Josslyn's "Castle in the City"

Josslyn's "Castle in the City"

Janel Laban
Oct 11, 2012

Name: Josslyn
Location: Russian Hill, San Francisco, California

A single girl's castle in the city. Living in San Francisco is a magical experience all on its own. Still, everyday I get to come home to this apartment and feel like a grown-up princess sitting in the middle of everything she has ever wanted. I really am living the dream. Well, my dream and that's the only one that matters.

This apartment is not like others. Sure, it has all the charms of an old San Francisco flat - bay windows, gorgeous hardwood floors, French doors, elegant archways, original built-ins and delicately preserved details, like an old phone still intact in its cubby. However, these luxuries didn't come at the expense of space (I have lots of it) or neighborhood (I'm in the posh Russian Hill). There are also three massive closets and two are walk-ins. In the middle of San Francisco, this is a mind-blowing feature. I float between all three while getting ready. It's an indulgence that makes me feel like a spoiled brat everyday.

My design style is inspired by two simple things: what makes me happy and where I'm from, the great state of Texas. It's a place full of quirky character and you'll find elements of that all over my home.

I think of my castle like Batman's house. By day, I work in the creative department of an advertising agency. By night, I'm a Muay Thai fighter. It's a constant struggle between my professional self and my athletic self, as seen by the fight shorts hidden behind a closet door and boxing gloves filled to brim in an old hamper.

Thanks Josslyn!

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