LA House Tour: Rebecca and Joe's Color Sampler

LA House Tour: Rebecca and Joe's Color Sampler

Gregory Han
Jul 11, 2008

Name: Rebecca & Joe
Location: Los Angeles
Size: 650 sq/ft rental
Years lived in: 2 ½ yrs.


Here's one of our bloggers-in-training with her first house intimate tour of their very own abode. Filled with a mixture of modern and traditional elements, Rebecca and Joe's moderate sized apartment glows with character despite their renters status and limitations. Their choices in interior colours and the various complimenting patterns and textures artfully decorating their home result in a home that is stylishly lived-in without being cluttered (we love their organized small home office). Take a peek inside Rebecca's mini house tour and tell us what you think...

"For my first house tour, I figured I would start with my own little apartment - diving into the deep end, so to speak!

Since we are saving for our first home, we've decided to stay in our small apartment since the rent is great (all utilities are included) and we love the location! Although there are amenities that we are sacrificing (no dishwasher, no A/C, not loving the beige carpet, layout of space), we have been thoughtful about our space by creating a design flow and functionality that works for us! We are loving experimenting with different eco-friendly paint colors, which is a renter-friendly and inexpensive way to change the tone of a space."


AT Survey:

Inspiration: Experimenting with color

Favorite: Floor-ceiling-windows and dual entrances.

Biggest Challenge: Since our bathroom is in the bedroom, we needed a way to create privacy for ourselves and for our guests. We created a "hallway" by installing a simple hook/wire set to hang curtains. Since they are on hooks, we can take the panels downs when it's just the two of us.

What Friends Say: They love the red wall! It's definitely something we are "trying on" in our home. I never thought I would have a red wall but it's been fun and we are enjoying it! (which we feel is most important)

Embarrassment: The heat! We have older slated crank windows that are not insulated. So in the heat of the summer, it's pretty hot in there.

Proudest DIY: We decided to turn our eat-in-kitchen into an office space. We installed an elfa unit and are really enjoying how functional it is for us. Plus, we can re-use it in the future in any room as storage, etc.

Indulgence: High-thread sheets

Dream: Having a home with dedicated outdoor rooms and bamboo flooring throughout the space.

Best Advice Given or Received: Make your house your home, your refuge, your place to truly relax and enjoy!


Photos by Rebecca Orlov

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