Willow Glen ResidenceContemporary Living Room, San Francisco
Photo Credit: David Duncan Livingston
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The fainting couch variation. A chaise with a back and one arm, often sloping, is sometimes called a fainting couch. This style originated in the Victorian era, when ladies wearing restrictive corsets often found themselves in need of a place where they could sit and catch their breath. While the need for this particular piece of furniture has thankfully gone, it still adds elegance and appeal.
"We needed grand artwork for a grand room," explains Bruckstein. The large-scale art is by a local artist, William Curtis Rolf. "We have several of his photographs through out the home. This particular is face-mounted to acrylic which allows for 100-percent focus on the image."
What Houzzers are commenting on:
3. Victorian This is inspired by Victorian because of the chaise in the living room area, also the wallpaper that we can see on the wall in the kitchen. In the Victorian era, they had wallpapers on most walls, and had the chaise so woman could sit on them with their big dresses.