San Francisco Downtown Loft

The clients chose this property located in an historical building of San Francisco for the view and the wonderful feeling of a real loft living. Their desire to create a sophisticated environment while maintaining the loft details was a key element in the overall design concept.

The challenge was to recapture the elegance and beauty of the building while maintaining the urban loft space that first attracted them to the space. Loft design is all about open plan and scale. However, by opening the space, the issue of light and privacy needed to be addressed. That challenge gave the opportunity to design grand barn-like doors and a dramatic floor to ceiling curtain that gives the flexibility to divide the space.

The open plan concept also dictated the need to have custom design casework to blend in architecturally throughout the home. The built-in cabinetry needed to accommodate the use of a home office, a television and storage. Larger scale pieces of freestanding furniture were chosen to integrate with the architectural background.

Throughout the space neutral tones were predominately chosen to play up the architectural details. Instead of using strong bold color as accent, mixed materials and textures were used to become the highlight. Plush thick shag carpeting mixes with brushed stainless steel finish and patent leather throw pillows against wool lounges. Crisp shiny objects like the lights sparkle against this industrial space. The dark rich color of the wood cabinetry and flooring contrasts with the cool look of stainless steel finish.


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• Credenza – Custom Design Finish: two columns - custom mahogany finish of high gloss lacquer. Base and top finish – ebonized mahogany • Floor Lamps – Murano glass diffuser – Policelli Italian Lighting • Custom Framed Mirror – Finish: Welded Steel Frame • Art – homeowner’s collection • Track Lighting – Policelli Italian Lighting • Walls and Doors – Benjamin Moore, ‘Pal...More
“светильники” — Klevakina
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Edgy modern Loft with play of neutrals and greys, Vertical space with high design impact. • Drapery Fabric: Glant ‘Metallic Canvas’, to the trade Drapery liner: Larsen ‘Cybelle’, to the trade • Wing Chair – Brueton , Finish: Espresso on Maple , Satin finish Leather: Brueton, ‘Cloudy’ • Coffee Table – custom design by Vernon Applegate • Chaises – Minotti • Accent Pillo...More
“Modern and sleek.” — alimmer2785
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Edgy modern Loft with play of neutrals and greys, Vertical space with high design impact. • Drapery Fabric: Glant ‘Metallic Canvas’, to the trade Drapery liner: Larsen ‘Cybelle’, to the trade • Wing Chair – Brueton , Finish: Espresso on Maple , Satin finish Leather: Brueton, ‘Cloudy’ • Coffee Table – custom design by Vernon Applegate • Chaises – Minotti • Accent Pillo...More
“fotelja” — zatezici
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Edgy modern Loft with play of neutrals and greys, Vertical space with high design impact. • Drapery Fabric: Glant ‘Metallic Canvas’, to the trade Drapery liner: Larsen ‘Cybelle’, to the trade • Wing Chair – Brueton , Finish: Espresso on Maple , Satin finish Leather: Brueton, ‘Cloudy’ • Coffee Table – custom design by Vernon Applegate • Chaises – Minotti • Accent Pillo...More
“Hung from soffit mounted rod” — chrislaw123
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• Walls and Doors – Benjamin Moore, ‘Pale Oak, OC-20’ flat finish • Ceiling and Columns – Pratt and Lambert, ‘Garnet’, flat finish • Window Trim – Pratt and Lambert, ‘Field Gray’, flat finish Photo-David Livingston
“frosted glass - see 1st photo” — nounen
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Edgy modern Loft with play of neutrals and greys, Vertical space with high design impact. • Drapery Fabric: Glant ‘Metallic Canvas’, to the trade Drapery liner: Larsen ‘Cybelle’, to the trade • Wing Chair – Brueton , Finish: Espresso on Maple , Satin finish Leather: Brueton, ‘Cloudy’ • Coffee Table – custom design by Vernon Applegate • Chaises – Minotti • Accent Pillo...More
“computer shelf” — lavanyabalaiah
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• Bench – custom design by Vernon Applegate • Cushion on Bench • Fabric – Glant ‘Metallic Canvas’, to the trade • Dining Table – Brueton with custom crackled glass top • Dining Chairs – Gordon International ‘Cab Chair’ • Leather: White Belt Leather • Crystal Chandelier – House of European Design ‘Cellula’ • Walls and Doors – Benjamin Moore, ‘Pale Oak, OC-20’ flat finish • C...More
“Window shade” — Nini Wu
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• Bar Stools, Limn • Pendant Lights – ‘Drop’ House of European Design • Countertop – Absolute Black Honed, ASN Natural Stone • Faucet – KWC ‘Domo’, Bath & Beyond • Sink, Blanco • Dishwasher – Miele • Refrigerator – SubZero • Cabinet Doors, Custom • Finish: Mahogany with frosted glass inserts • Walls and Doors – Benjamin Moore, ‘Pale Oak, OC-20’ flat finish • Ceili...More
“Countertop” — raizelj
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Edgy modern Loft with play of neutrals and greys, Vertical space with high design impact. • Bed – Kline Letto • Duvet and Shams – Custom • Fabric: Donghia ‘ Ascot’, to the trade • Reading Lamps – Policelli Italian Lighting • Dresser – House of European Design, Metrix Modo • Ceiling Light Fixture – custom design, Vernon Applegate • Display Stand, - white acrylic, Tap Plastics...More
“modern bedroom” — Khrome Studios
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• Bed – Kline Letto • Duvet and Shams – Custom • Fabric: Donghia ‘ Ascot’, to the trade • Reading Lamps – Policelli Italian Lighting • Dresser – House of European Design, Metrix Modo • Ceiling Light Fixture – custom design, Vernon Applegate • Display Stand, - white acrylic, Tap Plastics • Walls and Doors – Benjamin Moore, ‘Pale Oak, OC-20’ flat finish • Ceiling and Columns ...More
“Small shelves created by recesses in wall doubles as headboard” — chewrachel
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• Bed – Kline Letto • Duvet and Shams – Custom • Fabric: Donghia ‘ Ascot’, to the trade • Reading Lamps – Policelli Italian Lighting • Dresser – House of European Design, Metrix Modo • Ceiling Light Fixture – custom design, Vernon Applegate • Display Stand, - white acrylic, Tap Plastics • Walls and Doors – Benjamin Moore, ‘Pale Oak, OC-20’ flat finish • Ceiling and Columns ...More
“Window accent” — Jamie King-Stone
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