A Fresh Coat of Paint and New Light Fixtures Elevate This Rental House
Because Sarah and her husband rent, they are limited in remodeling, but a fresh coat of paint and some new light fixtures is a quick and easy way to elevate your space!
Nov 14, 2019
B&A: A Suburban Tract Home's DIY Renovation Is Utterly Gorgeous & Unrecognizable
The kitchen transformation is great, but the entryway makeover might be one of the best we've ever seen.
Nov 8, 2019
A Stylish Home Sports Problem-Solving DIYs and a Smart Furniture Layout
Interior designer Jess Diab's home has an L.A. mid-century modern feel with a focus on contemporary artists and their stories.
Nov 7, 2019
A Cool California Rental Is Bursting with Color and DIY Inspiration
Every room is a different, yet perfect, color.
Nov 5, 2019
Elijah Wood Is Selling Two Craftsman Bungalows and They’re Precious
It’s not a hobbit house but that’s about the only quality missing from this gorgeous residence Elijah Wood recently put on the market.
Oct 28, 2019
A Small and Stylish LA Loft Features Smart Space Maximizing Tips
Utilizing empty wall spaces. Investing in a few quality pieces to tie your room together. Esthetician Monique Aquino makes the most of her 600-square-foot rental apartment.
Oct 18, 2019
Peek Inside Lea Michele’s Scandi Minimal Brentwood Home for Sale
In the latest celebrity real estate news, actress and singer Lea Michele recently placed her L.A. home on the market. Located in the Brentwood neighborhood, the home has a $3.35 million asking price, slightly more than the $3 million the former “Glee” actress paid when she acquired the hillside property in 2015.The 3,163 square-foot residence was originally built in 1957 but has received several upgrades that transformed it into the chic, modern space it is today.
Oct 11, 2019
A Carriage House (Next to a Castle) Is an Amazing Bohemian Rental Home
125 years ago Hollywood’s elite parked their horses in this carriage house-turned-guest house-turned bohemian rental home.
Oct 8, 2019
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Former Silver Lake Home Sells for $3.4 Million
If we’re talking about things we’d “never let go” of, Leonardo DiCaprio’s former Silver Lake compound would certainly be one of them. But alas, DiCaprio did let go of the property some time ago, and it was just snatched up by a new buyer with excellent taste and $3.4 million to spare.
Oct 7, 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
Vanna White’s Former Beverly Hills Mansion Costs More Than a Few Vowels
Plenty of people might want her job but soon, someone will have a shot at claiming Vanna White’s former Beverly Hills mansion as the ultimate prize. Not only does the home come with the reputation of having belonged to the iconic “Wheel of Fortune” letter-turning celeb, it also has one of the heftiest price tags on Realtor.com.
Sep 27, 2019
Rent Sofia Vergara’s Beverly Hills Apartment—For $10,200/Month
While we’re guessing she won’t be popping by to help fix a leaky faucet, the opportunity to have the "Modern Family" star as your landlord is actually available.
Sep 27, 2019
This Colorful Bedroom Has the Most Stylish Solution for Mirrored Closet Doors
What do you do when you have mirrored closet doors that you hate? You lean in, and design the whole room around those mirrors. You go full Miami on their ass.
Sep 19, 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Reportedly House Hunting in Malibu
She may be across the pond these days, but is it possible that Meghan Markle will always be a California girl? The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly homesick for life on the West Coast.
Sep 10, 2019
A Globetrotting Couple’s Colorful LA Rental
Ali and Evan's Los Angeles home is filled to the brim with eclectic art from all over the world
Sep 10, 2019
Drew Barrymore’s Former Montecito Home Is on the Market for $9.95 Million
Tucked in the idyllic village of Montecito, where stars ranging from Rob Lowe to Natalie Portman have owned properties, the six-bed, eight-bath estate is a piece of architectural history.
Sep 5, 2019
This Apartment Was Made Beautiful on a Budget Thanks to DIY Art, IKEA Hacks, and Discount Buys
The only pieces she paid retail price for where her couch and bed! Everything else is either an IKEA hack, DIY project, handmade art, estate sale finds, or discount buys.
