As co-owner and creative director of the vintage home decor emporium TINI, short for This Is Not IKEA, Alexis Hadjopulos has won fans with the kind of quirky sensibility and lack of pretense that is defining a new breed of Los Angeles tastemaker: the populist connoisseur. A mix of high and low, vintage and modern, designer-label buys and garage-sale finds plays out in his house, where chalk graffiti provides the backdrop for a piano that Hadjopulos affectionately calls "the Elton John." An Eero Aarnio bubble chair hangs in back.
Tour of Alexis Hadjopulos' home
In the bedroom, Hadjopulos skipped a traditional rug in favor of artificial turf, which his dog has mistaken for real grass only once.
This Is Not IKEA: TINI founder Alexis Hadjopulos' eclectic house - latimes.com