When a home has incredible views of San Francisco and the bay, it’s difficult to create interiors that are subtle enough to allow the scenery to shine, but also strong enough to compose an elegant, inspiring home. Ann Lowengart of Ann Lowengart Interiors was up for the challenge.
She chose a sophisticated color palette of gray, from soft dove to deep charcoal, as the backdrop. To support the husband’s desire for an organic space that blends with the lush hillside location, Ann used a variety of natural materials – reclaimed hardwoods in the son’s bedroom and dining table, jute carpets, honed marble counter tops in the kitchen and pure cotton bed linens. She then added luxurious fabrics and metallic finishes in tables, lighting and art to bring in the wife’s desire for glamour. The end result? A dazzling, yet comfortable family home perfect for entertaining and relaxation.
The centerpiece of the design and the perfect blending of both clients’ sensibilities, is the chandelier in the living room by artist Jonquil LeMaster of Portland, Oregon. This one-of-a-kind driftwood and Swarovski crystal fixture includes hidden fiber-optic lighting that makes it seemingly glow from within.
In the living room, moody Trove wallpaper contrasts with cool gray tones, metallics and glass.
The dining room is sophisticated and comfortable, inviting guests to linger over a meal.
The bright and spacious eat-in kitchen takes advantage of Tiburon’s sunny days.
Butler’s Pantry Glass and Chrome Lighting: Dogfork
Every room is situated toward the breathtaking views. In the family room, bare windows ensure that nature takes center stage.
Cocktail Table: Bernhardt
Desk: Williams Sonoma
The Trove wallpaper created from a photograph of the clients’ children, a neutral palette and over-sized seating bring a quiet and intimate feeling to the media room.
Ceiling light fixture: Design Within Reach | Photographic Wallpaper: Trove
The wife’s love of glamour is brought to life in the master bedroom with an elegant, modern four-poster bed and mirrored Horchow side tables.
The ten-year-old son’s bedroom features a unique wall covering of Peel & Stik reclaimed and sustainable wood planking.
Bedside tables and pendant lighting: RH
Gray is the new neutral and I love the way it updates today’s interiors. It’s softer than pure white, with a more modern family-friendly edge. Ann Lowengart