When the call came to stage a sleek modern space practically in our own backyard — Los Feliz — we jumped. Seeing the home for the first time, our minds raced to all the possibilities of staging it with iconic modern pieces to complement its museum-white walls and angled rooms. Not a square box-shaped room in the place!
Enter our new favorite (super secret local) source for iconic chairs, tables and accent pieces. We styled the living room simply with a clean-lined sofa, thick shag rug, lily-pad style cocktail table and some iconic chairs: Eames molded plywood reproduction and a pair of Bertoia wire chairs (repros, too!). Hits of orange add a top note.
We love the way orange looks in modern settings. Is orange really the new black? We think so.
We sourced the Eames chairs below for a cool $50 each because the backs were disconnected. A quick handyman task later (complete with Gorilla Glue and some new hardware) equals NEW CHAIRS.
A step-down area in the living room is treated to a hip safari theme — pony hide print chair, masculine artifacts and an African walking stick.
We love styling bookcases. We add touches of nature — a manzanita branch, a potted succulent or an interesting piece of coral — because nature is always modern. A modern art table sculpture doesn’t hurt either.
The dining room screamed out for a set of four black repro Panton S chairs accented with two white ones. The glass on glass table virtually disappears, highlighting the cowhide rug beneath. Man-glam, you could call it?
Off the dining room, we styled a small office using a vintage Mid Century modern desk and a repro Saarinen tulip chair. IKEA’s STRANDMON chair in navy creates a cozy reading nook.
The master bedroom is bathed in neutral brown and taupe with high notes of crisp blue.
We love the versatility of an Eames molded plastic chair repro, especially with wooden dowel legs. We literally use these everywhere.
Nate Berkus designed the comforter, sourced from his line for Target.
The second bedroom became a “play zone” for us. Straddling the line between an adult and child’s room, we remained ambiguous, but it all has a sense of fun, doesn’t it?
Our beloved Modernica Eames-style rocker in bright red was bought for only $50!
If ever presented with the opportunity to purchase a Scandi-style wooden horse in a sweater, please do so — at once.