Nestled on a small plot of land in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood, four architecturally significant homes stood, as a gift to each child of the land owner's family.
This unique four story home which housed original marine quality woodwork, was refreshed to usher it into the 21st century by respecting its architectural origins and bringing in some of the best lighting, finishes, furniture and art which spoke "casual chic".
Since the wood work was a medium brown color, and each room was ensconced in it, we needed to bring in the natural light as much as possible. Custom upholstery was built and designed by Ashley and was covered in various materials like the Donghia fabric collection in oyster grey, and sky blue wool as seen in the dining room chairs.
A hand made crystal chandelier by Boyd Lighting hung in juxtaposition above the casual wooden slab table which was surrounded by metallic grass cloth to enhance and illuminate the light from inside and out.
Since the fireplace was a red brick eye sore and the client was renting, we paneled the fireplace with fiberboard and cloaked its appearance in a mother of pear tile. Artwork by Katina Houston helps tell the story of white, fresh, modern, and rhythmic design and space.
The attic was a sloping and odd place to gather, since it was probably designed to only hold storage. So we cleared it out, and added a fresh coat of non toxic Milk Paint. We found a wonderful modular seating designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, with lively patterns and easy colors. Finally we covered the floor in wool carpet with a subtle beige cheetah pattern to keep the pattern party going.
Photographs by Ed Ritger