Judging by these creative solutions, it may come as no surprise that Reis is from a family of artists (sister Klari's artwork can be seen throughout the house), and though Peter began his career in tech sales, he's now starting a consumer products company to put his creativity and design interest to further use. We just hope there's a home decor line in the works!
My style: I try to follow some of the tenets of good logo design. Clean. Balanced. Everything having a reason for being there.
The inspiration for my home: George Hauser (architect of the building), Orla Kiely, Warhol, Rocky III. Maybe some OCD.
Favorite element: Invisible Gym:
- Pull-up bar that blends with decor
- SelectTech dumbbells (great space saver)
- Exercise ball doubles as work chair
Biggest challenge in designing my home: Being patient. Waiting for a sale or for a desired item to pop up on Craigslist
What friends say about my home: “I like the colors.” “Are those shopping carts?”
Biggest embarrassment in my home:
- Purchasing shampoo/conditioner based on whether or not it matches the decor.
- Not completely painting under the bathroom sink (only visible from a...uh...certain angle)
- dead plants on the patio
Proudest DIY: Coffee Table(s)
Biggest indulgence with respect to my home: Definitely the headboard.
Best advice given or received:
“Buy fewer items, but of high quality.”
“Buy heavy things.”
“Make your bed.” - Mom
Dream source for stuff: Limn
Dresser/Bookcase/Console Table/Bed-side tables - Craigslist importer
Bed - Ligne Roset, Lumeo headboard paired with West Elm platform bed
Bed-side Lamps - Crate and Barrel
Art - “Ritalin” - epoxy polymer on aluminum, Klari Reis
Mirror - IKEA Hovet
Kitchen Island - This thing is weird. Didn’t want to spend big bucks for an island, but needed more counter space and a way to break up the open layout. Keeping with the trend of bringing the outdoors in, I made the base out of shopping carts to reflect my “up and coming” SOMA neighborhood. It’s Derelique. The carts were cut above the wheels, turned on-end and re-welded. The top is part of an IKEA butcher block table flanked by some donated granite. Hanging stemware racks complete the rolling, kitchen island bar thing.
Cube Ottomans - DWR
Console Table - CB2
Sectional - Creative Fine Furniture
Coffee Table(s) - Wanted a table that would accommodate multiple configurations for entertaining purposes. The bases were found at online restaurant supply store. Wood is Boos butcher block found on Craigslist.
Shelving - Elfa
Credenza - Quovis DWR
Planters - Crate and Barrel
“Adderall” - epoxy polymer on aluminum, Klari Reis
“Pity” (Mr. T) - duct tape on formica, Peter Reis