Home Tour: A Beauty Vlogger's Stylish and Serene Apartment
If you've ever spent time watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, trying to achieve the perfect cat eye or getting that healthy sun-kissed glow, chances are you've come across The Raeviewer. Southern California–based blogger Rae has amassed over 200,000 followers, thanks to her in-depth knowledge of skincare routines and thorough product reviews. She recently partnered with West Elm, and gut-renovated the two-bedroom apartment she shares with her Australian shepherd, Beau, and she invited us in for a tour.
"I have an incredibly handsome dog who sheds more than I do, so easy to vacuum was at the top of my list," laughs the blogger. The blue-eyed pup matches the dog-proof décor, which is grounded with a resilient cowhide rug.
While Rae thought selecting furniture would be the most challenging part, it turns out that the unforeseen construction issues were an even bigger nightmare. "My apartment was quite old and needed all sorts of extra work, like wiring and plumbing that wasn't budgeted for," she says. "Needless to say, I blew my budget before all the unplanned fixes." That didn't stop her from crafting this perfectly sweet breakfast nook right off the kitchen.
Because she was determined to keep her bedroom neutral, Rae brought in textures to layer the space: Pin-tucked bedding, the aforementioned pleated bed frame, and brass-inlay nightstands give the space dimension, all the while being monochrome.
At the foot of her bed, a set of velvet swivel chairs covered in sheepskins complete the Old Hollywood feel of the space—perfect for a lifestyle blogger with a penchant for luxury.