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A Creative Couple’s Fun and Bright Home in Beverly Hills

by Lauren Chorpening

I am a magazine girl. Even before I started working in the industry, piles and piles of magazines started showing up in every room of my house. A few years ago, I started to feel the giant separation between magazine homes and the inspiring real homes I’d see online. Then I discovered Australian and New Zealand home magazines and I fell in love with magazines all over again. These homes were styled — but still livable — with a blend of Scandinavian, beachy, and modern styles that I had only dreamt about. Lana and Mike’s home in Beverly Hills has that very California-cool vibe while staying true to their upbringing from the other side of the world.

Lana Hansen is the VP of Brand Management for ultra-cool and seriously fun accessory company Ban.do in Los Angeles. Her husband, Mike Young, is a musician as well as a sound designer for radio and audio streaming companies such as Spotify and DashRadio. Lana grew up in Sydney, Australia where she met Mike after he moved there from New Zealand. In 2007, they moved to Manhattan but after eight years there, they craved driveways and backyards and wanted to be closer to the Southern Hemisphere for easier travel back to Sydney. The couple chose their 1920s Spanish-style home to stay close to the Ban.do offices in West Hollywood. “The interior was all white and we knew it would be a great fresh start for our new life in LA,” Lana says. “We lived in a New York full-floor railroad loft, so we wanted a shift. Now we are getting used to having so many rooms with actual doors! We have a wonderful, fresh local farmers’ market, good restaurants and tennis courts nearby, as we both love to play. The neighborhood is lined with quintessential tall palms and we drive past Rodeo Drive to walk the dogs at their favorite park.”

Mike and Lana’s move from New York meant selling existing furniture and working to collect new pieces in LA. The Rosebowl Flea Market, The Melrose Trading Post and the Joneses LA became their go-tos for starting from scratch in their 1920s California home. “Our style is a mix of mid-century, beachy accents and industrial touches,” Lana says. “We wanted to create a space which we both felt represented our style. It needed to feel warm and inviting, but put-together with some quirky and fun elements, plus sentimental elements. We also wanted each room to feel unique.” The couple used different materials, finishes, textures and colors in each room to separate them from one another. The result is a cohesive yet creative space that reads just like the pages in my beloved magazines. Lana and Mike’s home is vintage meets bohemian meets modern — and it’s a gem. –Lauren

Photography by Carley Rudd
Styled for photography by Anne Sage

SOURCE LIST
Living Room
Couches: The Joneses LA
Pillow: Cindy Ciskowski
Rug: Crate & Barrel
Tall Vase: The Joneses LA
Wooden Parrot: Vintage- Chelsea Flea Markets NYC
Branches: Original Los Angeles Farmers Market
White Tall Lamp: Pablo Designs
Shooting Gallery Art: Vintage, Hells Kitchen Flea Markets
Bookshelf: West Elm
Stereo: Yamaha
Brass Horse, Kangaroo, Lion Head book ends: Vintage Etsy
Throw: The Joneses LA
Lamp: Vintage Mid Century Base from Vintage Etsy, shade from World Market
Brass Globe: West Elm
Bookshelf: West Elm
Chair: The Joneses LA
White Tall Lamp: Pablo Designs
Shooting Gallery Art: Vintage Hells Kitchen Flea Markets
Navy Jug: Vintage Fiesta Ware – Chelsea Flea Markets NYC
Clock: Home Nature Amagansett, NY
Brass Container: West Elm
Ceramic Flower Pot: Chelsea Flea Markets, NYC
Brass Coin Counter: Vintage Etsy
Brass Pot: Vintage Etsy
Snooker: Vintage – Chelsea Flea Market, NYC
Lion Etching: Long Beach Flea
Cross Roads Photograph: Hawaii, Honolulu
Polaroids: Gift from Lana’s mother
Ceramic bowl: RoseBowl
Book: West Elm
YSL book: Amazon

Dining Room
Drawers: One Kings Lane
Brass Lamp: The Joneses LA
Bag: YSL
Photograph: Melrose Flea Market
Table: Olde Good Things. NYC
Chairs: Organic Modernism. NYC
Avocado Art: Vintage. Hells Kitchen Flea Markets. NYC
Bar Cart: Vintage Etsy
Chrome & Bakelite tray: Etsy
Painting: One Kings Lane
Lamp: Pablo Designs

Bedroom
White Framed Art: MoMA Design Store Post card in white frame
Red Ceramic Horse: The Joneses LA
Blue Ceramic Vase: Ban.do Girls Pop Up
Shoes: Dries Van Noten
Dresser: Macy’s
Sunglasses: Pared
Twist Pink Ceramic: Ban.do Girls Pop Up
Gold Ceramic Dish: Nasty Gal
Necklace and Bracelet: Vintage
Ring: YSL
Erase You Patch: Ban.do Girls Pop Up – Tuesday Bassen
Bracelet: Giles and Brother
Ceramic Dish: Ban.do Girls Pop Up
Box: Hermes
Bed: West Elm
Art: Vintage Records
Center Pillow: CB2
Side Lamp: Vintage Italian found at Long Beach Flea
Rug: A gift from Anne Sage, Stylist
Throw: The Joneses LA
Mirror: West Elm
Bedside Table: West Elm
Hold Me Letter Clip: Melrose Trading Post
Vintage Vase: Hells Kitchen Flea Market
Blue Bowl: Hells Kitchen Flea Market
Paris Pin: Hells Kitchen Flea Market
Flower: Original Los Angeles Flea Market

