Hip Home: Anica and Jonpaul
Take a style lesson from these Los Angeles creatives who swoon for blond wood, earthy design and cacti.
Welcome to our inaugural Hip Home, a place where we spotlight the real-life homes of stylish people and Los Angeles photographer Jason Travis’s stunning photography. We hope you’ll find style-inspiration and plenty of ideas for your own spaces in Hip Home, as well as tips for where to source some design treasures.
What you do: Producer and organizer of L.A.'s Pug Meet Up (Anica) and photographer and director (Jonpaul)
Neighborhood and city: Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
How would you characterize your style? It looks pretty refined and minimalist with a respect for craft and artisan goods: Yes, exactly! Our style is minimal with pops of color and hints of Scandinavian and Japanese design. Japandi :)
What’s your favorite way to chill out at home? Sinking into the couch with our pug and Netflix.
Favorite room in the house and why? Our living room. It's super cozy and the natural light is amazing.
What’s the one item that speaks the most to who you are? Our never ending collection of house plants!
How is your space different from the homes where you grew up? We both grew up in classic Florida homes, so the California modern aesthetic of our space feels very different than both our childhood houses.
What's your pug's favorite napping spot? Any pillow she can find.
I love your kitchen. It looks like a midcentury modernist's laboratory with a touch of crafty whimsy. Tell me a bit about this clever assortment of objects. Ha! I like that. The pieces on our floating shelves are a fun mix of ceramics from our friends and favorite artists, Rose Bowl Flea Market finds, and a few DIY objects too!
Smeg Two-Slice Toaster
You look like you're really good at keeping clutter at bay. What's your secret? Hide everything in the garage! Only half kidding ha ha. We have both always been minimalist so we are good at keeping only the items that bring something positive into our home, and staying away from excess clutter.
What's that book under your arm Jonpaul? My Pizza in The Wild book! Pizza in The Wild was a personal project I started when we first moved to L.A. in 2013. I posted about 15-20 pizza images to my Instagram account and the series somehow started getting featured all over...and I eventually had the opportunity to make a coffee table book!
Light or blond wood looks like a fave. Where do you source all of these great pieces? Oh yes, light oak wood is our kryptonite. Our pieces are from all over! We sourced the oak wood for our floating shelves from an L.A. lumber yard, our living room credenza is from a really cool local shop called Matters of Space, and our record holder is from another awesome highland park spot called Amsterdam Modern on York.