when we got sight of lisa wong jackson‘s home during her in the kitchen with recipe (individual fig, blackberry and pear crips – yum!), we knew we had to see more! today the designer behind good on paper design, opens up the doors to her berkeley, california home she shares with her husband and boston terrier, pixel. don’t forget to click here for the full peek of lisa’s home, or click “read more” below. and if that’s not enough, there are additional images here, and as always, you can find all of our sneak peeks right here. [thanks a million, lisa!] -anne
[above: My husband and I moved into our Cliff May—designed, mid-century modern house about 4 months ago. The house is located in North Berkeley near Tilden Park, and we love being surrounded by the trees, trails, and fresh air. It’s about a 10 minute drive to cute stores and restaurants in Berkeley’s Solano Avenue neighborhood. We were especially drawn to the house by its abundant windows, natural light, and open floor plan. The house needed several repairs and improvements when we purchased it, most of which have been completed, but there is still a bit of work to be done (particularly landscaping). My husband Nick loves gettings his hands dirty in the backyard and has been diligently demolishing and replacing retaining walls, moving dirt, and building doggie gates for our Boston Terrier, Pixel. We can’t wait to have a garden so we can put our compost to use. We recently had a concrete staircase and ipe wood handrail designed and constructed by landscape architecture firm 5 Elements Design. When we purchased the house, the front walkway was essentially a bare hillside, with a few wooden planks for steps. We’re looking forward to planting some native grasses and drought-resistant plants to accent the new walkway.]
Natural light enters the house in almost every room, but it’s especially nice in this corner, where we like to relax and read. Everyone tends to fall asleep in the blue chair, including Pixel. The print on the left is by The Small Stakes and the print on the right is by Cody Hudson. My favorite chair in the house is the NY Chair, designed by Takeshi Nii. It’s a cozy rocking chair with an added, practical feature of folding down to 5 inches in width..
This is a view of our couch and entryway, where I literally drop everything the minute I get home. (As you can see, Pixel is a camera hog). The pillows are by Hable Construction, Sharon Spain, and Area. The blanket is by bombdesign.
Our wedding photos are displayed in the front entrance of the house. The frames were purchased at Aaron Brothers, which has an annual “buy one frame, get the second for a penny” sale, so I stocked up. One of my favorite art pieces in the house is the stuffed “Pixel,” designed by Sian Keegan using vintage and recycled fabrics. We keep our loose change in the little red “owl-y bank.”
I love the dining area. Guests can sit here and enjoy the view of San Francisco or chat with me while I’m cooking. It’s an open, inviting space that is great for entertaining. The dining table is from Crate and Barrel, the end chairs are from Room and Board, and the Leaf Chairs are by Arper. The shelves are Lack from Ikea. The print on the left is by Wayne Pate and the print on the right is by Suzanne Lagasa.
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For the bedroom, I try to use neutral tones for a serene, relaxing atmosphere. The white picture frames above the bed (also purchased at the Aaron Brothers annual sale) display photographs of our family, close friends, my brother and I as kids, our favorite dogs, and my parents when they were young.