Location: San Francisco
Size: 480 Sq/ft Art Deco highrise, built 1929
The City's great mid-century shops, both high-brow and low, and, of course, DWR (the George Nelson saucer lamp hangs over the main room). The Indecasa stool, in oxblood, sits in the kitchen in front of the MetroRack worktable/office/storage unit.
What inspired you?
I live in a 14th floor, 480 square ft. studio condo in a wonderful Art Deco building in The City's gritty Tenderloin district. I dig mid-century furniture and Japanese design simplicity, and the two are mixed to comfortable effect with great period pieces, tansu, art and sumptuous southwestern light and views. A chaise-like sofa in orange anchors the main room.
The bathroom is original (check the gorgeous pedastal sink!) but for the indulgent addition of Deco-inspired fittings in buttery nickel. I renovated the kitchen simply but with great materials including Blue Pearl granite, Spanish glass tile and Marmoleum floors. The Miele bar-size dishwasher adds some serious glitz.
Keep it simple, make it flexible; edit and don't be a packrat. Luxury is the revenge of small spaces.