when jill robertson‘s sneak peek arrived in our inbox we were very impressed – so much so that there was really no point in editing down the images – we loved it all! we knew we loved office and all the work they do (especially their pirate-themed posters for 826 valencia), so it’s fun to see jill’s creativity and style translated into her home. she and her husband jason have always loved the idea of classic san francisco victorian, and when they bought their 1887 home for it’s architectural details, they realized they aesthetic was more modern and clean. they’re still experimenting and consider it a work in progress making me wish my “work in progress” could look like this! you can find additional images, and larger versions right here. [thanks, jill!] - anne
The rabbit painting is by Jason. (After 4 years, it still wasn’t finished … then he told me it’s supposed to look this way.)
Jason created the spirograph posters, inspired a mid-century magazine cover.
We always wanted a library ladder in our house; we never thought it would end up in the bathroom.
Jason designed this mosaic using Ann Sacks penny tile.
Dining room. Jason and I spent our 8th wedding anniversary in Amsterdam and happened upon a typographer Ewald Spieker‘s charming little studio. We asked him to create these stacked letters of his typeface, which read “Yes You Are the One.” Riri poster (1948) designed by Hans Aeschbach.
During this photoshoot, we noticed that there’s some sort of animal depicted in every room. In the kitchen, its a deer, owl, butterflies, birds and a crab. It wasn’t intentional, but I guess we like the personality they add.
After a visit to the Viceroy Santa Monica, we created the pattern of mirrors to help open up the narrow hallway, and had the frames built out of different types of moulding. (Thanks, Kelly Wearstler.). The vintage chandelier is from a friend’s garage; we gave it a few coats of white spray paint. It’s a low-budget version of Tobias Wong’s much more beautiful white rubber-encased design.
This is our foster dog, Elvis. (The fact that he works in our color palette was a happy coincidence.)
We’ve collected dozens of books with covers designed by Dick Bruna, and we framed a few of our favorites.
We painted the silhouettes, based on cut-outs of my sister and I as kids (from Worlds of Fun in Kansas City).
Vintage 1960s Bally posters designed by Aunior.