Name: Stacy Pancake
Location: San Francisco
Size: 700 sq. ft.
Years lived in: 4.5, rented
We first fell in love with designer Stacy Pancake through her food-themed letterpress cards. We snatched up a few of the "foodie" cards and then lusted after the "dried goods" set over at the Curiosity Shoppe. We think her illustrations are quite beautiful in their understatement and simplicity and we were quite pleased, but not surprised, to see that same aesthetic manifested in her home.
Ms. Pancake is clearly influenced by nature, both in her design work and in the color palette and elements she chooses for her apartment. Soft organic images, textures and colors are kicked up a notch by small pops of color or graphic elements. We love that every item seems accounted for, loved and intentional. It makes her calm apartment feel genuine, warm and comfortable in its simplicity.
My/Our style: I am drawn to simple clean lines and design that stands the
test of time. Contemporary, organic, ethnic, mid-century, bohemian and western best describes my style. I've collected a lot of furniture and interior objects over the years, but the ones I have not given away are timeless pieces
Inspiration: Nature is present throughout my apartment in various shapes, colors and materials; juxtaposed with urban influences. Most importantly, I like things to be interesting to look at, nice to touch, and versatile to use. Indigo, bonsai, succulents, ceramics, clay, stones, bones, hemp, ethnic textiles, wood and wool, and my art collection
Favorite Element: Neighborhood: I live on a tree lined street with a big Japanese Maple shading my apartment.
Biggest Challenge: Lack of storage space
What Friends Say: Great location; I cannot believe you have a washer/dryer; You could throw a party here.
Biggest Embarrassment: Electrical Cords
Proudest DIY: Enclosed a nook with an old real estate sign for storage space in the Dining Room
Biggest Indulgence: Art, McRoskey Mattress
Best advice: Feng Shui hints