My/Our style: Antiques meet Mid-Century in an Edwardian flat, with a love for pattern
Inspiration: 50's television shows, 60's french pop, asian antiques, grandmothers everywhere
Favorite Element: architectural details, wainscoting, built in cabinet
Biggest Challenge: Our apartment is very long and narrow and has very little closet space. There's a storage unit downstairs but as far as everyday wardrobe storage we had to do some creative arrangements involving tiered hangers and storage boxes. Our tall bed serves to hide guitars and laundry baskets underneath.
What Friends Say: Friends love the handmade details
Biggest Embarrassment: We haven't found the time to repaint since we moved in, especially embarrassing since one of our dogs chewed up some floorboards when she was little. We also plan to replace the kitchen flooring eventually.
Proudest DIY: The makeover on my craft room, it was such a dingy little spot when I first saw it and now I really love being down there. I included a before photo so you can see what I mean!
Biggest Indulgence: Having separate studios where we can each get our work done.
Best Advice: Don't try to furnish your home all at once, it will slowly come together. Only buy things you really love.
Dream Source: European flea marketsResources:
Furniture: Crate & Barrel, flea markets, family hand-downs
Accessories: mostly from flea markets and garage sales, the occasional gem from Urban Ore
Lighting: Ceiling lamp seen in image #2 is from Schoolhouse Electric in Portland, the bedside lamps are from Pottery Barn
Rugs and Carpets: hand-me-downs
Window Treatments: Roman blinds in bedroom and living room are from Ikea, I made the curtains in the kitchen and bathroom with Liberty of London fabric from Britex, and the window film on the back door is by Emma Jeffs purchased at 2Jane.com (I found out about this on design sponge, without it there would be no way to cover the door glass and we'd have no privacy!)
Beds: West Elm, bedding from Crate & Barrel Outlet in Berkeley
Artwork: Anthony Skirvin of Ape Do Good--image #6(apedogood.com) Nicole Bauguss--image #7 (riproost.com, Nicole also makes really beautiful architectural boxes) Sita Rupe--image #8 (sitarupe.com) Picasso lithograph--image #13 Eric Bohr--image #14 & 18 (ericbohr.com) Susie Gharameni--image #16(www.boygirlparty.com) Lisa Marie made the window piece in image #29 (lisamariedesign.com) We love art, Lisa Marie is a visual artist and Stephen has a master's degree in art history so we really like supporting local artists and collecting pieces we love.
Paint: Soon! That's my winter project.
Flooring: We would love to get some black and white Forbo marmoleum tiles for the kitchen
Thanks, Lisa Marie and Stephen!