Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Come and knock on their door.

A couple of days ago I found the coolest apartment that I MUST share with you. I've fallen head over heels in love with it and would love to have a chance to call a similar space home. From the tall ceilings and hardwood floors to the huge windows and bright airy feel, this residence makes me happy.
I first stumbled across this beautiful space on design*sponge and spent most of my afternoon going back and forth between boring work spreadsheets and the stunning pictures of this space - a studio apartment lived in by Caitlin, a San Francisco designer and her husband. This space is basically my idea of perfection on a small scale.
For me, a home is only a home when it's filled with personal touches. An individual can wander through any number of furniture showrooms, selecting only the finest of pieces for their space. However, those pieces won't tell a story about who resides in the rooms. This piece is full of unique elements that truly make this apartment a home. From the bowl of baseballs in the dining area, to prints of loved ones and travel finds, this residence is full of beautiful personal touches.
That and I can't forget to mention that I'm absolutely in love with the wall colour in this space! Right now I have two fan decks and multiple paint chips scattered across my dining room table (I may even have a couple of chips taped up on my wall....moving them whenever the light changes); this might be the colour for my living and dining space! It's so light and airy, yet classic and refined when teamed with the white trim. I love it!
I keep forgetting that this space is only a studio apartment. Seriously! The bed and the sofa are within a few feet of each other. Yet, the couple has resided within this space for over five years! It's just me in my apartment - yet most of the time I feel like I'm running out of room! It's amazing what a couple can do with a great storage system and perfectly scaled furniture.
My absolute favourite pieces? The elephant side table and the rustic coffee table. I have no idea how I'd incorporate the elephant stand in my own space, but I love it none the less. It's one of those pieces that adds charm and character.
I'm very curious to see what future elements the homeowners will add to their space and will be following their blog closely. Now! Back to my paint chips!

What elements make have helped turn your house into a home?


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