Caitlin Flemming, the multi-talented beauty behind popular interior/style blog Sacramento Street, shares a sneak peek into her world and charming San Francisco apartment. Her classic style and love of travel leave us inspired to redecorate our own apartments with a fresh-meets-vintage flair!
Caitlin in a Club Monaco dress.
When did you become interested in interior design and what inspired you to start your lifestyle blog, Sacramento Street?
As young as four years old my mom would take me to flea markets all around the world. My mom loved that I would find pieces at my eye level while she looked at everything above me. We were the perfect duo and we still are. Wherever we travel we manage to find a hidden antique store or market.
I started Sacramento Street out of the blue. It was a week before my birthday, a little over two years ago, and I was desperately looking for a creative outlet. Part of my day job was working with bloggers and I thought a blog would be the perfect place for me to store all of the images I’ve saved in my inspiration folder.
Kate Spade pom pom heels, Bettey Mueller leopard heels, and Dries Von Noten gold heels.
Caitlin’s essentials are always accessible since she’s always on the go. Clare Vivier clutch, iPhone, and J. Crew notebook.
Where do you look for inspiration whether it be design or style?
When it comes to interior design I tend to think outside the box. I could walk by a store and be inspired by the way they’ve paired a chair and pillow. It could be a small vignette I come across in a magazine or I could simply be going for a walk in my neighborhood. Most of my inspiration comes from my travel excursions with my mom. There isn’t a day that goes by that we’re not dreaming up our next big trip or road trip.
For style I tend to buy the basics – I know, boring right? But it’s true. I’d rather buy something that I know I’d wear in five years than something trendy. I’m a huge Isabel Marant fan and her pieces have been longtime favorites of mine for years and years. I tend to dress up my outfits with accessories, handbags or shoes.
This chic tray doubles as a portable bar. It’s usually moved to wherever her guests are mingling.
Jewelry is essential for every Glitter Girl – all are vintage except the J.Crew necklace on the right. They lay on top of her most prized interiors book by friend Lesie Williamson – Handcrafted Modern.
What is your best design tip?
Wherever you go find something that represents what you loved about that city and bring it home. There is nothing I love more than a home that has treasures and pieces that actually mean something and more importantly have a story behind them.
What stores should we turn to when looking to furnish our pad?
First and foremost, I head to the Alameda Flea Market – it’s how I was able to furnish my apartment when I was a junior in college. My next go to spots to fill in the blanks are West Elm, Summer House in Mill Valley and Erica Tanov for bedding.
Left, Caitlin in a Club Monaco top, skirt, and Kate Spade flats. Her bay window is her favorite spot to sit and read a book. Right, a small vignette of Astier and West Elm vases.