Bohemian Cottage in Venice Beach

Actress Katherine LaNasa styles her California home with a happy mixture of antiques and modern finds to reflect her laid-back style. Here are her top tips for achieving the look.

Bohemian Beach Cottage: Entry
Photographer: John Ellis; Stylist: Linda Hirst

1. Buy What You Love

One of LaNasa's only rules for her tiny 1950s cottage was that it be filled solely with pieces that she was absolutely crazy about, which is how she ended up with the 19th-century sideboard turned console table in the entry. "It has a beautiful Carrara marble top, which makes it super versatile," she says. "I could have put it just about anywhere, and it would have fit in perfectly."

Get the look: The console is by Brenda Antin, 323-934-8451; the bench is from Indigo Seas, and the runner is from Ralph Lauren.

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