The jaw-dropping views of this home are the stuff of architects' and designers' dreams. Wilkinson used the house's picturesque views to the fullest. By implementing large-scale picture windows throughout the home, her clients are able to see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean, and the Marin Headlands from multiple vantage points in the house.
Along with elegant antiques and custom pieces, Wilkinson chose a color palette, including this soothing lilac, that would reflect her client's love for her Georgia hometown, as well as the seaside location of the home.
The client's large family and love for entertainment played an important role in Wilkinson's design. Here, in the guest suite, she selected beautiful but durable fabrics to create a comfortable and family-friendly environment for guests of all ages.
The stunning sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge was the inspiration for the color combination in the master bedroom. A classic Southern-style canopy in a soft gold frame the head of the bed, and Wilkinson placed a delicate blue Swedish bench at the foot.
This paneled screen was found at a Paris flea market, where Wilkinson will often travel to scour for inspiration and the most unique antiques for her clients.
The lamps in the living room, which suit the blues and reds of the room perfectly, are Chinese antique porcelain from New York. Wilkinson had the Dragonfly chair upholstered in a cut velvet that symbolizes good luck.
The Oushak carpet on the living room floor will last the family for generations--a theme of many objects throughout the home. For a family of six, high-quality items that are durable, beautiful, and will last for many years are of the utmost importance.
Known as "The Ship's Deck," the sitting room — with a perfect view of the Golden Gate — is a surprising oasis in brilliant blue and white. Wilkinson had the coffee table lacquered to kid-proof it against crayons, markers, and scuffs.
This sitting area is a perfect example of the home's emphasis on its natural surroundings — the home seems to fit into its environment. Located directly on a cliff, the residents say the home "feels like it's floating on water."
Comfort and functionality were the key issues addressed in the kitchen. Wilkinson installed luxury appliances per the client's request, used ceramic wall tiles from Italy, and added a simple touch of decor with French blue seltzer bottles.
A gigantic dining table was an absolute necessity for the home's Southern hostess extraordinaire. Wilkinson designed a table that can seat up to twenty people, and customized Biedermeier-style chairs at a larger size than normal--since the clients are both six feet tall.
Natural light is a powerful presence in the home. The soft blues of the Pacific pour through the picture windows, drawing visitors in.
Wilkinson extended the simple and soft elegance of the master bedroom into the master bath. Designed with the ocean as inspiration, each floor tile is engraved with a tiny wave pattern.