Tailor MadeTransitional Family Room, San Francisco
Jeffers Design Group completely remodeled and designed this 10,000-square-foot Presidio Heights grande dame. This circa 1913 residence was designed by noted San Francisco architect Houghton Sawyer; JDG respectfully preserved the soul of the home while injecting it with new life. Photography by Matthew Millman
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Living room. The living room often combines several spaces — a media area, a playspace and a dining room, to name a few. Get the craziness of your living room under control by determining your plan of attack: Choose one corner or part of your living room to tackle per week. These ideabooks can help you get started. 12. Organize the Media Cabinet13. Lose It: CDs, DVDs, Cassettes and VHS Tapes14. How to Hide Your TV Cables15. How to Style Your Bookcase
5. Corral tchotchkes in one place and feature them as a collection. Knickknacks scattered around a room look more like clutter and tend to lose their importance. When grouped together they make a statement and become more relevant to the homeowner.
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