Becky hopes each visitor to her apartment will feel equal parts serenity and surprise.  The decor is simple enough to take in with one look, but rewards those who give it more than a passing glance.

A benign set of photos spells out "We Love You" in the bathroom and an apron-wearing mannequin welcomes those who peek around the shelves in the kitchen. Carvings and textiles from Kenya and Senegal add richness to the bedroom.  

Throughout the space, bold colors pop against neutral backgrounds and give the eye something to explore.

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Curious about this project?  These home tours are the passion project of Sam, the main character in the story The Intrepid Starling.  You can read the novel here with new chapters posted each week.