|A Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman occupy the west-facing bay in the living room. Quarter-sawn maple wood floors add a Nordic feel to the main spaces. Stained glass windows were salvaged from existing cabinetry and repurposed as exterior windows.|
When a couple with a growing family decided to remodel their Richmond District home the wife’s Scandinavian background was brought into the design process. The result is a house that has been expanded by almost a third, with a simple interior of cool colors and natural, light woods tones. The original Edwardian detail of the house has been retained while the improvements inject the interior with a modernism that contrasts well with the history of the house.
The facade of the house has been restored and updated with new exterior paint, burnt orange entry door set behind the existing portico, and a vertical addition that is not visible from the street.
A Saarinen Womb chair and ottoman occupy the west-facing bay in the living room. Quarter-sawn maple wood floors add a Nordic feel to the main spaces. Stained glass windows were salvaged from existing cabinetry and repurposed as exterior windows.
Sliding doors with 3form Varia panels hide living room storage cabinets and entertainment electronics when closed and slide over the adjacent shelving when open.
The dining room opens to the garden beyond. A modern light, Splugen Brau by Flos, in the foyer contrasts well with the heirloom chandelier over the dining room table.
A modern kitchen of ALNO cabinets opens to the breakfast room and garden beyond. Light fixtures include the Moooi Random Light above the breakfast table and the green Niko pendants above the kitchen island with creative use of color defining the dining and cooking spaces. Dunn Edwards "lime sorbet" paint enlivens the breakfast area and makes the connection between interior and exterior spaces..........more