Sep 3, 2019
This Former Firehouse Is Now a Colorful Boutique Hotel
Visitors exploring Los Angeles’ burgeoning Arts District have plenty of places for dining, museum-hopping and retail therapy, and now the entertainment options have expanded in a unique way. With the recent opening of the Arts District Firehouse Hotel, the area is a whole lot more colorful. Ranked on CN Traveler’s list of 12 Best Things to Do in Downtown L.A’s Art District, the independently owned establishment located at 7th St. and S.
Aug 28, 2019
Before & After: How One Renter Upgraded Her Basic Bungalow With Easy DIYs
Just some of the renter-friendly upgrades to this rental bungalow are a new pendant lamp for the dining room, removable wallpaper in the bathroom, and faux grass in the back patio.
Aug 23, 2019
Chris Traeger Would Literally Love the Grounds at Rob Lowe’s Montecito Estate
Rob Lowe, former Brat Pack-er turned alum of shows like "The West Wing" and "Parks and Recreation," just re-listed his sprawling Montecito property known as Oakview Estate.
Aug 19, 2019
It’s Not Too Late to Say Sorry For Not Buying Justin Bieber’s Old House
Could it be ours someday? In Bieber’s own words, “Never Say Never."
Aug 15, 2019
Josh Hutcherson’s Mid-Century Home Is Gorgeous and We Volunteer as Tribute
This isn’t just any Los Angeles celebrity bachelor pad—its keys have passed through enough famous hands to be considered Hollywood royalty.
Aug 14, 2019
Someone’s a ‘Sucker’ for Nick Jonas’ Beverly Hills Bachelor Pad
Though it’s a recent build, the home embraces mid-century modern style, while possessing all the modern amenities any bona fide music star like Jonas could desire.
Aug 8, 2019
Meghan Markle’s Former Los Angeles Home Is for Sale for $1.8M
With nearly 100 years of history, it comes with a lot more than a famous former resident, too.
Aug 7, 2019
Matthew Perry’s LA Penthouse Just Hit the Market for $35 Million
Let’s just say you could multiply Chandler Bing and Joe Tribbiani’s apartment times ten, and it would still fit in there.
Aug 6, 2019
Halsey’s New Mid-Century Home Is More Dream Than Nightmare
Halsey has a new home, and we’re guessing it’s a little bit nicer than where you hung your hat as a 24 years old. The newly rainbow-haired songstress just snagged a four-bed, two-and-a-half bath spread in the sun-drenched San Fernando Valley town of Sherman Oaks.
Aug 2, 2019
Comedian Nicole Byer’s California Home Is a Marvelous Maximalist Mashup
Comedian Nicole Byer worked with Caitlin Murray, founder and CEO of Black Lacquer Design, to decorate her maximalist Los Angeles home.
Jul 31, 2019
A Mortician’s “Victorian Naturalist” Los Angeles Home
As a mortician, Caitlin Doughty is dedicating her life to creating a more open conversation about death and dying.
Jul 29, 2019
Dr. Dre’s Woodland Hills Home Has a Sunken Jacuzzi—Indoors
The iconic rapper/producer/headphones tycoon is selling his Woodland Hills estate for $5.25 million—the most expensive listing in the entire town at the moment.
Jul 18, 2019
A 490-Square-Foot Studio Apartment Feels Much More Spacious Thanks to Its Serene, Minimal Style
This minimalism consultant didn't purchase anything new when she moved into this small space, instead challenging herself to create a home she loves with what she already had.
Jul 11, 2019
House Tour: Polly & Ben’s Sherman Oaks Shangri-La
Name: Polly & Ben (son, Cyrus is 4)Location: Sherman Oaks, CASize: 1,100 Square Feet Years lived in: 4 already, wow! About a year ago, I purchased a modern minimal bench via Craigslist from a seller who lived in Sherman Oaks. Upon arriving to their apartment to pay and arrange for pickup (they were so kind, they even delivered the bench to our place), I noted their home was a marvelous gem of MidCentury and DIY decor.
