Fashion blogger Alicia Lund of Cheetah Is the New Black took a risk when she bought this Bay Area loft sight unseen, just a few weeks before moving back to California. The former contributing editor for Elle.com found the apartment online from her "tiny" New York apartment and knew "anything would be an improvement." Her gut instinct turned out to be right. This gorgeous open-plan space featured in Rue Magazine has a modern, eclectic vibe with a lot of light and character. We love the custom-made seven-inch wooden bench converted from an old European door, the neutral décor with a splash of her signature cheetah, and the rustic dining table. Scroll down to see more.
Colorado Aspen Rustic Furniture Half Log Bench ($325)