Last year we took you inside the LA home of Stephanie and Kyle. Inspired by old world Europe, their rental was filled with bold accent walls, rustic elements and tufted furniture. Better yet, there were enough dried flowers inside to make anyone lust for the Parisian countryside. Recently, we caught up with the couple who told us they’ve since packed up and tackled two of life’s most exciting, albeit challenging, changes: Moving and having a baby.
The double whammy, not something many couples are eager to handle in tandem, seems to have always been in the cards for Kyle and his wife. For starters, Stephanie came across the listing for their new condo in Hancock Park, LA the exact same day she told Kyle they were expecting! Plus, the home featured brilliant light, more space and beaucoup storage (the last of which being a top priority given the impending pile-up of baby goods). The timing and all the home had to offer were perfect for the duo.
Excited as they were to call it their own, Stephanie and Kyle were a bit perplexed after moving into the condo. How were they going to prep it for baby without sacrificing their personal style? To tackle the challenge, they looked to designer Esther Ellmore. Alongside her they’ve taken pieces from their previous home while peppering in new finds to create a haven for their little one.
As was the case with their old home, the new spot is also inspired by the romance of Paris. Kyle and Stephanie’s current set-up, though, is much more contemporary than their last one and features a streamlined aesthetic aimed at hiding kiddo clutter and keeping the home safe. Scroll down to check out all the ways in which Stephanie, Kyle and their newborn Jacob’s lives have influenced the way they live and decorate. Enjoy! —Garrett
Image above: A perfect example of the family’s more streamlined approach to decorating is seen here on their new mantel (right). While still featuring florals and found items, their new look is less varied in terms of color and shape. This newfound restraint has helped keep things from becoming visually overwhelming in the home’s open-concept living area.