Jen's Minimalist Sanctuary

Jen's Minimalist Sanctuary

Oct 21, 2011

Name: Jen
Location: NOPA — San Francisco, California

When I first walked into Jen's two-bedroom flat, I couldn't help but feel instant calm. With minimal, modern whites blending into shades of earthy browns, her laid-back San Francisco apartment reflects her personality to a cap T. After years designing for Apple, Jen decided to launch her own outdoor boot-camp business. She says the streets, parks, and beaches of San Francisco are her "office," which might explain the nature-y vibe of her parkside home.

Her design MO seems to be pairing cool modern pieces with warm vintage accessories--think woodsy farm tables coupled with industrial Bertoia chairs, old-fashioned chalkboards with Nelson lamps, and a kitchen that most urbanites would drool over (guilty). Jen renovated the space with a Viking stove, stainless steel countertops, and locally made Heath Ceramic tile. The roomy Restoration Hardware leather sofa, which Jen affectionately calls "snuggle island," sits beside the white brick fireplace, the coziest spot in her home on foggy SF nights.

In her all-white bedroom, Jen adds some personal touches, like screen-printed pillows designed by her sister, a professional photographer. Off the two bedrooms is a peaceful deck where Jen reads or has tea after a long day literally running around the city.

Thanks Jen!

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