Highland Park Project

Guiding our design of a hip Highland Park bungalow was the idea of indoor-outdoor living. The original house was a mere 450 square feet until our client, a flipster (hipster house flipper in Eastside L.A.) got ahold of it and worked his signature magic. It’s now 1,300 square feet of beautiful, with tall pitched ceilings, a fully sliding patio door opening to a deck that’s really more of an outdoor room, and acacia hardwood floors throughout. We staged the place in two days, putting our hearts and souls into it — along with some of our best Mid Century modern pieces. Now it feels ready for a lucky person or couple to put their own stamp on.
Mid Century Modern Dresser with Glass Vase Display
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A vintage modern dresser fits neatly into a hallway alcove. Atop it we put an array of colorful glass vases from different eras.
“Dresser in hallway” — lgck68
Log Table on Casters
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The eucalyptus log table was a last-minute find at an Eagle Rock vintage shop (one of our fave sources). As we were leaving the store, we spotted the log in the back. The owner sold it to us for $35! A little conditioning treatment oil was all it took to bring out the luster of the wood. We absolutely love that it’s on casters because it’s that much cuter.
“Log end table” — hettleb
Basket Wall in Dining Room
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We brought in IKEA’s MELLTORP table and paired it with red Tolix chairs and an Eames molded plastic dowel-leg chair. Along the wall, we created a banquette with a vintage church pew. Above, a wall of vintage African plateau baskets. We love the way the Eames molded chair breaks up the line of Tolix chairs
“Beth” — edixon11
Eames-Era Plycraft Lounge Chair and Kilim Rug
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A dark brown sofa with clean modern lines, a flokati rug and an MCM coffee table. The Plycraft (Eames-style) lounge chair and ottoman cozy up to a glassed-in corner atop a kilim rug and share space with IKEA’s KULLA floor lamp and a log side table.
“Nice chair” — teddiconfetti
Swiss Army Cross Symbol DIY Canvas
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Another bedroom is treated to a fresh white bed with a bold graphic pillow and black lamp on a vintage tripod table. We painted the Swiss Army cross symbol on a large canvas.
“softies” — motorcty
Mid Century Tripod Table and Modern Lamp
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Red, yellow, black and white repeat throughout the room. The tripod table is Mid Century vintage.
“Se fizermos uma caixa de cabeceira e com vaos nas laterais, as mesinhas podem ser pequenas...” — fberendt
Mid Century Modern Desk with Flokati Upholstered Bentwood Chair
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A bedroom is turned into an office/guest room, complete with MCM desk found at a vintage furniture shop in Echo Park, an old desk lamp, a bentwood chair that we covered with flokati and a vintage Heathkit radio. USGS topographic maps are rolled up in an orange wire basket.
“flokati chair cover” — explorer8888
Vintage Modern Desk with Radio, Vintage Desk Lamp, Books
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A bedroom is turned into an office/guest room, complete with MCM desk found at a vintage furniture shop in Echo Park, an old desk lamp, a bentwood chair that we covered with flokati and a vintage Heathkit radio. USGS topographic maps are rolled up in an orange wire basket.
“Desk” — emltrsh
Bold Graphic Pattern in Red Bedroom
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The master bedroom is a soft mix of muted and bright reds, black, white and warm yellow. We found the Cayenne pedestal side table at Crate and Barrel and the kilim rug on craigslist. The lamps are vintage.
“Kilim” — ntimmeriv
Art on Walls and View to Outdoor Deck
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The main hallway with a view to the huge sliding glass patio doors and outdoor deck.
Dollar Tree (ficus triangularis) in Mid Century Modern Room
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Getting the 10-foot high dollar tree (ficus triangularis) into our van was interesting, to say the least. We had to wedge the pot into the space between the front seats and it took two of us to release the emergency brake! While we were staging, a bird flew into the room and took up temporary residence in the tree until he found the open door again.
“ideas for cathedral room” — janagerovska
Mid Century Modern Hallway Dresser
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On view as you enter the main living area is a small hallway, where we placed an MCM dresser (found on craigslist!). Atop it, a multi-colored vintage hand-blown glass vase display and a starburst mirror.
