I’ve been a huge fan of Troy Litten ever since discovering his Wanderlust series published by Chronicle Books back in 2002 that capture the visual culture of travel and mundane experiences around the world so I am extra excited to share this sneak peek today. Troy was born and raised in Ohio and had stints in London, Hong Kong, and New York before settling in San Francisco in 1995. He moved into this house in the Diamond Heights neighborhood of San Francisco in 2009. The area was originally developed in the early 1960s featuring about 100 Joseph Eichler built homes of varying designs. Troy’s is one of the single-story constructions on a flat lot on the top of the hill, and not much has changed since it was built in 1962. Troy never really considered how to ”decorate” the house, instead surrounding himself with the things he loves and crafty throwbacks to his childhood. A collector at heart, Troy will admit at times he’s a borderline hoarder, but even the simple act of collecting travel ephemera has become his signature style. Troy is currently working on a series of travel-themed prints, posters, exhibitions, and publishing opportunities, but for now don’t miss his new Etsy shop. Many thanks to Troy for opening – and photographing – his home for us! –Anne
Image above: The furniture and artwork in the dining room have been collected over the years at flea markets, thrift stores, antique stores, eBay, and Craigslist. I made the side table with a set of vintage hairpin legs. The two Mao statues traveled home with me from a trip to China. In the entrance way hang two 1972 Vignelli New York City subway maps.
Image above: I’ve been collecting old ties at thrift stores for years and recently devised a way to display them on the wall of my master bedroom above some vintage furniture and a rug scored on eBay. The pillows are cowhide printed with exotic animal print patterns. Walls are painted Benjamin Moore Shale.
Click for more inside Troy’s incredible home after the jump!