House Tour: Julie and Andrew's Art-Filled San Francisco Abode

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Name: Julie and Andrew
Location: San Francisco
Size: 850 sq. ft.
Years lived in: 1 year

It comes as no surprise that while Julie's an interior designer and Andrew's a creative director for an online advertising agency, they're both artists. They have a beautiful, fun, light, art-filled home, as well as a lovely kitty named Mona.

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Our style: Mid-century meets flea market meets industrial salvage yard meets urban art.

The inspiration for our home: Art objects we like, both little and big.

Favorite element: The light. We live in a corner condo and sunlight moves to light different parts of our house all day.

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Biggest challenge in designing our home: Our place was built in 1926 without modern drywall. It’s almost impossible to hang anything directly on the walls.

What family say about our home: “It’s so grown up.” But that was only because we had extra pillows when they stay over.

Biggest embarrassment in our home: The bathroom.

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Proudest DIY: Our idea to hang sheets of translucent polypropylene on the lower half of each window for privacy. The plastic diffuses the sunlight and allows us to keep the upper half open to see the trees outside.

Biggest indulgence with respect to our home: The dishwasher!

Best advice given or received: “Don’t think about it so much.”

Dream source for stuff: Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Kid Robot, DWR

Resources

Appliances
Kitchen:
• 1950 (or 1951?) O’Keefe & Merritt gas stove

Furniture
Living Room:
Room and Board Jasper sofa
• Eames plywood lounge chairs
West Elm Modern Media cabinet
Target bench
• African stool (SF Carnival street fair)

Workroom:
• Naked Furniture desk
Ikea lockers
• Red cabinet - Random import store now closed

Bedroom
• Naked Furniture headboard
• Eames lounge chair vintage knock-off

Accessories
• We both love trolling flea markets for accessories and art. Almost everything we have out now is either made by one of us or has been found at one of our scavenger hunts.

Lighting
Living Room:
X21 Modern - Rectangle shade table lamp
Room and Board - Bronze table lamp
Ikea - glow ball floor lamp

Hall:
Z Gallerie - bamboo hanging lamp

Flooring
• Original floors

Rugs and Carpets
Workroom:
Crate and Barrel - Bamboo area rug

Living Room:
• SF Design Center - Cowhide area rug

Kitchen:
West Elm - jute boucle rug

Window Treatments
Ikea
TAP Plastics

Bedding
Ikea, West Elm, Room and Board

Artwork

Kitchen:
• “High Time” by Shepard Fairey

Workroom:
• Jung-Koch-Quentell botanical chart
• “Tim” by Julie

Hall:
• “Untitled” by Chris Gleibe (find more cool work at gliebe.net)

Living Room:
• “Matrix” by Andrew (big metal, tiled art above Eames chairs)
• “Spikey Balls” by Andrew

Thanks, Julie and Andrew!

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