unexpected guests: paige geffen.

unexpected guests: paige geffen. / sfgirlbybay

today we’re visiting a neighbor of mine here on the east side of L.A., paige geffen who i believe i first discovered through her inspiring instagram feed. paige is an interior designer and stylist, who also works in the realm of creative consulting and art direction. she shares her beautifully serene new echo park home with her partner, Jeff, and their rescue dog Joni (named after none other than one of my personal heroes, Joni Mitchell). though they moved in quite recently, paige has put her design skills to work and has done an amazing job of creating a minimalist, but cozy and enviable art-filled home. let’s have a look!

framed art prints hung in paige geffen's los angeles home. / sfgirlbybay

indoor potted plant and art print in paige geffen.'s l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

unexpected guests: paige geffen in l.a.. / sfgirlbybay

What’s your favorite feature in your home?
The credenza and all of the objects on it (and art above it). It became the feature of the space as soon as we brought it in.

credenza with art objects on it and art above. / sfgirlbybay

paige geffen's echo park home in l.a. / sfgirlbybay

Is there anything you collect?
Art. We have tons of art (and many pieces unframed just laying in piles). I just started to collect pottery, and we have a pretty big camera collection (thanks to Jeff). I also sort of collect rugs. I blame this on too many trips to the flea market. If I could collect anything impractical – it would be chairs. I love chairs.

paige geffen home tour / sfgirlbybay

paige geffen's l.a. kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

What’s the easiest way for you to find inspiration?
Not to force it. To be in a stress-free place, where I can truly be present. A trip up to Big Sur will always do the trick.

minimalist kitchen decor. / sfgirlbybay

modern kitchen with minimalist decor. / sfgirlbybay

modern minimalist kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

What is your idea of a perfect day in the city?
Brunch at Ostrich Farm followed by a walk around the neighborhood (which always includes a lot of people watching). Next, maybe sitting in a cafe and journaling, taking Joni on a walk around Echo Park Lake, and then coming home to cook dinner while dancing to some great tunes.

ceramic dishware on wood shelves. / sfgirlbybay

paige geffen's echo park home tour. / sfgirlbybay

Who would you like to sit down to drinks or tea with?
This is hard. Right now, Nina Simone, Bill Murray, and Miranda July are coming to mind (random collection of people, haha). Oh, and Greta Gerwig. I adore her and would love to meet her someday.

echo park home of paige geffen. / sfgirlbybay

paige geffen in her l.a. home. / sfgirlbybay

leather and canvas wall mounted magazine rack. / sfgirlbybay

Do you have a guilty pleasure or indulgence?
I’m not guilty about it, but I’ve recently been indulging in a Honey Mamas chocolate every single day. I don’t eat refined sugar, so it’s the perfect treat for me (although, it’s becoming quite an expensive habit).

black wardrobe cabinet and white framed mirror. / sfgirlbybay

black cabinet with white slip hung on hanger. / sfgirlbybay

What’s souvenir did you bring back from your last trip?
Hmm, I’m blanking, which means I haven’t been traveling enough! I go up to Montecito/Santa Barbara often, and we always bring home something from the garden. Most recently – grapefruit.

white bedding in minimalist modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

What is your idea of living hell?
Driving with no music!

minimalist modern bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

modern minimalist bedroom decor. / sfgirlbybay

What are some of your favorite instagram feeds?
@sadieculb, @alexadela_cruz, @lesirirome, @xosubrina, @bertabernad_home, @deijistudios, and @rachelsaundersceramics — too many more.
minimalist bedroom decor inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

paige geffen's minimalist modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lauren moore.



Comments
14 Responses to “unexpected guests: paige geffen.”
  1. Tricia Beaman says:

    i LOVE that magazine holder amd have been looking for something just like it. Do you mind sharing where it’s from?

  2. Cat says:

    Beautiful home! Can i ask where you go your wicker bar chairs and wood cordenza? Thanks!

    • Paige Geffen says:

      Hi Cat! The counter stools are from HK Living (a company based in The Netherlands). If you are looking for bar height stools, Bloomingville has ones that are very similar! The wooden credenza is a vintage piece, made in the late fifties/early 60s. Try flea markets or Craigslist!
      Best of luck!

  3. Jen O says:

    Love the clean, natural colors in this home.
    I couldn’t help but notice the big pots on top of the bedroom wardrobe. Having been though a few quakes here in SoCal that threw my stuff around, I’m more cautious these days, especially with things that are stored up high.

  4. Kirsten says:

    I love the black wardrobe in the bedroom. Where is it from? -Kirsten

    • Paige Geffen says:

      Hi Kirsten, thanks! It’s vintage, and I repurposed it (it was painted light/sage green when I found it). You can try looking on Craigslist for wardrobes/armoires or heading to some local thrift/antique shops. Hope this helps!

  5. Nadya says:

    What a lovely home you have, Paige! I love the little sketches by your bed! I’ve got stacks of my own art ticked various places, need to get more on other folks’ walls! (Yes, I do hang what I have room for, and my son-in law recently grabbed five of my pieces for their bedroom!)

  6. Nadya says:

    What a lovely home you have, Paige! I love the little sketches by your bed!
    I’ve got stacks of my own art tucked various places, need to get more on other folks’ walls! (Yes, I do hang what I have room for, and my son-in law recently framed five of my pieces for their bedroom!)

  7. Gabriela says:

    I just had to comment on your amazing space! Every corner is a gem. I too am a hoarder of textiles and ceramics. Do you mind sharing where you got that lovely stack of dinner plates with the upturned edges? They are perfection!

    Thank you so much for sharing! Your home is stunning.

  8. Jessica says:

    Hi Paige! Lovely space!! If you don’t mind sharing- where did you get that amazing grey pendant/flushmount light? That is incredible!!!

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