We’re back from a hack-free week this time, woohoo! We’ve got a good mix this week: some famous real estate, two bright and fun room redos, another great example of using design for humanity, and an office space that we would wake up early to get to!
Grey Gardens is looking a lot different since the days of Big and Little Edie. Owned for several years by Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee and his wife, the home has been lovingly restored since the more chaotic period the property is well known for. For a mere $20 million, you can walk the same paths that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis trod when visiting her eccentric aunt and cousin. It’s a lovely home, but we have a lot of questions about that sofa in the middle of the kitchen.
Leslie created a beautiful and functional mud room space, and she happened to use our favorite wallpaper! You know we’ve had mud rooms on the brain lately, and this is such a great example of making a space work for you, but also making sure it suits your personality! We love the bright colors in the rug, and it was GENIUS to use the acrylic table to keep that wall from feeling too heavy.
Remember Ikea’s refugee shelters? Well, architecture students at USC have taken on a similar challenge, combating homelessness in Los Angeles through smart design. While voters approved a $1.2 billion bond to build apartments, the timeline on that project is several years. These $25,000 pods are designed to avoid the red tape that comes with large development projects, and can be constructed in a fraction of the time.
Sabrina Soto turned her garage into a workspace, and it’s wonderful. But that’s no surprise. All the “garage” function is still there, just thoughtfully housed in those LOVELY built-ins! Simple, practical solutions have made the space so useful (the giant pegboard, and homasote pin-wall), and we are just in love. They kept the function of the garage door, so that lucky duck gets to enjoy gorgeous LA weather right from her desk!
We couldn’t help it, we loved the 80’s/modern shop from last week so much, we had to check out designing firm Masquespacio a bit further. And it’s no surprise that their own workspace is truly delightful. You get the vibe that it’s a place where people truly love to be, and it so clearly reflects the firm’s aesthetic. We just can’t get over those cubicles, which are squares of pure joy.
Enjoy your weekend!