Ever since we featured Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter’s low-key, DIYed 1920s cabin in Topanga Canyon—actually, since well before that, when we first featured their shop, General Store —we’ve associated the couple with the ultimate in California cool, and a certain kind of not-trying-too-hard but bright and edited aesthetic. Thankfully they’re revealing their tricks in their first book, Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, just out from Abrams.; in it, they chronicle their projects together as a couple—from General Store to their own living spaces—and reveal how to create natural, simple spaces, attainable even for new DIYers and those on a budget. Here’s a glimpse inside the book.
Photography by Mariko Reed, from Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less.