Janel Holiday Huff, Interior Designer and Principal of Janel Holiday Interior Design, and Jim, Freelance
Maverick Design Curator and Captain of soon
to be opened Blu Dot Showroom in San Francisco Location: San Francisco, California Size: 1,350 square feet Years lived in: 6 1/2 years
Janel and Jim's home is feminine, or maybe it's eclectic, and/or Mid-Century modern — I would say it really can't be defined by one particular style. They've created a mix of objects and decor that they love without pigeonholing themselves into a single look.
Our possessions reflect the things and people we love: Ryan's granddad made our coffee table, his mom painted most of our artwork, and we have a great collection of family pictures and furniture from my grandparents' house. The first thing we ever bought together (a Dia de los Muertos diorama) is on the shelf in our bedroom. It reminds us that we created this space together. We are proud that we have taken advantage of the limited space we have, and have created a home that is comfortable and relaxing. We share compatible styles that kind of meld into "mad scientist." We like to show off our taxidermy bugs, comic books, vinyl records, and Star Wars things!
It's our cozy little love shack. Our apartment is decorated and filled with things that are equally loved by both of us. And because of its smaller size, The Cozy Shack makes us curate our lives. if we find something we love and bring it home, we have to get rid of something else to accommodate it.
Since Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer, this edition of the Weekend Guide is great for two things. First, there are plenty of sales to help you finish up your home decorating projects while saving some money. Second, it's your guide to the outdoor events that are starting to pop up across the country.Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event.
Name:Andi Forker Type of Project: Kitchen Renovation — full gut remodel Location: San Francisco, California Type of building: 1890's Victorian condo
After a lot of hard work (and a few unexpected surprises), Andi's kitchen renovation is finally complete, and the results are truly stunning. We've been there every step of the way, watching the cramped, outdated old kitchen being transformed into a beautiful, light-filled oasis. In this final installment of their Renovation Diary, Andi (and bf Dean) share what they've learned along the way.
I'm in love with the windows. With 6 of them (one is 11' wide) there is a ton of natural light, and the space feels much larger than it actually is. I'm centrally located in SF and on the top of a hill. The view is great, overlooking Golden Gate park on the west side and looking up to Twin Peaks/Sutro Tower to the south. You can see all the way out to Ocean Beach on a clear day, and every night I look forward to coming home to a beautiful sunset! My 2 kitties love the windows too, and you can usually find them sitting on one of the ledges.
The openness of the space with the tall ceilings, as well as all the natural light that comes in through my main windows. I also love the old Victorian details with the original molding around the archways and windows. Every once in a while I have to pinch myself to remind me that, yes, this is actually my wonderful home!