Ever notice how the homes in most decor magazine photo spreads never look like they are inhabited by actual people? One of the (many) beauties of Scott and Marie's Castro home is that, despite the fact that many of the rooms could easily grace the pages of a magazine, the feeling one gets upon entering is of a home well lived in.
Scott and Marie have done a great job of blending stand-out pieces (hello, Papa Bear and Togo) with vintage finds, a few Ikea accessories, and plenty of personal touches. The result is a space that doesn't feel too precious or museum-like... but still manages to leave your jaw on the floor every now and then. Each room seems to have been carefully put together over time, rather than jumbled together from a few catalogs or stores - a process that not only adds character but real soul to a home. Our overall impression upon leaving was of a house that was at once inviting and impressive; in short, a place we'd be happy to call home.
My/Our style: Castaways from the best garbage pick-up day in Tribeca
Inspiration: That undiscovered eclectic English uncle that has yet to rear his head. Or Michael Tobey.
Favorite Element: BDDW osage orange credenza.
Biggest Challenge: Challenge? None…pure fun.
What Friends Say: How long can we stay?
Biggest Indulgence: Living in SF.
Dream source: Gio Ponti chairs….unfortunately they so rarely get left out on the sidewalk in NYC.
Front living Room: Paintings by Julie Chang, chandelier by Lindsey Adelman.
Back Living Room: Photography by Damon Sneed, credenza by BDDW.
Dining Room: Black Walnut Dining Room table with Bronze legs by Luke Bartels @ re/find furniture.
Upstairs Foyer: Hand painted geometric wallpaper by Tim Balon.
Office: Art by Clare Rojas and Barry McGee
Master Bedroom: Art by Nathan Stapley, couch by Ligne Roset, painting by Julie Chang.
(Images: Lily Gahagan for Apartment Therapy)