The Pattern Play in This San Francisco Home Is Absolutely Perfect

published Jan 23, 2024

The Pattern Play in This San Francisco Home Is Absolutely Perfect

published Jan 23, 2024
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Aviva Kanoff is working as an interior designer and has owned this one-bedroom 1000-square-foot apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District for five years. She shares it with her dog, Alfie.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I am a creative who has lived many lives. I love to paint and collect art from local artists and my travels around the world. I have written travel cookbooks and ran an art gallery in San Francisco. I am currently working as an interior designer. Bright colors and layered patterns make me come alive.

I love to find old furniture and give it new life. Many of the couches and chairs in my home have been reupholstered.

I also added wallpaper to the kitchen and bathroom.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Maximalist, eclectic, playful, artsy, colorful

What is your favorite room and why? Tough choice! I love the main salon but I also love my bedroom. When I bought this house it was so gray and I’m proud of how much life my home has now.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? A painting by a local SF artist named Pamela Mooney

What’s your best decorating, shopping, cleaning, or organizing advice? Buy and collect things you love!


  • Painting — Pamela Mooney
  • Fireplace Painting —The Lost Art Salon
  • Bedroom Painting — Eileen Noonan
  • Bathroom Wallpaper — Anthropologie
  • Kitchen and Dining Room Wallpaper — St. Frank Textiles

Thanks Aviva!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.