When Jaime of Prudent Baby sent us photos of her gorgeous Los Angeles home to woo us out her way for a House Crashing adventure we were so there. Except for the whole newborn thing. So we decided to virtually crash her pad instead. Here’s the charming exterior- isn’t it sweet?
And look, here are the lovely homeowners now: Jaime, her husband Carleton and their sweet daughter Scarlet.
But enough fresh air, let’s get inside. Check out the adorable homemade silhouettes of the family (including the dog) hanging by the door. And the stunning distressed wood chest by the window was scored for $35 at a flea market. Just beyond that space is a small breakfast room with a chair for relaxing and a mini kitchen for Scarlet.
Then we have the actual kitchen, which is open to the sunny breakfast room on one end and the dining room on the other. The glass cabinet door fronts keep things feeling open and less heavy than solid wood ones would. And we love that orange mixer in the corner- so sunny and fun.
Here’s the adjoining dining area that looks lively, eclectic and oh so posh. We love that Jaime found the mirror frame on clearance for $15 at Home Goods (and had a mirror cut to fit the inside). And she hunted down more affordable Louis Ghost chairs on eBay.
Here’s the living room which again is full of eclectic finds and a mix of posh pieces and thrift store rescues. We love the splash of color in the sofa and the fact that the room is actually super lived in (as demonstrated by the plethora of books in those bookcases and the basket under the side table full of Scarlet’s toys).
One of the coolest features in the living room is a large gray tone-on-tone cabinet (which Jaime stalked until it went on clearance from Anthropologie). Not only does it lend tons of storage and style, we love how much height and dimension it adds to the white wall next to that large picture window.
And because we couldn’t resist sharing the gray cabinet from another angle, here you go:
You may notice a small office in the background that Jaime was able to work in thanks to using some light and airy pieces that don’t feel too heavy for the corner of the room:
Here’s the crisp and inviting guest bathroom complete with a little stool for Scarlet that Jaime craftily DIYed. We love how open the room feels thanks to the glass shower door and the mirrored backsplash that was added to the built-in across from the pedestal sink.
Next we have their bedroom, complete with another DIY project (yup, Jaime whipped up that headboard herself!). And we love how she chose an unapologetic lush red tone for the walls to play off the inky blue headboard fabric for a cheerful yet surprisingly high end result. Doesn’t it feel like a boutique hotel in there?
And here we have their bathroom which is pretty much always flooded with light (oh LA, does the sun ever set there?). We also adore the great handheld shower (it has such a chic vintage feeling) and of course that DIYed yellow stool (a thrift store rescue covered in Dwell pillowcase fabric) paired with the clawfoot tub. And the gorgeous marble hex floor is totally speaking our language. Who’s in the mood for a bath now? Just me? Come on, I can’t be the only one.
And here we have one of the most cheerful and fun places in the house- it’s little Scarlet’s nursery. We love that Jaime took on a ton of homemade projects in here (from the crocheted pennant garlands to the window treatments and even the spray painted Ikea mirror above the bed). We can only imagine how much Scarlet loves her special space.
And because we know you guys love a source list, here you go (be sure to follow all the links that say “DIYed” back to Jaime’s blog for more info):
Living room- blue chair: Anthropologie sale find, white chair: Jonathan Adler store display chair, Ikat pelmets: DIYed, orange bench: Pottery Barn, blue couch: The Dock Downtown, coffee table: Platner, lucite console used as desk: CB2, Eames chair: Modernica, gray cabinet: Anthropologie clearance sale, honeycomb end table: Anthropologie, brown leather/white wood chair: Jonathan Adler sample from eBay, pelmets: homemade with eBay fabric, painting above desk: LACMA Art Rental and Sales Gallery (rented for 8 yrs and finally paid off). Dining room/kitchen- mirror: $15 Homegoods frame with new mirror added, wire C Jere sculpture: ebay, buffet: Fairfax flea market, dining table: Brocade Home, Louis Ghost chairs: eBay, dining chairs: Wisteria, little cabinet: from a furniture mart (I added fabric to the doors), captain’s wheel: Melrose Flea Market. Entryway/Breakfast nook- cameo plates: DIYed, bird embroidered chair: Anthropologie sale item, play kitchen – Kidcraft from Costco. Nursery- rocking chair: Nurseryworks sleepytime chair, crib: WalMart, bookshelf: Oeuf Mini-Library, spray painted frame: from Ikea, pelmets: DIYed with Ikea fabric, pom pom curtains: DIYed, crib sheets: DIYed w/ Alexander Henry fabric, leather pouf: Calypso, crochet pennant garland: DIYed. Main bedroom- headboard: DIYed with Otomi fabric from eBay, end tables: West Elm, pillowcases: DIYed. Bathrooms- remixed thrift store find, Indian-style-print roman shades from World Market, kids stepstool: DIYed, matryoshka tray: DIYed.
