Name: Rob, Erin, Elliott and Brother Bear
Duboce Triangle — San Francisco, CA
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:
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
The late great Domino, The Parker Palm Springs is perfection, Kelly
Wearstler, Thom Filicia, Rita Konig and Pinterest, of course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Temper Pedic mattress...it's everything they say.
You don't have to have it all at once. "Don't over think it" (said Rob the night before Apartment Therapy came.)
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:
• 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: vllg.com
• Throw Pillows: Target
• Curtains: I designed the pattern, and my mom sewed them
• Painting: DIY
• Rugs: Ikea
Thanks, Erin and Rob!
Images: Lindsay Tella
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