Jillian Bremer is not only a Vintage Jewelry Maven and entrepreneur but she is skilled in the art of designing the perfect city apartment all with the help of Joss & Main and Dwell Studio . This San Francisco pied e terre is the prettiest blending of vintage and girly, with gold, lots of gold and jewels too. Tour even more of this pretty space captured by Andrea Posadas. And for a really fun Joss & Main giveaway head to Jillian’s blog.
I live in a Victorian apartment building in Pacific Heights, San Francisco that was built in 1925. What I love most about the place is the old details, from the hardwood floors, oversized doors with crystal and brass doorknobs, to the bay window, and stacked cove molding. I would describe my home aesthetic as modern and feminine. I gravitate towards bright spaces and love mixing modern and vintage together to create unique vignettes, which hold memories, around my home.
Most of the décor pieces have deeper meaning to me. Like the gorgeous pastel floral painting in my bedroom, which my grandmother painted for me, it reminds me how important passion and hobbies are. The brass pineapple in my living room is not only a symbol of hospitality but also is the logo of my sister’s company, Good Clean Food in Hawaii. The vintage map of New York reminds me of my roots in Western New York.
The living room is the first to be seen when you walk in the front door. I love that it packs a punch of color ranging from blue, green and purple anchored with bright feminine neutrals, like my rug from Joss & Main and my marble coffee table from West Elm. I layered the lighter rug over the deeper colored one to help the eye flow when you walk in. As you can see, aside from my love for hunting vintage jewelry, I also love to collect vintage brass décor, glassware and vases. I host vintage jewelry parties in my home so I always keep my bar cart stocked!
My favorite piece in this room is my 1940’s emerald green tassel chair that I found early on a Sunday morning at the Alameda Flea Market just outside of San Francisco. I’ve seen a lot of furniture along my travels and I cannot believe what amazing condition this is in. I also found the pink tassel chair that’s in bedroom at the same time!
I probably spend more time in my cozy little office than any other spot in the apartment! My desk is right up to the window and when it’s a clear day you can see as far as Twin Peaks. Not to mention the light in there is the best in the place! The brass elephant on my desk doubles as a bracelet holder and symbol of good luck.
Since I live alone, my bedroom is my girly oasis! I love pairing bright white furniture back to soft pastels like my pink and gray bedding from Dwell Studio I’ve lived in San Francisco for a total of 7 years now but a lot of my family and friends are still on the East Coast. I love printing out my favorite photos in black & white to display in frames around my room. No matter the distance, my favorite people still fill my space with love! As you can see from an early post, I think jewelry collections are like art and should be displayed around your room. You can check out that post here.