Anna & AJ's Eco Loft
Name:Anna & AJ
Location:Los Angeles, California
What I Love About My Home
Anna works for a solar nonprofit so she talks about green jobs as her day job. We decided to live at T-Lofts since it was marketed as an eco loft, and using green elements was a natural requirement for the design. The result includes bamboo and cork flooring, aura paint in all rooms, furniture made locally in LA, and pieces made of cardboard, reclaimed wood, abaca, and organic cotton. Our favorite elements include the Zebrano accent wall in the dining area and the diy mosaics in the entryway that highlight AJ's video projects (as well as cleverly cover our breaker panel).
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
As real estate and design rookies, we were overwhelmed when coming up with a comprehensive concept for our new loft. After months of undecisiveness (and trying to relax and watch TV from a yoga mat or air mattress), we enlisted the professional help of design duo - Natalie and Sayre - of Younger & Ziskin. They were successful in making the final result still feel like our place, and our space is at a stage where we feel confident making future design choices as our style evolves. In addition to being a complete project, the biggest challenge was defining the spaces for the open floor plan. AJ is a freelance editor, so at home, he is surrounded by stacks of hard drives. The custom built pony wall provides separation between his office space and the living area, as well as a hiding place for the maze of cables.
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