21 January 2017

That Vintage Flair

I've never seen as many vintage kitchens until I set foot here in Los Angeles. The apartment hunt made me witness the longevity of 1950s stoves and ovens in their most interesting hues such as mint green. Modular and pre-fab kitchens are somewhat common as well, with metal cabinet doors and drawers.

Rather picky about it, I wasn't too keen on putting some elbow grease on a rental. Luckily we have found the most perfect spot near my work with refurbished kitchens and brand new hardwood flooring. An ideal setting would have herringbone parquet -- but who am I kidding! A new apartment is always exciting nonetheless. This time around there will be a legitimate dining room. So then the new hunt is on dining tables to suit my potpourri of collected mid-century chairs, and to achieve that Scandinavian vintage look.

I came across LA + Pittsburgh based interior designer Leanne Ford. Her eclectic mix is definitely something to covet, and I just adore the hodgepodge of old versus new. the amount of vintage appeal is just right. This small kitchen + dining setting is quite a stunner.

Leanne Ford Interiors

15 January 2017

IKEA News: Ooh that EKET Storage

I can't express enough how exciting it is to have seen the IKEA News this coming year.  Many accessories have turned up in the new stores as we speak...  and the new EKET is something to look forward to.

Source Elv's via IKEA pressroom
Styling Amanda Rodriguez

14 January 2017

Kitchen + Dining Room in Grey

The new year has been rough...  moving from east coast to the west is no easy feat. Living in a suitcase for awhile has both its rewards and drawbacks. Thankfully my new work allows me to use a uniform which lessens options for #ootd - ha!

The new project I'm leading happens to be the kitchen showroom, and boy is it ever inspiring! My good friend from the headquarters designs the details with utmost thought.

The apartment hunt continues here in Los Angeles. The kitchens of these probable homes are from the 50s and 60s which there wouldn't be much I can do to change them since we are hunting rentals only. And the newer buildings have wood finishes that I'm not too keen on (usually an orange-y oak). But one can dream, nonetheless. With the combination of my current assignment and much imagination I'm drawn to inspiring kitchens on the blogosphere. There's nothing better than a fresh coat of paint and my minimal furniture and finds to do the trick to make it home. This kitchen ultimately is the dream right now: monochromatic greys, light woods, and white.

Loving the architectural details here. And that minimal bedroom is the direction I'm heading. A perfect place to decompress...

Coco Lapine Design