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designsponge.com · Sep 23, 2013

a modern textile-filled home in Los Angles


There are more windows than wall space in Sonja Rasula and Jonathan Sager’s home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park, which means, no matter where you find yourself standing, you have a view of the trees, the hillside and the sky. During the two years the couple have lived here (with their two dogs, Apollo and Aleister), they worked to fill the space with elements of color, lots of textiles (both new and vintage) as well as with items they’ve collected over their years together. Earlier this year, Sonja started CAMP, a creative business conference that takes place in a summer camp environment and next month she opens her BIG new project, an 18,000 sq ft building in LA’s Arts District called The Unique Space! She’s renovated a historic old factory building to essentially be a huge utopian workspace: it has private offices and studios for rent, there is 3000 sq ft of co-work space to encourage creativity/innovation/socializing, and the building boasts a kitchen and communal dining area, a resource library, lounge, bar, conference room, rooftop terrace and in 2014, they’ll be adding a photo studio. (There’s even have a fleet of Linus bicycles for the co-work members to use!) Jon is equally as busy as an industrial designer/project manager who works for The Guild. With all that activity outside the home, Sonja wanted to create a modern yet eclectic space that felt comfortable and relaxing. A big thank you to Laure Joliet for the lovely photographs! -Amy

Image above: We painted the room in Decorator’s White by BEHR. The white chest is from West Elm. I had the sofa custom-made here in Los Angeles by Rosa Beltran, a Los Angeles interior designer who can help anyone make beautiful locally-made furniture.


Image above: Our bedroom is very simple, with white walls and just our bed and two nightstands. Because I love textiles so much, I rotate pillows and blankets every couple months so I get to use them all! That cat pillow was actually my parents from the ’70s and the colorful blanket is another antique find. The mid-century modern style nightstand is actually from West Elm, as is all the bedding (other then the vintage blanket).

See more of this Los Angeles home after the jump!

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