The day is finally here! We’re so beyond excited to share our latest project reveal with you all. You’ve probably seen us share a few sneak peeks on Instagram (we couldn’t resist!), so you already know it’s a good one. Our #MGDxInnerSunset project is near and dear to our hearts, and we hope you all love it as much as we do. We were honored to partner with Hive Builds and Eckhoff Furniture Manufacturing to bring all of our visions to life in this home!
This San Francisco remodel project is more traditional in nature than some of our previous projects. The home itself was originally built in 1910, and it was important to both us and our clients to preserve that historical feel and charm. The resulting home design is a blend of Victorian architecture and updated finishes, and we couldn’t love it more. We’ll be taking you space by space through this multi-story home, and sharing everything that makes it so special!
First up, the front exterior of the home! Everything on the exterior is original, with the exception of the front door and garage door. A fresh coat of paint was all it needed! Since many of the homes in the area are painted in lighter colors, we wanted to choose a hue that would provide more contrast. Practically, the darker color also tends to be more forgiving in a downtown urban environment. We also love how this color acts as a sort of preview for the interior design feel inside!
This entryway design was all about maximizing space. A console vignette welcomes you as you walk through the front door. Our favorite piece in this space has to be that amazing hand-looped rattan mirror above the console table. It adds so much texture and interest to the entry!
Opposite the vignette is a custom mudroom nook we designed to feel as if it had always been a part of the entry. The beadboard style paneling in a soft neutral hue mimics the original millwork that we preserved throughout the rest of the home. Drawers and cabinets are the perfect place to tuck away shoes, dog leashes, backpacks, and everything in between.
Lastly, we have to talk about this staircase! In this San Francisco remodel, we were able to keep the original staircase in tact, which just made it so special. A custom striped runner adds cushion underfoot, and updated stain colors help tie it in to the rest of the home. Off the stairs and leading you into the rest of the downstairs is a vintage runner we added to soften the space. We love how the large scale pattern brings a sense of playfulness to the entry!
Right off the entry is this beautiful formal living room with two pairs of original pocket doors. We loved the intimacy of this space and how it was originally designed to be closed off. We wanted to preserve that feeling instead of opting for a more open layout. Our clients really wanted a space where they could have friends over to hang out. We’re so in love with how this room turned out!
The first thing we designed in this room was the fireplace. The original fireplace that was there before was heavy and over-the-top. It was not at all what we were going for in the new design! We recreated it to feel more chic and sophisticated, and it became such a beautiful focal point in the space. Around the fireplace, we wanted to play off of dark and light finishes, fixtures, and materials. We added a custom linen sofa, a pair of black leather sling chairs, oak nesting tables, and woven Roman shades for warmth. Overall we love the fun but subtle use of patterns and the elevated color palette!
Next up, let’s head into the heart of the home – The kitchen! The main objective we had when we started designing this space was to create a kitchen that our clients could use on a daily basis. They wanted the appearance of a commercial grade kitchen. So, we really played up the stainless steel elements, like that amazing range oven and hood. For the color palette, we continued contrasting dark and light hues by integrating a dark green paint color for the island and lower cabinets. To keep the space feeling light, we opted for warm white upper cabinetry. Woven leather barstools, layered accessories, and handmade ceramics add warmth and character that we just love!
The dining room is situated between the living room and the kitchen, separated by pocket doors. Because of it’s location, we wanted to marry the details of the living room with the aesthetic of the kitchen. Much of this room is original to the home. It’s flooded with natural light from the original bay windows and the dining built-in with original detailing and hardware is the perfect place to tuck away extra dishes and serveware. Some of our favorite elements in this space include the textured grasscloth wallpaper that resembles the inside of a geode and the custom upholstered end chairs that add the perfect playful touch to the more formal space.
Now, onto the sweetest little powder bath! This room is right off the kitchen, so we wanted to play off of the darker hues in the kitchen cabinetry. The first thing we sourced for this space was the wallpaper, and the rest of the design unfolded from there! We added wainscot paneling that feels original to the home’s architecture. Then, we used a mix of metals with polished nickel and aged brass to add extra charm!
That wraps up part one of our San Francisco remodel, #MGDxInnerSunset, home reveal! Stay tuned for our next post. We’ll be sharing all of the sources and details you need to recreate these designs at home! Later, we’ll be sharing the bedrooms, bathrooms, and the *coolest* basement family room we know you’ll love! In the meantime, head to the projects section of our blog to browse our past project reveals. You can also click to our affiliate shop to get inspired for your own spaces. Thanks so much for following along!