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Chez moi!

08.16.2017

Oh hey, I’ve promised a tour of my home when we moved in, so here it is – better late than never, right?

Our home is a top floor unit in a 3-level-Victorian building in the Lower Haight/ Hayes neighborhood in San Francisco. We were very lucky to find this flat, it’s pretty spacious in SF standards and it has a huge bonus : it’s under rent control law, which means that we won’t see huge surges in rental prices at lease renewal time, like in our previous rental. It also has a small patio, neglected by the previous tenants, where I added lots of potted plants, a table, some chairs and an umbrella, and where we spend a lot of time as a family.

Our new home in San Francisco | FrenchByDesign

My beloved Ghost sofa and DIY made wooden table.

Our new home in San Francisco | FrenchByDesign

I adore this pillow, designed by Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir for Design Stockholm House.

Our new home in San Francisco | FrenchByDesign

A view from the living room to Inès’s room, which will become an office when Inès leaves for college.

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A painting by Inès that I cherish – gifted for my birthday – next to my juju hat.

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I love the period features of this home, the victorian moldings, the wooden floors that have been painted a jet black and the ceiling height – so high we had to have the wallpaper custom made.

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Miss Daisy, admiring the freshly installed Bienfait Paris wallpaper.

Our new home in San Francisco | FrenchByDesign

Our kitchen with The Wild wallpaper; the entryway blackboard is signed by our guests.

Our new home in San Francisco | FrenchByDesign

Our entryway. I’m currently working on a major color update there. More soon!

Our new home in San Francisco | FrenchByDesign

Our bedroom. Bed linens from Le Monde Sauvage. Flower pillow by Anthropologie

 

Photography French By Design ©

 

16 comments

  • Clara B

    What a beautiful place full of light!! The wallpaper.. what a statement.. well done))) The painting of your daughter is so beautiful!! So talented girl))) I wish you and your family a lot of happiness in this new home. Thanks for sharing your space)))

  • Cindy

    Beautiful, Si.

    • French By Design

      Thanks @Cindy! We are long overdue for a coffee… on the patio? ;-)

      • Cindy

        Yes, way overdue. Olive is back to school on Tuesday and my schedule will free up a little. Let me know what works for you, and Kiana.

  • Lindsey of This Miss Cooks

    And this is why I will always come back to white walls. They just make a place feel so light and airy and full of possibility to me!

    • French By Design

      I agree @Lindsey, but I also believe in the power of color. Adding a striking color to contrast also works wonders, espeically when the rest of the walls are white, don’t you think? Xx-

  • victoria smith

    looks beautiful, and so serene! x

  • Kelly

    So beautiful and gorgeous light! Your daughter is very talented, do cherish that painting.

    • French By Design

      Thank you @Kelly, glad you like it, and yes, Inès’s artistic skills are amazing – don’t know where she got them from, my husband and I only draw stick men :)

  • Ardith

    What a lovely and serene home, Si; you have created a quiet sanctuary within the sea of chaos and people that San Francisco has become.

    Last February my husband and I returned to the city for the funeral of his sister. We were shocked and saddened to see how congested and smoggy it was (actually how much so the entire state had become). So seeing your home is literally a breath of fresh air, as is your daughter’s art.

    Cheers, Ardith

    • French By Design

      Oh, thank you @Ardith. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love your way.

  • jilly

    in all seriousness, is your daughter planning to sell some of her artwork? i’d love to buy something before she is “discovered.” + the new pad is fabulous.

    • French By Design

      Funny you ask, many instagramers asked as well, and she’s considering it – if it doesn’t conflict with her studying as school starts soon. Inès loves to paint as a stress reliever, and I asked her if she’d be interested in selling her art. I may open an Easy shop for her with a few of her artworks, I’ll keep you posted. Thank you for your kind words, @Jilly.

  • Velvet

    Your home looks great, filled with light, and a strong sense of your identity! I wish you all the best for your family in your new home!