Originally, the three-story Jensen Recreation Center had a row of shops, a bowling alley, and a pool hall at street level, and 46 apartments on the top two levels...
A 1920’s era picture of the building shows a drug store, called “Circle Drug Co” on the southeast corner of the building facing Sunset Blvd. The windows of the drug store advertise “prescriptions, hot lunches, and makeup.” A penny scale sits outside the front entrance of the store that faced the corner of Sunset and Logan and a barbers pole sits just outside of the main Sunset Boulevard front entrance that lead to a downstairs bowling alley and upstairs pool hall. Several model T’s are parked along side and in front of the building.
Anyway, I was super excited to start decorating my new studio apartment. However, because it was a studio, I was forced to find several small-space solutions and smaller furniture to fit the space. My overall home style inspiration was what I would call "California Eclectic," wherein textures like shag and sheepskin compliment warm buttery leathers, greenery, and metallic accents. I hope this results in a space that is inviting, casual, and globally inspired. Below you will find my inspiration photos and products I used in creating my new home.