Alexis' Cabinet of Curiosities

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Name:
Alexis
Location:
San Francisco, CA
Square Feet:
842
Division:
Small
What I Love About My Small Home:
I share this small apartment with my boyfriend, Ian. It is our first place together in California since graduating from college in Texas. We wanted it to capture our personal history, and eccentric and eclectic taste, while reflecting our new grown up, city life. We curated a modern day cabinet of curiosities that showcases artwork and treasures that we have created and collected through travels and adventures, from family and friends. Ian is a musician and I went to art school, so we are fortunate enough to call many talented artists our friends. Our small home is filled with work created by the people that we know and love.
We love the Victorian architectural details from the 1920’s building such as high ceilings, floor and ceiling molding, wood floors, bay windows, glass doorknobs, and converted gas lighting fixtures.
Our home is an ever-evolving work in progress, as are we. We love that it captures the essence of what makes our life so great, the people in it!
Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space
The biggest challenge about living in our small space has been fitting our collection of large scale family heirlooms into it. Ian had to cut the legs off our sofa and reattach them once it was positioned in the living room. We have embraced the vertical space and displayed as much as we can on the walls. Closets, cabinets and shelving are packed and meticulously organized. We edited and brought only our favorite pieces into our new space.
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