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Display Name: SocoCollective
Member Since: 7/8/10

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I agree that there could be more art on the walls, I do. And I am really not a "white one white on white" fan, as @snakehips puts it. But I think when there is an inherent character and story to a space... a sense of weatheredness... color isn't the only thing that can add warmth to the way it feels.

I think the raw materiality of this place is probably difficult to capture in photos, but if I had to choose, I'd take this as my blank palette any day.


Matthew & Mikel's DIY Water+Works Remodel
House Tour

1/22/11 01:05 AM

Hi there! I believe Magiker is the name of the discontinued IKEA Magiker model coffee table.


Justin & Katie's Just Enough Color Jive
House Tour

9/14/10 03:37 PM

Thanks for the shout out Marcia!


Katie's Flea Market Fabulous Small Space House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/9/10 01:41 AM

OH! And about that doll... It's from Henri Bendel - one of the limited edition dolls that they offer every Christmas.


Katie's Flea Market Fabulous Small Space House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/8/10 07:04 PM

Thanks for the feedback! The incredible thing about Katie is that she is a perfect balance of sentimental and sifty. Sifty is a word I use to describe someone with the skill of successfully sifting through thrift store/flea market/attic items without being a pack-rat.

The vintage mixer belonged to one of Katie's family members -- Katie saved the aged appliance from getting replaced. It still works, and has been celebrated via multiple brunches hosted within Katie's wee 450 square foot.

The dressers in Katie's bedroom are IKEA malm dressers that she lined up side-by-side. She was looking for one long sideboard but couldn't stomach the price. Despite being from IKEA, Katie has actually never had a quality issue with them, and she's had them for over 4 years. Katie feels the wood is much sturdier than some other pieces from IKEA.

The sandwich art is from a local flea market in the Bay Area. It's a monthly flea market hosted in Alameda the first Sunday of every month - the Alameda Flea Market (www.antiquesbybay.com). You can get old signs like this from any flea market, local vintage furniture store, or on Ebay.


Katie's Flea Market Fabulous Small Space House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco#comments
7/8/10 04:56 PM

Hi all, Beth here. I'm loving all the great feedback on Katie's place. The rug, chair & couch pillows in the living room are all from Pottery Barn. Katie's insider secret is that she buys outdoor pillows PB offers during the summer, which tend to be brighter, oversized, and more whimsical than the indoor pillows you find most places. Also, Katie loves to go to Britex Fabrics (www.britexfabrics.com) in SF to get fabric and have pillows made....or Etsy is a great resource, too.


Katie's Flea Market Fabulous Small Space House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
7/8/10 03:57 PM