Ariel's Wrap Around Jewel Box
Location:Los Angeles, California
What I Love About My Home
I recently had to downsize, and made it my mission to make this little studio apartment a place I loved to spend time in. I think it's a complete reflection of who I am: fun, creative, and a little unusual. I love that all my favorite things are out, yet it still doesn't feel cramped or cluttered. Even though it's small, my friends love coming over to hang out!
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
I wanted separation between my sleeping and living areas, but not at the expense of the room feeling smaller. I developed a system of bookshelves using springloaded IKEA shelf standards (which I had powdercoated off-white to feel less industrial,) and designed a system of wrap-around shelving, which I painted chartreuse (!) to create the screen. In between the shelf standards, I made removable scrims. At night, it's like a glowing jewel box. I painted the back wall "Chocolate Pudding" brown, which I think makes the wall recede, and added mirrors to all the door panels.
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