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Open House Sunday Oct. 6th 11am-1pm – 1185 Masselin Ave. LA

Shaping Spaces Group has brought another listing to life with their home staging services. This is a  4 bedroom 4 bath Beautifully Remodeled Home in Miracle Mile!! All of the charm and character has been brought back to life!! Turnkey!! Very spacious, open floor plan with natural light shining through every room!!


Listing provided courtesy of

  • Jeremy Daniels-Stock,
  • Barefoot Realty

DRE #01886149

Staging by Shaping Spaces Group

Shaping Spaces Group

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Shaping Spaces Group

502 North Crescent Heights Blvd. 


Shaping Spaces Group had the pleasure of staging this beautiful spanish masterpiece located in one of Los Angeles’ most desirable neighborhoods. This home offers it all, 3 bedrooms and 2 bath of pure beauty on a 5,200 square foot corner lot. The kitchen and bathrooms have been remodeled with modern touches and sleek finishes. The open layout, good size living areas, and backyard deck make this house perfect for entertaining.

Listing provided courtesy of

DRE #01460017

  • Raul Sandoval,
    Ontrac Real Estate

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Los Angeles Based Shaping Spaces Group Interiors Turns 5 This Year

February 8, 2013 – Los Angeles  interior design firm Shaping Spaces Group turns 5 this year. Owner Tanya Griffin says it has been a challenge keeping a luxury design business alive through the economic downturn. “It hasn’t always been a smooth ride, however I was determined to hang on by the very last thread and dust myself off once the storm had passed,” Tanya said. “Last year we doubled our numbers from the previous year and we continue to thrive and grow with many opportunities on deck. It certainly wouldn’t have been possible without the loving support of my family who have been there since day one when I decided to leave Corporate America as a designer and start her own company.” Shaping Spaces Group Interiors is a full service boutique design firm that offers consulting, full remodels, room redesigns, home staging and more for commercial spaces.

For more information about Shaping Spaces Group, call 323-864-5433 or e-mail shapingspacesgroup@gmail.com

Tanya Griffin, Shaping Spaces Group Los Angeles Interior Design

Tanya Griffin, Shaping Spaces Group Los Angeles Interior Design

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Shaping Spaces Group, Los Angeles interior design and home staging experts transformed this occupied listing in Playa Vista, Ca. Shaping Spaces Group worked with the homeowner’s existing furnishings as well as brought in new pieces to help fill in the blanks and make the property show its best.



6241 Crescent Park West #403

The best unit in the building!TOP FLOOR CORNER UNIT. Fabulous ocean, marina and wetlands view from 2 decks in this very private corner unit with natural light pouring in from every angle. 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with many upgrades.

Listing provided courtesy of

  • Pila Gray,
  • KHORR Realty
DRE #01324968
Interior Design Los Angeles
Interior Design Playa Vista  

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Do you wish your home would look the same as those magazines? Do you wonder how the colors that you see and the choices of fabrics and furnishings would look in your home together? You want that luxury look so bad that you find yourself driving to Home Depot or Lowes looking at different paint swatches, taking sample after sample home but afraid to paint. So why do you still have your walls in the builder’s white paint it came with years ago? The answer is simple; you do not know where to begin and you don’t trust your inner voice.

For most who do not have the extra money to buy new furnishings, and all new accessories, here are some basic tips in achieving a Designer look that fits you:

1. COLOR – Painting is the cheapest improvement to update your home, it is also the easiest to reverse. Depending on your taste you would want to start by trying on different hues of paint. Try to use a neutral palette if you are not too sure of what color you want. It is the safest choice. Neutral colors do not have to be boring. You can use different shades of browns, ranging from light taupe to dark caramel or chocolate brown. When painting and you want to use a two-tone effect commonly used by designers, make sure that the colors complement each other. Consider also your current furnishings, are they going to blend well with the color of the fabric on your sofa or dining chairs?

2. FURNITURE PLACEMENT: People are often challenged with arranging their furniture ending up putting sofas against the walls. Although there may be times that this is the best choice, consider placing them flanking or facing the focal point of the room. Put sofas and chairs in a conversational way. A good rule of thumb to have a minimum of 18 inches clearance between sofas and coffee table to allow for knees not to bump into the table yet close enough to be able for a seated person to reach for the items on it.

