“Everyone deserves the dignity of home.” This poignant quote perfectly encompasses why we’re so passionate about working with the Larkin Street Youth Center in San Francisco.
For the past 30 years, this program has served the homeless youth of San Francisco with emergency shelters, education programs and transitional living facilities.
This year, we were thrilled and honored to make over one of Larkin Street’s youth residences in San Francisco.
Located in the Outer Richmond neighborhood, the building has 4 floors (and a roofdeck!) devoted to the 18-24 year olds who live here. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, this space (including 2 living rooms, 2 study rooms, 2 kitchens, a laundry room, a gym and a roof deck) got a complete makeover over the course of two days thanks to 2 teams of over 40 Pottery Barn associates.
Take a look at the total transformation, below!
BEFORE: The building had a stunning roofdeck (That view!) that was in good shape, but just needed a little love.
AFTER: A new dining set, some succulents and other warm weather plants did just the trick.
AFTER: This team also painted lattices bright white to add a little privacy to the sides of the roofdeck, while still preserving the view.
BEFORE: The third floor living space had one random pink wall and poor lighting.
AFTER: A coat of fresh paint, a new chandelier, our cozy and comfy Turner Sectional and other personal Pottery Barn touches turned this room into a chic, Southwest-inspired living space.
BEFORE: The kitchen needed some help, too. Blue paint and a lack of communal space made the room feel disorganized and dingy, despite all the natural light.
AFTER: A navy blue chalkboard wall contrasts beautifully with a coat of crisp white paint, while our expandable Banks Dining Table provides plenty of seating.
BEFORE: We wanted to turn this third floor homework room into a space with sleek, adult style that would encourage good study habits and create a warm, quiet space to work.
AFTER: This Pottery Barn Kids Teepee makes for the perfect reading nook, too!
BEFORE: Downstairs, this living space needed some help, too.
AFTER: It’s amazing what color can do! This accent wall of Sherwin-Williams Naval brought the room to life.
BEFORE: Like the study room upstairs, this room had plenty of natural light.
AFTER: White curtains filter the light just a little bit, and make this corner a cozy spot to read or catch up on homework.
We all had an amazing couple of days volunteering for these inspiring members of our community. We couldn’t be more proud to support such a wonderful organization and group of people.