Name: Lynn Goldfinger-Abram & Leif Abram
Location: San Francisco
Size: 1550 sq. ft.
Years lived in: 10
Our style: Hollywood Glamour meets Paris Hotel with a modern twist!
Inspiration: Being a third generation San Franciscan, I have memories of the elegance of a bygone era; wearing your best dress with white gloves to shop in downtown Union Square, celebrating at hotels such as the Fairmont and the Palace. This has inspired me to try and recreate these elements in our home.
Favorite element: Views out of the back rooms and the home's Streamline Moderne architecture
Biggest Challenge in designing my home: Editing. I love vintage lamps and chairs. I can't seem to get enough of them, but have limited space in our home, so I unfortunately have to sell many of the great items I come across.
What friends say about my home: It has a lot of character and personality.
Biggest Embarassment in My Home: Our garage. I use it for storing my inventory and it is constantly in a state of chaos. I'm embarrassed to have anyone walk through!
Proudest DIY: I have no decorating background and followed my own instincts to decorate our home.
Biggest Indulgence with respect to my home: Fresh flowers and fancy candles.
Best Advice given or received: Don't decorate in a hurry. Live in the home for awhile and get the feeling of it and then add a piece at a time. Also, It's better to purchase one quality piece than several less important pieces.
Dream Source for Stuff: 1stdibs.com & Paris flea markets
(Originally published on AT:LA on 10.29.07 by Grace)