Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Cousin's San Diego Apartment

During our trip to California in May, we visited my cousin's apartment in San Diego. It was mother's day, and we walked in and she had Mimosa's, berries and pound cake for us to snack on. How cool is she? Her space was so adorable. Within 2 minutes I asked her if I could show it on my blog, haha. I never do that... (except for the time 2 days later when I was at my aunt's house in LA and asked her the same thing!) I was so stoked she said yes! 

As you can tell, Ivy loved her home too. The building was built in the 1920's or something and was just outside downtown San Diego. Look at this awesome view. 

Her color scheme was basically neutrals, greens and wood, with a little black thrown in there. Simply perfect. 

Her boyfriend is into records and music, so they decided on having a vintage speaker system to fit the feel of their place. 

We are a product of the 80's! Old Nintendo!

Her gallery wall was so simple and clean and perfect.

She works from home, and I absolutely loved her office space:


All the built-ins flow so nicely!

This green chair was from Craigslist. I love the color. My cousin doesn't love the white pillow (IKEA), but I think it brings a perfect amount of softness to the corner. How's the wood stump on the right?!

In her bathroom she had photos of my great-grandmother Irma that my mom and I had never seen. Wasn't she gorgeous?! I loved how my cousin mixed the vintage style with clean lines and simplicity and personal touches!

My aunt also gave my cousin a vintage train case, and she used it in her bathroom. 

This was outside the apartment at one end of the hallway:

This patio "garden" was at the other end of the hallway:

And last, but not least, look at the old elevator! Complete with the gate you close on your own! So fun! 

And that's my cousin's apartment. I love it. 

After our visit we went to lunch for Mother's Day. Here's Ivy and my cousin:

 Four generations of women:

What a great day!

Aloha, Rebecca


  1. Thanks, Becca! It's so cool to see the place where I am ALL DAY through someone else's eyes! It was great having you and Ivy here and I love that we're all so into vintage and decorating on the cheap. You should move to the mainland so you, me and Aunt Jaymee can go into business together (or the other way around?).

    1. Thanks for letting me share your place! I absolutely love everything about it! It's a great space and you should be so stoked to be living/working in it! You guys move to Hawaii... I'll go into business. :)

  2. Love the space. The views are fabulous and I am jealous of how clean her desk is. Mine is 2x bigger but a total disaster. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

    1. That desk is one of my favorite parts of the whole flat!

  3. How neat to have 4 generations together and what a great place to live! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

    1. very lucky to have 4 generations together!

  4. I love how interesting and quirky that apartment is. It's such a nice bright space with all that white and neutrals! How fun to visit! Thanks for linking this up to Sweet Summertime….hope you're enjoying your summer!

  5. Your cousin’s apartment has a very pleasing ambiance. The patio and the glass windows which allow sunlight to enter the house, adds vibrancy to the place. Having a big glass window, overlooking the beautiful scenery can give a calming mood effect to every visitor.

  6. Dear Rebecca,
    Megan's place looks wonderful in person, and under your excellent photo shooting skills. Look at all the positive posts! Thanks, Megan, for the idea of the 2 generations, enjoing the vintage obsession. I know you guys are sick of my finds,(Megan,remember Christmas Eve) but here's one I found for $3, and redid, then sold. The couple who bought it, lived in an area like Megan's & felt like I was handing over an adopted baby, the way I beamed at them, and then handed the the bottle(the rest of the spray can remains!)It's a "vintage 1950's teal metal cart". I'll email it to you both. Sorry, I can't stop. Love, Aunt Jaymee


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