So there you have it, a stunning Los Angeles haven full of clearance finds, eBay scores and homemade projects galore. Thanks so much for inviting us into your gorgeous home to snoop around Jaime! Oh and feel free to check out her new book since she so generously allowed us to poke around her home. Now let’s play a game we like to call what’s-your-favorite-part? We’re torn between that giant gray on gray cabinet in the living room and the sweet homemade silhouettes in the entryway. And that nursery. So sweet…
Psst- We’re always on the hunt for a mouthwatering house (or ten) to crash, so if you or anyone you know has a casa that’s feature-ready just shoot us an email along with some photos of the space and if we’re ever in the neighborhood we’ll be sure to drop in.
iz @ btb says
Oh my gosh, I love the exterior. It’s so inviting. And I love how their house looks like it’s actually lived in.
I just did a sihlouette of our dog a few days ago…
Amanda V says
Shrerry isn’t that the same crib you have for sweet Clara?!?
Jessica @ How Sweet says
I absolutely LOVE that gray cabinet. I feel like my ceilings are too low for something like that, but I love it!
OMG! Adorable couple, adorable baby, adorable house! Thanks for sharing:)
Jessie (Bites and Pieces) says
What a beautiful home! I really love the nursery and living room. :)
Is that the same crib that you guys have?
Yup, same crib! It’s such a small world.
They have the same crib as you guys! One I’ve been eyeing myself! :) BTW, how do you guys like the crib? One of the reviews said that their feet sometimes bump into the drawer. Does that ever happen?
We’re loving our crib. So far we have no complaints!
gorgeous and hip. I love their style. Is it possible to get some paint colors as well? I couldn’t find them in the source list. I particularly love the living room wall color.
Good question! Here’s hoping Jaime will drop by with that info soon.
Oh my gosh – that blue couch is **GORGEOUS**!!! Thanks so much for this crash – looking forward to following her blog now:)
Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy says
Wow, this is my favourite House Crashing visit yet! Thanks so much!
Thanks for sharing a house from the West!
I love it!
My favorite crash, so far, I think! I love the eclectic, but comfortable feel of the whole house. Especially digging the blue sofa, nearly imperceptible desk, and what’s wiry-looking contraption on the dining room wall? Love that!
I want to live in this house, or at least have Jaime come decorate mine. So lovely!!
I’m completely in love with that sofa and the bathroom.
What are the doodads on the dining room wall– fire escapes with laundry hanging from them? I’m sorry not to see them a little closer.
LOVE the living room and the bedroom. By far the hippest house you have featured yet – very eclectic. Love it! Thanks.
Yes, I love the paint color in the kitchen if you can provide it. I was just thinking about re-painting mine this week and my cabinets are the exact same has theirs!
This house is gorgeous!! I loved every part of the tour!! I have an idea for YHL: What about a bad house crashing tour? See what the YHL community can suggest to help a house out. The bad house owner must commit to a redo and promise promise promise lots of photos! haha…I think I have a house in mind…mine!! Anyway, I loved this tour. Thanks for sharing!!
To funny! We’ll add it to our (admittedly very long) to do list!
The Virginia House says
The house is so cute! Love all the light. Great job, and a fun “trip” to LA.
LOVE this house. I want to steal their bathroom!!!
