If there was ever a design unicorn out there, the home tour I have for you today just might be it. This San Francisco home marries all of my design musts – timeless modernism; warm, cozy layers; pitch perfect vintage; amazing lighting; unexpected touches. It’s the total package.

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Currently featured in San Francisco Cottages & Gardens (issue on newsstands now!), it’s hard to pick what I love about this home most. I should probably start with the fact that it’s designed by Lauren Nelson – who I’m pretty sure is my design spirit animal. Like me, Lauren loves a foundational color palette of black and whiteShe’s obsessed with the littlest details. She loves eye-catching materials – case in point that custom chevron door and stunning Pietra marble floors in this home’s entry – and yet her spaces feel warm, inviting and ready to be lived in, rather than just gazed upon. Definitely the goal with my house – whether I accomplish that TBD.

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While the entry offers a calming, neutral palette of creams and browns, the living room is a study in bold color and texture. I love the pop of print on the pair of vintage brass chairs and the rich teal sofa (blue sofas anyone??). So good. It’s also important to note that those cabinets flanking the fireplace are wrapped in leather with brass hardware and blackened wood panels! Swoon.

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Ceramics, wood bowls, weavings and curiosities made of natural materials ground the living room.

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Another genius example of texture – a subtle print wallpaper in the built-ins that harkens back to the accent chairs.

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I spy vases by another San Francisco fave, Gerhard Ceramics in the dining room. The cow print is also a great way to show that you shouldn’t take life too seriously.

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Genius use of geometric prints continue with the kitchen backsplash. And the stunning Lawson/Fenning pendants are giving me life.

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This 1925 San Francisco Edwardian includes four stories of gorgeous and a stunning central staircase to prove it.

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The floor of a guest bathroom is the perfect place for a fun burst of color.

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The master bath is giving me serious sconce envy.

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Everything about this little seating area, from the custom desk to the Sara Paloma vases and gorgeous Jonathan Adler chair is spot on.

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SHOP: dining table / bowls / juju hat / sara paloma vases / barstools / floor lamp / buffalo print / round mirror / chair

This home, while absolutely beautiful, also feels livable and family friendly. The pieces just feel a little more special, thoughtful and intentioned – exactly what design is for! To get all the details about this home, be sure to check out SFC&G – either online here or pick up your copy of the current issue while you can.

 

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photography by aubrie pick for san francisco cottages & gardens

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15 Comments

  1. Love this! Any idea where the picture above the fireplace can be found?

  2. This looks great! I think that it was designed by Sutro Architects

    1. Yes Jennifer, the architecture firm on the project was Sutro!

  3. Such a beautifully decorated home! I’ve been searching online for the same geometric kitchen backsplash, but it’s been hard to find. Can you point me to where I can buy it?

    1. I could check out in Fireclay Tile in San Francisco. They’re wonderful. I would assume that tile is matte but I’ll check with Lauren!

  4. Also, is the kitchen backsplash glossy or matte? Thanks in advance for your help.

  5. I absolutely love this home! Where can I find the details for the bathroom shades?

    1. I would look at the story on Cottages & Gardens – I think it might have that source there.

  6. The colors are so beautiful in this home. Everything is so gorgeous. I am doing built-ins in my living room similar. What color grey did you use for the built ins in the living room? Thanks in advance:-) Vicci.

  7. Love this home!!! Esp the seating area and the night side table!

  8. Hi! Can you tell me where I can find the beautiful geometric wallpaper in the living room built-ins?

    1. I’m not sure but if you contact the designer, Lauren Nelson, she would know!