– Bedroom furniture placement can be another point of some confusion. Make sure your head board is on the focal point wall. If you have a square room, it is easy to do…but if you have an irregular room, look for the window and door placement. Let those be your guide, you always want a good comfortable flow through a room.

3. WINDOW COVERINGS: Hang curtains over your window blinds.  Hanging curtains, whether you have any window blinds or not help in addressing privacy, as well as soften the look of the rooms you’re decorating. Match the colors of your furnishings and wall paint or make sure they complement each other. Use texture if you are designing in neutrals, so that the room will look more interesting.
– lower ceilings, to give the illusion of height, hang curtains from ceiling to floor.

– Small window, you can give a sense that the window is bigger by hanging the curtains wider than it should, layering curtains with sheer panel underneath can help in achieving this illusion.
4. ACCESSORIZE: Now the fun part, accessorizing. (Kirkland’s is awesome for finding great deals on amazing items)Put framed art on the wall; make sure that they are at eye level. Do not put a small frame in the middle of a very huge wall. It will look awkward. Make sure to have a unifying theme for the room you are decorating, for example, if you would like to decorate in an Asian theme, this should repeat in the accessories you would use in the entire room. From the throw pillows, flower vases, lamps, etc.
– Do not be afraid to use varying texture to achieve that designer look. Mix things that sparkle with textured items. This puts more dimensions to your design.

Hope these few tips help get your creative juices flowing. Good Luck,

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Buying the right area can be a challenge depending on what the use of the space is. Are you buying for the Dining Room, Living Room, Foyer, How big, what shape? There are a wide range of rug sizes, some standard and some not. There are also a variety of shapes like rectangle, square, circle, ovals, runners, and octagon. Let your room size, function and what you want sitting in the rug dictate the size and shape of the rug. Here are a few guidlines that may help with your rug shopping.

Living Room: The two most common ways of having an area rug is a “room rug” this is a rug that is about 3 feet smaller than the room dimensions, thats about 1 1/2′ feet of exposed floor on all sides. The other look is an area rug that is used to define and contain a grouping of furniture (usually a 11’x13′ or 9’x11′). Remember it’s ok to have a grouping of furniture with the back legs off the rug as long as the font legs are set on the rug. This anchors the grouping to the rug (try a 7’x9′ or 6’x8′ for this look)

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Dining Room: A good rule of thumb when selecting a rug for your dining area is to select a rug that is about 30″ larger on all sides than the table surface. This allows enough room for the chairs to slide in and out without getting caught on the edge of the rug. Tight low patterned rugs are always good in eating areas to hide any stains.

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Bedroom: Rugs look best when they are large enough to fit all or partially under the bed and extend out at least 30″ from under the bed on 3 sides. Still can’t get the right size for your large great room or odd shaped foyer, you can always have a custom rug made from broadloom carpet. By customizing the rug you’ll have a wide range of patterns and shapes to choose from, you could even mix colors and create your own pattern. Be sure to tell them you want finished, “bound” edges.

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Tip: Always use a rug pad under the area rug. This gives stability, extends the life and protects the floor underneath. Good Luck and have fun decorating.

Shaping Spaces Group

Home Staging, Interior Design & Eco-Consulting

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For an instant makeover add a throw pillow or two. A unique pillow could be your bold splash of color, and texture to liven up an otherwise basic sofa, bed or chair, both indoors and out. Don’t be afraid to mix and match sizes, patterns and textures as long as they complement the overall color theme of the space and they make you feel good about the design.

 sofa no pillow  Boring before pillows

 sofa with pillows  Brought to life with pillows

 – A few large pillows look cleaner than a jumble of smaller ones.

– Mix and match and layer patterns and sizes to give depth to the design as long as they have a common color

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 Living Room

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 – Spruce up simple chairs, these pillows tie into the art work above the chairs.

 chair pillows

Anything goes when it comes to selecting fabrics. You can buy beautiful decorative pillows in a myriad of stores and boutiques like Kirkland’s or get creative and make your own. If your handy with a sewing machine try visiting your local upholstery house and ask for scrap fabrics, they will usually sell it for pennies if not give it to you to make your own or recover your old ones.

Live Green – Design Well

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