Have you had a chance to read our latest issue yet? While we’re already planning away for our next issue (ahem!) we also can’t keep ourselves from flipping back and doing a little daydreaming about how we’d make a space our own. Case in point, VIF Studio’s bachelor pad in San Francisco.

First, low profiles keep the space light, bright, and airy, which allows the space to maximize the views. From the Poliform sofa in the living room to the dining chairs that just barely peek above the slim tulip table, all the furnishings keep sightlines open. Even if your home doesn’t boast views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a feeling of openness is still a great goal.

VIF also carefully balanced their vision for minimalism with items that have plenty of soul. They selected pieces from independent designers that are handformed from natural materials. Add textured details like a great vase or an interesting mirror. Remember, with fewer pieces in a room, each one matters more.

Last, vary tones. There isn’t a lot of color in this home, but it’s far from monotone. Subtle variations of gray, blues, white and wood add interest. (Plus, just a hint of gold never hurt anyone!)