Cool girl Kate Davison invites us in for a tour of her cozy, stylish home in the Oakland hills.
Roving visual strategist Kate Davison’s 1920s storybook home is full of curated vignettes and clean lines—while offering lots of room to breathe and take it all in.
It was the character of the overall house that she originally gravitated toward when she found the rental on Craigslist two years ago—”quirky in the most wonderful way” with archways, stained glass, and textured plaster walls. Floor-to-ceiling, south-facing windows span both the living and dining rooms.
Kate spends half her time in Belgium with her boyfriend, and aspires to host photoshoots and assist as a prop stylist full-time. Until then, she’s cozied up in her charming home.
“I think we all have our quintessential ‘dream home,’ and as a rental, I have accepted and appreciated my current home for what it is: temporary,” says Kate. “I feel honored and incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful place, even if it’s just for now.”
What’s your favorite nook in the home?
My back porch is definitely my favorite place to spend time. Whether it’s just a few minutes in the morning while watering my plants, or hours upon end with friends and/or a sunset. The view just never gets old.
What’s one detail that made this truly feel like home?
The way my home smells. It’s a small detail, and one that I don’t think many people would immediately consider, but scent and memory are so closely linked. There is nothing like coming back from a long trip and smelling the familiar scent of “home” right when you open the door. My go-to at the moment is 11 Howard by Oliver Gustav.
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