Go inside the lovely apartment of a San Francisco startup founder

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Jacqueline Palmer poses in Jessica Scorpio’s home.
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Jessica Scorpio, co-founder of on-demand car-rental startup Getaround, wanted to freshen up her San Francisco apartment.

She enlisted the help of friend Jacqueline Palmer, founder of interior design blog A Design Lifestyle.

“Startup life is busy. I put most of my energy into makingGetaroundsuccessful,” Scorpio said to Business Insider. “I wanted to create a beautiful and zen environment for when I’m at home.”

Palmer helped Scorpio add some decorative touches and small furniture items to the bed and dresser she already owned.

Palmer and Scorpio also recently collaborated on a redesign of the Getaround offices, located in a 16,000-square-foot warehouse in SOMA.

They’ve shared some photos of the final product with Business Insider.


“My style is minimalistic, so we used most of the furniture I already had. We decorated by accessorizing,” Scorpio told Business Insider. “I love white with a pop of color.”

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A small vase and a collection of sand dollars make for fun decorative touches.

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“I’m optimistic and love nature,” Scorpio said. “The design is practical and beautiful. It has good energy.”

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Palmer sits in a chair in Scorpio’s home. The art on the walls show off some of Scorpio’s interests.

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The painting behind the wall was commissioned from San Francisco-based artist Victor Reyes. “For me it shows that there is beauty in chaos, and that reminds me of what it’s like in a startup,” Scorpio said. She also owns a second, larger piece by Reyes, not pictured here.

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See more of Victor Reyes’ work »


Palmer also worked on redesigning Getaround’s offices, also in SOMA, San Francisco.

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Scorpio poses in a conference room in Getaround’s office.

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The team was able to transform the office from an industrial, warehouse-like space into a working office in just three months.

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Grey concrete and wood floors are balanced with brightly colored patterns.

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The conference rooms are bright, and every wall is a writeable space.

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