Where do you turn for help when your home is feeling tired and outdated? In the San Francisco area, Ann Lowengart is a go-to designer for creating fresh, innovative spaces. This once rather boring 1990’s Tiburon spec home lacked functionality and needed an infusion of excitement to fit the needs of a young family. Originally asked to complete a kitchen remodel, Ann’s task was soon expanded to a full-home renovation which included totally re-configuring the existing space.
The outdated home did have a few things going for it: great light, high ceilings and 3,700 square feet of living space. Ann capitalized on these features; walls were smoothed, windows and fixtures updated, and door openings widened. She then created a lively vibe with a dynamic color palette and sleek, comfortable furniture. The end result is a modern, eye-catching design that reflects the clients’ chic sense of style and love of fashion.
The dining room does double duty as a library. It is open to the main living space, while the modern railing of polished brass and ebonized wood provides just the right amount of separation and interest.
Dark wood floors and white walls provide the perfect neutral backdrop and don’t compete with the highly textured and colorful furnishings. The marble fireplace surround catches the eye without detracting from the stunning chandelier overhead.
Stunning metalic wallpaper by TIBI for Flavor Paper creates a surprise for those who open the ebonized doors to the hidden bar in the kitchen.
The flexible kitchen has a banquette for informal meals and an island that doubles as a breakfast and homework space. Modern tile and appliances are softened by dark blue cabinetry, rustic wood barstools and pastel artwork.
Fasmida Chandelier by Christopher Boots
No detail went unnoticed; even the geometry and colors of the hand soap matches the wallpaper in this powder room.
Circus Wallpaper by Cole and Son
The master bedroom is a calm oasis where parents of young children can truly escape. Even here, Ann brings the unexpected with unique throw pillows and a calming yet whimsical wallpapered accent wall.
Fornasetti II Nuvolette Wallpaper by Cole and Son
The clients’ openness to go bold, and Ann’s ability to maintain comfort while infusing some edgy intrigue, has created a stunning contemporary home. Sanctuary Seekers – what are some of your favorite elements from this design?