Blast from the Past

A few years ago I worked with a talented art director/photographer on her apartment in Santa Monica. I honestly don't even know why she needed my help since she has an artful and curated eye of her own. Maybe just having someone to bounce ideas off of is all you need sometimes. We were going for a minimal and neutral rustic look for her home and after I suggested a few pieces, she pulled it all together on her own. Just like that. She ended up being a coworker of one of my mommy friends at GloMSN, now she has moved onto freelancing. Well, lookie at her new apartment featured on the Nest.

It was super fun for me to see some of her old pieces come alive in a new place. I remember the existing sofa, those chairs, the new (at the time) coffee table. 

I think I remember that rolling cart as an UO piece. Styled to absolute perfection as a bar cart. 

I remember the hunt for the rustic table and bench and her excitement when she happened upon the right set. And the vintage leather safari chairs as Craigslist deals. The vintage buffet is new to me and a very handsome addition. What an inviting, laid back, and thoughtful spot.

Seems like her boyfriend brought an awesome midcentury storage piece into the mix, as all good boyfriends should ;)

Marvel at the creativity of her DIY closet nook. The student has clearly become the master.