The article was about a small jewel-box of an apartment in which the owner furnished everything (EVERYTHING) in the studio for under $100. From street finds to sample sales, he outfitted his gorgeous SF space to look just scrumptious. Now just to let you know, this article was published in January of 2001. That’s right 2001!
Fast forward to Alkemie’s Blog post…now tell me you don’t see some similarities. Well, I did. I thought to myself, now this has to be the updated (8 year later) version of my favorite little SF apartment. But no! This apartment is in New York, and in fact was a Semifinalist in Apartment Therapy’s Smallest Coolest Apartment Contest.
I did a little research and guess what I found? It’s the same Owner/Designer: Ron Marvin. Ron Marvin’s two apartments have been featured in Metropolitan Home three different times as well as being on a couple of HGTV shows: Decorating Cents and Small Space, Big Style. I just love this guy’s style. It’s timeless yet updated. I love his use of white and neutrals, it’s calm yet playful at the same time. I wish he still lived in San Francisco so he could come make a little house call 😉
Visit his website: www.ronmarvin.com for more eye candy and videos!