House Tour: Lisa Marie and Stephen's Antiques Meet Mid-Century

House Tour: Lisa Marie and Stephen's Antiques Meet Mid-Century

Jan 6, 2009

Name: Stephen & Lisa Marie Grillos
Location: Mission Dolores, San Francisco
Size: 750 sq. ft. + two units downstairs that serve as a small craft room and a "man room" (which is where Stephen does some of his rough mix recordings)
Years lived in: 1.5


How can you not love a home that the homeowners say is inspired by "50's television shows, 60's french pop, Asian antiques, grandmothers everywhere"? And art-filled, to boot? Take a look at this creative pair's funky abode in the City.


AT Survey:
My/Our style: Antiques meet Mid-Century in an Edwardian flat, with a love for pattern

Inspiration: 50's television shows, 60's french pop, asian antiques, grandmothers everywhere

Favorite Element: architectural details, wainscoting, built in cabinet

Biggest Challenge: Our apartment is very long and narrow and has very little closet space. There's a storage unit downstairs but as far as everyday wardrobe storage we had to do some creative arrangements involving tiered hangers and storage boxes. Our tall bed serves to hide guitars and laundry baskets underneath.

What Friends Say: Friends love the handmade details

Biggest Embarrassment: We haven't found the time to repaint since we moved in, especially embarrassing since one of our dogs chewed up some floorboards when she was little. We also plan to replace the kitchen flooring eventually.

Proudest DIY: The makeover on my craft room, it was such a dingy little spot when I first saw it and now I really love being down there. I included a before photo so you can see what I mean!

Biggest Indulgence: Having separate studios where we can each get our work done.

Best Advice: Don't try to furnish your home all at once, it will slowly come together. Only buy things you really love.

Dream Source: European flea markets


Furniture: Crate & Barrel, flea markets, family hand-downs

Accessories: mostly from flea markets and garage sales, the occasional gem from Urban Ore

Lighting: Ceiling lamp seen in image #2 is from Schoolhouse Electric in Portland, the bedside lamps are from Pottery Barn

Rugs and Carpets: hand-me-downs

Window Treatments: Roman blinds in bedroom and living room are from Ikea, I made the curtains in the kitchen and bathroom with Liberty of London fabric from Britex, and the window film on the back door is by Emma Jeffs purchased at (I found out about this on design sponge, without it there would be no way to cover the door glass and we'd have no privacy!)

Beds: West Elm, bedding from Crate & Barrel Outlet in Berkeley

Artwork: Anthony Skirvin of Ape Do Good--image #6( Nicole Bauguss--image #7 (, Nicole also makes really beautiful architectural boxes) Sita Rupe--image #8 ( Picasso lithograph--image #13 Eric Bohr--image #14 & 18 ( Susie Gharameni--image #16( Lisa Marie made the window piece in image #29 ( We love art, Lisa Marie is a visual artist and Stephen has a master's degree in art history so we really like supporting local artists and collecting pieces we love.

Paint: Soon! That's my winter project.

Flooring: We would love to get some black and white Forbo marmoleum tiles for the kitchen

(Read more about Lisa Marie at hambonedesigns and Stephen at hangjones.)


Thanks, Lisa Marie and Stephen!

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