Jul 11, 2019
Pete Wentz Lists His Encino Home, and Thnks fr th Mmrs
If we had to compile a general list of things to do when you attain rock star status, one task would definitely include acquiring and selling at least one extravagant mansion (bonus points for selling it to another celebrity). The latest musician hoping to achieve this luxury lifestyle feat is Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, who recently placed his Encino home on the market. The single-level, gated residence is listed at $2,395,000, which is slightly more than the $1.
Jul 2, 2019
The Cool California Home of the Founders of Health-Ade Kombucha
They used to make kombucha in their small apartment. The success of the company allowed them to buy this beautiful home.
Jul 1, 2019
Steve Martin Is Selling the House Next Door, So You Can Be His Neighbor
The next owner may eventually befriend one of the Three Amigos.
Jul 1, 2019
A California Cool Home with Parisian Charm
This expert update is great inspiration for anyone looking to refresh their own home without doing a complete overhaul.
Jul 1, 2019
Beth & Jeff’s Whimsical Vintage-Inspired Home
Name: Beth, Jeff, Ruby, and Fiona Location: Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, California Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; OwnedSet back off of a quiet street in Bixby Knolls is Beth and Jeff’s lovingly crafted one-story 1920s home, shared with daughters Ruby, 4, and Fiona, 9 months. But it wasn’t always so quaint. When they purchased the home six years ago, it was dilapidated and in desperate need of TLC.
Jun 26, 2019
Kirsten Dunst Is Selling Her Toluca Lake Home, But We Really Just Want Her Huge Fiddle Leaf Fig
Kirsten Dunst is saying goodbye to her waterfront estate.
Jun 25, 2019
A Playful, Rainbow-Hued LA Studio Apartment Is Tiny But Well Designed
550 square feet of peppy colors, fiber art, and smart furniture arrangements in Cindy Tung's rental apartment.
Jun 8, 2019
A Heritage of Harmony Home
Location: Echo Park – Los Angeles, California Size: 2200 square feet Years lived in: 8 months Kathleen and Bradford live at the top of the hill in Echo Park. You drive up and up and up and then when you get to the very top you walk down a set of stairs to reach their front door. Their house is very private with an incredible view. I will admit I am a bit (ok a lot) jealous.
Jun 4, 2019
Cindy Crawford’s Malibu Home Has Dreamy Ocean Views
Barbie may have had her Malibu Dream House first, but supermodel Cindy Crawford’s draws a close second. Now, the sprawling four-bed, three-bath beach home Crawford shared with her husband Rande Gerber is on the market for $7.495 million, and it’s officially giving us a fresh dose of summer inspiration.“International supermodel Cindy Crawford has called it quits on Malibu. Well, sorta,” Erik Gunther, realtor.
Jun 4, 2019
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s Former House Is for Sale for $49 Million
While they’ve both moved on to greener pastures, their exquisite taste in real estate still holds strong.
Jun 3, 2019
‘Pitch Perfect’ stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Are Selling Their Former Love Nest
Aca-scuse us while we shed a few tears. “Pitch Perfect” stars Skyler Astin and Anna Camp, who announced their divorce earlier this year, are selling their former home in the stylish Los Angeles enclave of Los Feliz. Listed at $2.45 million, the four-bed, three-and-a-half bath property served as the couple’s home since they were living in newlywed harmony, just over three years ago.
May 28, 2019
Jeff Bridges Is Selling His Montecito Home, and the Rugs Really Tie the Rooms Together
If there ever was a home that was filled with good vibes, we’re guessing it’s one that belongs to Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges. The beloved actor, known for films like “Crazy Heart” and “The Big Lebowski,” just listed his sprawling Montecito compound for $7.995 million, realtor.com reports.
May 22, 2019
Michael Strahan Lists His Luxe Beverly Hills Condo for $4.4 Million
Michael Strahan is most often associated with New York, thanks to his years on the field with the Giants and several turns on ABC morning shows like his current gig, “Strahan and Sara.” But when the football-star-turned-morning-TV-titan heads west, he rests his head at this luxe Beverly Hills condo, which just hit the market for $4.4 million, realtor.com reports. Measuring 2,670 square feet, the sprawling condo has a prime location smack-dab in the middle of 90210.
