snow white meets beach bum in burbank

Madison Modern Home just staged a cute cottage at 3205 W. Alameda Ave., next door to the “W” Hotel in Burbank. What, there is no W Hotel in Burbank? Ohhhhhh, that “W” is for Weinerschnitzel.

Beach cottage? 1950s artist’s studio? Hey, for $359,000, you get to decide.

Living room BEFORE

Living room AFTER: The spiral staircase leads up to a small loft area, which we staged as a guest room/office

Flip side of the living room BEFORE

Flip side of the living room AFTER: The cottage has so many “storybook style” details, including scalloped moldings which are actually small shelves. The home was designed by someone who worked for Disney.

Looking into the kitchen area BEFORE

Looking into the kitchen area AFTER: We staged this home in a storybook/beach modern kind of way. What’s that, you ask? We have no idea. But isn’t it cute? We featured small-scale furnishings and a color scheme including light woods interplaying with pops of light green, pink and yellow.

Master bedroom BEFORE

Master bedroom AFTER: Fresh white bedding. A pop of color in a curvy yellow lamp. A little art. Need we say more?


A few detail shots: Our white elephant has traveled the globe (well, almost) with us to many stagings.


A clean, organized kitchen is a sign of a sick mind. No, not really. It’s great.


The round glass-topped coffee table was a last-minute inspiration, and we love it.


We sourced the little pink MCM table at a cute vintage shop in Burbank


Just a few vases on the dining table make the scene pop. That, and original B&W photography of local 1960s retro signage by Madison Modern Home’s own Rachel Moore.


Glad to have found a 5 ft. long table and fab molded plywood chairs for the dining area.


You can actually see the, um, “W” Hotel from this end of the loft area, which we staged as an office.


More B&W photos of iconic Burbank Mid Century signs fill the living room.


Yes, the famed “W” Hotel (did you know that hotel sells hot dogs?)