Making The Most of a Stylish Studio In Pacific Heights
My name is…Morgan!
I work as a….Tech and Venture Financial Analyst--a mix between the finance, venture capital, and start-up worlds.
My style is described as...transitional. I gravitate toward classic neutrals, but the artist in me loves to curate unique colorful pieces as well.
I find design inspiration from…architecture and art. San Francisco has been such an inspiration from the uniqueness and vibe of each neighborhood, to roaming the SF MOMA. There is culture and history, but also emerging trends in style and technology. I think in designing my place and holding my transitional style true, I was able to bring it all together.
Every home needs...fresh flowers, plenty of light, a comfy couch, and lots of books.
My most-liked pieces in my apartment are…my two Kristi Kohut prints I saw during my first visit to Batch. They bring amazing pops of color, but don’t overwhelm the room. Since I kept a lot of my larger pieces neutral, Batch Stylists recommended getting a few Revival Rugs vintage cushions for my couch and bed. I was able to select exactly the ones I wanted and they are one of the first things people notice when they come over! The Turkish origins add to the uniqueness of the pieces.
My favorite room is…the only room! I love my studio apartment and although it’s a small space, I created some separation between where I sleep, work, and hang out. I wanted to make sure that if I had friends over they didn’t feel like we were in my bedroom.
The biggest challenge I had when decorating was...trying to fit just the right amount of pieces in a small space. It is such a delicate balance in a studio to add a variety of furniture while also keeping it fresh and open.
The best experience I had working with Batch was...seeing how everything in the showroom was so carefully curated and put together with love, and you can feel that when you walk in. Amanda and Alison helped me do the same exact thing for my apartment. With each piece we added, it felt more and more like my own unique space.
The best advice I have for anyone decorating a small space is….start with a few main pieces and take your time filling in the rest. Adding light to all the corners will open up the space and make it feel larger. Also, if you like having friends over, think about where to add some sitting space. For me, getting a few ghost chairs (from Batch!) added seating options without visually occupying much space.