“glass vases” — katgee51
Tolix Chairs and Eames Molded Plastic Chair with IKEA White Table
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We brought in IKEA’s MELLTORP table and paired it with red Tolix chairs and an Eames molded plastic dowel-leg chair.
“Dining” — Next Generation Literacy
Modern Chrome Cantilever Deck Chairs with IKEA Table
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The back deck is plenty large enough for IKEA’s FALSTER outdoor table and a set of four vintage chrome cantilever chairs found at a vintage shop. We call the blue accent color on door of the finished garage “Hipster Blue” because of its prevalence in Eastside LA flip house remodels. Both the house and garage are painted a dark charcoal-brown that reminds us of 70% cacao chocola...More
“Falster Table” — peteryuan
White Eames Dowel-Leg Chair with Red Tolix Chairs
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We brought in IKEA’s MELLTORP table and paired it with red Tolix chairs and an Eames molded plastic dowel-leg chair. We love the way the white chair breaks up the line of Tolix chairs.
“Chairs!” — Tera Moon
Mid Century Modern Table with Books
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We styled a vintage modern table with graphic book covers, a Scandinavian print on canvas and a glove mold.
“Art” — michelek11
Blue Tile Bathroom
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Blue glass tiles in a random pattern that resembles a pixelated world map. We accented the room with rolled-up white hotel-style towels in an antique Chinese water bucket and a Picasso print on the wall.
“Bathroom tile from shower wall, tub” — myfinancekris
Green Tile Bathroom with Chevron Pattern Bath Rug and Turkish Towel
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The master bath’s green glass tile, chevron pattern rug and woven basket with rolled white towels and one Turkish towel as an accent.
“Floor length window, floor” — karenok
Plycraft (Eames style) Lounge Chair and Kilim Rug
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A lounge chair’s-eye view of the living room. The vintage Eames-style lounge chair and ottoman -- with their aged leather -- need no more than a RENS sheepskin throw from IKEA for snuggling and a kilim rug underfoot.
“Rug” — alpaca22
African Plateau Basket Wall
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Along the dining room wall, we created a banquette with a vintage church pew. Above, a wall of vintage African plateau baskets. Fair trade African plateau baskets are made by women of the Covanya cooperative in Rwanda.
“dining room wall” — jaxsonx5
Plycraft (Eames style) Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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A coffee-cup’s eye view toward the glass-wall corner and Plycraft (Eames-style) lounge chair.
“The person with that Eames chair could move right on in with me - no questions asked.” — missy4136
Modern White Cabinets and Acacia Wood Floor
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The kitchen’s flat front Italian style cabinetry plays off the warm acacia wood floor and butcher block counter tops. A manzanita branch, black accents and simple bar accessories on display.
“White matt” — rachelcdowney
Vintage Beer Sign and Modern Accessories
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A vintage lighted Michelob beer sign in the kitchen. Orange plates on a chalkboard tray below. The apron front farm sink features an articulated handle faucet.
Vintage Matchbook Collection Bar Display
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A 1950s ashtray holds a collection of vintage matchbooks neatly atop a stack of books, including The Art of the Bar.
“matches” — Denise Cunov
Pantone Book on Desk and Frame Cluster of Vintage Prints
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We put a frame cluster above a daybed with chenille cover in the home office/guest room. In the foreground, a graphic Pantone book opens to a colorful page.
Rope Bundle Atop Stack of Books
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A rope bundle atop a stack of books in the office.
“Rope” — christydraper
Mid Century Modern Table Display
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We styled a vintage modern table with graphic book covers, a Scandinavian print on canvas and a glove mold.
“Color balance and eclectic nature” — rankelly
Mid Century Modern Style
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A coffee cup on a Mid Century modern coffee table. In the background, a Scandinavian modern style pillow.
Simple Clean White Bathroom with Storage
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The powder room gets some needed storage in the form of an IKEA LACK unit filled with folded white towels and African artifacts. The cat photo is from the 1970s.
