This Well-Appointed 1920s Apartment Is the Home of Vintage Expert Duo, Highboy LA

published Jun 12, 2023

This Well-Appointed 1920s Apartment Is the Home of Vintage Expert Duo, Highboy LA

published Jun 12, 2023
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Katie and Cody have been a couple for over a decade, and they are the inspiring design duo behind popular interior IG account Highboy LA. They share peeks into how they’ve sustainably furnished their 750-square-foot apartment — which they’ve rented for eight years now — with stylish secondhand furniture.

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“This apartment caught our attention because of the location. It’s in a very walkable neighborhood, which is rare for Los Angeles!” begins Katie, who explains they originally found the apartment for rent on Craigslist in 2015. “We’re so happy that the inside had a ton of vintage charm, too. The building is from 1929, so it was built right before the Great Depression. It has a lot of charm in the archways, built-ins, and stucco walls.”

Katie is a full-time content creator on Instagram and TikTok, and says they occasionally also source and sell vintage furniture in the local LA area. So of course, the home they share is filled with vintage delights. 

“My personal style is comfortable, timeless, with a touch of trend and pop culture,” she begins. “My partner’s style definitely leans more vintage. I think the combination of the two really informs our interior design style! We love layering lots of texture and mixing different colors/wood tones. We gravitate toward vintage mid-century modern furniture due to their excellent design and how well they pair with nature, hence all the plants! And we love pops of bold color or graphic prints mixed with the ‘old’ furniture pieces.”



  • Living room — “Soft Chamois” by Benjamin Moore
  • Entryway/dining room/hallway — “Dolphin Fin” by Behr
  • Bathroom — “Uluwatu” by Graham & Brown
  • Kitchen — “Alabaster” by Sherwin Williams
  • Bedroom — “Canyon Dusk” by Behr


  • Vintage gold framed mirror — Thrifted
  • Vintage shell swivel chair — FB Marketplace
  • Jute rug, 5×7 — Target
  • XL snake plant — Lively Root
  • Shelf bracket as plant hook — Local hardware store // similar on Amazon


  • Domus 115” Fabric Sofa Sectional Left in Sage Velvet — Kardiel
  • Mid-century modern floating coffee table — OfferUp
  • Vintage Domino Mobler teak wall unit — FB Marketplace
  • Grier Rug, 9×12 — Revival
  • Onyx marble pedestal tables — Thrifted
  • Timothy Oulon Shaggy Sheepskin Chair — Kaiyo
  • Vintage mid-century modern teak low wall unit — OfferUp
  • Vintage Italian Murano glass mushroom lamp — FB Marketplace // Amazon dupe
  • Vintage green leather foot stool — Thrifted
  • Vintage wicker floor lamp — Found on the curb for free
  • Record player — Audiotechnica
  • Black-out curtains — Amazon
  • Flower pillow cover — Verloop
  • Flower throw blanket — Verloop
  • LED grow light pendant — Soltech
  • Green squiggle mirror — Ruby New Zealand
  • ZZ plant and planter — The Sill
  • Disco ball planter — Amazon


  • Vintage Cesca chair replicas — FB Marketplace
  • Travertine dining table top — FB Marketplace
  • Vintage brass table base — OfferUp
  • Faye Natural Pop Rug — Ruggable
  • Vintage mid-century modern banker’s desk — OfferUp
  • Vintage 1986 Steelcase rolling chair — OfferUp
  • Vintage Hollywood Regency lotus/Lily of the Valley lamp — FB Marketplace
  • Gallery wall frames — Thrifted
  • Propagation planter — Modern Botanical
  • Baby blue fuzzy squiggle mirror — Flying Tiger Copenhagen
  • Record album frames — Amazon
  • Fiddle leaf fig — Home Depot (8 years old)
  • Bamboo roman shades — Amazon
  • Wireless Printer — Canon




Thanks, Katie!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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