staging silverlake and echo park

We just had the opportunity to stage two awesome homes in the Echo Park/Silverlake area of LA. Both homes are in great neighborhoods with off-the-charts walkability scores — we’re talking right up the street from majorly cute restaurants, shops, galleries and cafes. Got to use a lot of vintage pieces in each home and even test drive some of our newly-upcycled stuff …

We found the Mid Century modern sofa on craigslist for only $100 (!) and had the cushions reupholstered in a vintage-y nubby orange fabric by Victor at House of a Thousand Fabrics in nearby Atwater Village.

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The Navajo fabric wingchair was also a “rescue mission.” The sad floral chair was found on the street and given a new life. We love the Navajo fabric, sourced at Mood in LA.

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The faux bamboo headboard came from a fab vintage store in LA’s Garvanza district. We bought a set of two, painted one black and we’re using the other one as-is in another staging — but will paint it black sooon. Can’t wait to put these babies together in a room with a nightstand and lamp between them!

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We put one of our vintage peacock chairs in the master bedroom, pairing it with a small vintage side table.

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In the Echo Park house, we went with a more upscale look — a little less funky and a lot more elegant. The arc lamp was a prize we won in a Lamps Plus giveaway :) And the zebra print cowhide rug was found on craigslist. The cocktail table and Moroccan tray table are antiques.

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In the detached studio space, an Airbnb just waiting to happen. We used modular sectional sofa pieces to create just the right configuration and added a Nelson bench repro, “Barce-clona” chairs in crisp white leather, a modern credenza and a graphic cowhide rug underneath it all. Framed textured paper from Swain’s Art Supplies in Glendale adds to the gallery vibe.

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