Today’s post concludes the tour of our new apartment in San Francisco. Please don’t misunderstand us here – we’ll be rearranging furniture and accessories until the day we move out of this apartment, and there is one big design dilemma here that we need to solve. (Help us, please!) But for now everything is unpacked and in its right place. Here’s where we landed:
As much as Gwyneth loves a good Dumpster Dive, her favorite piece of furniture is
our her Pottery Barn Basic Sofa.
We kept our coffee table styling to one small tray, since there’s so much going on in the rest of the space. We love the look of coffee tables filled with books and accessories, but we restrained ourselves here since we didn’t anywhere else.
Just like it did in NYC, our Expedit bookcase serves as mini library and much-needed storage. Since we don’t have a separate home office, we’re storing all our DIY supplies in the baskets.
In case you missed it on Monday, we reupholstered our Dumpster Dive Slipper Chair, a big improvement for this little corner of the room.
Our Dumpster Dive Bookcase is now our entertainment center, since we didn’t bring the pie safe we had in our NYC space. And since it’s close to the home office, we’re using a few of the cubbies to storing files and other office supplies.
With so many cubbies it was difficult to hide all the cords, so we designated one cubby for a tall stack of books to conceal them.
We also used a little restraint when styling the wall behind the TV. Our NYC gallery wall had many more pieces, but we thought we’d be better off with fewer here. Even though we have more square footage, the living room looks a lot smaller without the high ceilings and enormous window we had in NYC. The Andy Warhol print is one we picked up from Art.com, and the Ram head (a major must have for any UNC fan) is from Z Gallerie.
Now here’s the design dilemma we could use your help with. This window treatment situation!
This one’s a doozy for a few things. While they do make corner window drapery hardware, it’s not as simple as hanging panels. Our heater is directly underneath the double windows, and the window on the office wall stops in the middle of our desk. So hanging panels is both a fire hazard and just plain awkward. We think this looks like a custom Roman shade situation, but with this low (and UGH – popcorn) ceiling, we’ve got to do everything possible to keep the space open and light. What do you think? If you’ve got any great ideas, you know we want to hear from you!
mk & Gwynnie