally magical wonderland laced with astroturf and pops of pink. The result is a satisfying transformation that begs the question: Why can’t we all be outside drinking piña coladas from disco balls right now?
Jan 25, 2019
This L.A. Home Is Candy-Colored, Desert-Meets-Jungle Style
Name: Katie Zamprioli Location: Sunland-Tujunga, California Size: 1,222 square feet Years Lived In: 1 year, owned Katie Zamprioli (or @katiemackmusic as she’s known on Instagram) didn’t set out to make her home Insta-famous, but once she began posting photos of her candy-colored desert-meets-jungle interior, the fans came pouring in. In just one year she has transformed her Los Angeles-area home into a fully decorated oasis, where every inch is worth a closer look.
Jan 15, 2019
9 Clever Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room for Cheap
Unless you are an alien who is fascinated by the fact that humans secrete unsavory odors and deposit them onto their clothing, you probably don’t enjoy doing laundry. If you need motivation to get through all those whites and darks, we’ve got nine very affordable ways to spruce up your laundry room and make it an inspiring place you actually want to be in. Laundry rooms rival doctors offices in terms of sterility.
Dec 28, 2018
5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break
We're all about breaking the rules for the sake of putting your own touch on a space, but these five design credos are non-negotiable.
Dec 18, 2018
How American Girl Dolls Would Decorate If They Lived in Studio Apartments
This is how we "play" American Girl Dolls as adults.
Dec 17, 2018
Here’s What Would Happen If Harry Potter Characters Lived in Tiny Houses
Here's what it would look like if Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Luna, and Neville traded their dorm rooms for their very own tiny houses.
Nov 26, 2018
An Interior Designer’s Eclectic Coastal Mid-Mod Reno
Name: Malik and Abbie Naber Location: Cardiff by the Sea, California Size: 1,800 square feet Rent or Own: Own When Abbie Naber and her husband Malik moved into their home just two short years ago, it was a forgotten stucco’d-over mid-century ranch home in need of some love.
Nov 19, 2018
A Maximalist on a Minimal Budget Fills Her Home with Murals
A free-spirit at heart, her adventurous background in backpacking and love for travel seems to have oozed from her soul and spilled out onto every surface of her vibrant home.
Nov 7, 2018
A Cute and Charming 1940s A-Frame Cabin in California
Name: Dave and Vivian Kania Location: Lake Arrowhead, California Size: 632 square feet Years Lived In: 6 months, owned When it came time for Vivian and Dave Kania to buy a house, it’s no wonder the creative couple chose to retreat to the charming mountain town of Lake Arrowhead.
Oct 23, 2018
11 Useful Home Hacks for Basic Zip Ties
Zip ties are just one of those things that seem to have an infinite amount of uses. Obviously, they’re good for tying groups of things together, but that can mean so many things. Once you read these 11 uses for zip ties, you’re probably going to want to buy a huge stash to have on hand. You know how your shower drain only gets clogged on Monday mornings when you’re already running late for a meeting and didn’t shower all weekend?
Oct 21, 2018
Don’t Fall for These 10 Big Rental Myths
It’s a renter’s world, baby. With housing prices being what they are, and wages not quite keeping up, yesteryear’s “American Dream” of owning a home is a blip on the millennial radar and shrinking fast. That’s why learning how to adapt in a rental home is more important than ever. We’ve busted these 10 rental myths that may be keeping you from making your rental your happy place.
Oct 17, 2018
These Beautiful Pantries Are Pure Eye Candy
There’s nothing more satisfying than a good organizational moment, and these pantries do not disappoint. Prepping lunches and cooking dinner don’t have to be miserable experiences, and whether you have the walk-in pantry of your dreams or a tiny studio with no storage, these beauties prove that you can up your pantry game no matter where you live.
Oct 2, 2018
11 Inspiring Ways to Style Your Floating Shelves
The possibilities are endless, but if you're stumped on how to style your floating shelves, these inspirational shelfies are sure to point you in the right direction.
Sep 30, 2018
5 Reasons You Should Add a Round Mirror to Your Space
Did you know the mirror, as we know it today, was invented fewer than 200 years ago? According to LiveScience, in 1835 German chemist Justus von Liebig coated a pane of glass with a thin layer of metallic silver and successfully coaxed out mankind’s inner Narcissus for decades to come. Since then, mirrors have come to be a solid fixture in interior design and, more recently, round mirrors seem to be challenging the rectangular norm (and for good reason).
