Live/Work Loft Space of Creative Duo Lily & Llew
The illustrative maker space of a clothing designer & an illustrator
San Francisco, CA

The Palette

Lily Stan Studio Palette

Furniture in this space

  • Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Side Chair

    By Herman Miller$439
  • Mantis Wall Sconce

    By CB2$129
  • Grey Tencel V-Neck Box Top

    By Lily Stan Studio$185
  • White Wing Crop Top

    By Lily Stan Studio$175
  • Black Open-Armhole Tee

    By Lily Stan Studio$175
  • JUKI Sewing Machine HZL-353ZR-C

    By Amazon$200
  • Female Professional Dress Form with Collapsible Shoulders Size 6

    By Amazon$190
Live/Work Loft Space of Creative Duo Lily & Llew
The illustrative maker space of a clothing designer & an illustrator
San Francisco, CA
Live/Work Loft Space of Creative Duo Lily & Llew

This bright industrial loft is home to Lily Harris, her boyfriend Llew Mejia and their Cornish Rex cat, Maybe. Lily designs children’s clothing for Old Navy by day and moonlights to make sophisticated handmade-to-order womenswear through her private label, Lily Stan Studio. Llew is a textile designer and illustrator. Together, this creative duo collaborates in life, work and the pursuit of happiness in their live/work loft.

Why this space works: All-white walls and a contrasting black industrial staircase create a brightly lit, clean canvas for the pair's creative needs. The openness of the loft allows them to flow between projects, collaboration sessions and work/play.

They make the space work for the way they use it. Painting their table black took their creative process into consideration. "We built this table and painted it because we wanted something that we wouldn't mind getting dirty from Llew's painting," Lily explains. "We can always paint it with another black coat if need be!" Atop the table is a collection of beloved objects (mostly Llew's) and hanging on the wall above it are two pieces of artwork from their friend, Katie Stout.

Maker secret source shared: Lily uses a Juki Industrial sewing machine to bring her craft to life. "I got a really insane deal on a brand new machine when I lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota from a sewing parts supplier."

What's playing in this space? "I listen to everything from hip hop, to trap music, to weird synth noise music, to emotional girl music, to the oldies that I grew up listening to. I really love the smell in my apartment because my fiancé is always lighting palo santo or piñon." Check out this design maven's Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/user/lilyhrrs.

Photography by Ashley Batz

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Furniture in this space

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. - Coco Chanel”

Lily Stan Studio Palette

Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Side Chair

By Herman Miller$439

Mantis Wall Sconce

By CB2$129

Grey Tencel V-Neck Box Top

By Lily Stan Studio$185

White Wing Crop Top

By Lily Stan Studio$175

Black Open-Armhole Tee

By Lily Stan Studio$175

JUKI Sewing Machine HZL-353ZR-C

By Amazon$200

Female Professional Dress Form with Collapsible Shoulders Size 6

By Amazon$190