Alexandria and Antom (Wong)
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Aleksandra Zee, Antom Kury, and their dog Jack Location: Mission neighborhood of San FranciscoSize: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroomWall hanging: Afterlife; wall art: vintage from Aspen
When they moved in, they gave the apartment a fresh coat of paint, fixed and the holes, and got rid a lot of their clutter. Fortunately, they both have the same design aesthetic and knew they wanted to live a minimalist inspired lifestyle.
While sometimes the day can get crazy, Aleksandra and Antom make sure it’s neat and organized by cleaning routinely. As artists, it’s important for both of them to be able to go to bed and wake up in a clean, peaceful space. “It’s good for creativity– to be calm and peaceful where you lay your head,” describes Aleksandra.
With their busy lifestyles, visually having space and being clutter free is important. Both need to be able to breathe at home. Wall hanging: Urban Outfitters; macrame: Urban Outfitters; couch: Ikea; coffee table: custom made by Katie Gong; eye pillows: Urban Outfitters; blanket: vintage; rug: Ikea
Although they bought a lot of things in the beginning, they’ve halted their buying cycle and are slowly accumulating little special things that have memories.Table: Aleksandra Zee, stool: thrifted; mirror: New Mexico
Aleksandra also believes that it’s important to not have all your pictures on your phone and computer. They keep a basket of Polaroids to remind themselves of treasured memories and to share with close friends and families.
Aleksanda and Antom describe their design style as clean, modern, and eclectic with heavy southwestern influences. Their house is scattered with textiles and small objects gathered throughout their travels. Woodwork: Aleksandra Zee; bookshelf: Katie Gong
They especially draw lots of inspiration from the desert. The influence of white sand, earthy colors, and minimalism are apparent in the duo’s interior design. Bedding: Target; pillows: Gravel and Gold; macrame: Sara Berks; shelf: Aleksandra Zee
Besides being avid textile collectors, they both adore collecting hats. All of their hats are from their travels, and are worn frequently in addition to being decor. Desk: Aleksandra Zee and Antom Kury; chair: Target; lamp: Ikea
The mix of textiles and patterns also keeps Aleksandra’s creative juices flowing. “All of my art is inspired by textiles,” she described. When searching for the perfect piece, she advises looking for a good color scheme and pattern. Trunk: Alameda Flea Market; basket: The Perish Trust; textile: Pendleton; lamp: antique
Aleksandra also has a few antiques she’s carried with her since childhood. She loves storied past and their aged vintage patina. Mirror: antique; wall shelf: Katie Gong; dresser: antique
Wall textile: Indian trading post on the way to Joshua Tree
“There are so many things you don’t need. It’s a fine line between your house looking like a thrift store and intentional things. It’s more important to have a handful of little decorations, rather than a lot of meaningless items,” they advise.