Guest Bedroom
Pillows: Bruce Gould, John Robshaw, The Joneses LA
Bed Cover: Target
Throw: The Joneses LA
Art: One Kings Lane / Kevin Russ
Rug: Melrose Trading Post

Office
Vintage Star Wars 1977 poster – a gift from Lana’s parents
Chewbacca & Storm Trooper figurine: Star wars convention
Star Wars Book ends: Gift from Lana
Marshall Amp: Guitar Center
Microphone: Shure from Dale Pro Audio NY
Records: Fat beats, Flea markets, Rock n Soul
Vintage Bar Cart: Melrose Trading Post
Desk: CB2
Credenza: One Kings Lane
Chair: Amazon
Computer: Apple
Keyboard: Korg
Brass Lamp & Pencil Holder: Target
Microphone: Blue Mics

Kitchen
Oil Jug: Curtis Stone
Marble Utensil Holder: Bowery Kitchen Supplies, NYC
Marble Board: CB2
Copper Pot: Mauviel from Dehillerin Paris
Shredded Whole Wheat Wood Art: Hells Kitchen Flea Market NYC
Seascapes Art: Vintage- Long Beach Flea Market, CA

 

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Lana and Mike came to LA with little furniture and were concerned about how to make the large living room work with the fireplace. They found this pair of navy sofas that pulled the living room design together. "The charm of the house exists with the beautiful arches inside, beams, fireplace and Spanish notes," says Lana.
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Each room has a unique color palette and feel to it. Lana loves navy, velvet and brass metallics, so she incorporated them all into the living room.
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Lana and Mike are collectors of things. Favorite animals, sentimental pictures and interesting objects line shelves and top cabinets throughout their home.
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Lana's love for brass, oddities and personal mementos scatters across their bookshelves.
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"The photograph is of South Hampton, NY in the 60s and the industrial drawers we shipped from our New York loft. We had a more industrial taste on the East Coast but we're happy this seems to work here," says Lana.
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"We shipped the table and chairs from New York and liked the mix of colors and wood. The table is from Olde Good Things in New York, made from reclaimed railroad tracks. We love the light in this room, and aimed to keep it bright and airy. We love eating brunch here and have a gorgeous view of bougainvilleas outside."
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"After watching A LOT of Mad Men, we decided to add a bar cart into the mix because everyone needs a scotch to start the day, just like Roger Sterling," Lana jokes. "This bar cart is walnut with brass details on wheels, it is portable with the wheels on the base and easy to move around. The art is of waves on a beach purchased from One Kings Lane - this room has some nautical notes to it."
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Lana and Mike's modern, vintage and beachy style in their dining room keeps with the rest of the house. On display are an avocado print, cookbooks and a gorgeous, mid-century floor lamp.
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View through the kitchen into the guest bedroom space.
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"The second spare bedroom also has great light. It is right next to the kitchen and was used as a casual dining room in the 20s, but we converted it into a guest bedroom," says Lana.
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"It's great to curl up here and read with the dogs. The banana- and bamboo-print pillows were a gift from my mother in Australia from an iconic artist called Bruce Gould."
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Lana and Mike's master bedroom is a beautiful blend of interesting and restful. "Love the pops of pink in this room. The art are record covers from The The and The Art Of Noise - two of Mike's record covers from his collection when he DJ'd many years ago. And yes, the dogs are allowed to sleep on the bed - we got the lowest bed possible so they could jump up. Is that bad? We don't think so, dogs are people, too," says Lana.
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Some of Lana's pieces from her vintage jewelry store on One Kings Lane, called Vintage Daily Style, are displayed on her dresser. She started collecting pieces as a hobby and it has turned into a fun side business for her.
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Mike's music studio is full of light and inspiration. "If you have the free version of Spotify, this is where all the 'upgrade now' audio ads you hear are made. Mike loves the light in this room; after working out of a New York loft this has a nice, airy feel to it," says Lana.
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"The vintage Persian rug was purchased from New York. We found a vintage chrome bar cart and reconverted it into an equipment stand for a mixing board. The rest of the furniture is white to keep it as clean-looking as possible. The dogs love hanging out and listening to music on the rug every day. The records have been collected over many decades from all around the world."
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"Mike was signed to record label EMI as a drummer, then owned his own record store in New Zealand. Eventually he would take his musical influence and apply it to a career in sound design," says Lana. "Mike is a HUGE Star Wars fan and it's a combination of influences. Star Wars, the CLASH, a radio award for sound design and Mike's most used and loved microphone."
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Mike and Lana with their dogs Max and Winnie in the backyard. They host friends as often as possible for barbecues and drinks. "The backyard has a lot of potential for a stunning garden, but we're concerned with the water restrictions, so we've reverted to potted plants and keep the backyard maintenance minimal."
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"We are both major foodies and love going to the farmers' markets, so this is a true representation of us as a couple," says Lana.

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