House Tour: Julie and Andrew's Art-Filled San Francisco Abode

House Tour: Julie and Andrew's Art-Filled San Francisco Abode

Sep 26, 2007

Name: Julie and Andrew
Location: San Francisco
Size: 850 sq. ft.
Years lived in: 1 year

It comes as no surprise that while Julie's an interior designer and Andrew's a creative director for an online advertising agency, they're both artists. They have a beautiful, fun, light, art-filled home, as well as a lovely kitty named Mona.

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Our style: Mid-century meets flea market meets industrial salvage yard meets urban art.

The inspiration for our home: Art objects we like, both little and big.

Favorite element: The light. We live in a corner condo and sunlight moves to light different parts of our house all day.

Biggest challenge in designing our home: Our place was built in 1926 without modern drywall. It's almost impossible to hang anything directly on the walls.

What family say about our home: "It's so grown up." But that was only because we had extra pillows when they stay over.

Biggest embarrassment in our home: The bathroom.

Proudest DIY: Our idea to hang sheets of translucent polypropylene on the lower half of each window for privacy. The plastic diffuses the sunlight and allows us to keep the upper half open to see the trees outside.

Biggest indulgence with respect to our home: The dishwasher!

Best advice given or received: "Don't think about it so much."

Dream source for stuff: Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Kid Robot, DWR


• 1950 (or 1951?) O'Keefe & Merritt gas stove

Living Room:
Room and Board Jasper sofa
• Eames plywood lounge chairs
West Elm Modern Media cabinet
Target bench
• African stool (SF Carnival street fair)

• Naked Furniture desk
Ikea lockers
• Red cabinet - Random import store now closed

• Naked Furniture headboard
• Eames lounge chair vintage knock-off

• We both love trolling flea markets for accessories and art. Almost everything we have out now is either made by one of us or has been found at one of our scavenger hunts.

Living Room:
X21 Modern - Rectangle shade table lamp
Room and Board - Bronze table lamp
Ikea - glow ball floor lamp

Z Gallerie - bamboo hanging lamp

• Original floors

Rugs and Carpets
Crate and Barrel - Bamboo area rug

Living Room:
• SF Design Center - Cowhide area rug

West Elm - jute boucle rug

Window Treatments
TAP Plastics

Ikea, West Elm, Room and Board


• "High Time" by Shepard Fairey

• Jung-Koch-Quentell botanical chart
• "Tim" by Julie

• "Untitled" by Chris Gleibe (find more cool work at

Living Room:
• "Matrix" by Andrew (big metal, tiled art above Eames chairs)
• "Spikey Balls" by Andrew

Thanks, Julie and Andrew!

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