Hidden away in the Echo Park hills of Los Angeles is the infamous “Gypsy Caravan.”
I’ve heard tales of this deliciously bohemian and perfectly curated home for years. “The backyard is to die for!” “The furniture is so cool!” “I want to housesit forever!” I could only imagine the authentically radical home after hearing nonstop rave reviews. So who is so lucky to call this magic sanctuary home sweet home? It’s no surprise that it belongs to LA Senior District Visual Manager, Elaine Strawbridge, one of the coolest free spirits I know. Elaine oversees all aspects of the visual aesthetics you see in every Southern California store – no easy feat. She’s a leader, mentor, and a true artist. And one heck of a home decorator.
There are far too many things I love about Elaine’s house. The outside patio?! I mean, come on! Can I live back there? I have never thought to bring art outside but now I’m thinking my garden might need a little wall decor pop. Genius! To add a more cozy feel outside, I also love the mismatched seat cushions on the wooden patio furniture. Each piece in the backyard is perfectly placed and creates a comfortable and happy energy. Inside is no different — the mixed prints, multiple pillows, hanging frames, and wallpaper establish a space for creativity. The plants add a sense of calm. I love seeing Elaine’s dog, Ferni, snuggle up at her feet under the vintage cocktail table. I think to myself that the rumors were true: the Gypsy Caravan is a bohemian dream (home) come true.
Elaine, Mitch, and Ferni – thank you for sharing your cool and cozy home with us!
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