The Imperfect Apartment Tour


We moved into our third floor apartment, in a 1920s Edwardian in an up-and-coming neighborhood called Nopa (North of the Panhandle), when we moved to San Francisco a little over three years ago … and haven’t done much to it since. As I mentioned in this post, I had been itching to make some apartment updates and I’m happy to say that save for a few things stuck in the mail, our apartment finally feels DONE. 

I was initially hesitant to share photos not because I don’t love how it turned out, but because I see so many glossy, perfect home tours online and this isn’t that. Our apartment is tiny and I shot these photos with an iPhone. BUT we re-did the apartment for under $2,000 and I do love it, so perfect apartment tour or not, here it is! I think the blogging world could use a dose of reality, how about you?
Dining Room
We replaced another IKEA purchase, our tall bar table, with another IKEA dining set! After spending an entire day strolling West Elm and the usual suspects, and ended up loving the Fanbyn bar table and chairs. The table is very trendy but because of the low price tag I’m okay with it. Plus, we have two fold up stools so we can actually seat six for dinner! With the exception of our kitchen and bathroom, our entire apartment is carpeted. I dream of wood floors, but for now decided to buy a bright rug to break up the space and make the dining area more distinct. 

Living Room
We got rid of our hand-me-down Pottery Barn TV stand and IKEA Billy bookcase to make room for this mid-century modern TV stand. It was tricky to pair down our book collection and agree on which knick knacks to showcase (that deserves a whole other post), but I’m happy with how it turned out. 

Sadly, framing this Rebecca Atwood wallpaper didn’t work out. I ordered this Ferns print from Jenny’s Print Shop and sent the high-res rile to Framebridge to be matted and framed. The print was just $15 and the printing, matting, framing and shipping was just under $150. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. 

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Bar Cart (pictured after the jump)
Rug: Sold out but similar here and here 
Fern Print (not pictured)


Jillian said...

I'm glad you shared these photos! You have such a cute place -- I really love your dining table + chairs! xo jillian