Location: San Francisco
Size: 475 sq. ft.
Years lived in: Rented for four years (and some months)
Allie has a background in interior design, can you tell? She's currently working at Lotus Bleu. If you're familiar with the store, you can see the obvious mutual influence.
My style: Eclectic, natural, and colorful
Inspiration: The natural world and its perfect design elements
Favorite Element: The beautiful inlay floors and washes of sunlight
Biggest Challenge: Not acquiring endless beautiful things, since I already have plenty!
What Friends Say: That my home is warm, inviting, expressive and a bit museum-like.
Biggest Embarrassment: Lack of dusting... imagine the patience it takes!?!
Biggest Indulgence: When added up, I guess my crafty rubber stamps or endless linens.
Best advice: Buy what you like.
Dream source: These days, Room and Board. They have an excellent variety of stylist offerings + a gorgeous aesthetic.
Furniture: I have built 1/3 of what's in here, 1/3 off of the street, and the rest from my childhood.
Accessories: Paper canisters (one red + green set): Japanese - bought at Paper Source
Green "A": Anthropologie
Green wood grapes: Stumasa
Calligraphy alphabet card: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls (may-belle.com)
Bowl of dyed eggs: Made by me
Green ceramic birds: Jonathan Adler
Sage green owl (cast plaster): The Candy Shop in the Mission
Red suitcases: Paper Source
Need point diamond pillow: Isaac Mizarahi for Target
Stitched ribbon pillow: Anthropologie
Yellow woven pillows: Crate and Barrell
Silk green wheat pillow: Thomas Paul
Yellow vase: IKEA
Red lacquered pepper grinder: Zinc Details
Rugs and Carpets: Brown jute: West Elm
Brown wool runner: Crate and Barrel
Bird dots: Urban Outfitters
Orange woven cotton: Pier One
Window Treatments: Paper from Paper Source
Beds: Duvet: Dwell for Anthropologie
Shams: Pottery Barn
Patchwork pillow: Crate and Barrel
Paint: In breakfast nook: Valspar: Golden Rattan
Artwork: Portrait in black: Aunt: Susan Richards (painter)
Nude platinum print: Eric Almas
Colorful wood carved screen prints: Friend, Megan Burrato
Russian doll/tulip tree/prints: Dutch Door Press
Green apples: William Morris print
Handmade cards above bed: Me
Skull drawing: Me
Glazed bird trivet: By artist Kenia Taler, bought at 'Egg' in Cole Valley
Year long calender: Dutch Door Press
Ansel Adams print