Hi! I’m Andrea.


Over the duration of my six-month Graphic Design Fellowship with Airbnb in San Francisco, I stayed in six different homes in six different neighborhoods, met six different hosts, had six unique guest experiences, and many, many, many moments I loved. The following is a collection of some of those moments.

MONTH ONE / MISSION

MONTH TWO / NOPA

a calm, clean, and eternally tranquil area right next to the park, shared with a young artist and nail salon expert

walking through an adorable blue door on a quiet street every day

having a bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine waiting for me upon my arrival

relaxing in a room of white—walls, sheets, and curtains with floods of sunlight

getting hooked on salted caramel cones from Bi-Rite Creamery

being presented with this fabulous apartment key

MONTH THREE / DUBOCE TRIANGLE

a tastefully designed modern loft owned by two tasteful, modern designers in a central, super-convenient, bustling area

being greeted by the most welcoming doormat

admiring my host’s many bicycles decorating the entrance hallway

enjoying the hand-inked lettering decor in the bathroom

having the stress of suitcase storage troubles quelled immediately by my accommodating host

perusing shelves bursting with art and design books

MONTH FOUR / WESTERN ADDITION

a sparkling-clean, Zen-like, and hyper-colorful home (and hostess) nestled in a spacious and refreshingly quiet area

hearing this bell jingle every time the front door opens

seeing these colorful little statues in different nooks around the house

sitting in the intensely orange, warm, and sunny living room

snacking on butterscotch pudding with salted caramel from The Corner Store

being guided up the stairway by decorative lanterns

MONTH FIVE / POTRERO HILL

a good hike up two hills and three stairwells to the home of a selfless, humble host who epitomizes hospitality

having three adorable dogs to come home to

staring at the fish staring at each other

being served delicious and wholesome weekend breakfasts unexpectedly

enjoying the amazing view of the stars at night from atop a hill

having a host that is also a dedicated smoothie-maker

MONTH SIX / CASTRO

a rich, cultural environment fueled by super hosts and multiple other guests in a full, vibrant house

appreciating the always-available fresh, filtered water

taking advantage of being only a block away from Dolores Park

indulging in Tartine Bakery’s amazing tres leches cake

being invited to draw on the walls of the bathroom with chalk

enjoying the company of the other diverse guests