Sep 28, 2018
6 Bathroom Renovations That Cost $5,000 or Less
Bathrooms are sometimes neglected when it comes to design, but that doesn’t have be the case (and shouldn’t be). While, yes, you may do your “business” there, it’s also a space for practicing self-care (I know, it’s a buzz word, but it is really important) and may be the only place you ever find yourself alone. Whether you’re a renter or homeowner on a budget, renovating your #selfcare space doesn’t have to be impossible.
Sep 25, 2018
The One Thing You Should Never Leave the House Without
With recent plastic bag bans and eco-conscious movements sweeping the nation, now’s the time to plan ahead so you don’t find yourself in a pinch in the checkout line. Sprinkle your life with reusable bags: Keep one in your car, purse, and office so you never leave the house without one. And while you’re at it, why fill your cabinets, drawers, storage nooks with mediocre bags you only bought last minute out of necessity at the grocery store?
Sep 18, 2018
This $5 Handy Item Fixes Just About Everything in Your Home
We love a good multi-use product. Household putty (aka Sticky Tack, Blu Tack, mounting putty, museum putty) is one of those products that can solve a slew of household predicaments in a matter of seconds. From eradicating matted messes of electronics cables to stabilizing your new gypsy caravan, we’ve got 14 useful ideas to get you started on your lifelong love affair with putty. As an interior photographer, cords are my mortal enemy.
Sep 15, 2018
Cheap Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a High-End Hotel
Dropping your luggage off in a luxurious space and belly flopping onto a crisp bed after a long day is one of the most satisfying life experiences (next to having children and watching videos of people frost cakes, of course). High end hotels know how to make you feel your best and send you on your way refreshed the next day. If you can’t afford to spend every night in a swanky hotel, why not bring that sweet satisfaction to your very own bedroom?
Aug 30, 2018
Surprisingly Chic Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape
It’s been a few years since washi tape first came on the scene as a non-permanent medium for decorating all sorts of things. Since then, washi tape DIYs have saturated the internet like the most bedazzled page in your Aunt Linda’s scrapbook. We’ve waded through the rhinestones and glitter to find 10 chic examples of washi tape in the home that will put your craft store sale bin raids with Aunt Linda to good use.
Aug 29, 2018
12 Creative Ways to Display Your Collected Items
What’s the difference between a hoarder and a collector? While we’re sure the two overlap more often than not, displaying one’s collected items in an attractive manner is one step towards collector-dom. We’ve thumbed through our most recent house tours to find 12 home owners who nailed (stacked, propped, etc.) an inspiringly beautiful collection display.
Aug 21, 2018
A Beauty Blogger’s Simply Serene LA Apartment
Name: Andreea Cristina, husband Bryan Gaul, and two cats and one dog Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 850 square feet Years Lived In: 6 months, renting As a beauty blogger with over a million Instagram followers, Andreea Cristina of Simply Andreea rarely stays in one place for very long. Having both sponsorships that take her around the world and a professional soccer player for a husband means a lot of traveling and not a lot of time spent at home.
Aug 20, 2018
Before and After: This New Home Office Only Cost $100
When it came time to renovate the orange-hued room in her 1920s Michigan home, Patti Mapes had a vision. She wanted an office that was inspiring, conducive to productivity, and, most importantly, that didn’t look like what she calls, “the inside of a cantaloupe.” Over the course of a year, this teacher transformed her spare room into a bright and organized office space with a hint of playfulness to get her through grading mountains of student essays.
Aug 15, 2018
Why Popcorn Ceilings Are Actually Pretty Great
There's an upside to everything.
Aug 14, 2018
8 Unexpected Hardware Store Buys That Belong in Your Bedroom
As a child, I loathed weekend excursions to Home Depot with my parents, but as I’ve gotten older, I find the process of picking out my own hardware or digging through the bolt section oddly empowering. The next time a weekend of adulting leads you to your local hardware store, make sure to add these unexpected items to your list to step up your bedroom design. Every hanging planter I have in my house I made myself out of cotton twine in about three minutes.
Aug 13, 2018