While there's an incredible roster of interior design talent around the Bay, one of the brightest of the bunch is definitely Lauren Geremia. The buzzed-about local's resume boasts styling some of S.F.'s hippest eateries and watering holes — Citizen’s Band, Churchill, Tacobar, and Umami Burger, included — and, more recently, she's been revamping the techy digs of several hot start-ups around town, such as Dropbox's now-dreamy HQ. All of this is precisely why we tapped the interiors maven to give us five simple tricks to instantly upgrade our pads without emptying our wallets. After all, “apartments in the city are expensive and transient,” Geremia notes, “and most folks are hesitant to invest in furniture until they have settled into their own homes. No one wants to buy a couch that won't fit through the door of their next space.” Yep, we certainly agree. With all that in mind, click through and see how you can circumvent your renter's budget and give your space a major upgrade.
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