last week i had the opportunity to stage a new home designed by architect james meyer oflean/arch in los angeles. meyer's designs are all green built and they're gorgeous. this one sits a few blocks up from the beach. meyer's vision for who might live in this home, was a young, single (uh. and making bank-2.4 million price tag), surfer, who might live here on the weekends. the entire house opens via stacking glass doors. from both floors the view spans from catalina island to malibu. it's absolutely breath taking. here are some shots of what we brought in.
when we shop for our stock (we have a warehouse space filled with everything , dishes, armoires, sofas,beds, art, lamps etc. we bargain hunt like crazy.mind you, staging is a bit different than interior design. it's a bit of set production but
we employ prop stylist methods such as using same colored books for a color block effect, interesting bits to create a story. we shop at target (that apple on the books) we pull photos from magazines and blow them up (surfer magazine are where many of these are from) i love covering a group of books in an interesting fabric for a blitz of color. i will tell you, overstock.com kicks all ass. the two twin beds here were 150.00 a piece. they're beautiful. simple, low a lovely dark wood. from indonesia. they also area a great resource for sea grass area rugs.