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Steal This Look: A Warm, Minimal Guest Bedroom in LA

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Steal This Look: A Warm, Minimal Guest Bedroom in LA

February 26, 2019

Los Angeles–based costume designer Gordana Golubovic used her sourcing skills and eye for fabric and layout in designing her Spanish-style home in Los Feliz. The result? A quiet, personal space with tinted concrete, bleached wood, reupholstered Ikea furniture, and everything else sourced from favorite RM LA shops such as Lost & Found, Lawson Fenning, and County Ltd.

Here’s a look at the upstairs guest room and a list of sources both from Golubovic and a few alternatives for those pieces that are sold out or DIY-ed.

Photographs by Lauren Moore.

The guest room is anchored by a daybed covered in white denim, which Golubovic found at Ikea and reupholstered with fabric from a local source.
Above: The guest room is anchored by a daybed covered in white denim, which Golubovic found at Ikea and reupholstered with fabric from a local source.
A vintage wallpaper table serves as an ingenious and affordable slim desk.
Above: A vintage wallpaper table serves as an ingenious and affordable slim desk.
Folding closet doors are updated with wood cube pulls; gauze curtains soften the room.
Above: Folding closet doors are updated with wood cube pulls; gauze curtains soften the room.

Materials

The trim is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White Paint. &#8
Above: The trim is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White Paint. “I have been using this white for over 10 years,” Golubovic says.
The wood floors are original but were bleached and soaped with WOCA Wood Lye and soap; $78 at Floor Guy.
Above: The wood floors are original but were bleached and soaped with WOCA Wood Lye and soap; $78 at Floor Guy.
The walls and ceiling of the house are treated with X-Kalibur Plaster; $.75 at Lowe&#8
Above: The walls and ceiling of the house are treated with X-Kalibur Plaster; $13.75 at Lowe’s.

Furniture

Golubovic reupholstered an Ikea daybed (now sold out); for something similar, West Elm&#8
Above: Golubovic reupholstered an Ikea daybed (now sold out); for something similar, West Elm’s Simple Low Bed Frame (shown) is $249 to $399. Alternatively, Ikea’s Nordli Bed Frame with Storage is $399.
Golubovic sourced a vintage wallpaper table on eBay. A Paste Table with Hardboard Top is £ from Wilko.
Above: Golubovic sourced a vintage wallpaper table on eBay. A Paste Table with Hardboard Top is £10 from Wilko.
Alvar Aalto&#8
Above: Alvar Aalto’s Children’s Chair N65 is available in several finishes including birch (shown); $430 at Hive Modern.
The Tabouret Tam Tam Stool designed by Pols Potten is €30
Above: The Tabouret Tam Tam Stool designed by Pols Potten is €302 at Made in Design.

Windows & Hardware

The Varanasi Netted Linen Curtain in White is $75 at ABC Carpet & Home.
Above: The Varanasi Netted Linen Curtain in White is $75 at ABC Carpet & Home.
Ikea’s Tupplur Block-Out Roller Blind in white is $.99 for the 48-by-76.75-inch size.
Above: Ikea’s Tupplur Block-Out Roller Blind in white is $26.99 for the 48-by-76.75-inch size.
The brass latches on the windows and doors are Casement Fasteners from Liz&#8
Above: The brass latches on the windows and doors are Casement Fasteners from Liz’s Antique Hardware; $28 each.
The wood cube knobs on the closet are also from Liz&#8
Above: The wood cube knobs on the closet are also from Liz’s Antique Hardware (now sold out). For something similar, the Solid Oak Pyramid Cabinet Knob (shown) is $2.29 to $3.09 at House of Antique Hardware.

Accessories

Like Golubovic, source a vintage kilim rug on Etsy such as this Turkish Kilim Hemp Rug for $
Above: Like Golubovic, source a vintage kilim rug on Etsy such as this Turkish Kilim Hemp Rug for $2,448 at Eclectic Rug on Etsy.
The Rectangular Washed Linen Pillowcase in Blister Beige is €39 at Merci in Paris.
Above: The Rectangular Washed Linen Pillowcase in Blister Beige is €39 at Merci in Paris.
The Company Store Bolster Pillow Insert is $ at the Company Store.
Above: The Company Store Bolster Pillow Insert is $28 at the Company Store.
Golubovic took the Ikea daybed and had a white denim slipcover and bolster cover made (sourced from Ragfinder&#8
Above: Golubovic took the Ikea daybed and had a white denim slipcover and bolster cover made (sourced from Ragfinder’s Fabric in Los Angeles); the Bull White Denim Fabric is $7.99 per yard at and Big Duck Canvas.
The Mustard Yellow Herringbone Throw is $78.47 at the British Blanket Company.
Above: The Mustard Yellow Herringbone Throw is $78.47 at the British Blanket Company.
Artwork is framed in a light wood frame. Something similar is the Thin Wood Gallery Frame made of bamboo; $ to $9 at West Elm.
Above: Artwork is framed in a light wood frame. Something similar is the Thin Wood Gallery Frame made of bamboo; $24 to $149 at West Elm.
 Above L: The Ben Wolff #4 Flower Pot in Salmon/Beige is $47.50. Above R: A set of Three Ben Wolff Milton Pots in Salmon/Beige is $88.
Above L: The Ben Wolff #4 Flower Pot in Salmon/Beige is $47.50. Above R: A set of Three Ben Wolff Milton Pots in Salmon/Beige is $88.
The Heath Ceramics Bud Vase, shown in olive, is $ at Heath Ceramics.
Above: The Heath Ceramics Bud Vase, shown in olive, is $25 at Heath Ceramics.

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