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Tour of my San Francisco Apartment

Video was shot using the iPhoneX + DJI Osmo Mobile 2 for stabilization. Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and Adobe After Effects CC 2018.

 
San Francisco Apartment Tour
 
 

It’s finally heeeere!! The highly-requested video tour of my San Francisco apartment! In this post you’ll also find links to most of the furniture/decor in each room.

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour
San Francisco Apartment Tour
 
 

I’ve been meaning to do a house tour for the longest time, but I’ve also been constantly putting it off because I wasn’t ready to consider my apartment in a “finished” state yet. I’m constantly adding and editing, so the apartment ends up looking pretty different from month to month. In the end I realized that it was never going to be in a “done” state, because my style will always evolve, and the apartment will evolve with me. So in September, I sucked it up and filmed the house tour. I didn’t get around to editing it until late October.

 
 
 
kitchen
 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Kitchen
 
 

The birthplace of all food content on this blog

When you enter the house, you’re immediately greeted by the kitchen. Don’t be deceived by the marble countertops though—they’re actually not real. I achieved this effect by covering the original black counter tops with marble contact paper.

 
 
 
 

Marble Contact Paper - Amazon | Marble Cutting Board - Amazon | Plant + Holder - IKEA | Artificial flower - Daiso | Wooden Cutting Board - IKEA | Soap Dispenser - Muji

 
 
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Smeg Retro Toaster in Pastel Green - Amazon | Artificial Flower - IKEA

 
 
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Round dining table - Amazon | Eames DSW lookalike chairs - eBay | “Stockholm” Pillow - IKEA | Artificial Cherry Blossoms - Daiso | Fujifilm Instax Polaroid Camera - Urban Outfitters | Mini Succulents - World Market

 
 
 
living room
 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
 
 

Where Creative shit gets done

This is my place to relax after a long day, but also the place to get shit done. All the practicing for gigs happens here, as well as actual work work on WFH Wednesdays. To make this the perfect place to spark creative energy, I decorated the space with a lot of wall art, colorful accents, and plants.

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
 
 

“Pisces” art print - Society6 | Map of New York art print - Society6

For the rest of the prints on the wall, I download the images online and printed them at Walgreens. I then added on cheap frames from IKEA and Michael’s.

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
 
 

“Lisabo” desk - IKEA | Chair - IKEA | Rose gold lamp - Amazon | Wall grid - Daiso | Acrylic Drawers - Muji | Jewelry Holders - Daiso

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
San Francisco Apartment Tour - The Living Room
 
 

“Soderhamn” sofa - IKEA | Coffee Table in mint green - Anthropologie | Classical Guitar - Lucero LC235SCE | Eames DSW lookalike armchair - Wayfair | Black/Ivory Southwestern stripe throw pillow - Target | Floor Lamp - Wayfair | 8-bit playing cards - Amazon

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
 
 

“Mulig” clothing rack - IKEA | Round throw pillow - Target | Turkish blanket - Out of stock, find similar on Truck & Barter

As a general rule of thumb: try to keep large pieces like sofas neutral. Choose a versatile shade like white or grey so you can get creative with the accents you add on top. This way, you can change them easily when your style changes, and when trends come and go.

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Living Room
 
 

Yamaha P71 Electric Keyboard - Amazon | Canvas art - Society6 | Retro red clock - Amazon

 
 
 
bedroom
 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Bedroom
 
 

Where the magic (of sleep) happens

Since this apartment is not quite a full one-bedroom, the bedroom is quite small and doesn’t have a door. Because of the lack of space, I tried to keep the room super minimal by opting out of a bed frame and just putting the mattress on the floor. As for the bedside table, I created a lightweight replacement by laying some heavy books on top of a simple stool.

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Bedroom
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Bedroom
 
 

Coral embroidered round throw pillow - Target | Square light pink throw pillow - Target | White textured throw blanket - Amazon | Bedding - IKEA | “Marius” Stool (used as makeshift bedside table) - IKEA | Lamp + plant - Target | Guitar - Yamaha FG800

 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Bedroom
 
 

Hanging light - IKEA | Amsterdam map art - Society6 | Black and white line canvas art - Society6 | Vase - Amazon

 
 
 
Bathroom
 
 
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Bathroom
San Francisco Apartment Tour - Bathroom
 
 

Shower Curtain - IKEA | “Marius” Stool - IKEA | Circle rug - World Market | Marble Contact Paper - Amazon

 
 
 
 

Where the 7-step Skincare Routine Happens

Okay, maybe it’s more like 5 steps for me. But I love unwinding here after a long with my nighttime skincare regimen, and then starting my day on the right foot by taking good care of my skin. My favorite brand for skincare products right now is CosRX, a Korean brand that provides super affordable solutions that are also super effective.

 
 
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Hope you had fun watching the tour of my apartment and reading through this post! Hopefully you got some new ideas for decorating your own space, or at least found something you would like to buy for yourself. If you’re interested in seeing my old 200 square feet apartment and seeing how I made such a tiny space work, please (re)visit this post I put up about a year ago—or the Apartment Therapy article!

♥ Cindy

 
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