9.30.2010

12 My New LA Room


It just occurred to me that I haven't shown you guys my new room in LA.  This is the room that my sister and I share in our townhouse in LA.  It used to be her room that I stayed in for visits, now it is my room that she stays in when she comes home from college.  It has been a mess, because my dad gutted our attached bathroom last November and has been VERY slowly working on it since. (hence the empty door frame in the last pic)

This is a temporary place for me to live, so I wanted to incorporate enough of my things to feel like home, but not go too overboard.  The floor plan is totally wonky because we need two beds and the walls are interrupted with all sorts of doors and nooks.  I still need a fantastic rug, and a bookshelf to go on the little wall to the left and behind the tv wall.  I haven't really put together my little vignettes yet.  Also, these photos are kind of horrible, you will have to forgive me.

I absolutely adore my vintage dresser that we picked up in Palm Springs.  I look forward to shopping Craigslist and estate sales while I'm here to hopefully get some more great vintage furniture for my next apartment.  My plan is to live here probably until next summer, or until my roommate comes home :) and then find an apartment of my own.  That way I can save up for something great.

I scored those fantastic Michael Kors sheets at TJ Maxx. You can't see the design in these photos, but they are essentially as smaller scale version of the same patterns as the curtains, but in turquoise and white.  I'm also pretty impressed white those black storage shelves.  We have had those forever (I actually asked Santa for them when I was like 12...I've always been this way), and were planning on getting rid of them.  However the closet isn't all that big, we needed more storage, and having the beds in the L-shape (which I like because it feels like a bed and a couch) creates an awkward narrow space where they fit perfectly.  So, we kept them, got two more shelves, and filled them with canvas bins for storage.  Then, I hung my favorite giant Stendig calendar (which stills shows that its August, but anyway) on the front to hide everything.

So what do you think?  It's not perfect, but if you saw the condition it was in when I arrived...whew! I've worked wonders.  My sister visited last weekend and said, "wow, it looks just like your apartment but all in one room." Haha....

12 comments:

Sugar said...

Super cute. I love your style. And everytime I see that whale- I want it!!

Kristen said...

looks great! i love all the patterns, and the colors you've used. i totally understand about "always been this way"...i definitely used to decorate my room and buy decorative items when i was ten or so. haha. so funny. anyway...looks fab :)

kelli said...

Jess, it looks like your NOLA home. This pics are so bittersweet. I am so happy to see you have settled, but it is weird to see all you art under a title that says LA. I will pretend that means Louisiana.

Ame said...

Jess, this is amazing. I have to agree with Kelli, it is somewhat bittersweet to see, but it does look like "home" for you, for now. Job well done!

cerebral e said...

Fantastic! I love your walls and the patterns.

jessica o'brien said...

looks great, like a studio apt! where is the white side table / nightstand (with the circular knob pull) from? i've been looking for glossy white nightstands that don't look shabby-chic + it's been impossible!

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

I second the Jessica O'Brien question... please share where you got the white side table/nightstand. Thanks!

Jessica said...

Thanks everyone!

I have a pair of those white nightstands, I got them at World Market. Unfortunately, I don't think they have them anymore. They were probably one of my best purchases ever, they are perfectly sized and extremely versatile. If I come across any similar, I will be sure to let you guys know.

jessica o'brien said...

ah, good to know! thank you :)

compulsively compiled said...

It's so you. I like that you have the furniture arranged the way that you do, seems like a studio apartment that way. The whale print is my favorite thing.

julia - rockthathorse said...

Looks cozy! So many patterns going on, keeps it sparkling

Jane said...

Can you share where the sofa was purchase?

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