From Margaret Everton on May 24, 2010 in San Francisco
If a home looks traditional on the outside, the interior probably reflects the same style, right? Not for this Washington St. residence in San Francisco. The design firm envelope a+d stepped in to completely remodel the homes interior for a bunch of art-nut occupants, all while masking the project behind a simple outer facade.
This remodel centered around one all-encompassing request from the homeowners: provide ample space to display their large contemporary art collection. So instead of transforming one room into a gallery of sorts and calling it a day, the designers found a way to make every room an artistic experience, not just a place for hanging a picture or two.
Using sliding partitions to optimize the available space, this rooms art collection ensures that every piece is given a place of its own. One thing is clear: this home will never be hurting for unique wall decorations.
Unconventional use of color throughout the home makes even the smallest details pop. Cabinet undersides and closet interiors received a bold coat of paint to brighten each space.
The bathroom, however, stands out because of its sheer lack of color perhaps a bold statement about what constitutes art and good design. It may be functional, but warm and inviting? Not so much.
If surrounding yourself with beautiful art creates a sense of awe and inspiration, then this family has far more than a stylish pad to call home they have a reason to fully appreciate their surroundings.