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Adam's Blank Slate




Los Angeles, California



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What I Love About My Home

The high ceilings and all the windows(love a light-filled house)! This place felt like a blank slate in which to experiment with projects around the house. it's fun!

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

finishing started projects before moving on to the next. I've been covering our couch for the last year!! also, lighting is a challenge

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Comments (49)

I also love the wall, and will be watching for details :)

posted by pheebs79 on April 11, 2011 at 12:08pm
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Too many house plants for my taste. But you have a sewing nook and a neat couch so I'll forgive you.

posted by Kylla on April 11, 2011 at 7:40pm
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I love it!

posted by perfidia on April 11, 2011 at 9:38am
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That's a stunning media set-up, Alex on TV included. As for everything else, Adam, do you need a roommate?

posted by edmarch on April 11, 2011 at 8:39am
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I love your wall. How did you do it? Thanks!

posted by silverlining on April 11, 2011 at 9:41am
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Hi Adam. I arrive tomorrow morning at around 10 a.m. I drink regular coffee and like a firm mattress. Also, I will need a litter box for my two cats. I can't wait! We're going to be the best of roomies!

posted by cvgmiami on April 11, 2011 at 10:26am
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did you purchase or build the media cabinet? is it a variation of a flexi-rack?

posted by nycguy on April 11, 2011 at 11:03am
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I love those windows, and the painted wall behind the TV

posted by LauraInCancun on April 11, 2011 at 11:13am
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Super FUN!!! I love all the plants, the color, and texture.

This makes me miss California oh-so-much! I want to come hang out here and play with your pup.

Well done. :-)

posted by Reeses902 on April 11, 2011 at 11:43am
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I love the yellow wall too- can you share a little how you did it?

posted by sherr on April 11, 2011 at 11:51am
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Warm, interesting, inviting.

There is much to keep one interested in the space, but the plants make it especially lovely.

posted by digger61 on April 11, 2011 at 12:00pm
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i'll be watching for details on that yellow wall, too.

posted by mediocrates on April 11, 2011 at 12:01pm
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This is unashamedly cool.

posted by Allegra M on April 11, 2011 at 12:06pm
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Wow! Good morning! My boyfriend did the yellow wall. We had been talking about what to do with it and he surprised me while I was out of town. He basically taped it off and painted it. I made the bookcase out of pipes and two uncut 10" x 2" Doug fir planks. Thanks for liking mine and Daniel's place!

posted by Adam Pogue on April 11, 2011 at 12:58pm
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Woo, this is great. A definite favourite for me!

posted by Cashew on April 11, 2011 at 1:00pm
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Love all the plants, they must thrive in all that light. I like the yellow wall in the media/living area!

posted by Threadbndr on April 11, 2011 at 2:36pm
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That couch! Amazing! And amazing commitment to the "unconventional".

posted by emmelemm on April 11, 2011 at 2:48pm
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that is the coolest wall ever!! love that shade of yellow :)

posted by vinithra on April 11, 2011 at 3:05pm
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Groovy! LOL

posted by Nef4tt on April 11, 2011 at 6:56pm
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There's something very appealing about that particular arc lamp (and various other aspects of the apt too, of course....)

posted by lepidoptery on April 11, 2011 at 7:17pm
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Very creative. You got my vote.

posted by alllebasii on April 11, 2011 at 7:27pm
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cvgmiami, lol!

LOVE IT!! The windows, the rugs! The houseplants - I love that you have so many. :) Lots of character, and so many interesting things to look at!

posted by Butter chicken on April 11, 2011 at 8:09pm
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Thanks for making me realize I have a) no design sense and b) that I live in a shithole. Beautiful.

posted by RedsUnite on April 11, 2011 at 8:16pm
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I love everything about your place & your gorgeous little dog!

posted by quickly mandy on April 15, 2011 at 3:19am
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posted by frauc on April 11, 2011 at 11:37pm
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I love the harmony! Very original and obviously a home.

posted by doony on April 12, 2011 at 1:15am
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I am in love.

I personally love the amount of plants you have in your apartment.

I also adore how most furniture is set so low -- it makes the place look more spacious than 900 sq ft.

I am glad to see a place that has a urban/indie style look so personal. Most places that want to achieve this style usually end up looking like an ikea/unban outfitters catalogue.

posted by lilteef on April 12, 2011 at 1:33am
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I do love plants!! (Our last place was a bit larger and we had outdoor space.) I tried to consolidate most of them to the drainpipe and under the windows in the "living room", but as they make for good space separation, they tend to be in other parts of the space as well! i can't help it!

