Mark English Architects, AIA
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Fontana Interior modern-bedroom

Fontana Interior

photos: Matthew Millman

This 1100 SF space is a reinvention of an early 1960s unit in one of two semi-circular apartment towers near San Francisco’s Aquatic Park. The existing design ignored the sweeping views and featured the same humdrum features one might have found in a mid-range suburban development from 40 years ago. The clients who bought the unit wanted to transform the apartment into a pied a terre with the feel of a high-end hotel getaway: sleek, exciting, sexy. The apartment would serve as a theater, revealing the spectacular sights of the San Francisco Bay.

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September 1, 2014
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I believe it's superwhite.
    Bookmark   December 5, 2014 at 3:25PM
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June 14, 2014
mayachico12345 wrote:
What is the Tall Planter? - What is the Tall Planter on the terrace?
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It's about 36".
    Bookmark   December 5, 2014 at 3:30PM
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April 6, 2014
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Do you mean he door system?
    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 9:27AM
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December 6, 2013
gjmadhus wrote:
Is the polar white tile a glass tilem, yyhanks
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no, marble.
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October 11, 2013
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Good luck!
    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 11:27PM
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I make custom headboards in the New York area. Email me for samples of work and a consultation. The shape, size, fabric, buttons and studs are all up to you!
    Bookmark   January 26, 2015 at 6:48AM
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October 3, 2013
yingc wrote:
where can i buy the headboard? thanks.
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It's custom made and designed.
    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 10:42AM
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I make custom headboards in the New York area. Email me for samples of work and a consultation. The shape, size, fabric, buttons and studs are all up to you!
    Bookmark   January 26, 2015 at 6:48AM
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December 29, 2012
ucarsle wrote:
Can you tell me the name of these lights. Love them! thanks.
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Hi, they are tagged somewhere on one of the views.
    Bookmark   January 23, 2013 at 3:56PM
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October 10, 2012
phadjy wrote:
What kind of flooring is this?
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Polar white marble tiles, 16" square.
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August 13, 2012
Anna Kuznetsova_Mishchenko wrote:
How high is a wall lamp above the floor? - How high is a wall lamp above the floor?
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It is around 48"above the floor.
    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 3:18PM
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Swing Arm Wall Lamp Solutions from Shades of Light

Where: Swing arm wall lamps can be the perfect lighting solution when tabletop space is not available: beside beds, behind sofas, between bookshelves, over dressing tables, and even in bathrooms.

Style: Because these lamps have adjustable arms and can be hung at any height, they are excellent task lights for functions such as reading and needlework.

Wattage: Look for swing arm wall lamps that provide a variety of light levels (3-way sockets and dimmers).

Placement: Hang wall lamps so that the bottom of the shade is at eye level of the user.

Shades: Unique lampshades can give any wall lamp just the right personality for your room.
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April 24, 2012
tonyport123 wrote:
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Love continuous bed cover and always adored the Fontana is that Andrew Delfinos former apartment own the top West
    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 11:49PM
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I make custom headboards in the New York area. Email me for samples of work and a consultation. The shape, size, fabric, buttons and studs are all up to you!
    Bookmark   January 26, 2015 at 6:48AM
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March 4, 2012
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They are custom designed and fabricated.
    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 7:37PM
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The tables and the entire room is beautiful.
    Bookmark   March 5, 2012 at 3:08AM
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April 18, 2011
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Similar are available at
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These were custom.
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April 17, 2011
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It was custom-made - along with almost everything else in the apartment
    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 5:38PM
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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Sleek San Francisco Getaway
While full of shiny glossy surfaces, the textural palette includes soft touches as well, such as this tufted headboard and matching bedding.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Weekend Decorating: Playing with Blankets, Throws, and Quilts
This looks like a larger-scaled version of the above technique. Tossing what almost looks like a matching blanket over a ceiling-height headboard not only adds a sense of grandeur to the bedroom but also serves as a plush backdrop in this cocoon of cozy.
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Bringing an upholstered headboard as high as you can go, almost to the ceiling, is a way to harness the trend without being too overt.
This architect utilizes all kinds of visual and physical space-saving tricks, from the white palette to the wall-mounted high headboard. The slender swingarm sconces can be adjusted and add an interesting architectural detail.
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Even sleek, modern white can feel snuggly. The emphasis in this room is on the light and the view, but doesn't the bed look comfy?

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