Moving On

February 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It was our first apartment in the city.  Complete with wonderful views of the urban life below, it offered a perfect introduction to what life in a metropolis is all about.  More importantly, it was the first place we transformed from an empty shell to a truly livable space, one in which everything in it has been purposefully selected.  Even though I never actually finished decorating, this apartment was the first real home I’ve had since moving out of the one I grew up in.

After many months of delay, I selected color palettes, fabrics, furniture and artwork.  Rugs were purchased, walls repaired, floorplans measured, drafts sealed.  The more I involved myself in the process of interior design, the more I learned about myself and the joy that I found through the transformation of space.  I realized that design is a passion I’ve always known about but had severely neglected over the last decade.

I also discovered that this apartment was not what we wanted.

In short, we were paying too much for a space too small and far, far too cold.  Dealing with the landlord was invariably a fiasco, and being surrounded by drunk college kids on a Friday night was simply getting old.  We craved something more, something cozy.  Something that truly said this is who we are.

Fortunately I believe we’ve found that place.  We’re really excited to move; I can’t wait to begin work on Project 1588.

However, this apartment will always hold a special place for me.  I feel like we wound up approaching our first home in San Francisco at the right time, at our own pace.  I’m proud of 1635 California and, though I’m not too sad to leave, I know a part of me will miss its quirky charm.  I suppose the person you are now is, in part, formed by the spaces in which you’ve called home.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris W // Feb 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Congratulations on the move! It’s awesome to have space that lets you be you as much as possible.

    The chrome eights in your new street number appear to have pregnant bellies. Perhaps it’s an omen ;-)

  • 2 tim // Feb 5, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Yes we’re moving to Noe Valley, and no we’re not having a kid. =)

  • 3 Mom // Feb 7, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I can’t wait to see you put your creative talents to work at Project 1588. Your current apartment looks like a picture from a magazine :) Beautiful!!

    Love you much – wm

  • 4 CapreeK // Feb 21, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Wow! Your style is my kind of modern – perfect! Can’t wait to see more. Good luck with the move!

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