This 1920s Santa Monica, California, beach bungalow is home to Jason Hines and Stephanie Trigg. Originally from Denver, Jason moved to the West Coast over a year ago in pursuit of the surfing culture he had read about in magazines, and he landed a job as a digital designer at TBWA\Chiat\Day. The best part of his job is that he has the flexibility to get his work done and still have time to enjoy the surroundings (even if it means working from his Vanagon). And the best perk (well one of them) of living with Stephanie is that she’s a professional set decorator, so there are always fresh flowers throughout the house and new things popping up every day. Originally from LA, Stephanie loves street art, and Jason loves bicycles and the outdoors. Together they try to infuse their styles and share their mutual love of displaying their friends’ art. Thanks, Jason and Stephanie, and thanks to Forged in the North for the photos (click here for more)! — Anne
Image above: We love how the old craftsman style was preserved throughout our home. I never thought I would literally have a white picket fence in front of my house. It’s a cozy one-bedroom, but it fits us perfectly.
Image above: We went to Nashville last October and stopped by “Hatch Show Print” and walked out with this great vintage poster. The Ikat print duvet is by Michael Kors, and our accent table Stephanie found at a flea market in Kentucky for $16.
Image above: What we love most about our home is its California heritage, i.e., the history our house holds. It was moved in the 30s from Venice to Santa Monica when the car craze boomed and they filled in most of the Venice canals with roads.
More inside Jason and Stephanie’s Santa Monica bungalow after the jump . . .
Image above: We utilize our built-in cabinetry as our own private bar, and seem to collect glasses from all of our travels. Gunnar, our Boston Terrier, loves to roll around in our shag carpet. The teal and red colored throw pillow was handmade by myself. The pinecone was found in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The bowling pin was from Stephanie’s bowling days.
Image above: The oatmeal paste poster on the left is by a famous street artist in Los Angeles, Restitution Press. I collect vintage beer cans, which line the back window sill. My favorite hobby out here in SoCal is to surf; I went 111 days last year. The poster on the right is a Colfax print by Denver-based designer Andrew Hoffman.
Image above: The top picture is Stephanie’s favorite. Her father was a professional photographer and took this picture of her mother in the 70s. The other family photos consist of her father as a young child and her grandmother and mother again in decorative picture frames on the table.
Image above: This cuckoo clock was given to Stephanie from her godfather; it’s one of her favorite childhood memories. Her godparents picked it up while traveling in Germany many years ago.
Image above: We love to cook and spend most of our time in this corner, finding new recipes and trying new things. The framed photos above the stove of NY graffiti in the 80s were taken by Stephanie’s father.
Image above: Our badass watch dog, Gunnar. The ruler of the castle. He likes to sleep here and look out the window at the passersby like a cat.
Image above: We like to ride bikes a lot out here. With 267 days of sunshine, there are plenty of reasons to hit the beach on a tandem. The buck holds the keys to all the doors in the castle.
Image above: Our favorite thing to do at home is plan our next adventure. We both have the traveling spirit in us and are constantly picking new places to explore. Just this last year, we managed to hit up 3 different countries and 9 different states and show no signs of stopping.
Image above: Grilling out is a year-round thing out here. It’s great to have parties in our backyard and throw some darts. We hung up this dartboard with a frame we found at a thrift store.
Image above: The best part about living in California is being surrounded by inspiring views. I like to park my Vanagon next to the beach and do a little work. When it’s time to take a break, I throw on the wetsuit and grab some surf!
Image above: My 1985 Volkswagen, Vanagon. She lets me explore every corner of this amazing state and reminds me daily to Live Simply.