#13: Lisa and Ames' Organic Modern

#13: Lisa and Ames' Organic Modern

Apr 18, 2007

Name: Lisa and Ames
Location: San Francisco
Size & Type: 350 square foot 1-bedroom

Favorite resource: The Street, Thrift-stores, Craig's List, Flea Markets, Vintage Shops, Ikea

Pitch: This 350 sq. ft. apartment is rented by 2 eclectic women. The challenge has been great as the apartment is very small and is on a major street -- it can at once feel cramped, loud and exposed to the outside world. We like neutral bases for furniture, and have added in spurts of color in our artwork and decorative items. It's important for us to have a mix of furnishings spanning decades, styles and cultures.

I would say what's great about out apartment is exactly that-- we love art, color, lighting and feel that our place reflects this. We love mid-century modern but also feel organic and rustic styles reflect our taste as well.

Pitch Cont'd: Since the livingroom and bedroom can be looked at as one room (sliding door for privacy) we keep it open for light and air, we chose to paint the facing walls a deep chocolate to create separation between the two spaces. The color choice not only gives the illusion of 2 separate rooms but gives the space warmth and depth.

Your favorite element: Colorful and eclectic pieces and each space distinct in feel, and livable.

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