Mary Graf and her best friend Jenny Moore, have shared a bond since the age of five, but now as adults, they also share an innovative home decorating website, Le Cart. Mary and Jenny sell antique and refurbished home goods that can make any room shine. We got the chance to peek into Mary’s beachy San Francisco home, and we couldn’t be more inspired. From her eye catching use of color, to the vintage accent pieces that abound in the house, Mary’s abode perfectly captures an airy, family-friendly vibe perfect for sharing with her husband and daughters.
Mary & Jennifer of Le Cart SF
Stay tuned: we’re featuring Jenny’s home tomorrow!
Photography: Michelle Drewes
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Tell us about Le Cart SF. What inspired you to start it?
Le Cart is an online store that sells one-of-a-kind, refurbished vintage or antique accessories and accent furniture for your home. We also host shows throughout the Bay area where our customers can view our pieces in vignettes which really do well. What is better than drinking wine and getting inspired to spruce up your house? My mom is somewhat of an antique collector so I had always recreated some of the pieces she passed down and Jenny obviously has a great eye with all of her design experience.
For years, we went together to the Alameda Point Antique Faire and had found so many great treasures that we started thinking we could fix them up and sell them. Originally we talked about opening a store because at least in our neighborhood in San Francisco there really isn’t a place to buy great, affordable statement pieces for your home. We are both too busy with our growing children to man a store for now so we keep it small on the website and plan to grow as we have more time.
“I love these windows in our downstairs living room. It’s a very sunny spot to relax. One of these days I want to get custom cushions made for the seats and fabulous curtains to really make the windows pop. The large watermelon pillows are from West Elm, I had the french ticking ones made, and the pillow in the Louis XV chair is from John Robshaw. My sequin front sweater is a score from H&M, the necklace is from The Copper Penny in Charleston, SC, and the booties are Loeffler Randall from Foot Candy, an amazing shoe store in Sonoma and St. Helena.”