so, we’re all finally back from holiday (i know — i took my time getting back to work, but i’ve missed you!) and i thought i’d share a look at my wee modern cottage. you’ve seen the bedroom and the bath, and now i’m sharing the ‘grand room’ — that’s what you call a combo-living-kitchen area these days, right? i’d hardly call it grand because it’s probably only about 300 square feet max, but it is the main living area.
this is definitely a work in progress, and i’m still wrestling with having pared down and attempting be more minimalist. it’s not easy for me! i can’t decide if i need a grouping of art on the wall, or if i just stick to this one large photograph. also, debating about adding more color in the way of accessories, but here you have it for the moment.
some pieces are brand new, but many i’ve just repurposed from my last apartment. i’ve provided resources for my collections below (a lot are vintage from flea markets & craigslist) but if i’ve missed something, please feel free to ask. and, i’d love to hear your ideas — so bring ’em on. a look at the dining room coming up soon!
sources: the print is a photo enlargement done at san francisco’s blow up lab from a small 4×4 vintage print i found at the flea market and framed (is this somebody’s aunt & her cat? it could be!); and i’ve finally found my elusive dream sofa — the beautiful ink black chester tufted sofa from dwellstudio.
sources: ink black chester tufted sofa from dwellstudio; west elm souk rug; vintage coffee table from ethanollie; pillows: lisa stickely london, west elm dip-dyed and h.d.buttercrup in bed’s ikat print; sheep skin from black sheep white light; vintage saarinan tulip end table via eBay; and white pouf from fab. matching dog, lucy, not included.
note: mini blinds are going!! bleeck. i’m awaiting a simple white roman shade to arrive. and, i’m having a custom-built wall shelving unit made by michael woo who built everything at makeshift society. it will be built around window with shelving and storage — more on that coming soon.
sources: santa barbara print by liz kubal from 20×200; oh darling print from fifi duvie; downie brothers circus print (my family’s circus) photographed by walker evans and ordered from the library of congress; vintage hillcrest outdoor metal chairs (that swivel!) from the alameda flea market; swiss cross pillow from enhabiten; white expedit shelving from ikea; schoolhouse electric factory no. 5 pendant lamp.
sources: designer ariele alasko’s cheese board from brooklyn to west; vintage mid-century modern sugar bowl from stuff; vintage lab bottles for spices from am radio; anthropologie’s horned bottle opener; log salt & peppers from the curiosity shoppe; ‘salt’ cellar from rae dunn ceramics; large wood & white ceramic salt cellar from pot + pantry.
• all photos © victoria smith, sfgirlbybay.