How This Design Team Makes Spaces A 1000x Better

July 18, 2017

Managing our busy staging and design company in Los Angeles is a full time job . . . times a thousand. After a few short years in business, our company A 1000x Better is lucky enough to get to work with top real estate agents, developers and design clients from all over the world, who are all as obsessed with good design as we are.

With a love of vintage furniture and décor, unique textiles, and a goal of making every space we create look like a really cool person actually lives there, we are constantly on the hunt for new design resources. Our warehouse is currently home to a crazy, fun mix of unique finds from the flea markets and estate sales, pieces from super inspiring small business owners and creators we’ve tracked down, and of course, picks from our fave retailers.

While we’re definitely known for our unique eclectic style, staging homes requires a flexibility that you don’t always need when simply working with design clients. This means that for every piece of furniture we stock, we need several different options.

So we need sofas that will look fab in mid-century modern homes, a glass box-style home in the Los Feliz hills, or a little bungalow in Venice Beach. Normally, this requires us to source our inventory from a huge variety of different vendors. Except when it comes to Living Spaces.

We really love that we can find such a wide variety of items, across many different styles, all in one spot.

Before we kick off a new project, we usually start off by choosing the “color story” for the space we’re working on. And then from there, we get inspired by the architecture of the home, the people we imagine might love living in it, and the needs of the space.

This living room moodboard would be the perfect fit for a project we had up in the Hollywood Hills. The home was surrounded by greenery, so you felt like you were in your own little tree house as soon as you walked through the front door. There was a mid-century vibe, but it also had modern elements to it as well.

The blue palette is the perfect complement to all of the rich wood in the space. The coffee table, console and lamp all reinforce the idea of simplicity and unique lines.

Another recent project took us out to the more traditional neighborhood of Pasadena to work on a sprawling, old, Spanish style house. The space was warm and cozy, with a bit of a modern flair mixed in.

This bedroom moodboard uses a lovely orange-y/rust color palette. We chose modern elements, such as the bed and the lamp, but mixed them in with more traditional pieces such as the dresser. The rug has a very vintage-inspired vibe to it, which we always love to mix in.

We never know where we’ll end up from one project to the next, but we’re always excited for what might be around the corner. We know one thing for sure: Our deep love of design will always lead us toward inspiring projects, rad clients, and lots of fun along the way.


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