Ali and Jonny Price bought their San Francisco home in the Mission District just before their wedding 2.5 years ago. They feel so fortunately to live in a great neighborhood along a palm tree lined street just blocks away from their favorite restaurants, bars and parks, in an area full of sun and great light. The layout of their place isn’t typical of most SF apartments, but makes for the perfect place to invite friends over. Ali describes their style as global chic, pulling together pieces she’s picked up from travels around the world, and mixing them with local finds. Ali’s eye extends to Lydali, an online store that brings together a curated collection of jewelry, accessories, and home furnishings made by craftspeople around the world, where she is a co-founder. The shop is seriously beautiful, and you’ll catch some of the great pieces from their partnerships around their home. You can check out Jonny’s latest project he a part of, Kiva Zip which helps provide crowdfunded zero percent interest loans for entrepreneurs around the world. Thanks, Ali and Jonny, and a huge thank you to Liz Daly for the fabulous photos! –Anne
Image above: This is our bed, and it’s also one of my favorite corners of our apartment. I work from home, so in a small San Francisco apartment, that means we have to get creative to maximize space. My desk doubles as my bedside table and also has a lot of storage space. My desk and lamp are thrifted, our bed is from Serena and Lily, bedding and pillows are from Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, and our wallpaper is from Anthropologie. The sweet little bowl on my desk is from Lydali, made by artisans in Swaziland from recycled magazines.
Image above: We found this old workshop table at a thrift store in our neighborhood, then picked up the chairs to go with it at the Alameda antique fair across the bay. The vase is from Urban Outfitters, the green and white bowls are from Lydali, and the mirror is from Anthropologie.
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Image above: I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, but the couch is where Jonny and I tend to spend a lot of our time when we’re at home. The butterfly and bug prints behind the couch are by EA Seguy, and they come from my great-grandmother’s two botanical books that I was lucky enough to inherit. They’re such a treasure as they’ve been passed down from generation to generation. The bowls on the shelf are from Lydali, as is the alpaca throw on the couch is also from Lydali, made by weavers in Ecuador.
Image above: This chair was one of my favorite ever finds! Jonny and I were wandering through a neighborhood and happened upon a French couple who were moving out of their home and selling all of their amazing furniture on the side of the street, and we got the chair from them for $30! The pillow was a gift for our two year anniversary, and the prints on the wall are maps of London and Nashville, our hometowns, in the shape of human hearts. All of the paint in the house was done by the previous owner.
Image above: One of the great things about San Francisco as a city is that access to outdoor space isn’t totally unheard-of, and our living room opens up to our little backyard, which means that it gets a lot of natural light. This table is made from reclaimed wood in India, the poufs are from Urban Outfitters, and the rest of the furniture is thrifted. The pillows on the couch were a gift from Turkey, and the mudcloth pillow on the chair is from Lydali, and is made in Mali.
Image above: We have a wide entryway, so we got an old church pew from Sonoma, CA, to put in the space. I’m in love with boucherouite rugs from Morocco, and I had the great pleasure of getting to meet the Moroccan woman, Mousa, who made this rug when we were on a sourcing trip for Lydali last summer. I bought the rug from her and carried it on to the plane, which made for a bit of a crowded seat on the way home.
Image above: I got this mannequin, who we call “the lady”, soon after starting Lydali. Now, the lady displays any new samples we get in. These necklaces just came in recently from Swaziland, and we’re not sure yet whether we’re going to order more or sell them, but I like the way they look on the lady. Our curtains are from West Elm, and the pouf is from Urban Outfitters.
Image above: We got really lucky to find a place in this city with such an open layout. Most San Francisco apartments have long hallways and smaller rooms that are closed off from one another. Our kitchen is one of the best places to hang out, and when we have friends over, they all gather in the kitchen and spill into the living room. The light fixture in the kitchen is from Roost.
Image above: My grandmother gave us a tandem bike for a wedding present, and it has been so much fun to have to ride around our neighborhood. We recently both got Public bikes, too – that’s my white one with the basket, pictured. We found this English bus sign at the Alameda antique fair, and wanted to get it since Jonny is from England and it reminds us of towns in the south of England that we’ve visited together.