When we first moved into our new place, I badly wanted to repaint the walls and replace the brown carpet — but, we rent. The living room was the palest shade of mint while the bedroom was a slate blue — slight visual dampers on a small space that doesn’t get much light for the first half of the year, ya think? So instead of doing anything drastic, I ended up adding a little accent colors and patterns of my own to brighten things up a little bit! Here’s our new bedroom. view more →
Ryan and I moved to Seattle mid-January to co-found a health-tech startup here, and ever since, I’ve been obsessed with decorating our new home… in our wedding colors. The subtle mint/teal accent wall in the living room was just asking for it! After spending many months living out of suitcases and moving boxes back and forth (from San Francisco to Walnut Creek to Fremont…) I just wanted to feel at home again. This is the first time I’ve ever lived outside the Bay Area (and more than a BART-ride away from family), and much to my own surprise, the transition was painless and “settling in” took no time at all! Seattle is very much like San Francisco — dullishly foggy yet colorfully eclectic at the same time. On the contrary, people here are unpretentious about their coffee, more diverse in industry, and slightly more fashionable than The North Face plus jeans (men wear peacoats!). The greatest shocker? We pay inner East Bay prices to live on the twenty-second floor of one of the nicest high rises, two blocks north of downtown (think Union Square), two blocks south of South Lake Union (think SOMA but Amazon’d out), a ten-minute walk away from Capitol Hill (think Mission/Castro)…and a fifteen-minute walk to/from work. I DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANYTHING LIKE THE MUNI!
As I’m pretty much three months behind on the blogging (with thousands of photos waiting to be edited), I finally decided to widen up my blog to feature more photography and less distraction. I hope to be more deliberate with my shots and a little more selective with what I post from now on. To kick off, here are a few sneak peeks of our new living room! view more →
I read about the ridiculous measures people take to move to the city and realize how lucky I am to live in an adorable 1200 square foot space, in a safe and convenient neighborhood. You know what’s the secret? Being farther away from downtown and having roommates. I’m still next to a muni stop, I still have my own bedroom, and I have space to decorate!
Since it’s been a little over a year, I decided to switch things up a little bit! view more →
I just moved into a 1200 sq ft. three-bedroom apartment in the heart of San Francisco’s Inner Sunset district the beginning of this month. As our landlord convinced us, “Your real kitchen is downstairs and your backyard is Golden Gate Park.” I am merely steps away from highly rated restaurants such as Park Chow, Marnee Thai, Ebisu, and San Tung. There might not be Tartine Bakery but we’ve got Arizmendi’s, and when I wait for the muni around the corner every morning, I have the option of grabbing Jamba Juice for breakfast (at the same corner). I adore my roommates (whom I didn’t know previously… and already cook me pasta, offer to pick up items from Target for me, even bring my pants to their favorite tailors). view more →