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Christina's Carved-Up Space




Santa Monica, California



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What I Love About My Home

I love how bright and sunny and cheerful it is. We get a lot of light and we overlook a beautiful courtyard. That, plus the mix of fun prints and accessories makes it a really happy space.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

Because my boyfriend and I both work at home most of the time we both needed office spaces. It was definitely a challenge to create two comfortable work spaces in a one bedroom apartment without sacrificing comfortable living spaces, but I love how we ended up carving up the living room into work areas and a lounging area.

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Stencil or painted, we like the tree limb with birds off-set but the light, sky blue color wall.

posted by THE BASICS Magazine on April 18, 2011 at 11:46am
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This space feels so open and airy! Perfect :) I adore it.

posted by Sidhe Cat on April 19, 2011 at 12:06am
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I could never share a workspace with someone else. I need at least the illusion of solitude.... Love your dining area by the window!

posted by ShannonTaylor on April 18, 2011 at 11:49am
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it's v sunny and cheerful indeed =)

posted by JulianneMay on April 18, 2011 at 11:44am
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The blue in the bedroom is so pretty and calming. I like the decals.

I am just curious why you felt you had to seperate your boyfriend's workspace from yours. Why couldn't you both just work at a big table together rather than having to break up the continuity of the small apt with that book shelf between the two desks.?

posted by House Voyeur on April 18, 2011 at 11:46am
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Love the idea of the work space!

posted by Tracy333 on April 18, 2011 at 11:48am
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Please tell us where you got your stencils/decals!

posted by Star Princess on April 18, 2011 at 12:01pm
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Love the look of the bedroom!

posted by I {heart} Rhody on April 18, 2011 at 12:57pm
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I love an embarrassing number of your graphic black-and-white pieces. Can you tell me where you found the chair in the first shot, the pattern for the back of your white bookcase (shelf liner? gift wrap?), and the cushions for your dining room chairs? I especially love the way it plays off the pale blue walls.

posted by kmk355 on April 18, 2011 at 1:25pm
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sooooooooo similar to my place. I LOVE IT. I am definitely going to use decals (in my probably my living room). There is nothing in this world as refreshing as light blue and white!

posted by Trixie Racer on April 18, 2011 at 1:28pm
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It looks like a comfortable place to live.

posted by Asticat on April 18, 2011 at 1:58pm
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can you tell us the name of that blue paint color?

posted by katekoch1 on April 18, 2011 at 2:35pm
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I love the black and white chair so much! Beautiful place.

posted by Rae N on April 18, 2011 at 7:07pm
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love your home ,sweet and pretty.

posted by kimscollectables on April 18, 2011 at 7:06pm
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I normally don't like a house with that much non-neutral color (blue) but this is very peaceful indeed! I LOVE the tree/bird wall!

posted by Shadlyn on April 18, 2011 at 8:54pm
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Thanks for all the nice comments!

The decals are from etsy- the one in the bedroom is from Wall Decors and the one in the living room is from Janey Mac

The paint in the bedroom is Ice Flower from Behr

The black and white chair is from Target, and the print in the back of the bookcase is wrapping paper from Target

I made the cushions in the kitchen- I believe the fabric is a Michael Miller print

posted by ChristinaML on April 18, 2011 at 10:11pm
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i'm surprised your boyfriend is ok living in such a feminine space. mine would hate it!

posted by thekatpack on April 18, 2011 at 11:04pm
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@thekatpack - I don't feel like the space is too feminine plus I have my man-cave section ;)

posted by Geist01 on April 19, 2011 at 12:53pm
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excellent job. your place made me smile.

posted by colleenhanley on April 20, 2011 at 5:48pm
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Your floorplan is almost exactly like mine! Though I envy your ability to paint and your windows...nice job!

posted by ohkatie on April 21, 2011 at 2:11am
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I adore the "C" monogram pillows. Where do we find them? Thanks.

posted by Summer Hut on November 21, 2011 at 4:08pm
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I also like the birdcage in the bedroom.

posted by Summer Hut on November 21, 2011 at 4:10pm
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