Artist Johanna Sprague describes her home as a “bright modern rustic artist sanctuary.” An 1,100 square foot apartment in Lake Merritt, Oakland, Sprague’s place is filled with artisan-made and sustainable items. It’s also a laboratory for Feng Shui techniques. Sprague says that a person’s home should be a “visual journal of their story.” Only acquire things you love, she suggests, and take the time to find pieces that resonate. For Sprague, this means plenty of handmade pottery, which she obtains through antiquing, thrifting or buying from other artists.
- Handmade items can be rewarding to have in your home, such as pottery.
- Your space should tell your personal story, only including items that you love and mean something special to you.
- Different rooms can be meaningful in different ways, especially in how they are used during different times of the day.
“Be intentional about what you bring in and don’t feel obligated to fill rooms according to standard norms”