Johnney and Krystallin's Home Tour

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Johnney and Krystallin are one hip couple.  Both work in digital advertising and share a fun, kitschy duplex in Culver City, CA. They do a great job of mixing vintage and mid century modern pieces along with incorporating their personalities into the decor.  Krystallin loves anything related to Dia de Los Muertos..and Johnney?  He loves GTA and punk rock!  We just loved shooting their home because everything is so reflective of Johnney & Krystallin's (visit her blog!) fun personalities.

Describe Your Style...
Our style is Mid Century Modern with a splash of Dia de los Muertos. I love retro looking furniture, and I'm fascinated by Mexican art. I think the bright colors are great accents to our dark walls and wood furniture.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I'm inspired by the vintage furniture I grew up with. I used to think that it was old and out dated, but now I appreciate the simplicity of the style. 

Where do you like shopping for home goods?
Everywhere! Some of our furniture is from second hand stores & flea markets, while others are new from retail stores.

What is your favorite home item/find?
Our vintage bar. We found it at a local thrift store for only $150. It was a steal!

Favorite thing about your home...
I love that everything in our home is 100% us. We picked out the floor tiles, the colors on the wall, and all of the furniture. I've never seen another home decorated like ours.

Whats next on your to do list or shopping list?
I've been looking for a white round tray for our coffee table, and I can't find one anywhere! help!

You guys purchased a fixer upper...why?  Any advice for others looking to do the same thing?
The main reason we purchased a fixer upper is because of the price. We needed a home that also accommodated my mother in law, like our duplex, and there was not a ton of options in our price range. We saw the a lot of potential here, and most importantly loved the neighborhood.
If you're looking for a fixer upper, always remember that you can change everything about the house, but the neighborhood. Don't buy a home just because it's cheap. You also want do a lot of research when picking out tiles and fixtures for your home. We found our floor tiles 50% cheaper by shopping around, and driving an hour out of the city. Location of the store definitely influences their prices.

Tell us about your self...What do you do for work?  How did you guys meet?
Johnney and I are both in the digital advertising industry, and we met while working at Our teams worked together on campaigns, and it was inevitable for us to meet. We've been inseparable ever since.

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