Home Tour: An Event Designer's Perfectly Ladylike Apartment
As a managing partner at event production firm Yifat Oren & Associates, Stefanie Cove is more than familiar with crafting beautiful spaces that convey elegance and personality. It’s no surprise then that her West Hollywood condominium is an expertly assembled collection of meaningful pieces, eclectic textures, personal artwork, and stylish finishes inspired by her global travels. The resulting design is a feminine, eclectic dream with a perfect mix of bohemian influences and polished, preppy details. Scroll through our slideshow for a tour of the serene one-bedroom space.
A mixture of styles and influences make Cove’s home feel truly personal to the event producer. “My home is a reflection of my personality; it is a mix of California eclectic meets Palm Beach preppy which is related to my childhood growing up in Florida and my adult years in L.A.,” she tells us.
“In my work, I am always looking for unique and unexpected touches that highlight a client's personality,” Cove says. “I tapped into this while designing my own home. I sourced a variety of items that truly spoke to me but weren't the most common or expected pieces.”
“I wanted my home to feel very comfortable and inviting,” the event producer tells us. “Due to my hectic travel schedule, I enlisted my dear friend and décor stylist, Ashley Sharf, to work on this project with me.”
In the bedroom, a custom mix of ivory and pale blue Benjamin Moore paints was used for the calming wall colour. “It gives off a feeling of warmth and serenity,” says Cove.
Feminine accents mix with organic and industrial influences to create a unique collected, layered look.
Several small styled vignettes enable the event producer to showcase her favourite books and mementos in a polished, sophisticated way.
“As an event producer, I've been fortunate enough to travel the world and during my various trips, I found accent pieces that I've incorporated into my home,” Cove tells us. “I created a wall of photographs that display various images of Harbour Island, Bahamas, that were taken by beloved photographer Jonas Peterson while on location for a wedding.”
Scouring flea markets and budget-friendly sources like Etsy to mix new items with vintage and antique pieces, Cove was able to craft a personal space that didn’t break the bank. "We tried to splurge on certain items while staying budget-conscious with others," she says.
To connect the living room with the adjacent areas and help the spaces flow together, Cove used a repeated theme of natural textures and colourful woven textiles highlighted with metallic accents.
Depending on the season, Cove replaces the oversized shell planted with succulents with a grouping of pillar candles to add depth to the condo’s faux fireplace.
In an awkward empty corner of the living room, Cove opted to install large bookshelves for displaying personal mementos and accessories. A custom bench underneath the adjacent window gives the illusion of a built-in window seat, without the added cost.
When asked if she found decorating her home to be at all stressful, the event planner firmly disagrees. “It was so much fun!” she tells us. “Now I would like another home to do it again!”
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