CasaSugar: Where do you live?
Andy Phares: I live in Alameda, which is a real island near Oakland, CA. So I'm an islander, which automatically makes me the coolest person at most dinner parties. My house is stucco, a two-bedroom, one-bath home. It's not a very big place — the master bed was an old add-on. Originally, this house was the maids' house for the house next door. The bones of the house is on the old side, early 1930s, but it has been redone over the years by a number of different owners, so it's hard to tell.
Andy painted his entry bright red to encourage a warm feel, and to also make the arched window in the background pop. He sourced the three-legged corner desk, umbrella stand, and folding screen from a local auction house.