Chr DAUER Architects
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18th contemporary-bedroom


Along one of the Mission District’s most cosmopolitan blocks, an Italianate home is expanded with two substantial yet stealthy additions. Peeking out above the restored front façade, a new third story bedroom level hints at the comprehensively transformed spaces within. The project integrates modern design, bountiful natural light sources, high efficiency systems, and repurposed building materials with new and original hand-crafted detailing.

Photographer: Bruce Damonte

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February 14, 2014
wallyso wrote:
What is the name and maker of the carpet? - I love the pattern.
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The carpet is by FLOR by Interface morning coffee "decaf" (modular carpet tiles) i.e. durable, easy to clean or replace when stained, albeit without pad and the usual "plush", excellent product especially considering their cradle to cradle recycling, this line has 45% recycled content, I'm a big fan!
    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 7:19AM
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October 25, 2013
rnwh wrote:
Where did you buy the patterned coverlet? Thank you.
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it came from a french flea market
    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 2:28PM
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December 26, 2012
rebeccampk wrote:
Where did you get the bedroom door from? And was it pre-finished? Thanks!
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its a doulas fir 5 panel "shaker" door standard from Simpson or TM Cobb. This should be pretty readily available around the country, I would ask at your local lumberyard.and or door/window supplier. These were field-finished with clear water-based varnish
    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 4:22PM
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October 24, 2012
cynfurlong wrote:
Did you use a headbord?
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no, room was on the smallish side so we did not want to take up the visual space
    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 9:17PM
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January 31, 2012
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My pleasure but...... I will personally attest to finding just as many beautiful and well crafted things within the cities, towns and villages of our own shores. Makers are everywhere, whether it be Uzbekistan or Urbana, IL.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2012 at 5:20PM
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what is the name of the paint colors
    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 12:23PM
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September 24, 2011
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it is antique suzani - designer's own (picked up in england many years ago at a village market)
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May 15, 2011
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This piece, well as those in the dining room and guest bedroom is by Benicia Gantner
her most recent show:
her work is absolutely awesome
    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 5:21PM
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Thank you! Her work is very creative!
In a way this painting over the bed reminds me of the illustration on The Beatles' album cover Yellow Submarine by Heinz Edelmann, which takes me back to my childhood : )
    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 2:48PM
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May 5, 2011
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Its, Ben Moore Regal #2112-30 "Stone Brown”
Eggshell N319 Sheen
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White bedding is made interesting by wrapping the mattress with a length of Suzani fabric. A throw and pillows echoing the deep gray color on an accent wall complete the look. Tip: This look can be easily duplicated by turning a favorite fabric into a long panel to layer over solid bedding.
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4. Play with color and patterns for a more casual look. Simple, clean white bedding is offset with a highly patterned coverlet for an artistic feel. In this modern room, the palette is simple: grays and white, with strong punches of color.
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3. Tucked band. Similar to the roll-down but more tailored, the tucked band is often achieved with an accent textile. If you've traveled and brought back a gorgeous piece of fabric you're not sure what to do with, consider making it part of your bedding scheme. You'll get to enjoy it everyday without over-using (and possibly ruining) it.
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The 3rd floor bedrooms’ clear-finished Douglas fir doors, deep-hued accent walls, and bright modular carpeting add warmth, comfort, and simplicity to the sleeping spaces.
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We all know how to paint, we just don't want to deal with the hassle of prep and clean up. But do you really want to pay someone to do it? Instead of taking on a whole room, start with one accent wall. It will take no time at all. I prefer not use the blue painters tape because it take so long to trim out the ceiling and base boards, and paint seems to invariably bleed through anyway. A steady hand will go a long way for trimming. Note: in this paint job the door frame and base board were painted the same color as the wall for an easier paint job and a modern, uniform look.
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A multi-colored quilt is a great accessory for a bed that is filled with white linens. Here, a suzani brings a fun dose of color and pattern into the space, while adding a cultural feel.
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Ethnic patterns are a great way to add color to a room without getting girly. In this room light is balanced by dark, and spareness is balanced by touches of color and pattern.

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