I've had my LA apartment for five years and just moved back into it after spending much of the past five years in NYC. It’s pretty basic, but for that reason it kind of has a European vibe to me which I like. I'm always playing music in my house (I have a Bose sound system which is great because I'm an audiophile) and my tastes range from jazz to musicals to rock and hip hop.
When I'm writing I use my ErgoDriven standing mat which allows me to flex and stretch my calves and other muscles. I also have my yoga mat down so that I can get some movement in during long work sessions.