Shawn's Collaborative Home

Shawn's Collaborative Home

Nora Taylor
Dec 14, 2015
(Image credit: Submitted by Shawn)

Name: Shawn
Location: San Rafael, California

My wife Jess and I (along with our two month old son Bowen and our three legged cat, Timber) live in a two-bedroom rental duplex in sunny San Rafael, California. I'm an Operations Specialist in the United States Coast Guard, and my wife is currently a stay-at-home mom and an avid crafter.

(Image credit: Submitted by Shawn)
(Image credit: Submitted by Shawn)
(Image credit: Submitted by Shawn)

We designed our apartment to reflect our travels (Iceland, Costa Rica, multiple cross country road trips) and nautical history from my career, along with our common love of music. We try not stick to any kind of style, instead we communicate with each other about what resonates with us best. No interior design decision is done without discussion. Some of my favorites are my musical antiques (such as my 1900s RCA gramophone and 1975 Technics SL-1300 turntable), custom pieces (the "Have Courage, Be Kind" print my wife created, the bike wheel dreamcatcher she pieced together) and travel photographs (the Instaprint gridded photo frame from our trip to Iceland). I adore our ability to maintain our own creative freedom while still shamelessly giving into your corporate giants (IKEA, Homegoods, etc).

(Image credit: Submitted by Shawn)

Thanks, Shawn!

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