Find a great LA apartment – and some cool furniture to go in it, too
Looking for a new place to live? If it’s time to move, don’t freak out. There are great resources available online to help you find your new apartment, and once you’ve found the perfect place, Apt2B can match the style of any neighborhood or apartment building with great furniture options. But first, you have to find that perfect new apartment. Find an easy-to-use, dynamic apartment search site over at RENTCafé, a rental listing service for Los Angeles that will help you easily locate potential apartments in your price range. You can find great luxury apartments, affordable units and everything in between. And RENTCafé has a huge selection of apartments in neighborhoods throughout the city, so there are plenty of housing options to choose from. With help from the friendly folks at RENTCafé, we thought it would be fun to match up some of the trendy and affordable furnishings offered by Apt2B with some of LA’s hottest neighborhoods. If your ‘hood isn’t mentioned here, don’t despair! Drop us an email and we’ll hook you up .. or just browse the Apt2B website and be inspired!
Downtown dwellers are modern, urban and hip – but also practical and eco-conscious. You’ll want your downtown apartment to make a statement when friends swing by to visit. Anchor your living room with a great couch like the Melrose wide arm sofa or sectional, or go for sleek leather with the Doheny sofa. Living in a studio or loft space and have limited room? No problem – combine seating and sleeping with the minimalist Vasanta urban sofa bed, or get the super-trendy tufted look with the St. George or Azusa sofa bed models. These are also great options for overnight guests or an office nook space.
Santa MonicaIn Santa Monica, style meets comfort. Your active lifestyle and hard work means it’s time to relax when you get home at the end of a long day. Find the perfect bedroom collection among Apt2B’s many looks and styles. The Lankershim tufted bonded bed in chocolate or white would be an excellent choice, or check out a more rustic look like the San Vicente bed – love that paneled headboard. Finish off your look with some sumptuous and stylish bed linens. Both the Thomas Paul and Jonathan Adler collections are perfect for the season!
Many of our Hollywood friends have mastered their work-life balance so they can fit in travel, creative projects, yoga and other sports as well as time for their friends, family, pets and loved ones. We know many Hollywood dwellers who have the luxury of working from home at least part of the time. To that end, setting up the ideal office space as part of your apartment is key. Even if you only have a small office space to work with or are incorporating a desk into your living room design, find the perfect fit with options like the Mojave Fliptop Desk, Lancaster Laptop Desk or Rampart Glass Top Desk, which can seamlessly transition to other uses like an accent table or sideboard when work is put away for the weekend.
Echo Park/Silver Lake
The unofficial home of LA’s creative and artistic side, Echo Park and Silver Lake are great places to find funky and unusual apartments for rent. You’ll want to make sure that your décor can live up to the neighbors’ quirky expectations! If you’re not up for painting your own art or handcrafting mirrors and accessories, no problem. Check out Kent Youngstrom’s inspired stretched canvases’, especially “First Love,” which is actually a painting of a guitar. If you’re dealing with a small space and want to make your living or bedroom look bigger, the Laurel and Huston mirrors are two space-magnifying solutions. Leah Etling is a writer for the RENTCafé Blog, which features renting advice, lifestyle and design tips for savvy apartment dwellers.
- Adam Hanin