Girl in the Fog


The past few weeks, I’ve been dying to do an apartment update.  When I head to the flea market at the end of the month, it just might happen (sorry honey!)

My style has morphed into what  I’d describe as modern boho. While I don’t have the budget to totally replace everything in my apartment, I can do a few small things that will pull together this look.

1. Bright fabrics, textiles, rugs.  These are the things I buy in bulk at the flea market.  The rugs and fabrics can be made into pillows or layered over a table or dresser.  Larger rugs can be hung on the wall or put on the floor.

2. Plants.  My sister jokes that I have half dead plants all over the place, which is partly true.  Maybe it’s time to chuck out the straggly guys and get some lush plants.  I tend to prefer ferns, fig trees and air plants (hey, I can’t kill those!)

3. Macrame.  I swear my mom used to have macrame plant holders all over the house when I was growing up.  And yes, it’s hip again…so why not!  Plant holders, tapestries, dream catchers all will add that boho element.

4. Unique and vintage furniture and accessories.  Small oil paintings, brass vases, baskets, hangings are what give a room that special pop and give it that boho look. it would have white walls, bright fabrics, plants and special vintage accessories.  A mid century chair, paired with an indian table create that great mix of styles.

5. Natural elements.  Woods, stone, leather and even fur (I like to use faux fur if possible).

Here is my inspiration for my decorating project.  I’ll be sure to post before and after photos during the process.


Spanish Influence


Boho Bedroom


Macrame hanging chair


Boho pillow


Boho Touches



San Francisco is a city like no other I’ve ever lived. If you tried you can’t really get a bad meal.  It’s not uncommon to stumble across a vista of the bay or city  that stops you dead in your tracks.  The people are fit, stylish, educated and beautiful.  And the opportunities for business and careers are plentiful.

But then you realize you aren’t the only one that thinks the same thing…if fact you are one of million others that are trying to make it work in this crazy and beautiful city.

While there are so many benefits to living here, there are many challenges us city dwellers face, such as no parking, traffic, insane rents and housing prices. This video is pretty funny and true about the reality if renting here.

Currently, we live in a small, 600 sqft apartment in the Marina. We love the location and even the cozy size of the place. It keeps our lives simple, which we like. It doesn’t hurt that we have a screaming deal, oh, and parking!!

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We found out that our landlord wants to sell the unit next year, which gives us a year to figure out our plan. He’s offered it to us first, at a slight discount. But even with this discount, it’s still super expensive. We’ve been going back and fourth if we should try to purchase the unit, continue to rent or give up the city and move to the suburbs where where we can have a yard and additional parking.

First, you should know this about me.  I hate change.  Dread it actually.  Before big decisions, moves, job changes I’m a wreck.  I overcompensate by planning every detail, and this is no exception.  I somehow think it makes things go smoother. Who knows…

I’ve officially gone into planning mode (even though it’s a year away). While purchasing our unit is still an option, I’ve also started to explore moving and renting another apartment. OH WOW, looking around at rents in our current neighborhood has made us both gasp. At prices starting at $3500-4500 for one bedroom apartments is really scary. But, on the positive side, some of the apartments we’ve been seeing, while insanely expensive, have also gotten me really excited because they have some things we don’t currently have.  Plus a change might be fun, right?

Here are some places I’ve seen recently that have made me dream of decorating! For my wish list for our next place, I definitely want hardwood floors, some architectural detail, outdoor space and a view. In reality I may get one? Two maybe?dreaming apartments

Photos- girlinthefog, sf craigslist apartment postings

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