What makes a house a home? Of course, it’s always about the people who live there, but it’s also about how the space feels when you’re in it. It needs to be warm, cozy, and inviting. How do you evoke that sentiment? Through family heirlooms and personal touches, just like this stunning San Francisco house. Online children’s store Over the Ocean owner Birgit Sfat lives here with her husband, Raul, and their daughter, Milla, surrounded by a delightful mix of heartfelt decorative accents, unique furniture, and family-friendly décor. “It’s always helpful to have neutral furniture that can work in different spaces,” she told Cup of Jo. “Most of our furniture we’ve had for many years, some from before I met my husband! We’ve moved these things through four different homes. I guess we thought one day when we owned a house we would start over from scratch, but that’s never happened.” We love the flexible furniture mix with pops of color throughout.
What are your favorite design elements to make a home family-friendly?