The La Jolla house had a lot of quirks, one of which being that it was 100 stories and our calves got a major workout on install day! Okay, okay, it was 4 stories, but it really felt like 100! Alright, back to the staging- we actually staged this one to be used as an AirBnb last summer, which was a first for us. We had to think about the design in a bit more ‘user friendly’ way rather than just aesthetic and how it will photograph for the listing like our usual stagings.
In the main living room, we opted for a smaller grey sofa and black leather chairs to avoid staining as much as possible, but it also added a much needed moodiness into that room, which we loved. In the downstairs living room we went with a lighter, more airy pallette to take away from the fact that it was a bit of an awkwardly shaped room. But the windows in this room made up for it and offered the most stunning birds eye views of the backyard and jungle-y ravine adjacent.
Four bedrooms, a bonus room and yet another set of stairs later and you’ve finally made it to the back patio overlooking the ravine. Such a great space to entertain and host large dinner parties! The furniture that we brought in helped to showcase how a long, narrow patio can be turned into 3 very separate usable spaces, a bonfire area, dining and lounge space.