Friday, June 12, 2009

Yet More From My New Place



In my last post about my new Venice, CA studio, I promised I would show you more very soon, and here it is.
In this little blue nook, I placed a fun mannequin which wears my hats piled up, and keeps my shawl and favorite necklace handy. Next to it is a bookshelf that conveniently folds up - I really needed some space for the many books I have been reading since I moved to California 7 months ago. (In case you're wondering, yes, I did read them all). The red ottoman goes with the chair I featured in my last home post, and which many of you took to calling Benjy's chair...

25 comments:

Annie said...

That is a wonderful new apartment, looks like it has some nice storage. How is Mr. Benjy like the new home?

Mary-Laure said...

ANNIE - yes, it has too much storage for a minimalist like me, way too much.
El señor Benjy is crazy about the new place, especially because it has a wonderful garden view and because several of my neighbors have dogs he has become friends with...

A World in a PAN said...

So so many books!!!!

Kristina * said...

oh, you've got built-in cupboards, how great is that? i've always wanted some...

have a lovely weekend!

J Elaine said...

I see elements of you here - delicacy, flowers, books, sentimentality, and some minimalism. You are beautiful and it seems you have built a peaceful new home. Or, is it El señor Benjy's? I'll bet he likes napping on those large tiles on warm CA days.

coco said...

Great pictures. It looks like a lovely place.

Beth said...

A folding bookshelf?! That really appeals to me. (Guess anything to do with books does…)
Love the mannequin!

miss cavendish said...

Books make a home . . .

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I know that bookcase....oh to be a minimalist.....

Mary-Laure said...

BETH - yes, it's quite convenient, especially for transportation.

MISS CAVENDISH - that could be my motto.

Bitterbetty said...

so cute... so tidy!
Next time i'm in LA we should have coffee...

n a t s u m i said...

Your room is very organized and tidy. I don't have lots of books but art supplies... I need to get organized..

ps. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
I live in ny....

edi retnati said...

I hope you enjoy stay at your new apartment for a long time...

Gabbi said...

Your new place looks lovely, I really like the way you painted the nook blue, gives such a nice contrast. Also, all those cabinets must be incredibly convenient!

Mary-Laure said...

BITTERBETTY - yes! yes! yes! Do drop me line next time you're in LA, I'd love to meet the Bitterest of us all!

GABBI - actually, the owner of the place had instructed the painters to paint over the blue, so that the entire room would be the same color but I said, Stop! I like the contrast.

jane said...

how exciting! enjoy!:)

Spangler Cummings said...

Where did you get the fabulous mannequin? I want one...

Mary-Laure said...

SPANGLER - you're not going to believe this but I got it FOR FREE from the woman who sold me the huge mirror. She was just giving it away because she had a new one... Isn't it unbelievable?

Sammi said...

Your new home looks wonderful :o)

chicknamedhermia said...

Awh wow ...I'm so jealous!!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Lov the baby blue on the wall...so cozzzy!

ONiC said...

cutee. inspirations for my room :)

[Tara] said...

Very lovely and cozy!! I also use my mannequin to pile things on ;)

littlebird said...

your new place looks great, hope you are settled in.

kendalee said...

I'm so enjoying the glimpses into your lovely apartment. Books make any place home.