House Tour: Rebecca and Roger's Flux-Redux

San Francisco

Name: Rebecca and Roger
Location: San Francisco
Size: 1000 sq. ft.
Years lived in: 15 months since the last house tour and since combining households

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Longtime readers will remember Rebecca and Roger's Relaxed Wabi-Sabi Modern, as well as Rebecca's Flamboyant, French Poodle Flea Market Apartment. We've since seen Rebecca at a couple of AT events, where she told us about the trials and tribulations of their remodel. And voila, it's finally over, and she's sent us photos of the changed abode.

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Rebecca says, I should add it was a bit of a terror living under a tarp for 2+ months last fall as our kitchen was being dismantled to the studs (and all the floors throughout the flat were refinished)... but the results made it worth it. It was great being able to design the layout and the details to better suit the way we use and move within the space. In an effort to be "eco" from demolition to dining, we found new homes for the old appliances, some of the cabinets, fixtures, door and shelves (right down to the ironing board niche!) and remained conscientious about the decisions in finishes and appliances. The budget was fairly firm, but I think the end result was a very whimsical and elegantly simple solution to our needs.

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AT Survey:

My/Our style: Eclectomanic mix of Kitsch, Traditional, Color, Pattern, Crusty, and Modernist

Inspiration: everything

Favorite Element: (still) whimsy

Biggest Challenge: (ditto on the) patience and letting things evolve

Biggest Embarrassment: It was my inadvertent chair orphanage (which I’ve come to terms with, more or less). Now it’s the bathroom.

Proudest DIY: Of late, my anal-retentiveness in wallpapering my kitchen backsplash and having the coordinating outlets align with the pattern.

Biggest Indulgence: Buying more chairs that I don’t need. We are up to 27 now.

Best advice: Go for it.

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Resources:

Appliances: Bertazzoni, Miele, Jenn-Air, Kobe, Waste King

Hardware: Sugatsune and Ikea

Furniture: Selective thrift storing with the occasional splurge

Accessories: Dumpster diving mainly

Lighting: Lightolier (Gaetano Sciolari), Luzifer, EQ3, Juno, Elco

Rugs and Carpets: Family heirlooms

Tile and Stone: Galleria Tile, Ann Sacks, Walker Zanger

Window Treatments: Britex and Discount Fabrics

Beds: Not above now defunct Busvan

Artwork: Marcia Teusink, Elisabeth Belliveau, Joel Werring, Tina Scherzberg, Christopher Saunders, Valeria Ghezzi, Jacinda Russell, Paul Ovalle

Paint: Ben Moore all the way.

Flooring: Steven’s Flooring for hardwood flooring and staining (mid grade quality)

(Thanks, Rebecca and Roger!)

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Photos by Rebecca

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