From Margaret Everton on May 28, 2010 in Los Angeles
Despite the less-than-creative style of their cookie-cutter home just outside Los Angeles, Ann and Chris were able to use some unique pieces to set their home apart from the masses. The end result is a retro design turned modern and an overall playful feel. The three-story condo sits at a comfortable 1,480 square feet and gets a fair amount of natural light. A downstairs seating area provides ample seating space for guests in a stylish yet clutter-free set-up. While the couple steers clear of DIY projects, they do glean much of their inspiration from decorating magazines of every kind. They also have a soft spot for pieces from the 1950s, thus the retro feel. In order to keep every space in their home free from over-decorating, the couple replaces something old each time they add something new. And they redecorate with items that havent gotten much face-time in a while. Besides frequenting Craigslist for interesting trash-turned-treasure finds, Ann and Chris also love West Elm, Design Within Reach, eBay, and Blu Dot. But while they may receive help from a variety of places, clearly the design is all their own.