Simran's Hollywood Cottage

Simran's Hollywood Cottage

Janel Laban
Sep 12, 2012

Name: Simran
Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

I rent an adorable 450 sq. ft. cottage in Hollywood that was built in 1919. I have decorated it with many estate and garage sale finds that accent some of the great original features such as the painted kitchen cabinets. I tend to buy whatever I like at these sales, so my style can only be described as eclectic.

Some of my favorite pieces are the Bertoia chair, the succulent prints I have framed in my bedroom, the giant bronze shell, and the El Casco 24 K gold pencil sharpener (picked up for $10!).

The main challenge of the space is its size, but I have found that there is enough space if everything is kept "ship-shape." I created a home office from the tiny (4' x 5') breakfast nook using an Ikea table and jury rigged Container Store shelving. It actually functions quite well! The kitchen cabinet is almost overflowing with my cake plate collection, but I love that I can see everything in one place.

Thanks, Simran!

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