Close-Up!: John Baden's SF Apartment

Close-Up!: John Baden's SF Apartment

Aug 9, 2007

Immediately after walking into John Baden's Hayes Valley apartment, we thought to ourselves, "This is so Apartment Therapy!"
Many of us can relate to John's situation: He's living in a place that's under 500 square feet — a rental — and can't resist the urge to personalize his space. Being a decorative painter, this of course means painting and re-painting his apartment. A lot.

Although we originally covered his home for the SF Chronicle, we wanted to share some additional photos with AT readers. The above image is from the Chron; after the jump, you can see the ones we took.

Bed Nook: A close-up of the headboard in the walk-in closet/bedroom. The oversized, tufted piece was picked up at the Alameda Antique Faire.

Bed Nook: The wall opposite the headboard.

Bathroom: Tiny circular and oval mirrors dot the walls. The sink is Ikea.

Kitchen: Now this is a happy kitchen to wander into in the mornings.

Kitchen: Cartoonish faux wood paneling.

Kitchen: What to do with an archaic feature like the old ironing board cupboard? Turn it into a hidden bulletin board.

Entry: Another blast from the past — the phone nook — highlights local artist Darwin Bell's work.

Front Door: No part of the apartment is spared a paint treatment.

Thanks for letting us into your home, John!

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