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LA House Tour

Venice, CA

My LA Home Tour: Dining Nook

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!  I am so excited to share my dining nook with you.  This little alcove was empty when I moved in, and I immediately envisioned a cozy dining bench built into the corner.  I found a picture of one I loved on Pinterest, showed it to my contractor and he built it in 2 days.  It’s one of my most used areas in the house.  I love eating breakfast here, having meetings around the table, and bringing my laptop to work.  I rotate the flowers and coffee table books I keep on it and it always brightens my day when I walk by and see a pop of color in that corner. For artwork, I made custom art to hang in this nook.  I love the look of custom art – it’s so unique – and SO easy to make!  The larger piece is a textile I picked up on a trip to San Miguel de Allende.  A woman handmade the piece and I knew I had to bring it home with me the second I saw it!  The wonderful team at Simply Framed laid it in this stunning lucite frame.  The other two pictures are actually just photos I tore out of a magazine and a coffee table book and put in Restoration Hardware frames! Shop all of my dining NOOK decor belowIncluding this chandelier, this table, and these bistro chairs. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
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Venice, CA

My LA Home Tour: Bedroom

Happy Friday! My bedroom is by far my favorite room in the house .  It’s super open, bright, and airy with wood beams and cool grey walls.  I get so many questions about the paint color and I unfortunately don’t know what color it is since it was there when I moved in!  Home Depot or Lowe’s are usually pretty good about matching colors based on photos so I suggest bringing it there. For my bedroom, I was inspired by one of my best friend’s houses.I basically copied almost everything in her bedroom – from her bed, to her linen bedding, bench, shearling rug, and rustic wood nightstand!  I couldn’t resist – and luckily she didn’t mind :)  Most of the furniture is from Restoration Hardware, so I’m including some similar, more affordable options below.  Pro tip: if you find let’s say, a dresser you love, but you hate the knobs or handles – just swap them out for chicer ones from Anthropologie – completely changes the look!  I did this with a ton of Ikea furniture in my NYC apartment. Another question I get asked often is – are linen sheets comfortable?  Yes, the ones from Restoration Hardware and Parachute Home are insanely soft and comfortable.  They are super breathable and I love that they feel worn and lived in.  Now that I’ve gone linen I can never go back haha!  My sister has linen sheets as well – hers are from West Elm, and she says the same thing. Stay tuned for the rest of my house tour next week and enjoy your weekend!!!
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Venice, CA

My LA Home Tour: Kitchen

Welcome to my Venice beach house! I am so excited to start sharing pictures from inside my home with you throughout this week.  Many of you have seen sneak peeks of the space on my Instagram (@kattanita), my home tour video, My Domaine and Jenni Kayne!  Today, I wanted to give you an in depth look at one of my favorite spaces in the house; my kitchen. I’ve always believed that a kitchen is the heart of a home.It’s a place where meals are made to nourish ourselves and our loved ones, where friends and family gather around the island to catch up, and where glasses of wine and chocolate are enjoyed at the counter!  It was always my dream to have a big white kitchen with stainless steel appliances – so when I saw this kitchen I instantly fell in love with the home.  I didn’t have to change or update anything in the kitchen, besides the lights that I switched out for these Serena and Lily pendants.  I added these bar stools (also from Serena and Lily), a fun Turkish rug, and of course tons of pots, pans, dishes, cutting boards, and personal touches like this bulletin board and all of my favorite candles. I put this kitchen to great use this year – testing out hundreds of different recipes for my cookbook which will be out next year!  I can’t believe I actually get to share that I wrote a cookbook!  AH!  I will share pre-order details with you as soon as I have them (and more details in general!) but in the meantime I’ll be posting recipes from it on Wellness Wednesdays over the next few months.   Sign up here to stay in the know and get a pre-order alert once it’s out!
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Venice, CA

My LA Home Tour

I’m so excited to finally share my LA Home Tour with you! I moved into my Venice beach house a year and a half ago from NYC.  I instantly fell in love with Venice after renting an airbnb here 2 summers ago.  I love that I can walk everywhere, how friendly and warm everyone is, the amazing, gourmet restaurants and mix of high end and eclectic specialty shops, and the laid-back surfer, beach town vibe.  It’s an incredibly unique place and I’m so happy to have landed here! I’ll be talking more about my decor process and style later this week through photos, but for now here are links to where everything is from and the grand tour!  My home is definitely more beachy/coastal inspired than my NYC apartment and I incorporated a lot of white/bright neutrals to give it that airy feel. I hope you enjoy!
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