May 20, 2019
Kaley Cuoco Has a Swing in Her Living Room and It’s So Charming
Kaley Cuoco is saying goodbye to the sprawling Mediterranean estate she bought with ex-husband, Ryan Sweeting. “The Big Bang Theory” star, who is now married to equestrian Karl Cook, just listed her six-bed, eight-and-a-half bath Tarzana estate for $6.9 million. But if you’re thinking this luxe property looks familiar, you aren’t wrong. Back in 2014, Cuoco purchased it for $5.
May 16, 2019
This Modern Mansion Featured in “La La Land” is for Sale
Are you still captivated by the contemporary abode Emma Stone danced her way through in search of stardom in “La La Land?” In the film, Stone and her roommates twirl their way up to this incredible mansion to attend an industry party, and every room is filled with dancing guests and flowing Champagne. Cue the musical number “Someone in the Crowd.”Located in Encino, California, this 8,500-square-foot party palace is officially on the market.
May 8, 2019
Mila’s Fun, Music Inspired Nursery
Name: Mila (6 weeks)Location: Glendora, CaliforniaRoom Size: 9 1/2′ x 14′ Designing the perfect nursery can be a little overwhelming. Alex and Jackie decided to let interior designer Jenika Kurtz take over the process. Jenika has experience designing nurseries for friends, so they were really excited to get her help and advice on their special room.How would you define the style of the nursery design?Parents: Contemporary and super cool!
May 6, 2019
Aiden’s “Modern Preppy” Nursery
Name: Aiden (14 months)Location: Stevenson Ranch, CaliforniaRoom Size: 11′ x 11 1/2′ Interior designer, Jennifer Hsu, recently finished a project for a very special client – her son. I have heard many interior designers say that they are their toughest client. Jennifer and her husband put in the extra care to make sure everything was just perfect for their little man. I am in love with the results; so calming and so perfect!
May 6, 2019
Cameron’s Contemporary Room with Graphic Wallpaper
Name: Cameron (5)Location: Sherman Oaks, CARoom Size: 16′ x 16′ Now that Cameron is five years old, he wanted a cool, big boy room. The room is definitely all boy and the graphic wallpaper and bold colors give it a more modern aesthetic. The space is pretty large for child’s room, so his parents were faced with the challenge of dividing up the room into different play areas. Designer Shirry Dolgin helped bring the design together to create a special room for Cameron.
May 6, 2019
Michael’s Playful Room To Grow
Name: MichaelLocation: Venice, CARoom Size: 10 ft x 12 ft Stylist Emily Henderson is no stranger to fun, eclectic and whimsical design. When I was asked to photograph this adorable nursery with her, I immediately felt how strong the aesthetic was and wanted to share it in a tour. Turning Michael’s family’s design wishes into fruition she has created a gorgeous space that he will continue to grow into.
May 5, 2019
Benicio’s Intrepid Explorer Nursery
Name: BenicioLocation: Silver Lake- Los Angeles, CARoom Size: 125 Square Feet When you’re the child of a very talented interior designer such as Rosa Beltran, founder of Rosa Beltran Design in Los Angeles, you’re guaranteed to have a pretty awesome nursery. 15-month-old Benicio has an incredible room chock full of fun and inspiration that he’ll get to explore as he grows.
May 5, 2019
Tyler & Lucas’ Scandinavian MCM Room
Name: Tyler (2 years) & Lucas (8 months)Location: Los Angeles, CARoom Size: About 10×12 ft Joy Dolan was just starting her interior design business when she and her husband Mike decided to add adoptive children to their family of 4 biological children. When they fell in love with a sibling pair from the Los Angeles foster care system, they fostered them and completed their adoption in about one year.
May 5, 2019
Cooper’s Blue & Pink Palace
Name: Cooper, 4 1/2 years Location: Pacific Palisades, CA Room Size: 350 sq ft When Morgan Simonds and her husband needed to decorate their kids’ rooms, they turned to fantastic L.A. interior design firm Jackson Paige. Kristine Paige Kamenstein, one of the co-founders of the company, took on the project and helped the Simonds turn their kids’ rooms into livable, beautiful spaces.
