From Margaret Everton on May 27, 2010 in San Francisco
Extremely disciplined when it comes to letting color shine in her home, it seemed like a cruel joke that Kimberly Nunn fell in love with a home in Napa that was drenched in an obscene amount of it. The solution? Strip it down to the bare bones and start again. Fortunately, as a partner in the design firm Shopworks outside San Francisco, Nunn knew her stuff. Her first project was getting rid of the wallpaper that was nearly everywhere in the home even the ceiling. Next came the paint, new carpet and partial rebuilding of the foundation. When it came time to recreating the space her way, Nunn decided to stick with her color palette of choice: black, white, greens and taupes. Most of the rooms were kept white, although a calming grey-green was used for the living room. The wood floor already present in the home was updated with an ebony stain. She was able to keep each space from looking stark and sterile by using colors with warm undertones, i.e. whites with hints of yellow and browns with hints of red. Chrome, silver and pewter appliances in the kitchen also helped make the rest of the design pop. In keeping her furniture and accessories simple and personal, Nunn turned a loud design into a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing home. Her discipline certainly paid off.