This Art Director Has the Cutest Minimal, Modern, and Colorful Rental Apartment

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Woman in blue and white striped shorts sitting on a beige sofa with a green 1970s art piece hanging on the wall

Name: Madelyn Somers
Location: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, California
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 750 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My home is very colorful and has a eclectic collection of souvenirs from around the world. I love my home to be a bright and happy place to come home to or in 2020 to never leave. I’m an Art Director for Parachute Home and have always taken pride in my home space as an extension of my personal style. I love searching Etsy and flea markets to find the perfect chair or side table to make my home uniquely mine.

I’m a very creative person with a lot of different outlets. I love design, art, vintage, travel, photography, etc. and you can see it in every painting, textile, bowl, surface. My home has a large coffee table with a lot of books that are a big source of inspiration. My mom is an artist and I have a lot of her work up from the 1970s.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Colorful, eclectic, happy and bright!

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is my living room space that opens up into my kitchen and dining nook. The apartment has vintage moulding and a mantel that makes for a great statement wall. I have lots of art hanging in that room and fun objects collected from my travels on display.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I spend a LOT of time on Etsy and recently got into Danish cookware. I also love primary colors, so it was a perfect match. I recently bought these red enamel casserole cookware.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Shop vintage! A home will come together and be an extension of yourself when you buy things you love. There is no better feeling than surrounding yourself with objects and colors that make you happy.

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