That headboard is AMAZING.
Adorable house! I love it. That bathroom makes me want to find a way to add built-ins to our hall bath in a future renovation.
Love it and I’m seconding the request for the homeowner to please share paint colors! Though I am interested in what she used in her lovely kitchen.
Love the gray cabinet! I’d also love to know the kitchen wall color and the bathroom cabinet color if possible. Thanks!
I LOVE this house. I like how they put their own unique personality into it and that it looks lived in. The blue couch is gorgeous!
Lisa in Seattle says
This is such a great space – looks like something we’d see in a Sneak Peek on Design*Sponge! They have a fantastic relaxed, eclectic style and I’ll bet people love to come visit. Loving that headboard and I know I’ve seen that fabric in red somewhere else (Design*Sponge? I Suwannee?). Question: How do people decide whether or not to use area rugs on hardwood floors? A bare wood floor makes me feel really twitchy and I want to go around in the middle of the night installing area rugs everywhere, like the Flokati Fairy.
Anyone care to weigh in on Lisa’s rug question?
I think there are some really neat things happening in this space and lots of enviable elements (color, texture, etc.). But if someone was coming to my house to photograph it, I might tidy-up just a bit more. Again it’s lovely, albeit a tad disheveled. JMO.
Jocelyn Stott says
Great balance of color and white. Looks like a great little spot to call home.
Ooh! I love her master bedroom and built in bookcases are my favorite too!! I wish I had them!! The baby’s room is adorable too! Lots of inspiring aspects!! Thanks for the house crash and thanks to the homeowners for sharing!
@Lisa the Flokati Fairy 1:20PM
We bought our first home last year, and it has hardwood everywhere but the master bathroom and guest bathroom (which have marble tile). At first, I searched everywhere for a few area rugs to spread around, but as we lived here longer, I realized how much the hair my dog sheds spreads around (we never noticed in our old, wall-to-wall carpeted apartment). It’s much, much easier to just swiffer everything up than to have to break out a vacuum to do area rugs. If I find one I love, then I would still probably get it, but I don’t want one just to have one. That said, we do have sheepskins from Ikea on either side of our bed so we have something soft to step onto in the mornings. Hope that explains one person’s reasoning :)
Laura @ youngDCliving says
Such a nice house! I love the paint color in the kitchen–have the owners posted that yet?? I also love the funky wall art in the dining room, what exactly is that? Thanks! :)
Jaime hasn’t dropped in with those answers yet but we’re hoping she will pretty soon. Stay tuned…
Oh. My. GOSH. This house is FAN-TASTIC!
The bedrooms are my favorite! I love all the color and how instead of everything looking strategic, it looks lived in and loved and comfy and eclectic.
Best house crashing yet. And since you’ve crashed my house, you know I really mean it.
Jane Lynch says
Ditto on the kitchen color- love it! Where are the Ikat pelmets?
can’t wait to see what color is in the Kitchen, it’s fantastic.
Wow, I love everything about it including that awesome front door!
I love the House Crashing if for no other reason than it helps me refine my own style (like your other post today!). This house has WAY too much clutter for me, which I didn’t realize I had such a strong dislike for. I love how light and bright their house is though, and I saw that clear desk on HGTV just last weekend on one of their remodeling shows!
Hi everyone!!! thanks for all the lovely comments. so, aboutthe paint colors, i actually don’t know the paint color in the kitchen or the bathroom becuase when we moved in they were already there and I loved them so much I didn’t repaint. Scarlet’s room is painted a yellow that I had color matched to Julia Rothman’s daydream wallpaper, and the bedroom is Glidden Frankly Scarlet.
Lisa, I agree with commenter Taylor about the rugs. I actually love rugs and have quite few in storage, but with the baby running around and a dog and a cat shedding, it is just easier for now to swiffer the stray hairs away. When Scarlet is older I will put them back out.
Miranda and Laura, the wiry thing in the dining room is a C Jere sculpture. If you look up “c jere” on ebay you will see tons and tons of great ones and imitation ones, some are awesome and some are scary, but they add great dimension to a wall and a little sixties flare.
