This LA Rental Apartment Has a Sunny, Plant-Filled Breakfast Nook

Homeowner fixing a large house plant in front of gallery wall, light wood floors.
Mid-century modern brown leather chair on vintage red tone rug with wood and glass coffee table in front of ornamental fireplace mantel
Vintage built in book shelves dividing kitchen from dining room, sage green door matching dining chairs, light wood cabinets, white tile floor.
Hanging plants, round wood table and green mid-century modern chairs, with vintage round light fixture and lots of windows.
Grey blue accent wall, light wood floors and furniture with white linen bedding and white sheer curtains, hanging plant and beach art above bed.

ABOUT THIS TOUR

HOME TYPE: Apartment

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

STYLE: Mid-century Modern, Vintage

BEDROOMS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 1748

“Step into our cozy mid-century modern apartment, where every nook is brimming with lush greenery and the scent of palo santo fills the air. As a nutritionist, I’ve made it my mission to infuse our home with a healthy, vibrant energy that reflects our lifestyle,” writes Alexandra Catalano, who shares this 1940s rental apartment in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their dogs.

Homeowner fixing a large house plant in front of gallery wall, light wood floors.
Credit: Nick Renaud Credit: Nick Renaud

“I live here with my hilarious boyfriend, Nick Renaud, a photographer who moonlights as a scare-master when he’s not capturing wedding moments. His knack for surprising me keeps life endlessly entertaining — especially with the help of our two bossy little dogs who seem to think they’re in charge,” she writes.

Alexandra explains that their home “is full of charming quirks like crown molding and a quirky ironing board that magically pops out of the wall.”

Grey blue accent wall, light wood floors and furniture with white linen bedding and white sheer curtains, hanging plant and beach art above bed.

“It’s a space where vintage meets modern, and laughter fills the rooms alongside the scent of fresh plants. Welcome to our little slice of paradise!” she writes.

Mid-century modern brown leather chair on vintage red tone rug with wood and glass coffee table in front of ornamental fireplace mantel
Alexandra says the last thing she bought was a Samsung Frame TV! "I love having it over the fireplace like a piece of art to create a beautiful center piece to the main entrance of our home." Credit: Nick Renaud Credit: Nick Renaud

Resources

  • Living room chair — West Elm from Facebook Marketplace

  • Samsung Frame TV

  • Dining table and chairs — Article from Facebook Marketplace

  • Bed — CB2

Thanks, Alexandra!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.

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