today’s sneak peek takes us into the industrial chic home of sherry stein. her white “villa” is in a historic building from the 30s in downtown santa fe. after eyeing the building for years, sherry knew she had to grab the small, 700 square foot upstairs apartment when it became available. the big challenge was downsizing to fit into it, describing it as a true exercise in creative editing. the result is very impressive, showing white space is a good thing. click here for more images of sherry’s home, and here to check out her great bags. [thanks, sherry!] -anne
[above: The large fireplace became the center of the room. The oversized couch and Douglas Fir benches and dining table were all made for a loft I had in San Francisco - my designs and the impeccable fabrication of J.Spix, a cabinet maker based in Sausalito. The orange '50's Danish chair, designer unknown, was acquired from a second hand shop in Santa Fe. ]
I loved the white radiators, which became part of the furnishings, plus the great view of an open courtyard and historic buildings of Santa Fe. table setting: I have the great fortune of having three close friends as potters to complement my white porcelain dishes.
this is where I do all my computer work before heading out to the shop where my S.Stein Workbag line is being made (that’s one of my bags beneath the table). The rolling stainless steel table was from a recycled office furniture warehouse in Portland, Oregon, the stool designed by Jeff Covey (shown at Herman Miller and DWR) and the simple shelving unit from Gorilla storage.