nesting + home décor

My San Francisco Apartment: Bedroom

Our San Francisco bedroom never totally felt finished to me but we ran out of time to make changes (we had to move) so it is what it is. I love our Dwell bedding which I purchased right after it came out. I guess I was on the same wavelength as every other person out there because I’ve seen it in lots of home tours. The drapes are pinch pocket drapes I made with fabric Jenny sent me. The vintage paintings I’ve picked up at flea markets and thrift stores and a couple on ebay, I never quite finished it.

See our Living Room right here.


Sources and Notes: Bed from Room & Board | Bedding from Dwell |Drape Fabric by Thomas Paul |Yellow Lamps from Ebay | Chevron Frame from Furbish | Vintage Persian Rug from Craigslist | Artwork in small white frame by my friend Sunny Belliston | Faux Bamboo Dresser from Ebay | Bench and Nailhead Chair from Craigslist

(ps the dresser photo was pulled in from earlier last year so the artwork and lamp make a repeat appearance.)

photos by the lovely Aubrey Trinnaman

My San Francisco Apartment: Living Room

There were lots of extra outtakes that didn’t get used in the Design*Sponge feature the other day so I’m going to post the rest of them here this week and talk a little bit more about our little apartment. First of all it is a true one bedroom apartment (no dining room) and we lived there 3.5 years. It’s not a large apartment but as one bedroom apartments go its decent sized. Because of the space we really had to be efficient. I also have to give a shout out to Jenny from Little Green Notebook who helped me last year with the big decisions like get reupholstery etc. You can see those living room pictures back then right here.

A few notes and sources: The Ikat Settee is from HSN | Bright Painting by Michelle Armas | Other Artwork is a print of Paul’s or from thrift stores | Yellow Chairs are from Craigslist but were reupholstered in yellow velvet | The dressers and green side table are from Craigslist and the Thrift Store | The Coffee Table is from Ikea but we painted the silver legs brass | The brass lamps are from Craigslist |The patterned table lamps are from Anthropologie | Vintage Persian Rug is from Craigslist | Corner desk unit is from Ikea but we painted it | Toy shelf is from Craigslist (for toy sources go here.)

All photos by Aubrey Trinnaman who is not only a great photographer but an amazing stylist and the nicest person ever.

Our Home on Design Sponge

Our San Francisco apartment is being featured on Design*Sponge today. Thanks to Grace and Amy for the feature.

Affordable Industrial

I love industrial furniture. I think what I love most about it is how you can add a piece to almost any room and it makes it feel a little unfinished and not too precious. And while I would prefer an authentic piece found in my grandpa’s work shed those aren’t always easy to come by. I am happy that there are so many affordable options these days for industrial furniture. I’ve done a little round up of my favorites and even came across a ton of more options I wasn’t aware of while I was hunting.

1. Metal Stools 2 for $75
2. Utility Pendant $39 CB2
3. Metal Shelf $15 Ikea
4. Coffee Table $279 World Market
5. Tripod Floor Lamp $169 World Market
6. Side Table $169 Urban Outfitters
7. Campaign Bookshelf $279 World Market
8. Red Stool $100 Urban Outfitters
9. End Table $107
10. Floor Lamp $229 CB2
11. 3 Shelf Console $329 World Market

Polaroids into Large Art

I’ve been picking out art for our apartment so while I was back in San Francisco I grabbed some old polaroid pictures that Paul took a few years ago. These were taken on the Salt Flats and in Nevada on that long stretch of lonely road between San Francisco and Salt Lake City. I especially love the ones from the Salt Flats, its such a beautiful place. I’m going to scan them in and then have them printed very large scale. It could be pretty cool right? When you blow something up like that you lose detail but I think thats perfect for polaroid. I’ll of course show pictures when it is completed.

ps If you haven’t seen this short video my brother made from them take looksie, its still one of my favorite things.