The Californian design studio Jennifer Robin Interiors has made the transition from California's country life to San Francisco's city life a little easier for a retired couple. Their new home balances elegance and exuberance.
Jennifer Robin Interiors is known for bringing colour, texture and custom pieces together in harmony. This couple's apartment therefore became a comfortable city apartment with large windows and a beautiful view of the city. The couple lived in Napa Valley, California's vineyard side, but due to a changing lifestyle where dining, theatre, traveling and entertainment became more important than maintaining their villa, they made the transition to the bustling heart of San Francisco. The apartment is located in a nine-storey building in Pacific Heights district. Large windows with lots of natural light and modern sensitivity played a major role in the design process. Despite a number of challenges such as limited space and strange dimensions, it became a very open, informal whole. For the only empty wall, the design studio used grey plaster with a structured effect. The austere colour contrasts beautifully with the light-coloured surfaces.
Despite a number of challenges such as limited space and strange dimensions, it became a very open, informal whole.
An oak cupboard with a sliding door hangs horizontally against the wall and hides the television. The sliding door is a mirror that the relatively small space looks larger. For cosy nights in, Jennifer Robin Interiors chose a contemporary white sofa and a curved velvet yellow sofa that were custom made. A woven carpet, a side table by Konekt, a maple coffee table and two green, triangular pouffes brighten up the whole. Transparent curtains were used for the windows, offering both privacy and light. Showing off in the dining room is a table that can be extended with the corresponding extensions. In this way, the couple can easily invite friends and family over for dinner. Above the table hangs a cloud-shaped lamp by Apparatus. The master bedroom was furnished as a refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The bed with its wooden and velvet headboard and built-in bedside tables is a true love nest. An alpaca wool carpet, a wooden sideboard and a round yellow bench by LA designer Natasha Baradaran complete the whole.
Images: John Merkl