I got the couch a few years ago in the "as-is" section of a local furniture store. the upholstery had fallen on hard times. We really liked the shape and comfort, so rather than replacing or paying to re-upholster, i started patching over a year ago. it's a big project (8' couch), but in the end i think we'll end up with something personal and unique. we've used a lot of friends' old jeans and scraps from other projects!

Again, thanks for all the kind words everyone! Bethany, we would love to do a house tour! i'll contact you shortly. thank you

posted by Adam Pogue on April 12, 2011 at 1:58pm
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that couch is horrible! the rest of the space is awesome!

posted by conejitoasesino on April 12, 2011 at 4:28pm
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This is my favorite! Love the yellow wall, love the shelves, love love love the plants.

posted by bcode on April 12, 2011 at 8:08pm
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Disagree with above, the couch is fabulous, particularly because it has a story. (Not sure about the pillows on it...)
The yellow wall is artful and incredible, and the photos make it feel like you are living in a classy greenhouse. I particularly love the plants on the wall shelves; you're lucky you have such fantastic light! The strange canvas rolling cart thing is not the most visually appealing, but I suspect it has an important purpose so I won't criticize. Your house is totally amazing.

posted by VeraJ on April 12, 2011 at 11:42pm
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That wall is incredible! The couch I'm not so crazy about -- I think I'd like the patchwork, if it wasn't denim. But I appreciate the story and it looks like tons of work went into it, so you are justifiably proud of it. All in all, fabulous. (And I covet one of those canvas rolling cart things...)

posted by FrontPorchPirate on April 13, 2011 at 12:23pm
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You should win just for having Clockwork Orange on the TV.

posted by Eva Gorman on April 14, 2011 at 12:56pm
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LOVE love LOVE love LOVE.

...That is all. :)

posted by literaghost on April 14, 2011 at 10:17pm
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I LOVE IT! You guys really did something special here. I love all the handmade furniture and personal touches. It's nice that IKEA isn't all over this apartment. REALLY GREAT!!! YOU GOT MY VOTE!

posted by spaghetti on April 14, 2011 at 11:50pm
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hey Adam-- We accept your proposal! I think that is a sweet idea, and our cocker spaniel and your wiener dog would makes awesome play pals. Love your style.

posted by Rich Downey on April 15, 2011 at 9:46am
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That wall is about to be SO FAMOUS!

posted by Trandroid on April 15, 2011 at 11:12pm
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Thanks! The wall was taped off and painted. The rug I got like 6 years ago for $80 or something like that.

posted by Adam Pogue on April 18, 2011 at 10:29pm
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This was my first favorite. Gorgeously bohemian! So much personal personality.

posted by LittleMissSunshine on April 20, 2011 at 3:04am
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i am absolutely in LOVE with that yellow wall. genius. i think that a house can never have too many house plants. they provide so much more life. i love this place! great job! can't wait for the house tour!

posted by mekleiber on April 20, 2011 at 3:52pm
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the plants are so well-incorporated into your space; I may consider adding some to mine now that I've been inspired by yours . . .

posted by glasgowgirl on April 20, 2011 at 5:03pm
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I love the plant life in this home! To me, nothing makes a home feel more alive than an abundance of strategically placed plants.

posted by cvin0110 on April 21, 2011 at 11:57am
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Your apartment incorperates everything essential in a home; plants, pets, sunlight, a splash of color and a persian rug. Love it.

posted by happyunbirthday on April 21, 2011 at 2:08pm
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Your space has such a nice visual texture to it. Love all the plants too. I wish I could keep up with plant care, but water-once-a-month cacti are the best I can do.

posted by analogdialog on April 22, 2011 at 6:39pm
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posted by Betsy Olsson on April 24, 2011 at 1:53am
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I need that couch.

posted by anshams on April 26, 2011 at 2:11pm
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Hey, Thanks again for all the comments! And thanks for the couch comments too.

posted by Adam Pogue on April 26, 2011 at 10:31pm
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you had me until i saw that couch

posted by valentino1 on May 10, 2011 at 7:54am
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very original and cool couch...love the plant life

posted by Debbie Chap on June 26, 2011 at 1:08pm
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