Carly & Scott's Colorful Collected Apartment

Carly & Scott's Colorful Collected Apartment

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Kim Lucian
Sep 14, 2014
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Name: Scott Henderson & Carly Sciacqua
Location: Central Richmond District; San Francisco, California
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years; Rented

The newly engaged (congrats!) couple's home is the perfect example of a successful collaboration. With Scott's background working on architectural projects and Carly's colorful sensibility, the space is well planned and perfectly accentuated with pops of color, quirk and personality.

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Citing local shops as a favorite resource as well as the local flea market, the personality infused pieces that they have collected play well with big box standards and classic designs.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: We enjoy a minimal and clean space and appreciate an eclectic and personalized home. We both love Mid-Century modern furniture. Scott tends to lean towards organic materials and industrial design, and Carly often prefers bohemian and antique pieces that add texture to a space. Also, plants. You can never have enough plants. We like to think that our home is a good mix and balance of our two personalities.

Inspiration: Carly takes inspiration from travel and design blogs, as well as from unique and quirky stores in San Francisco. We especially love Therapy in the Mission, and General Store in the Outer Sunset. Scott is a long time subscriber to Dwell Magazine, and is inspired daily by his job as a structural engineer working on modern architectural projects.

Favorite Element: We love the light that floods into our top floor apartment. We also enjoy the Presidio views and the peaceful sentiment that accompanies our space and our neighborhood in general. We have a small fire-escape garden that Carly dotes over on a regular basis. It’s so rare to have even a slice of outside space in the city, and we take full advantage of that! Don’t tell our landlord.

Biggest Challenge: We love our space, and have no real qualms, but if our landlord does end up reading this, we wouldn’t object to a kitchen renovation.

What Friends Say: Most people comment on the light and how clean our apartment is. We have some whimsy items in our home as well, like the papier-mâché elephant head made in Haiti, so often times that sparks an interesting conversation.

Biggest Indulgence: We bought our couch and dining room table from Therapy, and those were pricey purchases. But honestly, most of our other furniture was found on sale or on Craigslist.

Best Advice: We have a rule about checking in with each other before we buy items for our home; we like to make decisions together. We also think it’s important to take time designing a space, (at Carly’s demur), and to pick pieces that are personal to us, especially from our travels together. We like having new furniture paired with older objects, typically handed down from family members, which add character and a story to our space.

Dream Sources: Therapy, General Store, West Elm, The Alameda Flea Market, Anthropologie, Clement Nursery.

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Resources of Note:

PAINT & COLORS

  • Bedroom: Benjamin Moore, Frappe

ENTRY

  • Rug: Anthropologie
  • Flower bin: Alameda Flea Market

LIVING ROOM

  • Rug: West Elm
  • Media console: West Elm
  • Grey tweed couch: Therapy
  • Brown leather couch: Craigslist
  • Orange chair: Craigslist
  • Leaning bookshelf: Craigslist
  • Skull print: SCRAP
  • Lamp: CB2
  • Coffee table: CB2
  • Side table: Pier One
  • Bicycle: Public Bikes
  • Pictures: Family pictures and prints from our travels to Japan and France

DINING ROOM/OFFICE

  • Rug: West Elm
  • Bookcase: Craigslist
  • Dining table: Therapy
  • Desk: Cb2, Ikea, and Home Depot. Scott made it!
  • Clipboard headboard: Urban Outfitters
  • Mirror: West Elm
  • Plants: The one and only- Clement Nursery

KITCHEN

  • Kitchen island: Craigslist
  • Baked goods: Heartbaker, a local gem!

BEDROOM

  • Bedding: West Elm
  • Chair: West Elm
  • Dresser: Craigslist
  • Water jug: SCRAP
  • Planter: General Store
  • Rug: CB2
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Thanks, Carly and Scott!

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