Close-Up!: John Baden's SF Apartment

Close-Up!: John Baden's SF Apartment

Anh-Minh
Aug 9, 2007

Immediately after walking into John Baden's Hayes Valley apartment, we thought to ourselves, "This is so Apartment Therapy!"
Many of us can relate to John's situation: He's living in a place that's under 500 square feet — a rental — and can't resist the urge to personalize his space. Being a decorative painter, this of course means painting and re-painting his apartment. A lot.

Although we originally covered his home for the SF Chronicle, we wanted to share some additional photos with AT readers. The above image is from the Chron; after the jump, you can see the ones we took.


Bed Nook: A close-up of the headboard in the walk-in closet/bedroom. The oversized, tufted piece was picked up at the Alameda Antique Faire.

Bed Nook: The wall opposite the headboard.

Bathroom: Tiny circular and oval mirrors dot the walls. The sink is Ikea.

Kitchen: Now this is a happy kitchen to wander into in the mornings.

Kitchen: Cartoonish faux wood paneling.

Kitchen: What to do with an archaic feature like the old ironing board cupboard? Turn it into a hidden bulletin board.

Entry: Another blast from the past — the phone nook — highlights local artist Darwin Bell's work.

Front Door: No part of the apartment is spared a paint treatment.

Thanks for letting us into your home, John!

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