For the top floor of a classical and stately Edwardian in the iconic neighborhood of Pacific Heights- perched 400 ft above sea level, we transformed one wing into a private Primary Suite complete with a bedroom lined with linen walls, travertine-clad bathroom, and walk-in closet. The other wing became a cozy Media Room where the family of 4 can hang out regularly and enjoy views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Architectural design studio HOMEWORK created drama with colour, statement furnishings and finishes in these spaces that really make me want to chill out, lounge in bed and brush my teeth in style! Photos: Nicole Franzen; Styling: Rosy Fridman.
Electric Bowery reimagined a mountainside ski home, merging Alpine Chalet charm with Japanese Ryokan elements. Earthy tones mirror the high mountain desert hues with evergreen-tinged soapstone, cedar walls, Japanese tile and dark limestone flooring. Charlotte Perriand influenced lattice-work separates the kitchen from the dining area with its bespoke lighting and artisan ceramics. In the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows embrace the panoramic view. Bedrooms boasted unique touches like a cedar Japanese soaking tub and vibrant clay ceilings. A blend of timeless design and cultural fusion in Utah’s Deer Valley.
The design of this Yorkshire farmhouse was inspired by the surrounding moors and architecture and design firm Dunning & Everard created a wonderfully inviting and comfortable home within these vaulted spaces (I love a tall ceiling!). Some of my favourite elements: to die for bookcases in several rooms, a fireplace, a gloriously dark green kitchen with punchy zellige tiles and breathtaking views. (Photos: Brent Darby)
Electric Bowery transformed this ocean-view home by infusing Coastal Spanish influences into its existing Mediterranean character. Emphasizing natural elements and contemporary art, they reimagined the opulent Tuscan style with a lighter touch. Mixing traditional architecture—like soft arched openings and natural plaster—with modern sculptural furniture and vibrant colours, they created a balanced, sophisticated space. Dark wood accents, oxblood tiles, and intricate terracotta flooring framed by Rosso Toscana Marble added depth, while vintage and custom lighting complemented the home’s blend of tradition and modernity.
“Nestled in the historic Presidio Height neighborhood of San Francisco, this Colonial Revival home had beautiful bones but needed to be reformatted spacially to gain more kitchen and living space, grow the bottom level, allow more natural light, and update all finishes. Careful attention to millwork details, natural stone, and special wall finishes took precedence on the architectural side. While on the decoration front, we placed emphasis on a mix of classic and modern silhouettes, with heavy use of vintage pieces to add a European sensibility.”
Serene sophistication with a timeless mix of old and new. Washington Residence by Lauren Nelson.
Photography by Michael Clifford.