Friday, May 14, 2010

my san francisco home

Took a month to get everything all organized and decorated.


Another month to get the pictures up.


Just in case anyone out there still reads personal blogs, here's a peek into my teeny tiny studio in the city. It's about 250 square feet, less than half the size of my beloved home of 18 months in Palo Alto, but it's all the space I need, plus a 25-minute walk from the nephews and around the corner from great restaurants & parks, my SF surrogate parents, and all the mass transit vehicles I could ever want. Oh, and there's a huge avocado tree in the backyard. For reals.











Special credits go to: Ikea (furniture), Brady (moving incl. furniture dissembling & rebuilding), Claire (that awesome painting hanging on the wall), Blik (wall decals), Hortica (my very first houseplant), The Container Store (everything else. You should have seen me coming home on the Muni with my burden of 2 ginormous bags full of boxes, crates, drawer organizers, hanging shelves, and all manner of other, uh, containers).


Who wants to come visit? If I move my bike into the hall closet, there's totally enough floor space for my air mattress, I swear.


11 comments:

Kristi said...

It's so perfect! I love it. Yes I want to come visit you. Maybe when I finally graduate and get a real job. I keep telling Jason that we need to go visit San Francisco. He has never even been to California. He doesn't know what he's missing.

Kimberly said...

Ooo, that's really great! ...especially the avocado tree.

Camille said...

i love the look! hope you have fun adventures in SF!

Lynda said...

You are really talented with organization, color, and the camera!
Love,
Mom

julieespinosa said...

So pretty, and really such a perfect example of what Ikea pieces can become. Yay for succulents.

rantipoler said...

It's adorable and I want to come visit and sleep on your floor. Ikea makes the most amazing things for small spaces. Man, I miss Ikea.

Em said...

This is great! Good job on the container store- age. And I'm jealous of the avocado tree. Can I hitch a ride and come with AL?

The Sara Duckling chronicles said...

Just stumbled into ur blog... I love the pics! Im in the process of moving out and to have a place like urs would be a dream come true!

merleneshedlock said...

Lovely photographs, i love all the fresh colour. Good luck on your new home.

OakparkBusinessCentre said...

I'm lovin' that avocado tree too!

Candyce Is A FKN Champion. said...

That looks amazing, I wish I lived there!