Erin & Rob's Stylish & Glam Family Pad

Erin & Rob's Stylish & Glam Family Pad

Lindsay Tella
Jun 28, 2012
Name: Name: Rob, Erin, Elliott and Brother Bear Location: Duboce Triangle — San Francisco, CA Size: 1400 square feet Years lived in: 3 — rented Their ferociously friendly bulldog and all-smiles little girl are just two of the reasons why this family rocks. This is a home that draws you in; every detail comes with a story and nothing feels contrived. Erin and Rob have created a family-centered home that excudes style and glamour with each well thought-out detail. It's that seemingly effortless sense of style that is envied by many and attained by few. It's doesn't come as a great shock that Erin and Rob have created such an awesome space. They are both creative types; Erin is a branding director for Stella & Dot and Rob a creative writer for an advertising company. After bouncing around from Atlanta to SF to NY, the couple finally landed back in SF. Tired of their annual bi-coastal moves, they decided to stay for awhile and make it home. Erin and Rob use their space wisely and have successfully turned it from just another rental unit into a lovely home. Each room is utilized to it's full potential. The laundry room even doubled as Elliot's nap time space while I photographed her nursery (I was assured that she actually really liked the laundry room.) There's a lot of love in this family and every time I turned I around it was noted. From the thoughtful decorating details to the art and furniture created by Erin, this home is a seamless mix of modern and vintage that truly supports this family's lifestyle and aesthetic. Apartment Therapy Survey: Our Style: Rob would probably call its stylishly messy, but I'd say it's eclectic (isn't that what everyone says?) with a little bit of glamour....and a little bit of farmhouse. I like every room to have something shiny, something fuzzy and something humorous. Inspiration: The late great Domino, The Parker Palm Springs is perfection, Kelly Wearstler, Thom Filicia, Rita Konig and Pinterest, of course. Favorite Element: I like everything to have a story. It makes a house a home. Oh, and our open kitchen and back patio--a rarity in San Francisco. Biggest Challenge: The woodwork. It brings such warmth to the apartment but can make things looks really heavy and dark, which is great...if you want to live in an English hunting lodge. I do love the woodwork, but it's challenging to find the right pieces to help lighten it up. What Friends Say: Of course they tell us they like it, but we're friends with a lot of designers so I'm sure they have they're own opinions. As long no one ever describes it as French Country I'm okay. Biggest Embarrassment: It used to be the number of oversized mirrors (although Elliott loves to look at herself, which is terrifying already), but lately I can't stop buying throw pillows. Proudest DIY: It's hard to pick, a lot of the art in the house I made, including our dining room table and the curtains and painting in Elliott's room. Biggest Indulgence: Our Temper Pedic's everything they say. Best Advice: You don't have to have it all at once. "Don't over think it" (said Rob the night before Apartment Therapy came.) Dream Sources: If I had all the money in the world, I don't know that I'd shop anywhere different. Except Ikea...I'd probably never step foot into an Ikea. Resources of Note: ENTRY
    • Diver Image: DIY (image found online)

    • Couch: Restoration Hardware • Side Table: Vintage (i.e. found on the street when we lived in Brooklyn) • Coffee Table: West Elm • Rug: West Elm • Throw Pillows: Dwell Studio, Pottery Barn and Jonathan Adler • Black Table Lamp: Ikea • Floor Lamp: Anthropologie • Leather Club Chair: Vintage • Large Mirror: Vintage • Curtains: Ikea

    • Table: DIY • Chairs: Vintage • Mermaid picture: Frame shop in North Beach, SF (no longer open) • Number Paintings: DIY • Chinese Fortune Picture: DIY • Antlers: Alameda Flea Market • Sheepskins: Ikea • Ottoman/Dog Bench: West Elm • Curtains: Ikea

    • Bed: Ikea • Horse Pillow: Mercury in Austin • Side Tables: re-finished Ikea • Vintage Spirit Poster: poster is vintage, frame DIY • Mirror: vintage (my great grandmothers), painting is DIY • Bench: vintage • Lamps: Target • Throw: Turkish towel on Amazon • Curtains: Ikea

    • Shower Curtain: Target • Toilet paper holder: Alameda Flea Market • Toiletry jars: Anthropologie • Hand Towels: West Elm

    • Crib: Ouef Robin Crib • Teepee: Etsy • Owl Lamp: Land of Nod • Chair: Ikea • Fan: Restoration Hardware • Dresser: Vintage (it was my great-grandmothers) • For Like Ever print: • Throw Pillows: Target • Curtains: I designed the pattern, and my mom sewed them • Painting: DIY • Rugs: Ikea

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