Repurposed, Comfy & Colorful in California

updated Feb 20, 2019
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Name: Candice and Jason Rose
Location: Mission, San Francisco, California
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 6 weeks; Rented

Candice and Jason moved into their current apartment six weeks ago — yes, six weeks. But you would never know it when you walk through the front door. The space feels warm, collected, and well organized.

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Candice and Jason’s home is a reflection of their shared interests, an homage to all of the places that they have lived, and a testament to the power of ingenuity. The reason that everything seems to work so well together is that it feels authentic and representative of the ones who call it home.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style:
Repurposed, recycled, bright and comfy.

Inspiration: I wanted my bedroom to feel beachy so I worked to keep it simple, airy, bright and relaxed. The rest of my space I wanted to feel homey, minimalist and colorful.

Favorite Element: I am a big fan of the bookshelf in my dining area. We have tons of cookbooks, prints, photos, and chotchkies living on it, and I like how it came out. It works out as the perfect functional storage space that just-so-happens to look pretty rad too.

Biggest Challenge: We just downsized from a three bedroom/two bath home into a one bedroom/one bath apartment. The cool thing about having a tiny space is that everything in it has to be intentional, so making sure everything I bring into it has purpose is an absolute must.

What Friends Say: “Comfy and colorful.”

Biggest Embarrassment: I hate measuring and leveling while hanging artwork, so I usually just do it by eyeballing it. As a result most of the things hanging in my apartment are off-kilter a bit. I think it’s funny when other people notice because I (for some reason) think that no one else can tell, as if it’s my little secret when really, it’s a blatant disregard to one of the utmost fundamental details of interior decorating.

Proudest DIY: My backsplash in the kitchen. It’s my first official tile job. I made it out of Heath Ceramics seconds tiles that I got from a friend who happened to have a bunch of mix-matched extras. I had a couple hiccups with the mortar stage of the project, but recovered quickly with help from my sister, who has experience with tile work. What I ended up with makes me happy when I look up while washing dishes.

Biggest Indulgence: Hands down, the floor lamp in my living room. I have never spent that much money on a lamp before and I gotta say, that thing is bomb.

Best Advice: Remember to focus on the function of the space you are working with. Let the space itself dictate what you do with it rather than the items you want to cram into it.

Dream Sources: Urban Ore for projects and inspiration, Curator for candles and accents, Bespoke for linens and MB Art Studios for porcelain, Crate and Barrel Outlet for pillows and Succulence for all things plants.

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)

Resources of Note:


  • Mirror: World Cost Plus
  • “Blah, Blah, Blah” Artwork: Ian Christopher Myers
  • Baskets and Rug: Ikea


  • Pillows: Crate and Barrel Outlet, Target, Anthropologie, Ikea, Vintage
  • Entertainment system: repurposed wine boxes and a planter I found on the front porch
  • Couch:


  • Weathered metal organizer shelf with drawers: side walk
  • Old Timey looking desk lamps: Two Sweaters on Etsy
  • Chartreuse planter: Ross


  • Linens: Bespoke
  • Tiles: seconds/irregulars Heath Ceramics
  • Rug: Target


  • Optical glass side table: vintage
  • DIY Bench: outdoor seat cushions; Ross, rope; Cole’s Hardware store, white washed shelf; Urban Ore
  • Canvas floor covering: Ross
(Image credit: Kim Lucian)

Thanks, Candice and Jason!

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