Baiyina’s Sophisticated ‘Paris Meets Los Angeles’ Home — House Tour

Follow Apartment Therapy’s board House Tours Apartment Therapy on Pinterest. My dream home is a spanish style bungalow with dark hardwood floors, ceiling beams, mosaic tiles, lush gardens and french doors leading to the pool. My sofa was an amazing find at a local thrift store for $300. Affordable finds, luxe finishes, and metallic pieces blend together, leading into the fabulously pink dining room. I became obsessed with furniture and design by going to flea markets with my aunts so my style naturally evolved to favor mixing pieces of different styles. Proudest DIY: I love the two leopard fur pillows on my sofa. Always keep an overall design vision in mind and resist impulse buys. It’s super comfy and really well made. Each room is mixed with eclectic pieces with fun paint colors. Favorite Element: The calm peaceful vibe. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Biggest Indulgence: My rent. I’ve always been somewhat of a minimalist, using a lot of white/ negative space so the pieces that I loved could take center stage. Even though the space has a simple, edited feel, Baiyini definitely doesn’t shy away from using colors to make a statement, as you can see in the rest of her home. They’re so luxe but in an understated way, which to me is very sophisticated. Dream Sources: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Ochre, Swallowtail Interiors (now closed), Cisco Home, Rug Department at HD Buttercup, ABC Carpet Home, Ligne Roset, Natural Curiosities, Oly Studios

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Resources of Note:
Living Room – Dunn Edwards- Gardenia (walls); Dunn Edwards – White (trim ceiling)
Dining Room – Dunn Edwards – Pale Jasper
Bedroom – Dunn Edwards- Worn Denim
Kitchen – Dunn Edwards – White Sherwin Williams – First Star
Sofa – vintage reupholstered
Fur Pillows – vintage
Fur Throw – Restoration Hardware
Coffee Table, Lounge Chair Side Table – Oly Studios
Brass Lamp – vintage (shade from Practical Props)
Floor Lamp – Ikea
Mirror – vintage
Sisal Rug – West Elm
Yellow Lounge Chairs – vintage
Fiddle leaf Fig – Rolling Greens
Photography – Jon Rou Photography for Zoe Bios Creative
Sideboard – vintage
Drapes – Restoration Hardware
Sheers – Bed, Bath Beyond
Drapery Rod – craigslist – 2 rods used together
Floor Mirror – Ikea
Dining Table – West Elm
Dining Chairs – Vintage
Lucite Wall Calendar – Dare to Be Domestic via Etsy
Shelf – Oly
Chandelier – Practical Props
Lamp – Vintage
Dresser – Ikea
Sheers – Bed Bath Beyond
Drapery Rod – DIY copper pipes from Osh
Mirror – vintage
Stainless Steel Cutting Board/ Wall Shelf/ Knife Rack – Ikea
French Accessories – vintage from my mom
Raffia Bed – Oly Studios
Nightstands- vintage
Antique Chair – vintage reupholstered in Duralee ikat
Floor Mirror – Ikea
Lamps – Homegoods
Dresser – vintage / lacquered in white
Drapes – Pottery Barn
Drapery Rod – World Market
Photography – Zoe Bios Creative
Rug – Rugs Usa
Bedding – Ikea Homegoods

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Thanks, Baiyini! One of the more prominent pieces of the dining room is the acrylic wall calendar that is so functional and decorative at the same time. It’s sitting right in front of my fireplace on the floor and people always think that it’s the black of the fireplace. When she passed away all the grandchildren were allowed to take a few things and I selected one of her leopard coats. Best Advice: Be patient and build your home over time. Having it reupholstered is where the cost comes in. I regularly edit my space, donating items to Goodwill or swapping with friends so that I love and use everything that I have. For a while I had it going with tomatoes, peppers, mint and a compost pile but this summer has been harsh and I’ve let it go. My grandmother had an antique shop and would let us explore for hours, picking out one or two special things to take every time we visited. Open Slideshow

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The living room opens up the space with a neutral woven rug and dark sculptural coffee table that is balanced by the feminine, vintage sofa. As an interior designer, Baiyina designs spaces for commercial projects and residential homes that have a simple elegance and her own home reflects that same theme. Name: Baiyina HughleyLocation: Miracle Mile; Los Angeles, CaliforniaSize: 800 square feetYears lived in: 4 years

As soon as you step into this quintessential LA apartment, the place feels like you are walking into a modern Parisian influenced home. Updated daily with fresh tours full of photos for you to pin enjoy! • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE: Check out past house tours here. Open Slideshow

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My Style: Eclectic, elegant minimalism. Even though I’m right in the middle of the city, it’s super quiet with the sound of chirping birds and a distant lawn mower. Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. I’ve been blessed with some very high quality gems and I’ve gotten really good deals on most pieces. Don’t buy things just because they’re on sale because cheap can be really expensive when they don’t work in your space.

Updated: 14.11.2014 — 15:56