Something really big is cooking for an architecturally stunning house in Santa Monica. All the interior colors are currently shades of mayonnaise, light yellow, and brown. We are going to paint every surface of that house in a much cooler light grey spectrum, install new tile and counter tops in two bathrooms and the kitchen, and infuse it with some midcentury modern touches in the spirit of Palm Springs. The work is starting soon so when it wraps up, I’ll show you the before and afters. But since that’s about 2 months away, these boards will give you a taste of what’s to come.
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The sad truth is I am the worst at sleep training and Ilana is scared of her crib. When we brought in the locker bed for Lev’s room, it was an opportunity to bring in a matching second twin size bed for Ilana for the future and chuck the crib. I know its too soon for her since she is not even 1, but that’s what happened. And her room got a restyle. Nothing major.
I only changed the layout of her tiny bedroom to make room for a larger bed. I bought in a Componibili storage unit as a nightstand, and new bedding. A simple striped duvet cover and colorful hex patterned sheets. Hex is trendy, but if you are going to dip your toes in the trendy pool it might as well be with Target brand sheets for under $20 until you get sick of it.
Now you know where the tissue paper tassels I made for Valentine’s Day decoration ended up. Above her bed on the blackboard wall. They are festive.I also had to hang the “For Neil” poster by Martin Krusche. I have been obsessed with this sweet moon face graphic since I first saw it on the blogosphere and hunted one down from a German shop. Ilana’s points with delight every time she sees it.
The midcentury dresser with brass details is still there, along with my hand made cloud mobile, and Flokati rug. I thrifted the kitschy kitty print and could not resist hanging it.
The Eames rocker sits at the foot of the bed, under the window, with a few personal touches: a wool baby blanket our friends brought back from a trip to Scotland, a monogram pillow hand embroidered by her grandmother. I like her restyled room even more than the nursery. Now, to get her to sleep in it is another project…
My client K is a glamorous girl from Austin who is living temporarily in LA. She wanted a super feminine retreat of a bedroom. Lots of white, metallics, frills (bedroom reveal to come soon). Moving into the living room, she wanted to balance it out with a more masculine space that wouldn’t be off putting to guests. Since she doesn’t know how long she will stay in LA, she wanted inexpensive pieces so that she wouldn’t feel bad if she had to unload the furniture on Craigslist in a few months when her stay was over. I’m really digging this uber-budget friendly scheme that does not look cheap.
Some Craigslist finds, some Cost Plus World Market, some midcentury knock offs. Ebay, Etsy, Amazon, and even Target accessories. No Ikea allowed on this one (except the curtains).
Ever wonder how I end up scoring all those spectacular finds on Craigslsit, like the lamp, table, and chairs you see here? Some tips, from yours truly, on Glo MSN today.
My strange addiction is to mid-century dressers. Whenever I see one on Craigslist at a steal I want to bring it home. If I can justify the usefulness of it and arrange for delivery, I do! But most times, I let it go onto a better home. Each one seems to be more interesting than the next. The rich wood tones, the sculptural curves of the handles and drawer fronts, the retro styled hardware, and those cute little legs. It seems like each one is more special than the next so the next time you see one, take a second look. They work in bedrooms, nurseries (the perfect height for changing pads), living room media centers, entry way consoles, and dining room buffets. They usually come off looking more modern than mid-century and are so affordable compared to current reinterpretations of the same styles. Don’t these all just scream “take me home with you”.