Johnson Residence

Elegant traditional furnishings seamlessly blended with modern architecture.

Challenge: Move owner with traditional furnishings from three-story San Francisco pied-á-terre into smaller, modern, California suburban one-story residence.

Design Solutions:

  • Selected existing furnishings for scale appropriate to down-sized home and alternate uses.
  • Kept owner’s love of striped patterns by changing formal silk draperies and playful multi-toned stripe in living, dining, and master bedroom to casual two-tone duck stripe for family room draperies and throw pillows.
  • Set the stage for casual indoor/outdoor entertaining with rattan furniture, pottery, copper accents, and textured area rug over tiled floors.
  • Followed “less is more” motto with open and inviting space planning and accessory and art placement.
  • Incorporated owner’s favorite looks with playful color shifts of peach and salmon with river rock, flat-cut bamboo, quartz and granite tops, rain-patterned glass, and simplicity of lines in cabinets.
  • Brought three-dimensional quality to wall surfaces with artisanal faux painting, rice paper wall treatment, and hand-carved chair rail.