Name: Lee Tilghman
Location: Koreatown, Los Angeles
Years lived in: 8 Months, renting
When Lee Tilghman moved from New York City to Los Angeles a little over two years ago, she initially rented another apartment. But the building this Koreatown apartment is located in had great bones, Art Deco details, “amazing light and was central to everything I wanted to get to in LA,” says Lee. So she made the move to where she lives now! A recipe developer and wellness blogger, Lee believes that what you put in your body affects how you feel. And she knows your home is important for wellness, too.
“The space that I live in plays a huge role in my wellness journey. It’s very important for me to have a safe, clean, de-cluttered and bright space with natural light. Plants also help a ton, too.”
Lee has struggled with many health issues along her journey to wellness, which is how she ended up starting her blog Lee From America. She shares nutritious recipes as well as healthy living inspiration, and has amassed a large following on Instagram.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Clean, white, minimal, modern with a vintage twist and pop of color.
Favorite Element: Little details like my arched entryway and crown molding.
Biggest Challenge: Defining my personal style. I had no idea what it was until I started following Instagram accounts, and I wanted my home to look something like theirs.
What Friends Say: Can I come visit?
Proudest DIY: My Plant shelf!
Biggest Indulgence: My CB2 marble table.
Best Advice: Go on Pinterest/ Instagram and browse homes until you see styles that you like. It’s also fun to gather inspiration from different sources to create a style that is completely and uniquely your own.
Dream Sources: Vintage Flea Markets (Rose Bowl Pasadena)
Plant shelves — Ikea
Plants — Craigslist
Desk — Ikea
Mattress — Casper
Bedding — Parachute Home
Marble coffee table — CB2
Couch — Craigslist
Living room rug — Urban Outfitters
Dining room rug — rugs USA
Dining room table/chairs — Ikea
Kitchen cart — Ikea
Bathroom rug — Ikea
Shower Curtain — Urban Outfitters
Entryway Table — West Elm