124 at your PLACE: an­nie san­tos

Me­dia sales head and kart racer An­nie San­tos is a no-frills girl, as any­one can tell just by look­ing at her cool, retro space.

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Retro-chic home peg, right here!

Give old pieces a chance.

Vin­tage items lend a ton of char­ac­ter to your space. Look around your grand­par­ents’ house, check out sec­ond­hand stores or shop on­line. An­nie’s fa­vorite pieces, like the French quartz clock and vin­tage cam­era, are all from 24 Junk Street, a re­seller on Face­book.

Go gen­der-neu­tral.

Be­ing a girl doesn’t mean you have to be girly. An­nie likes mid-cen­tury mod­ern and in­dus­trial styles, and with the help of in­te­rior de­signer Wilmer Lopez of Space En­coun­ters, both styles have been seam­lessly blended through the fin­ishes and fur­ni­ture in her home. “I wanted a space that was sim­ple—with­out much color, but still homey.”

Raise your din­ing ta­ble to bar height.

For a more ca­sual look, opt for a tall ta­ble, bar stools, and a chalk­board wall for your din­ing area.

You can never have too much stor­age.

An­nie was pretty adamant that she wanted lots of stor­age space in her home. Hav­ing more room doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean more clutter. A great or­ga­niz­ing trick is to keep the small things out of sight. Keep­ing your knick­knacks be­hind closed cab­i­net doors in­stantly elim­i­nates vis­ual clutter.

Show off your gear.

An­nie, a kart racer and wake­board­ing hob­by­ist, de­cided to dis­play her equip­ment out in the open. “I really do use the sports gear in the liv­ing room. I wake­board, and I use the hel­met when I join en­durance races. I’m part of a three-man team (well, with one woman, which is me) called chick+boys.”

An­nie San­tos

An­nie’s cus­tom-made

ta­ble has wh eels, so she can move it against the wall to make more space.

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