“storage” — jleigh2116
Bathroom Storage by IKEA
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The powder room gets some needed storage in the form of an IKEA LACK unit filled with folded white towels and African artifacts.
“Preston - ikea Lack cubes” — kbmooney
Polished Chrome Faucet
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Polished chrome faucet in a powder room. A glass container holds liquid soap.
“faucets” — trowerspat
Vintage Modern Office Desk Display
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A bedroom is turned into an office/guest room, complete with MCM desk found at a vintage furniture shop in Echo Park, an old desk lamp, vintage books, an articulating hand and a vintage Heathkit radio.
Bringing the Outdoors Inside
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A vintage Plycraft (Eames style) lounge chair and ottoman with a view to the back deck with a set of vintage chrome cantilever chairs around IKEA's FALSTER outdoor table, illustrating the indoors-out and outdoors-in design philosophy of this home.
“the rug” — Prachi Mishra
Mid Century Modern Entry
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On view as you enter the main living area is a small hallway, where we placed an MCM dresser (found on craigslist!). Atop it, a multi-colored vintage hand-blown glass vase display and a starburst mirror.
“Entry??” — 2evergreen
Mid Century Modern Entry with Dresser
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On view as you enter the main living area is a small hallway, where we placed an MCM dresser (found on craigslist!). Atop it, a multi-colored vintage hand-blown glass vase display and a starburst mirror. In the background, the red Tolix chairs of the dining room.
“The bottles” — shrutipurwar
Mid Century Modern Style Decor
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Vintage glassware atop a Mid Century modern dresser in an entry way. A starburst mirror caps off the display.
“Colors” — jfgiants
Log Side Table with Sculpture
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A eucalyptus log with a small stack of Dwell magazines and a modernist sculpture next to the sofa.
Mid Century Modern Home
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Outdoor IKEA FALSTER table and vintage cantilever chairs on the deck. Photo courtesy of Extraordinary Real Estate
“puerta ventana” — gerschmid
Mid Century Modern Home
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Ocean blue tile in a pattern reminiscent of a pixelated world map. An antique Chinese water bucket holds fluffy hotel towels. Photo courtesy of Extraordinary Real Estate
“utgo” — denuska
Mid Century Modern Home
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A Mid Century modern dresser in a hallway with vintage glass vases atop it. In the background, a Plycraft (Eames style) lounge chair, vintage coffee table and flokati rug. Photo courtesy of Extraordinary Real Estate
“Hallway idea” — Shondelle Mole
Mid Century Modern Home
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Living room in Mid Century modern style as seen from dining area with red Tolix chairs and white IKEA MELLTORP table. Photo courtesy of Extraordinary Real Estate
“Rugs” — anniepotpie
Bathroom with Vibrant Blue Tile
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Photo courtesy of Extraordinary Real Estate
“Style” — yguillen
Modern Kitchen with Butcher Block Counters
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“glossy” — alyse05
Vintage Global Modern Living/Dining Room with Kilim Rug
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“Open space big sliding door” — chanelno3
Modern Master Bedroom with Kilim Rug
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“master bedroom/bath.. glass door to hot tub” — modmom26
Outdoor Modern Deck
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“Like the blue color” — nadny
Hip Highland Park Living Room in Global Modern Style with Ficus Tree
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“the plant” — jacquelineneuwirth
Hip Living Room in Global Modern Style with Ficus Tree
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Hip Deck Space in Los Angeles
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“Door” — janquan
Hip Designer Kitchen with Butcher Block Counter Tops and White Cabinetry
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“white cabinets” — debsreis
Modern Hallway with B&W Framed Photos and Basket Art
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Photo courtesy of Extraordinary Real Estate
Church Pew as Bench Seating
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We brought in IKEA’s MELLTORP table and paired it with red Tolix chairs and an Eames molded plastic dowel-leg chair. Along the wall, we created a banquette with a vintage church pew. Above, a wall of vintage African plateau baskets. We love the way the Eames molded chair breaks up the line of Tolix chairs
“banc d'église” — 4trine
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