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Evan's NY in LA Loft

Name:

Evan

Location:

Los Angeles, California

Division:

Small

Square Feet:

850

What I Love About My Home


The open space, 12 foot ceilings, crazy big monster windows and the spanking brand new updated kitchen and bathroom.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


1) Always lighting. 2)Being that I’m so homesick I tried to make my LA loft look and feel like my old New York apt…NOT EASY!

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I really like the coffee table / ottoman combination. Very clever.

posted by martigny on April 5, 2011 at 6:48am
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I'm sure this has been said already, but I love the dog in every picture.

posted by Craig1f on April 20, 2011 at 3:50pm
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Oops forgot to mention, the dog in the photo’s are of “our new” Miniature Schnauzer Bug :)

posted by EDH on April 4, 2011 at 2:04pm
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Zelinine...
Painted by Greg Gasawski of our Miniature Schnauzer Taz who died not to long ago at the ripe old age of sixteen :(

posted by EDH on April 4, 2011 at 1:49pm
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Beautiful and livable.

posted by kelleyk on April 4, 2011 at 1:49pm
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This is brilliant! I love the rug on the wall..very good use of space!

posted by scandesign on April 22, 2011 at 5:21am
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I love that you were able to achieve the cozy New York feeling in an LA loft! Kudos!

posted by afoundhome on April 4, 2011 at 11:41am
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So nice to see a NY aesthetic in LA. And so beautifully done. Makes me want to redo everything in my little cottage. This is very, very inspiring.

posted by JacksonMarie3 on April 4, 2011 at 1:38pm
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Love the dog art. Who is the artist? Or, where did you find it?

posted by ZeliNine on April 4, 2011 at 1:38pm
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Brilliantly done! I absolutely love it. Comfortably sophisticated, and completely original-looking.

posted by kethel on April 4, 2011 at 2:06pm
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After looking at the new/current entries, I still love this one the best.

posted by JacksonMarie3 on April 6, 2011 at 7:10pm
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where in los angeles is this?? this place is great!

posted by imkrone on April 4, 2011 at 3:20pm
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absolutely gorgeous! a visual feast

posted by bobobee on April 4, 2011 at 3:27pm
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imkrone... Downtown,LA

posted by EDH on April 4, 2011 at 3:40pm
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Ideal layout for a loft, it looks huge, and yet you've succeeded in making it cozy.

posted by Allegra M on April 4, 2011 at 4:48pm
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Love all the patterned textiles!
Where's the coffee table from?

posted by jenkwise on April 4, 2011 at 5:39pm
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The most beautiful loft I've ever seen.

posted by little one on April 4, 2011 at 5:46pm
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jenkwise,
Re: coffee tabe.
http://www.danishmodernla.com/

posted by EDH on April 4, 2011 at 6:18pm
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fishgirl182, Just three old bookshelves put together!

posted by EDH on April 4, 2011 at 8:17pm
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lots of patterns. You made it look really put together. Seems cozy.

posted by ellepebe on April 4, 2011 at 7:33pm
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i like your tv stand/bookshelves. what are they? love the nyc loft look!

posted by fishgirl182 on April 4, 2011 at 7:52pm
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I think you really nailed it beautifully & adorable pup!--I really feel I can envision this apt in a number of buildings here in NYC..
however, the looks of how large your bedroom really stunned me--being a NY-er and all--a dream size bedroom~

posted by mich704 on April 4, 2011 at 8:38pm
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I love the way you mix clean and modern with cool ethnic pieces and textiles. It looks warm and lived in. I love it!

posted by sylviamrsn on April 4, 2011 at 9:02pm
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Love it!

posted by CanadianMango on April 4, 2011 at 9:04pm
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Love it! And want to nom nom that whittle doggie's paws. Where did you get the wall hanging behind the sofa?

posted by lawgirl on April 4, 2011 at 9:34pm
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this is wonderful. eclectic and visually interesting without being overwhelming. hanging out at your place would be incredibly comfortable!

posted by gibbler on April 4, 2011 at 11:49pm
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as a homesick new yorker living in LA i feel your pain but love what you've done with the space.

posted by Bridget212323 on April 5, 2011 at 12:31am
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Sheer genius: the colors, patterns and mix of modern and ethnic... wow. Fabulous.

posted by katlia on April 5, 2011 at 1:00am
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Love the textiles. I have kilim envy.

posted by cedargr0 on April 5, 2011 at 7:49am
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fantastic!

posted by Coletta (rhymes with velveeta) on April 5, 2011 at 9:07am
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LOVE the high ceilings!

posted by Tracy333 on April 5, 2011 at 11:26am
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I feel like I've seen these photos before. Were you previously featured on apartment therapy or another blog?

posted by icarus on April 5, 2011 at 12:19pm
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icarur, I tried last year's contest and also had a house tour.

posted by EDH on April 5, 2011 at 1:49pm
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LOVE the wall hanging - where is that from?

posted by katieosh on April 5, 2011 at 4:04pm
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Katieosh,
It's an antique Suzani from Uzbekistan but it was actually purchased in Morocco.

