As you may have noticed, we’ve been trying extra hard to choose our first posts this new year in order to really drive home the words we spoke in our manifesto. Today we really want to focus on accessible modern design for everyone. The home in this post is a pricey and gorgeous renovation in San Francisco by two talented and successful modern designers. This kind of home might not seem immediately accessible to the many of us who aren’t wealthy or are architects ourselves, but let us remind you of one very important piece of information: design is in the details.
This home is gorgeous and sleek for sure, but it’s also filled with wonderful details that can be inspiration for anyone’s home. We love those old chair pieces as a banister. The mixing of an old farm table and stunning modern furniture. A cool wood treatment to the staircase. A swing in the living room! A warm and welcoming color palette.
“In the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, a hippie boardinghouse once run by an elderly lesbian minister is now a family home remade with a warmed-up modernism and the restrained inflections of Norwegian design. The double-height living area is spanned by a bridge made of original flooring from the attic. Furnishings include a 1954 Florence Knoll sofa and an Eames rocker.” Mork-Ulnes Design.
Even if you don’t have the money to renovate your home into the modern house of your dreams, what kind of design details can you add to it this year to make it spectacularly stand out?