We won’t say we saved the best for last, but we will say that we’ve got a special one in store for you today! Welcome to part three and our final home reveal for our beloved San Francisco design project. Today, we’re sharing the downstairs family room, the prettiest bar and nook area, and the back exterior living space. All of these spaces were meant to feel like their day to day hangout spot as a family. We don’t know about you, but we can just imagine all of the movie nights, game days, and fun gatherings in these spaces!
The downstairs was done as phase two of our remodel project. We actually designed these spaces about a year after we had designed the rest of the home. It feels separated from the rest of the home in the best way, and we loved getting to bring new style and a fun color palette into these spaces.
First up is this bright and cozy space that is truly the definition of a family room. It’s our clients’ day to day hangout, and acts as the perfect space for kids to pile in when they have friends over. Before the space was remodeled, it felt dark and closed off. The biggest design challenge for us was making the space feel light and bright, especially with how many gloomy and overcast days there are in San Francisco! For that reason, we focused on keeping most of the upholstery and fabrics light in color. We also introduced a pop of color in that rich blue cabinetry paint color.
The elements in the space include a full-length media built-in wall with a Frame TV and lots of storage for games, puzzles, books, extra blankets for movie night, and more. We added subtle wallpaper behind the built-in shelving for added visual interest, too! Behind the oversized sectional is a kids zone. Our clients wanted a space that was dedicated to the kids but didn’t feel like a traditional kitschy playroom. It was important to them (and to us!) to have lots of storage available so that everything could always be put away at the end of the day.
Family Room Nook
This nook off the family room is home to the prettiest wet bar and kitchenette space. We wanted to have fun with the profile of the nook. So, we added a soft arch and continued the blue cabinetry from the family room. The backsplash is comprised of Moroccan zellige tile laid stacked vertically, and we love the texture and depth they add to the space. You might actually recognize the countertop – It’s from the same slab as the living room fireplace makeover! The goal for this space was to create a spot where adults could make a drink and kids could grab a snack while they’re all hanging out downstairs.
Now, let’s head outside to the back exterior! All of the outdoor spaces you see here are brand new. Our clients really wanted a space where their kids could just be outside. They love soccer, so the green space is perfect for backyard games! In terms of living spaces, we created a cozy fire pit lounge area along with an outdoor dining space off the kitchen upstairs. We love how this space mixes the original elements of the house with new construction details. It combines the traditional architecture with more contemporary lines and finishes, which we love!
That wraps up our final reveal post from this San Francisco design project! In part one, we covered the entry, living room, kitchen, and dining room. Then, in part two, we headed upstairs to see the main bedrooms and bathrooms in the home. We’ll be back to share all of the sources and details from the spaces we’ve shared today. In the meantime, head to our shop to see more of our favorites! Thanks for following along!