Mel – you should see my house when i’m NOT taking pictures of it, ha. it’s hard to keep the place super tidy with a toddler but we do our best. i also just like having a home that feels lived in, i remember so many things we weren’t allowed to touch as a child and I don’t want my daughter to feel that way.
Michelle- i cant imagine any scenario in which a child’s feet would bump into the drawer on the crib? that’s never happened to us. i totally recommend the wal mart crib. everyone things it is oeuf, butone zillionth the price. it allowed us to splurge on the oeuf bookshelf :)
Melissa- the best thing about the built in in the bathroom is this: the master bath and guest bath share a wall, so the built in cabinets open on both sides, so you can store all your tp or bath supplies in one cabinet yet reach them from both bathrooms
thank you so much for all your kind words and to sherry and john! it’s so fun being house crashed!!
Emma Woo says
Hi guys, I just couldn’t resist adding a word to your vocab. What you over there call a ‘pennant garland’ we in England call ‘bunting’. No idea why, but my Kiwi housemate nearly wet herself laughing the first time I said the word to her!
Haha, good to know! We love learning new terms- especially cute English ones!
anna see says
Oh my goodness! I am in love with this home, inside and out. What a delight for the eyes. Thanks for sharing!!
LOVE Jaime’s home! So nice to see it here. The bedroom is to die for. Well done, Jaime!
Love love love this house and its bright, happy vibe. I covet those hex tiles in the bathroom. Must say that I’m a bit confused by the clutter comments – the home looks neat (but lived-in) to me. Have I mentioned I love it?
I’ve been following Jaime’s “500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for my Baby Daughter” blog for some time now, and I’m so glad to have learned about prudentbaby.com. Thanks, YHL!
What a beautiful home! I especially love the DIY headboard ~ so chic!
Thanks for sharing :)
Jaime’s home is as beautiful and stylish in person as it is in these photos! One of my happiest places to be… with a glass of champagne on that cozy turquoise sofa!
We have the exact same tangerine Kitchen Aid mixer! LOVE IT! check out our kitchen… currently trying to decide on a wall color to bring out the orange accents. any ideas people??
Anyone have ideas for Bethany? Cream always looks good with orange (along with chocolate, charcoal, mocha, sand, and even navy). Hope it helps!
I want that couch!! It looks like the Dock Downtown has closed. Does any one have an idea where else to get it? Awesome house!
Wow, what a gorgeous home! Particularly love the DIYed otomi fabric covered head board in the master bedroom against that stunning red wall. Beautiful! The rug in little Scarlet’s gorgeous nursery … is it a Jonathan Adler? If not, can you share where you sourced it from?
Here’s hoping Jaime stops in with that info for ya!
hi jane! that zebra rug was from target. the dwell baby line :)
I have the tangerine Kitchen Aid, too. We haven’t talked about paint yet for our new apartment, but I’m thinking a pale, pale gray for the walls. I provide contrast to the tangerine with turquoise accents, though I think navy or cabbage green would be great, too.
btw, nice job with your backsplash!
[email protected] lane says
their house is great! loves: dining room table, office area, diy headboard(i need the scoop) and the nursery. i’ve seen it featured before and loved it then too.
I suppose that everything is relative, but I also have to disagree with the tidy comments–to me, the house looks really fabulous and put-together. Everything seems to have a place and appears to be in its place; there isn’t any junk piled up anywhere, or on the floors or shelves. I always think it’s kind of odd (spooky even) if I see a house of someone who has kids, but no sign of toys or books (speaking of, the nursery is probably my favorite!). Altogether, the house actually looks somewhat minimalist to me–most of the rooms have lighter colored walls, and there are white (or no) curtains, which seem to make the art and colorful furniture to pop and really stand out as individual pieces (with probably even room for additional artwork later on). Also, that desk is amazing–you should send a picture of your office/workspace to unclutter.com! Brilliant!
I adore this house. What a fun place it must be to come home to. Thanks for letting us in.
I think pale ice blue always looks great with bright orange.