posted by EDH on April 5, 2011 at 4:13pm
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I love!, love!, love! everything about your apartment. Did I mention that I love your apartment?

posted by Home Decorator on April 5, 2011 at 4:38pm
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I love the mix of textiles and the kilim rugs....but the bed sealed the deal. LOVE the bed.

posted by chicmodernvintage on April 6, 2011 at 7:29am
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When can I move in? This place looks amazing! Puppy dog is cute too!

posted by missmae11411 on April 6, 2011 at 12:29pm
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so my style!!!! i love the credenza when u walk in....i love the kilim ...the textures colors and everything about screams comfortable and stylish....while not cluttered or pretentious.....i live in ny and this has a very downtown feel for sure....incredible job

posted by tdawg on April 6, 2011 at 3:14pm
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tdawg, Thank you!
Hopefully I’ll be coming home to stay in the VERY near future, and then I could do it all over again.
If your interested here is the link to my Apartment Therapy House Tour:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/evans-downtown-los-angeles-loft-house-tour-131051

posted by EDH on April 6, 2011 at 3:28pm
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JacksonMarie3, Thanks. I wish everyone else did!

posted by EDH on April 6, 2011 at 7:23pm
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It's amazing what you've done with 850 sq. feet! Congrats on that alone...it's beautiful.

posted by reneeruth on April 6, 2011 at 9:35pm
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Warm and cozy, especially for a loft. The kitchen chairs seem out of place though, like you ran out of money before you could buy better ones (I say this speaking from experience...).

posted by ccahillmn on April 6, 2011 at 9:41pm
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ccahillmn, The chairs had nothing to do with money, if fact they were from DWR and kind of expensive plus there leather but I know what you mean and I'd love to replce them some day.

posted by EDH on April 6, 2011 at 9:46pm
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TheoJ , The beds from Richter Furniture.

posted by EDH on April 6, 2011 at 9:47pm
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Dog painting doesn't really seem to fit with the colors in the bedroom, but I get the sentimental value. The patterns and furniture are so perfect. The circles on the wall hanging with the circular ottomans (ottomen?) make that room feel like one huge piece of art.

posted by VeraJ on April 7, 2011 at 12:58am
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VeraJ,
Your right, I would toss that painting in a second if it wasn’t for the fact that it was painted by my bf and it’s of our old dog Taz who passed away not to long ago, I’ve never loved anything or anyone as much as I loved that little guy…I will never get rid of it:)

posted by EDH on April 7, 2011 at 11:35am
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Stunning!

posted by estrellitas on April 14, 2011 at 12:30pm
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i look at the newest entries everyday..and yours is still my fave!!!!

posted by Coletta (rhymes with velveeta) on April 9, 2011 at 11:45am
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Coletta (rhymes with velveeta) Thanks, Me too,
Yet that guy from NY seems to be getting all the votes...I don't get it.

posted by EDH on April 9, 2011 at 1:47pm
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I love the layered colors and patterns juxtaposed with the crisp modern furniture - this is exactly the look I try to achieve in my home. Really beautiful and inspirational.

posted by JynxnJez on April 9, 2011 at 10:56pm
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I keep coming back to it. This is the best of all of the entries!

posted by estrellitas on April 14, 2011 at 12:34pm
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Love it, and love Bug.

It's got that international, eclectic aesthetic that's usually too overdone or overthought. Yours isn't; I would live there in a New York minute--but only if Bug were included. :)

posted by pconnell on April 16, 2011 at 11:07pm
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During his childhood, did Greg live in Tennessee and then move to Colorado by any chance?

posted by Pop Rocks on April 17, 2011 at 11:25am
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This looks very comfy!

posted by blue adidas on April 17, 2011 at 12:59pm
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Love the curved back chair in the 2nd and 3rd shots. And the dog is a real cutie! But the wall tapestry and the dining room set are too dorm like.

posted by the copland on April 17, 2011 at 4:02pm
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Living room has a great wall hanging and other fabric touches however the dining room(?) and bedroom don't seem to be as well planned. It does indeed have a "cozy" feeling in the living room though. Good luck!

posted by bubblesm on April 17, 2011 at 8:56pm
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The best by far!

posted by asiakrystyna on April 18, 2011 at 1:03pm
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Still my favorite!

posted by estrellitas on April 22, 2011 at 11:17am
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Brilliant.

posted by spazoo on April 22, 2011 at 5:29pm
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Pop Rocks, Yes!

posted by EDH on April 26, 2011 at 11:44am
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Very well done - top of my list.

posted by spinningscreen on April 26, 2011 at 12:20pm
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EDH, fantastic! Tell him his old childhood friend Tom said hello. And hi to his sisters and folks as well.

posted by Pop Rocks on May 2, 2011 at 8:06pm
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Tom, it's Greg! Hey! Send me an email at ggasawski@swlaw.edu!

posted by REGLA on May 4, 2011 at 4:55pm
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love this gorgeous kilim! Would fit in beautifully - anywhere!

posted by Christine from DecoratedLife on July 2, 2012 at 8:13am
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