Homes

This post originally appeared on Refinery29. I moved in with my boyfriend a little over a year ago. Our new home is a gorgeous, 1939 Art Deco-style building in the heart of West Hollywood; it’s twice as lovely and almost twice as big as our last apartment. Our furniture is a merry jumble of whatever we brought with us in our cross-country move and whatever we could scrap together before we started our new jobs — and our new life — in L.A. As we were dreaming up ways to

As Vice President of New Markets for onefinestay, a successful start-up that provides full-service rentals for vacationers at distinctive and gorgeous homes, Alexandra Rethore has a pretty long to-do list. But somewhere between locating gorgeous properties around the world and driving new market expansion, Alex found time to design her own space. After Laurel & Wolf revamped the onefinestay offices, Alex was ready to let a Laurel & Wolf designer take the reigns and redo her living room. She selected Dustin Webb to design a space inspired by her “eclectic yet purposeful, polished, and cozy style.” When I come home,

There comes a time in the lives of many when cohabitation with a significant other seems like the next step in the game of life. While it all sounds like the ultimate good time in the beginning (living with your best friend and lover, woo!), there are many challenges couples face when they make this big leap. [Think you’re ready to move in with your boo? Make sure you read this first!] When Jen moved into her boyfriend’s 3-bedroom Santa Monica condo with a dog and fish in tow, they inevitably agreed

Nurseries make us squeal here at Laurel & Wolf. We love everything about them: the plush textiles, the soft colors, the adorable baby animal photos that hang on the walls. We’ve seen hundreds of nursery design projects get Laurel & Wolf’ed and we love how unique and interesting each and every one is thanks to our incredible Laurel & Wolf designers. We especially love when our clients are excited to work with their designers by integrating furniture they already own, pieces that hold sentimental value, and DIY projects into their Laurel

This particular design project was an especially exciting one for us at Laurel & Wolf for a number of reasons. Chiefly, because it features the space of our very own Co-Founder and CMO, Brandon Kleinman! Located in L.A.’s Fairfax district, Brandon lives with his adorable pitbull Clyde, within walking distance of a plethora of Los Angeles hot spots. Brandon lucked out with the prime location and historically fascinating apartment, but his bachelor pad needed a major design overhaul.  Interior designer Jamie Nash stepped in and helped him transform his living and dining

A few months ago we met Bethany Struble, a beautiful and talented blogger, photographer, singer, and mommy! When we saw her 5-year-old daughter Kylie, we immediately knew we wanted to have a Laurel & Wolf designer makeover her room! BEFORE Bethany launched Kylie’s bedroom design contest and invited her followers to vote on the submitted designs. You can see them all here on her blog. WINNING STYLE BOARD The winning designer was Heidi Caillier, an experienced designer whose philosophy is “to create spaces that feel lived in and comfortable but that look great

Bar carts are an entertaining essential. Whether you are hosting guests in your living room, dining room, or patio, a bar cart will travel with you to complement the scene. It’s a great decorative piece for any room that will always impress guests. BEFORE We started with a contemporary chrome bar cart with mirrored trays that we bought at Z Gallerie. We thought it would be a fun challenge to turn it from glam to gallant! AFTER With a chalkboard sign, decorative accessories, and all of the alcohol essentials, this masculine bar cart is ready to

Laurel & Wolf completed this beautiful nursery makeover for a growing family! With a budget of $1,000, our designers faced a true challenge to whip this room into shape. Luckily, the family had an extra crib and dresser in their house that made their way into the final designs. See how Laurel & Wolf turned this nursery from messy and pink to sleek and chic in hues of blue and grey. BEFORE WINNING STYLE BOARD AFTER How incredible is this makeover? An updated nursery is one of the best things you can do

For this chic Venice, CA bedroom makeover, designer Lucinda Pace wanted to create a space that felt laid-back, sophisticated, and masculine with a coastal vibe and nod to the craftsman architecture. All this while still suited for a young entrepreneur living and working in Silicon Beach. Mixed metals and reclaimed woods paired with natural fibers gave the right amount of subtle sheen with a young, eco-conscious style. We also incorporated products from fellow start-up companies Parachute Home and Casper. The space is airy and receives beautiful natural light, so minimal pieces and

This admirable veteran husband surprised his wife by entering her to win a Laurel & Wolf master bedroom #GetYourDesignOn makeover for the annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Dustin Abbas sent us an amazing letter about how his wonderful wife selflessly supports the family and their community.  We fell in love with the Abbas family after that and knew that their home was about to be transformed!  The master bedroom needed new furniture , art, and accessories. The goal was to create an updated space that would serve as a retreat for Dustin and Tanya.

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