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