May 5, 2019
Before & After: Mid-Century California Bathroom Meets Modern Day Spa Style
You can see more angles over at Rebecca’s blog, Mid Century Modern Remodel Thanks for sharing your project with us, Rebecca!
May 5, 2019
Charlie’s Cheerful & Colorful Room
Name: Charlie Location: Echo Park – Los Angeles, California Room Size: 120 square feet Charlie was just a baby when she made her first Apartment Therapy debut in her family’s house tour. Her itty-bitty room barely fit a crib and a small play area and I was very curious how her room would transform as she grew older.
May 5, 2019
Local Fixture
Equal parts general store, apothecary, card shop, and baby boutique: this is Local Fixture, located in a little suburb of LA called Whittier. Whittier is a small, sleep town with cozy homes and matching lawns, and not that much by way of retail. Enter David and Jason Chung, who have taken over this old Edison building and offer quite a mix under one big roof.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Maria’s Vintage Glam Room Remix
Designer Jenny Sanchez and I connected through Instagram recently, where I found her most recent client project, a room makeover she did for her friend Maria Ortiz. Jenny’s main goal was to create a French Glam Vintage look, which was inspired by a simple Chanel bag. This 120 square foot spare bedroom was once a storage catch-all for Maria’s stuff, but her dream was to turn it into a dressing room, a sophisticated spot to apply makeup, prepare for the day, and relax.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Backyard Patio with DIY Built-In Benches
Sarah, from Smitten Studio, and her husband, Rupert, recently bought a house in Los Angeles, and worked very hard to renovate it. With this big project complete, they now have the time (and space) to work on some of the smaller ones, like their backyard. According to Sarah, the corner of the yard pictured above was basically used as a dumping ground for old plants and furniture, and now with some custom built benches, paint and accessories it’s another full living area.
May 4, 2019
Archer’s Colorful Nursery with Geometric Elements
Name: Archer Location: Los Angeles, California We bought our house when I was 8 weeks pregnant with Archer. Since then, we’ve completed a full gut renovation on the house, including new flooring and walling off a second doorway in Archer’s room. While those renovations were being completed, I had lots of time to come up with a plan for this room!
May 4, 2019
We All Want To Live in This “Yellow Submarine” Bedroom
Name: E. Price (4) Location: Hollywood, California Ever since I brought home a “Yellow Submarine” storybook my son has been OBSESSED!! From going to Amoeba and buying every book, mug and record; to watching the movie 5 times a day; to listening to him sing along to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”; to throwing him a “Yellow Submarine” pizza party; he’s had The Beatles on the brain and now he’s asked to learn to play the trumpet!
May 3, 2019
Real Life Tips for Keeping Cool (and On Budget) During Your Home Renovation
Small or large, one room or ten, a home renovation is a big undertaking that often involves a few unavoidable hiccups along the way. When I visited Dustin & Maya’s Eclectic Silver Lake Home, I was surprised to learn that they had completely renovated and designed their spacious house in just six short months. I picked up a few tips for you renovating readers when I visited the busy hands-on couple.
May 3, 2019
A Well-Designed Day in Los Angeles
Jaclyn Johnson’s style is so nice, we’ve toured her home twice! She’s the creator of Create & Cultivate, “an online platform and offline conference for female entrepreneurs in the digital space.” She’s also the founder of (No Subject), a marketing and events agency. It’s no surprise that the home she shares with her fiance in Los Feliz is bold, colorful and lively.
May 3, 2019
Ike & Tina Turner’s Former Home Is Close To How They Left It In 1977
Ike and Tina Turner may have sold this View Park, California house in 1977, but their legacy (and some of their furniture) remains. Many of the furniture pieces in the four bedroom home were made custom for the space, and the Turners included them in the sale. Though not everything is in its original condition; the sofa was covered in red velvet, and they reupholstered it in a neutral beige. The round bed, however, is just as they left it.
