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sneak peek: clementine press

by anne

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today we’re getting a sneak peek into the 1937 garden courtyard apartment of richenda brim, better known as clementine press. the 580 sf studio is slightly smaller that her previous one bedroom, but the charm of the mantel, built-in bookcase and French draws drew her in on first sight. the challenge remains how to organically incorporate her printing and music into the living space, but i say she does it all quite nicely. don’t miss additional images at the end of the post. [thanks, richenda!]anne

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In the “bedroom” I tried to keep it simple and spare to balance out everything going on in the living room. Even though the place is small, I really feel like I’m in another room with the bed tucked behind the bookcase.

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CLICK HERE for the rest of the sneak peek after the jump!

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I have picked up some vintage pieces over the years that I love. I bought the wall unit from a friend and found the drafting table and metal office chair at a Los Angeles consignment store. I saved the coffee table from the trash at my old apartment. The rest is probably recognizable as Ikea basics. To maximize space, I created an office in an alcove off the living room with a simple desk and an Expedit bookcase.

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The art around the apartment is by friends and friends of friends. There’s a framed print by Grant Wiggins in the living room and a print by Christine Nguyen over my bed. You can also see a few of my collections around the apartment. On the mantel I have candles made by a friend from vintage molds she finds on eBay. My pelican postcards are in a display case made from an old suitcase that I inherited from a gallery I used to sell through in San Francisco. In the living room a portion of my artist book collection is on an Ikea shelf that they have (sadly) discontinued.

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