At Home with Rebecca Holopter in Mar Vista, California 

Hey, friends! Today we’re welcoming Rebecca Holopter to the blog to share the amazing guest house she’s living in. So many vintage-y cool-girl vibes going on!“This backhouse, aka the “Lady Cave,” is owned by my cousin, Eva Osborne. She is a super talented designer, and a bunch of the sweet finds in the backhouse are hers. I moved from my old apartment, which I’d been living in for the past 8 years, into the Lady Cave. It has been a huge inspiration for both my paintings and for my production company. It’s also a great nest for staying in with my overweight senior kitty, Lucy.

“The Lady Cave is located in Mar Vista, California, which is just inland of Venice, so it has the same chill vibe but with a homier feel. I moved to Los Angeles from Springfield, MO (yes!), and it’s been so nice having family just steps away for late night wine and The Great British Baking Show marathons. And Eva’s pup, Paco, stops by often for some sweet nuzzling.“My favorite space in the home is the work station! This is where TeamRAD meets to work on our project Soiled Doves (It’s a supernatural western series—think Twin Peaks + Deadwood + 3 female leads) that consists of Verity Butler, Darby Kennerly, and me. We’re 3 bffs who have been working together for six years, and the Lady Cave serves as a great home office. The high table fits the three of us perfectly and works both for sitting and standing. Also I paint daily, so it’s important that I have tons of space for that. It’s my favorite spot simply in that it fosters creative ideas!

“I am obsessed with sequined shirts! The two in the entryway I thrifted over the years. I like to swap them out with others in my collection every once in awhile. I think the love of sequins came from watching Golden Girls when I was younger.“The cacti glasses are a recent find from the dollar store! Ever since my college days, I’ve been a frequent peruser of the dollar store! I’ve spray painted animal figurines gold, I use a ton of their shipping supplies for sending out my artwork, and their party decor is top notch! Having people over for dinner, drinks, and/or dance parties is a big love of mine, and I’ve found that having cute yet budget-friendly glasses adds to the aesthetic without having to worry about any dance moves breaking a glass.“Over the years, I’ve collected large-framed landscape paintings. I love cows, and I’m working on a series where I paint them over the large landscapes! The one in the bedroom is a part of that series.

“I wanted to incorporate vision boards into my bedroom so that I’d see them every day and be inspired. I created inspiration boards on my Pinterest for different aspects of my life, which I used to create little collages. Then I gathered old clipboards from thrift stores and one from my grandma’s basement (a goldmine of amazing treasures). They make the perfect display, which I can update easily.“We bought the light up RAD letters for our production company. Eventually I would love a neon sign, but in the meantime, these marquee letters will work.

“The little blue match holder in the kitchen area is a little jar I found at The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, which is a must if you’re in the LA area. I cut off the scratch pad on a box of matches and taped it to the bottom. I’ve made these for friends out of little jam jars, as well.

“The transition to a living space has been a fun challenge. Having an open floor plan can be tricky for blocking specific spaces, but I love the flow that goes throughout most of my home. :)”

Thanks for sharing, Rebecca! You can find Rebecca’s production company here and follow her Instagram here.

Author: Rebecca Holopter. Photography: Meghan Beierle-O’Brien.
  • Great use of vintage throughout the home. Watched the teaser for Soiled Doves 3 times so far – LOVE IT!

  • This place is awesome! Did I miss where the couch is from?!?! Can you please tell me? Want!

  • This is beautiful! So much inspiration here – what a great eye!
    Where is the amazing painting in the bathroom from?

  • First of all, I love the term Lady Cave! I might have to start calling my own space that as well. Rebecca’s space is so gorgeous! I love the colors and vintage details throughout.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • Such a beautiful place, so colorful! I love it <3

    https://www.myblackcloset.com/

  • This space is so eclectic and fun – and right by my hood! I’m in Culver City, which is just the next stop over (LA has like, 5000 different cities within it). Also, fellow actress over here! Loved this home tour. 🙂

    www.wonderlandsam.com

  • Love her space and how she styled it!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  • So many beautiful treasures, this is the kind of house where you can find something new every time you visit. And I love that they call it the “lady cave.”

    • I was thinking the same! There’s just so much to see and ogle haha.

      – Greta
      www.mintyfrosting.com

  • I’m in love with the vintage textures sprinkled throughout your space! The building has really great bones to it already and you’ve styled this multi use space perfectly for the layout. Gorgeous and inspiring!

  • That place is dreamy. I sometimes think of what my house would be like if I didn’t have a husband, a boy toddler, and two messy, rowdy boy dogs. — and I know for sure it would include a blue velvet couch.

  • I love all those colorful and well-selected details, everything fits perfectly!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  • There is something creative in every corner of this space; definitely an inspiring place to work. I also use clipboards with motivational pictures or collages on them, it is an easy way to switch around your home decor and keep inspired!

  • I love the pops of color in each space! What a lovely home =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

  • Oh woooow what a fun house! Sometimes SW decor really darkens a place but not here
    x0x0 Caro http://thecarolove.com/

  • Painting cows over landscapes is such a unique and fun idea for recycling old artwork! Such an inspired post.

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