May 3, 2019
Golden Girl Rue McClanahan’s Former Encino Home Is Listed for $5.5M
If there’s a person out there who hasn’t fantasized about a slumber party with the Golden Girls’ Blanche Devereaux, we’ve yet to meet them. Now’s your chance to channel the famous Southern belle — the former home of actress Rue McClanahan is now on the market. Curbed reported on Monday that the former home of the late actress (who passed in 2010) was freshly listed in the upscale Royal Oaks neighborhood in Encino, CA for $5.5 million.
May 3, 2019
Beyoncé and Jay Z Are Reportedly Buying in Bel Air
Queen B and Jay Z could be on the move. The power couple are reportedly under agreement on an over-the-top Bel Air mansion. According to The Real Deal: The eight-bedroom, 11-bathroom spread was designed by Irish architect Paul McClean, who designed at least three of the 10 priciest homes sold in L.A. last year. The six-structure compound totals 30,000 square feet with eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, four pools, a basketball court, a recording studio, a spa, staff quarters and limestone floors.
May 3, 2019
Floyd Mayweather Just Paid $26M Cash for this Beverly Hills Mansion
Two things are for certain, Floyd “Money” Mayweather loves to make headlines, and it’s been a great year for the boxer. He won the much-hyped “one-of-a-kind superfight” against UFC champ Conor McGregor last month, the estimated $300+ million in winnings from which enabled him to do good (purportedly one of several athletes who promised to donate millions to Hurricane Harvey relief in Houston) and #treatyoself with luxurious new digs.
May 3, 2019
Beck’s Latest House Flip is a Hygge Tudor in LA for $3.75M
With a new record dropping on Friday called Colors, it might be shocking to Beck fans that the Grammy-winning 90s icon is actually more of a fan of neutral palettes — at least, that is, judging by his last two Los Angeles renovation projects in as many years. The LA-native musician and his wife, actress Marissa Ribisi (twin sister to Giovanni, known best for her role as redhead Cynthia in Dazed and Confused), are quickly making a name for themselves as adept home flippers.
May 3, 2019
Lloyd Wright’s Infamous Sowden House Is On the Market
In 1926, architect Lloyd Wright (yep, son of Frank) built this “neo Mayan” home in Los Feliz for friend and artist John Sowden. The property is currently for sale for $4.7 million.
May 3, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg Lists Her Longtime Old Hollywood Estate for $8.75M
When you’re a Hollywood superstar of the mega-wattage of Whoopi Goldberg, nothing but a property with serious Silver Screen street cred will do. But after more than 20 years at her Pacific Palisades home, the EGOT winner and talk show host is moving on — listing the pedigreed estate for $6.25 million more than what she purchased it for back in 1993.
May 3, 2019
Owning a Famous Property Has Its Downsides: American Horror Story House Owners Suing Over Tourists
Have you ever thought how cool it would be to own a famous house recognizable from popular culture? Maybe think again. The current owners of the L.A.-located Rosenheim Mansion, AKA the famous haunted house featured in the initial season of American Horror Story, are way over the novelty. In fact, they’re suing the previous owners for not giving them a heads up about how often the house is visited by fans of the horror anthology.
May 3, 2019
Tyra Banks Bought a Stunner of a Pacific Palisade Mansion
Star of the hit movie Life Size and creator of little known reality show America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks has reportedly picked up a brand new California property. After selling her gorgeous New York condo last spring, Banks recently purchased this sprawling Pacific Palisades home for $6.995 million. The 6,160 square foot, five bedroom, five and a half bathroom contemporary home boasts sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and amenities fit for a supermodel.
May 3, 2019
Adam Levine Sold His LA Mansion to John Mayer
With celebs often buying one another’s homes, sometimes the world of celebrity real estate can feel like one big episode of Trading Spaces. Such is the case when it comes to the recent sale of Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s home. The Maroon 5 frontman and star of The Voice and his model wife have just sold their sprawling LA ranch — which registers at just over over 7,000 square feet — to fellow musician John Mayer for $13.5 million.
May 3, 2019