A renovated home in San Francisco features a pared-down colour scheme with places to eat, mingle and relax, designed by Los Angeles studio JDP Interiors.
Located in the neighbourhood of Russian Hill, the home’s interiors were redesigned by JDP Interiors for a couple in their thirties who were looking for a modern aesthetic that was fun and youthful.
“The clients were interested in a modern Scandinavian vibe but loved a previous project I did and the high contrast it allowed for,” studio founder Joyce Downing Pickens told Dezeen.
“They requested a serene colour scheme while keeping it young, infusing hip and funky furniture items, and aimed at providing plenty of seating for entertaining.”
Pickens opted for a light and bright aesthetic that works off the existing home’s wrap-around windows and expansive ocean views. A Deck Chair by BDDW in the living room set the tone for the entire scheme.
Called Green Street, the home includes five bedrooms and encompasses 3,278 square feet (304 square metres).
White walls and pale wood floors serve as the backdrop for wood furniture in dark and light tones, and pieces in contrasting cream and black hues.
When reconfiguring the interiors, Pickens also based the layout on the windows and views San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge.
Despite the ample sunlight and ocean views the windows provided, they posed a challenge. The team opted for low seating and a combination of airy and heavier items for a feeling of being open but anchored.
“The windows and the view just beyond them are what was so incredible about this space but was also what made this project tricky,” Pickens said.
“Every main wall was a window, so we were stuck with the dilemma of trying to configure a furniture plan without blocking the view.”
The colours seen from Alcatraz Island were also a reference point for Pickens, particularly the shades of green, brown and creams. The designer infused these elements with dark pieces for a strong effect.
An eating area has a U-shape dark green built-in, which was custom made for the project, around a Juwel Pedastal table by Stahl + Band.
An open-plan kitchen and living room is anchored by a central dining table, also custom made for the project with Bananas and Hammocks. It is surrounded by dark woven chairs by Thomas Hayes Furniture, while pale wood Mater barstools front a dark kitchen island.
“We were working within the confines of the existing structure so this also played a part in the wood tones we chose as we weren’t changing anything major,” the designer added.
Rounding out the interior design are metallic accents and plush fabrics to help to warm up the pared-down interiors. Several lights are by Workstead and Lawson Fenning, and a Hans Wegner L-shaped sofa is upholstered in an Alpaca Boucle fabric by Rogers and Goffigon.
Photography is by Bess Friday.
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