The San Francisco apartment was designed for a retired couple transitioning to city life after a single family home in California’s wine country. California-based studio Jennifer Robin Interiors used color, texture and custom design to create a comfortable urban dwelling for her.
The lifestyle change was prompted by a desire to spend more time on leisure activities. The couple wanted a space that combined sophistication with coziness and also had happy moments that could help counteract San Francisco’s foggy days. Large windows, city views and a modern sensibility played a part in the design.
The apartment presented some challenges such as: B. Limited space and unusual dimensions. In the public areas, numerous large windows minimized the usable wall space and created a “fishbowl” effect. The designers came up with several clever solutions to these problems. Gray plaster with a textured appearance was used for the only blank wall in the room, which serves as a contrast to the light-colored surfaces.
The living room also has a woven rug, a Konekt end table, a maple coffee table, and a pair of green wedge-shaped stools. The windows are covered with sheer curtains that provide privacy and add a soft touch to the room.
In the dining area, the designer placed a round, sculptural table with extensions that make it suitable for dinner parties. The master bedroom offers a similar interplay of elegance and playfulness. In a guest suite, the team installed a bed with a deep blue velvet headboard, a round side table and a glass-topped wooden desk. Green, yellow and orange accents enliven the space. The apartment also has an office that doubles as a media room.