Beauty Blogger Sydne Summer’s Serene California Condo — House Tour

Name: Sydne Summer
Location: West Hollywood, California
Size: 740 square feet
Years Lived In: 10 years, owned

“After ten years of living in my condo, I was ready for a fresh start,” writes fashion and beauty blogger Sydne Summer. “My renovation started because I needed to replace my hardwood floors after some bad storms. What began as a small project turned into a three-month complete renovation. Even though it was beyond exhausting, it was totally worth it! I love waking up with natural sunlight in an all-white space.”

“The open concept space now allows me do all my shoots at home (no more renting studio spaces!) and it’s perfect for entertaining. When I’m not working or having friends over, I’m cuddling up with my rescue pup, Bunny Bell, on the soft velvet furniture with faux fur accents. Even though everything is all white, I feel cozy and relaxed in the serene space.”

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: My personal style is feminine and polished. I wanted my home to be an extension of my blog and Instagram. So I worked with my designer, Jean Luxe, to create a soft modern vibe.

Inspiration: The inspiration for my condo was mixed metallics with marble and blush accents. We created it around this photo that includes wine.

Favorite Element: My favorite piece is my vanity table. It was a present from my late grandparents and I wanted to incorporate it into my new home. I had it refinished in a glossy white, added new knobs and reupholstered the seat to make it work.

Biggest Challenge: The biggest challenge was making the space look bigger. Being a fashion and lifestyle blogger, I constantly have product coming in and out of my home. So I wanted to find places to hide things. I did this through custom closets and cabinetry. Having all white made the space look bigger. Another solution was keeping the mirrored walls that previously existed in my condo. My designer, Jean Luxe, came up with the genius solution to frame the mirrors so they looked more modern and fresh. We chatted about more solutions in our Q&A video.

Proudest DIY: My proudest DIY is my artwork. I painted the oil painting above my couch and my photographer, Michelle Kyle, and I created the lemon photograph that hangs in my kitchen. I’ve gotten so many compliments about the piece that we’re thinking of doing a limited edition series!

Biggest Indulgence: My biggest indulgence was my custom chandelier. I splurged on it when I first moved in the condo. After ten years, it started to tarnish so I had it cleaned and rethreaded and now it looks just like it did when I first brought it home!

Best Advice: Always double your time expectations. I thought I would be done with the renovation and decorating in a month and half. It took over three months. I learned it’s better to be patient and wait for what you love instead of trying to rush things.


Benjamin Moore “Super White”
Shimmer White Wallpaper – Graham & Brown

Flush Mount – Etsy
The First Lady – Gray Malin

Custom sofa – HD Buttercup
Vapor pillow – Room & Board
Shimmer pillow – Room & Board
Dip Dye Curly Sheepskin Pillow – Michael Aram
Muse Butterfly Pillow – Jonathan Adler
Muse Eyes Pillow – Jonathan Adler
Painting – Sydne Summer
Boule de Cristal Double Sconce – RH Modern
Elden Rug – Horchow
Bogardus Modern Coffee Table – Joss & Main
Crackle White Pearl Tray – Kendra Scott
Slivered Geode Coaster – Anthropologie
Tanner the Dog Ornament – CB2
Wick Trimmer and Candle Snuffer Set – CB2
Fig & Vanilla Soy Candle – CB2
The Little Dictionary of Fashion – Christian Dior
Greatest Hits – Harper’s Bazaar
Rodin – Raphaël Masson
Oscar de La Renta – Andre Leon Talley
Atlas End Table – High Fashion Home
Frame — Jonathan Adler
Uni Object – CB2
Safavieh Couture Chaise – Houzz
Fleur Pillow – Room & Board
Annette Sideboard – Joss & Main
Custom Succulents – Desert Rose
Intermix White Tall Vase – CB2
Small Selenite Blossom – John-Richard Collection
Muse Candle – Jonathan Adler
Ceramic Cylinder Set – Wrought Studio
Dior – Mats Gustafson
The Finer Things – Christiane Lemieux
Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style – Jérôme Gautier
Lannister Sheer Drapes — The Shade Store

Saarinen Table – Room & Board
Tiffany Chairs – Room & Board
Sheepskin Pillows – Room & Board
The Complete Eat Bundle — Snowe Home
Bria Napkin Ring Set – Anthropologie
Custom Watercolor – Jessica Durrant
Irvine Frame — Framebridge
Custom Chandelier – McNoon
Custom Succulents – Desert Rose

Statuario Maximus Quartz – Caesarstone
Reno Modern Classic Counter Stool – Kathy Kuo
Copper Teapot – CB2
Lemon Print – Sydne Summer & Michelle Kyle
Irvine Slim Frame – Framebridge
The Complete Drink Bundle — Snowe Home
The Complete Eat Bundle — Snowe Home
Farmhouse Napkins – Coyuchi
Custom Succulents – Desert Rose
Burnished Candle – Capri Blue
Hargr Grab Hand Hook – Areaware
Marble + Copper Serve Board – West Elm
Copper + Marble Cheese Knives – West Elm
Modern Luxe Rose Gold Pet Bowl – Petco
Goldplated Pineapple Straw Tumbler – Godinger
Appliances – Ferguson

Riley Bed – Zgallerie
Verona Bedding – Zgallerie
The Casper Mattress – Casper
Sheekpskin Pillow – UGG
Distressed Metallic Lace Decorative Pillow – Michael Aram
Fireside Faux Fur Throw – Anthropologie
Gracemere Mirrored Nightstand – Anthropologie
Raw Alabaster Lamp — Regina Andrew Design
Gilded Leather Journal – Anthropologie
Marble Print Pen Set – Forever 21
Sheepskin Area Rug – UGG
Cascade Wool Rug – West Elm
Dream Painting – Golden Toast
Custom Sconces – McNoon
Scatter Dot Flat Roman Shade – Kate Spade
Refinished Vanity – Custom
Lodhi Knob – Anthropologie
Roses Scented Candle – Diptyque
Burnished Candle – Capri Blue
Stainless Steel Snack Bowl – CB2

Idell Scalloped Mirror – Lamps Plus
Whitney Silver Leaf Wall Mirror – Lamps Plus
Feiss Infinity Mirror – Lamps Plus
Frosted Glass Sphere Bathroom Light – Lamps Plus
Shoes in Bathtub Print – Michelle Kyle
Marble Wastebasket – Waterworks
White Marble Tray – Waterworks
Luna White Marble Soap Dispenser – Waterworks
Irvine Slim Frame – Framebridge
Statuario Maximus Quartz – Caesarstone
The Complete Bathe Bundle – Snowe Home
Custom Tile Floor – M2
Custom Decorative Wall – M2
Pop Champagne Candle – Jonathan Adler
Baies Candle – Diptyque
Appliances – Ferguson

Ice Round Bistro Table – Compamia
Clear Accent Chair – Fine Mod Imports
Shore Patio Loveseat – Modway Outdoor
Giraffe in Glasses Outdoor Pillow – Kavka Designs
Raccoon in Glasses Outdoor Pillow – Kavka Designs
Custom Succulents – Desert Rose
Zadie Garden Stool – Joss & Main

Thanks, Sydne! And you can see more of the renovation in the vlogs and blog posts on her site.



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