Your shopping cart is empty.
Living room - contemporary concrete floor living room idea in San Francisco

Russian River StudioContemporary Living Room, San Francisco

Corner Alcove in Studio Space. Cathy Schwabe Architecture. Photograph by David Wakely

Living room - contemporary concrete floor living room idea in San Francisco —  Houzz

Other Photos in This Project

People who liked this photo also liked

Related Photos

Questions About This Photo (10)

lianad wrote:Jun 11, 2012
Where can I find those pads?

- Where can I find those pads?

  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture
    Hi -
    Thanks for your question
    The pads are actually a fold out couch bought at Limm when it was around. Room and Board has a knock off. Not as comfortable. Folds out in a similar way. The original might be able to be found online. I just got this information from the owner/client -- I hope this is of help.
  • lianad
    Great! Thank you!
C&V T wrote:Jun 20, 2012
What color is the window trimmings?

  • nnelson1

    I was curious if the windows are vinyl or fiberglass. Thank you!

  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture


    Neither - the windows are Marvin clad units - painted wood at the interior and painted alum cladding on the exterior.



dvjones12345 wrote:Mar 3, 2013
what colour are the walls? thanks.

  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture
    The clients chose the paint color -- let me check with them. If I had to guess I would say Benjamin Moore - White Dove. But let me get back to you if they still have their records.
nomadgtr wrote:Jun 24, 2013
  • PRO
    our company BEDE WINDOWS & DOORS has very easy using motorized awning windows.
  • nomadgtr
    That makes sense Cathy, thank you. A pole with a hook is certainly much less expensive than the motorized system. It might not have as much cool factor but the price is right.
jen5515 wrote:Jul 29, 2013
Where could I find the yellow pillow?

  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture
    the pillow are from Mexico - there was a really nice Houzz article recently about Otami design elements -- not finding it - but if you type in Otami in ideabooks - It may come up. And then possibly how to find these - other than by traveling.
    Thanks for the question -
  • onlinealterego
    This Tucson importer often has Otami coverlets and I think pillows. I'm sure they'd be happy to send photos if they have anything in stock currently. http://www.zocalomexicanimports.com/
Geraline Accetta wrote:Dec 14, 2013
christinaschmidt wrote:Jun 5, 2014
  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture
    It would be easier for me to send you a detail
    Than to explain this in words. So, if you could
    Email me directly I would be happy to send the
    The L metal is used at outside corners of
    Sheetrock walls and the taping, mudding,
    Sanding leave only the very smallest amount
    Of metal at the corner. But this is easiest when
    There is a significant return - and unless your
    Wall is really thick there is not much of one.
    So I use a piece of hidden wood trim that
    Runs in plane with the Sheetrock wall
    Is slightly shaped to allow the tape to ride
    Over it and the wood forms the outside corner
    Instead of metal. Paint adheres better to wood
    Than to metal.
    These are vulnerable corners and I usually
    Suggest using a really narrow trim and painting
    It the color of the wall. It holds up better over
    Time. The applied trim is also less expensive
    Than my trim less detail.
    If you'd like to see the detail, send me an email.
    Thanks for the question.
  • Alan Parker

    i would love to see the detail. can you send to alansparker@gmail.com

editchurchill wrote:Aug 16, 2015
  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture


    These are wood windows -- all windows and exterior doors in this project are by Marvin. The Marvin site has a professional section anyone can get into in which one can look at PDF's of details and these include installation details that show one way to achieve the trim less look.

    All the best,


Roya Arma wrote:Apr 25, 2016
  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture


    Your jamb is essentially the same thickness as the stud + plywood sheathing @ the exterior - presuming you are using that. There are a few ways to do this -- one is to use a Fry reglet, sort of like a corner bead - "L" shaped - and have one leg cut into the jamb ( Fry has diagrams of something like this for trim less interior doors) and the other is to use a small piece of wood trim that it just about flush with the sheetrock and have it tapered back to receive the taping of the sheetrock and then mud over the wood/sheetrock, sand and paint. A good finish carpenter would be able to look at these options with you and help you decide which of these - and or some other option - would work best.

    Best of luck,


  • Roya Arma


ibhecate wrote:Oct 15, 2016
  • PRO
    Cathy Schwabe Architecture


    This multipurpose studio space is 870 SF.

    Thanks for the question,


  • Ron Padilla

    where can you get the pole and adapters to open those high windows? I can't find them anywhere online and I have 4 new awning windows that are 16 ft in the air in our new great room, thanks!

This Photo was added to 5.3K ideabooks, including
Added to Guest Picks: Obsessed With Otomi

Look at that splash of pillow pattern! It brings this minimalist space by Cathy Schwabe Architecture to life. And it’s...

Added to You Said It: 'Make It Easy on Yourself' and More Houzz Quotables

"From what I have observed, guests sometimes are not sure where on the sofa the host(s) are going to sit, so they...

Added to Why Your Room Wants a Small Chair

Don't get me wrong; the petite perch is not just for the older among us. Placing a child-size chair in your adult room...

Added to Woven Works of Art: Mexican Textiles Offer Rich Hand-Crafted Style

Large Otami pillows liven up the mix of midcentury modern furniture here, and their whimsical animal patterns are a fun...

Added to Houzz Tour: Modern Studio Inspires Creativity

This corner alcove is a cozy spot within the large room. The sofa converts into a bed, and the corner transforms into a...

Added to Windows

Awning window style for kitchen nook?

Added to Windows

Earth tone window on beige

Added to 22 Kubler

Kerfed jambs

Added to Bailes

No thanks! This is my concern.

Added to cynthia_zuercher's Ideas

Could we have windows that open on the bottom?

Added to moricefamily's ideas

Windows no trim

Added to grand island

Trim less windows

Related Photo Topics
Related Shopping Categories
Related Professionals in San Francisco