The value of texture is clear in every nook and cranny of the living room in this apartment near Buena Vista Park in San Francisco. Dittmar stuck to a consistent color palette of soft grays and red accents, but mixed textures in both textiles and furniture to create a rich, layered effect.
"A mistake many people make when shopping in retail environments is to just order all the upholstered pieces in the stock fabrics," says Dittmar. "Those are all fine, but when all of your main upholstered pieces are done in fabrics like that, it tends to have a boring and flat look because they all have a similar texture. By custom ordering one or two of the pieces in a more interesting and textural fabric, you can get a more layered and interesting look."