Apartment Therapy: Design Vidal’s Renovated Farmhouse

While we don’t normally show homes that are staged for sale in our home tours (we prefer to see how people actually live!), I’ve got very good reasons for making an exception for this Los Feliz house. This story begins a few years ago…

I remember walking into a house that belonged to a friend. Yes, it was beautifully decorated (check out the house tour here) but that wasn’t all. What struck me about the house was that, even though it was a small home, it had amazing flow, that bordering-on-mysterious feeling that moves you naturally through a home. Cut to the present. Another friend, another house. This was being staged to sell (it did). Again, great flow. This time, however, I got to chatting with the real estate agent, Karen Lower, and then, later, the designers she worked with. It turns out that the same designers, Karen and Guy of Design Vidal, were behind both houses. I wanted to be privy to their process so, when this farmhouse was set to undergo its facelift, I got in on the ground floor, so to speak, saw the befores and learned a little bit about the process of getting to the after.

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