Staging a Hip Flip

We have the best job ever. Hands down. OK, now that we've gotten that out of the way, here's why: We get to stage the most amazing homes all over LA. This awesome Highland Park bungalow was no exception. Without further ado, I give you San Rafael Ave, in all its Mid Century cuteness. All photos by Christine Bullard.

Yes, our amazing client (who's a graphic designer) actually designed the stenciling

We brought in a West Elm sofa, a Gus Modern coffee table and a vintage credenza. The Tom Dixon pendant lights and abstract style dining pendant were inspirations for our staging plan.

We love West Elm's Antwerp sofa for its delicate lines and soft gray fabric. She looks awesome everywhere. Muted orange and gold accents add contrast, and a cowhide rug adds organic texture.

A vintage dining table (found on craigslist!) pairs well with World Market Flynn Hairpin chairs. And who wouldn't die for that kitchen. We'll get to that soon!

Did someone say kitchen? Close your eyes and imagine the perfect bungalow kitchen. Yep, this is it. Custom wood shelving stretches across butcher block counter tops for tons of overhead storage (only the cute stuff, people! Remember it's on display).

This ingenious breakfast bar is EVERYTHING. Note how the open architecture lets you pull up a counter stool on either side. Now leggo my Eggo.

When staging a kitchen this cool, keep it simple, which is exactly what we did.

We staged one of the bedrooms as a home office, complete with a mini basket wall.

The master bedroom opens to the back patio. A Reservoir Dogs poster we found online was matted and framed in simple black metal. A Barce-CLONE-a bench sports a 'lil sheepskin.

A second bedroom looks out on the stenciled retaining wall. We kept colors simple and added pattern in an Urban Outfitters bedspread.

If you thought the kitchen was amazing, wait til you check out the bathrooms. Industrial, yet cozy. Modern, yet rustic. how do you stage something this cool? A few sea sponges and some fine hand soap. Thank you very much.

Oh, and you thought all this bathwonderfulness was over. Here's the master bath. We are officially in love.

While you're still here, let's take a quick look at the backyard. Don't want to leave just yet, do you?

This concludes our tour. Thank you for coming along for the ride. Until next time!