Name: Victoria (aka, sfgirlbybay -- check out her blog here) Location: Pacific Heights, SF Size: Approximately 800 sq. ft. Bohemian Modern. Favorite room: Living room. Most talked-about element: Rico Suave - the portrait of 'my boyfriend' in my living room. He's not really my boyfriend, but since I currently don't have one, that's what I call him. Most embarrassing element: My kitchen tile - it's hideous. Proudest DIY: Stripping the white paint off an art deco buffet I found at a yard sale for $5 and refinishing it. Dream source: Original Eames from anywhere. Reality source: Alameda Flea Market. Best advice: Make your place your own unique space. Don't have Pottery Barn copy-cat type furniture that doesn't reflect your personality. If you're going to have a Pottery Barn type sofa, mix it with unusual and eclectic items to bring individuality to the room. Found treasure: Vintage wicker chair I found on the side of the road. Had forever: Cable Car painting by Flavia. My parents bought it at a grocery store parking lot art show in the 60's and it hung in our house since then. My dad gave it to me when I moved to San Francisco. Just got: A funky red metal shelf that I keep my jewelry boxes and accessories on. Sources for bathroom fixtures, etc. (if redone): n/a Sources for kitchen fixtures, etc. (if redone): I have limited kitchen space, so I added the pots & pan rack and magnetic knife holder from IKEA. Also added the metal magazine rack to keep my cooking magazines in and the vintage potato chip rack serves as a cookbook shelf and wine rack. Thanks, Victoria!
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