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Thursday, September 13th, 2007

One Smokin Hot Vintage Modern Showhouse


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
3 Comments » | Published in Architecture, Decorating Modern, Design Press, Design on the Web, Hollywood Regency, LA, Local Design, Other Blogs, PreFab Architecture  |  3 Comments



Have you checked out Vanessa De Vargas’s post at Turquoise about the showhouse she and her pal Jordan Cappella re-decorated? It is absolutely sumptuous! The house is Jennifer Siegel’s OMD Showhouse, a 12′x 60′ pre-fab, portable house the currently sits on Abbot Kinney in Venice California. Thanks to Vanessa and Jordan, it is full of genius interior design moves.

Here is the house heading over to its temporary foundation:


Here it is sitting on its temporary foundation:


Here is the sleek interior:



I simply cannot get over that genius coffee table! It is a trunk encased in lucite. That is how I think of Vanessa’s style – she takes beautiful and neglected vintage items that might be a little shabby and adds shine via lacquer, lucite, mirror, silver, elegant upholstery, etc. The sofa is upholstered in a patent leather-looking vinyl. The two designers are also miracle editors. Each piece stands out on its own, and the spareness of the rooms make the house appear twice its actual size. At the same time, it is accessorized beautifully – every piece packs a visual punch. I wish I could check this space out in person!

*Exterior shots from Office of Mobile Design (o-md)

*Interior shots from Turquoise blog

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. beachbungalow8 says:

    September 13th, 2007 at 1:25 pm (#)

    great post thanks for showing it. i love that louis trunk under lucite too.

  2. Becky says:

    September 14th, 2007 at 9:32 am (#)

    Hey Megan!

    I’m so excited over L.A. design lately. This is such a great example of how great it is right now!


  3. Jordan Cappella says:

    September 15th, 2007 at 1:36 am (#)

    Thank you so much for the great post it is really appreciated.

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