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Maya Schindler

Maya Schindler

Maya Schindler is an accomplished fine artist, professor and vintage huntress. But her true super power may actually be harnesser of light.  She moved from New York to L.A. and back again, bringing with her a desire to beam as much sun and warmth into a house as humanly possible. 42 windows (I just counted, and my house has 10) and an insane collection of vintage hardware and lighting later, Maya has redeemed her move back east with a home that glows.  Here, a quick glimpse at her bedroom and living room before jumping into her geniusly simple and dramatic  bathroom…

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Jodi Balfour

Jodi Balfour

I love L.A. rental bathrooms. Unlike NYC ones, which are either cookie cutter new development-style or 1940’s, last-leg “charm”, you never know what you’re going to find. But in all the L.A. rental bathrooms we’ve visited, none have reflected their renter more than Jodi Balfour’s Santa Monica bathroom. Jodi is delicate and lovely like her marble-topped vanity, friendly like the beadboard walls, and as warm as all that light pouring in from the pacific. Since we shot Jodi for The Wake Up she has since moved…I wonder if the new tenant is as simpatico with the space. Or better yet, I wonder what Jodi’s new L.A. bathroom looks like…

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Ally Walsh & Casey Wojtalewicz

Ally Walsh & Casey Wojtalewicz

Oh man. I have to admit, meeting Ally & Casey of Canyon Coffee was pretty hard for Michael and I from a self-confidence point of view. They are hands-down the lovliest, more gorgeous, smiliest, hardest-working and (here’s the most difficult to swallow) most real-state charmed couple we’ve ever met. And their bathroom was, you guessed it, AMAZING

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Rebeca Raney

Rebeca Raney

Rebeca is an incredible artist, mom, teacher and old friend of ours. Her art incorporates embroidery, illustration, sculpture, painting. She is the Director of Education at Frieze art fair, loves zombie shows and still checks books out from the library. 

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Hopie Stockman

Hopie Stockman

Hopie is an onomatopoeia in that she is exactly what her name sounds like: happy, hopeful, bright, up…she’s charged with positive energy. And her home is just as you’d imagine: light-filled and soaring like a birdcage up, up, up. Her bathrooms (there are two) are flodded with color and happy (if you can use “happy” sa a noun.) She and her sister, Lily have a badass block print business based in L.A. and Jaipur, India and they donate a percentage of their profits to a women’s empowerment program…

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