Архив автора: Jessica Isaac

Design (& Life!) Lessons from a Forever Renter

My name is Jessica and I’m a serial renter. I first dipped my toe in the proverbial musky beige carpet in 2007, signing the lease on an affordable two-bedroom unit in Riverside, California. While I’ve only lived in three places throughout my 10 years as a renter, I’ve run the gamut of roommates, ugly permanent fixtures, and term lengths (my current stint finally being in an actual stand-alone house in Los Angeles), and as someone who loves design, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. It’s a renters world and gone are the days of treating your rental like the purgatory of housing. Here are some ways you can (and should) stop seeing your place as a rental and start making it the home of your dreams (according to my own experiences). (далее…)

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Make it Work: 8 Beautiful Bedrooms that Include Home Offices

If you’ve had it when it comes to dreary home office spaces, listen up. Those who are short on space or privacy (i.e. roommates) needn’t look further than the room you sleep in for home workspace, and while writing emails may not be high on your list of favorite bedroom activities, these nine bedroom office nooks are so good they’ll have you reducing your commute time in big way. (далее…)

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Taking the Wallpaper Plunge

Wallpaper is a big commitment. On a scale from Tinder to eHarmony, it’s more along the lines of arranged marriage. However, while repainting your walls over and over can be great fun, sometimes a dozen Benjamin Moores just can’t compare to a one-of-a-kind striking print that will always stay true to itself and never leave you because it’s literally plastered to your wall with a heavy-duty adhesive. If you’re still unsure about taking the wallpaper plunge, here are 5 either/or questions to guide you through your wallpaper courtship. (далее…)

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A California Cool Home with Parisian Charm — House Tour

Name: Candace and Jason
Location: West Hollywood, California
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years Lived In: 6 months, renting

Apartment Therapy first caught up with interior designer Candace Soriano (now Rein) and her husband Jason Rein in 2015, touring their Old World Home with Modern California Charm in Hancock Park. While a lot has happened in two years (a wedding, a move, and a new little one on the way, to name a few), Candace has managed to create a whole new charming home just a few miles away by using some of the same pieces and a few new refreshing updates, including a bedroom inspired by the city Jason proposed in — Paris, bien súr. (далее…)

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