Cynthia & Oliver's San Francisco Flat

Cynthia & Oliver's San Francisco Flat

Janel Laban
Sep 16, 2011

Name: Cynthia (and Oliver!)
Location: Inner Richmond - San Francisco, California

My dog Oliver and I are blessed to live in a beautiful, traditional seven room flat in San Francisco. My style reflects my love of vintage and is very eclectic - mid-century, french country, asian, shabby chic. Anything clean and pretty. It is also a very feminine esthetic - I recently started incorporating lavender and pinks. It has taken me about 18 months since I moved in to finally have all the rooms furnished and decorated. It was a slow but enjoyable process.

I am by no means artistic (I work in finance) so I find inspirations in design magazines or blogs and try to recreate them.

I think my main driver of my decor, however, is probably my frugalness! I source 75% of what is in my house from craigslist and consignment shops - and I only buy new items when they go on sale. HD Buttercup (San Francisco), Wisteria, Serena and Lilly and Anthropologie are places I have found coveted items and I stalk them until they go on sale! Etsy has been a great source for artwork.

I converted an extra bedroom into a dressing room - a Ballard bulletin board (craigslist) from a former home office now serves as a wonderful place to display all of my jewelry.

Thanks, Cynthia!

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