Happy Labor Day weekend! It is HOT here in LA, like really hot for the first time all summer, but I don’t mind ending the season in a sweltering blazing bang. I am happy to blog about the house I just wrapped up in Silverlake, the epicenter of cool, this weekend.
The client came to me after he recently purchased a 3 bedroom 1920′s Spanish style house right near Sunset Junction that needed a quick remodel before he moved in and then full furnishings and decor. The cool thing about this project was that A) it was a clean slate because he was coming in with no previous furnishings and B) our style aesthetic was exactly the same: midcentury inspired modern furnishings with a healthy balance of Danish vintage pieces and ethnic textiles for personality. A minimalist Scandinavian approach without feeling cold. No compromises were made and would gladly move in to inhabit this home. Its very me. And very him. So it was perfect collaboration for us both.
We put together a Pinterest board and his only requirements was that the house didn’t feel too “white white world” like some of he Nordic interiors we liked or “too precious” which some vintage inspired looks can become.
We immediately went to work scraping all the popcorn ceilings, widening archways to create a sense of flow between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Replacing lighting fixtures, and brightening up everything with white paint.
Luckily, the client was out of town for 2 weeks which allowed us to go full steam ahead in his absence and surprise him with a transformation of the interior, new furnishings, and decor all come together as one when he walked through the door upon his return.
In the kitchen we took down some existing upper cabinets and installed open shelving made from salvaged wood to make it feel more open and contemporary.
Here are some before pictures to give you a feel of the changes we made. Now the house is much brighter and lighter.