unexpected guests: taylor hoff.

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it’s not for lack of trying, but it’s been a little while now since we’ve had an unexpected guest, and especially a guy guest. i suppose i get so busy it’s hard to hunt them down sometimes (so by all means, send your fabulous homes our way). and to be honest, this little gem dropped into my lap by way of cindy loughridge, our resident photographer — this is her lovely daughter emma’s boyfriend’s home, you see. this is the home of taylor hoff — a freelance photographer and Global Visual Merchandising Mentor at apple — a “title is so long that it barely fit on his business card”. and good golly his apartment is one fine example to which all young men should live up to! look at this crazy-good organization in such a small space. brilliant and stylish all around. taylor built most of what you see in the way of home furnishings, and made mighty great use of the wall space when it comes to storage (he’s got a lot of shoes and hats!). let’s have a look around local boy taylor hoff’s san francisco apartment (oh and do have a look at his beautiful portfolio!).

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What city/neighborhood do you live in?
I live in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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What is your idea of a perfect day in your city?
It starts with out with a sitcom-esque meetup over coffee at the local shop with friends. Then we’d go out and skate a few spots, with burritos as fuel. Come dinner time, I’d meet up with the girlfriend at a restaurant in the mission, and end it all with a book and/or Seinfeld reruns.

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What’s your favorite feature in your home?
My hand-made bench. It’s the first I made, and real rough around the edges, but it reminds me of where I started.

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Where do you find inspiration?
Films. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with movies. I go to the theater, mostly by myself, at least once a week and am subscribed to every cinematography magazine you could think of.

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What are some of your favorites websites/blogs to visit?
ignant / another something / lifecycling / habotai.

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Who would you like to sit down to drinks with?
I’m a sober kid, but I’d love to sit down with Bukowski for a surly, sobering early morning coffee.

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Do you have a guilty pleasure?
When I visit my dad at home in L.A., I stay up until 2am every night playing Call of Duty in hopes of being a bro one day.

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What’s souvenir did you bring back from your last trip?
A Contax G1 from Tokyo.

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What is your idea of living hell?
Living in a world burrito-less world.

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What’s on your turntable?
King Krule and Bruce Springsteen.

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• all photos by cindy loughridge.

Comments
12 Responses to “unexpected guests: taylor hoff.”
  1. Camille says:

    Great feature and example of maximizing the potential of such a tiny space!

  2. Traci says:

    What a creatively organized space. The more I look the more I see.

  3. Heather says:

    Taylor, always such an amazing talent!

  4. nicki clark says:

    I adore him! He just is… cool. Great post. Love the minimal cleanliness of it.. surprised for such a young guy honestly. His instagram looks like his minimal aesthetic carries on to that as well… hurray for a new person to follow!

  5. Rae says:

    WOW… this is curated like a museum or a high end store. LOVE it!

  6. amanda says:

    hot damn! love his home and everything he’s built. very very cool.

  7. Wow. I want to marry this man. Such a well-decorated place. I love everything about it! The salvaged window collage, the bed frame, the way the clothes are displayed. I want to be in this room!

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

  8. Kerry says:

    This is great! I’d love to do something similar with my husband’s sneaker collection.

  9. Kati says:

    Did he make all the shelves? Information on how he made them would be great!

  10. Hi Victoria, I am just catching up here on some older posts, and I wanted to drop a quick note to THANK YOU for this feature. I would love to see more masculine spaces on interior blogs. I strive to make my home as inviting and comfortable for the guys in my family as for the the women. But let’s face it, we women often do the decorating, and striking that just right balance can be tricky. So three cheers for Taylor! And three cheers to you too!

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