Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
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San Francisco Dining Room

When selecting a room in a showcase, we choose one with an eye to solving a real world dilemma. In this instance, our room did not provide for electricity in the ceiling whatsoever – a limitation that existed in many rooms in the Millennium Tower.
Our goal was to create an elegant room that was neither contemporary nor traditional in style. It was to be a place that one could linger and feel grounded in, despite living 52 floors above the San Francisco Bay. A beautiful collection of carefully curated art, beautifully lighted by Randall Whitehead, enhances the timeless feel of this space. Note the hypnotic diptych by Bay Area figurative artist Marianne Kolb. (2009)

Photos © Douglas Sandberg Photography

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June 4, 2013
Oleksandr Pryymak wrote:
What's the brand of plates and flatware on the table?
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Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
There is a quarter million dollar collection of vintage Georg Jensen sterling on the table and the window ledge which does not appear in this photo. The porcelain is from KPM Berlin.
   June 4, 2013 at 2:30PM
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Oleksandr Pryymak
Thank You!
   June 4, 2013 at 2:34PM
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May 26, 2013
loll33 wrote:
Artwork - Where can the artwork be purchased? Thank you.
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Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
I can help you with the artwork. Feel free to call me at 415.440.2111
   May 28, 2013 at 9:50AM
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February 11, 2013
hooli wrote:
What is the name of the paint color? It is beautiful!
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Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
It is either from Benjamin Moore or C-2. We no longer have the color identity on file.
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   March 14, 2013 at 2:52PM
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November 16, 2012
Urban Landscape wrote:
Where'd you get those candle sticks?
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Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc
Those are Georg Jensen Sterling candelabra from the 1930s. They sold for 150,00.00 USD.
   November 26, 2012 at 12:27PM
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thank you!
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Between Naps on the Porch added this to Bring the Timeless Beauty of Silver Into Your Home
Think silver candelabras are only for traditional dining rooms? Not so! These Georg Jensen Art Deco sterling candelabras are awe-inspiring in this elegant, contemporary dining space.
Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to Tables Set For Entertaining
This dining room glows. Candlelight is reflected on the glass tabletop and light from a lamp illuminates the walls, creating a warm and welcoming space to host a dinner party.
Candelabras make one think of numerous dangling crystals in the case of Liberace, but streamlined contemporary versions are available, and they still add the same amount of intimate candlelight to a dining table.

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Candles lot for center pieces
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Gorgeous amber wall color by either Benjamin moore or C-2
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One of the best dining rooms ever! Incredible use of modern and antique, lighting , art and Georg Jensen silver.
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for my house
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The setting is beautiful.
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paintings are by Marianne Kolb
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