Name: Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Business Name: Thayer & Co
Location: Bernal Hill, San Francisco
Size: 500 sq feet
Years in Business: 14 years
The studio that Thayer Photography calls home is a great example of form meets function. Walking in, you have no doubt that actual business is conducted here — in fact, they seem ready for anything — and the most utilitarian elements, like the sealed concrete floors and custom plywood cabinets, are also some of the best stylistic elements.
The industrial foundation of the space contrasts nicely with modern pieces like the the classic Saarinen table, and colorful accessories and found and collected pieces of art add a sense of playfulness
If you love Thayer's style and want to see more of it, check out her house tour here.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Modern Industrial Beachy.
Inspiration: General Store in Venice for the cabinets, and Hotel San Jose for the concrete and clean, simple yet warm design.
Favorite Element: Our long tables made by Phil Tiffen from 522 Industries.
Biggest Challenge: Not hitting the low hanging work lights.
What People Say: That it's so simple and they LOVE the custom built cabinets by Marcus Guillard from One Hat One Hand.
Biggest Embarrassment: I did not put in recessed lighting and now we have low lights!
Proudest DIY: Collaboration with Marcus on the kitchen system.
Biggest Indulgence: Custom steel desks.
Best Advice: Dig deeper. I would have liked taller ceilings and stopped them from going deeper. Regret that!
Resources of Note:
- DWR for the Saarinen conference table.
- White conference table: made by Phil Tiffen from 522 Industries
- Chairs: Yard sale in the Castro.
- Trash cans: Center Hardware in San Francisco.
- Custom-built cabinets: Marcus Guillard from One Hat One hand
- Black corduroy dog bed: Jax and Bones
- Ceramic Polaroid: Yellow Owl Workshop
- Window shades: The shade store.
- Strawberry and hand photo: my friend Brian Stevens
Thanks, Thayer Photography!
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