This colorful and comfortable home in Potrero Hill was expertly tailored for a Stanford professor who is a world traveler and collector of beautiful art. When he isn’t traveling or teaching he likes to spend quiet nights at home reading or having small groups of friends over. The design incorporates many of the professor’s global treasures and personal artwork, creating a unique environment that perfectly supports his lifestyle.
Designer Briana Nix gives us all the details: “This home needed to be completely updated but the client wanted to showcase his many collected items from around the world. The bones of the space were modern but his pieces were very eclectic. Using colors from his artwork, the walls were painted in tones that allowed the collections to stand out, making them the focal points of each room. The client also owned a few vintage pieces that were fun to recover in modern prints instead of replacing completely.”
Entry wall storage custom made from Etsy.
In featured image: Red sofa by McCreary Modern; Rug & arched lamp by HD Buttercup; Coffee table by CB2; Paul McCobb lounge chairs upholstered in Town Square by Vanguard. Credenza shown above from Organic Modernism; Client’s own artwork.
We love this sleek staircase and modern handrails.
“The existing bedroom furniture was mid-century so we brought in chambray and striped bedding (by Coyuchi) and layered elements of cowhide, leather and suede to soften the hard look of the furniture but still keep the room masculine. The result was a perfect mix of eclectic and modern with just enough pops of color for some fun.”
Revamp your bedding. Don’t be afraid to invest in nice sheets and a duvet or blanket. Stack lots of Euro and throw pillows in colors that are soothing and calm. My go-to’s are Matteo, Society and Coyuchi. It’s hard to bite the bullet on luxury bedding but think about it: the bed is one of the largest pieces of furniture in the house as well as one we spend the most time in! It needs to be inviting, relaxing, pretty and with layers of light patterns and colors, it will make a big impact when walking into the room. Briana Nix
Swivel Chair by American Leather.
Know who you are and how you live before you get started with the design process…When meeting a new client, I pepper them with questions and encourage them to imagine how they’d like to live in the space, then we can begin work towards that envisioned goal. Briana Nix
It’s clear that Briana was able gain great insight into her client for this project and create a home that celebrates his travel and art!