Step Inside Designer Benni Amadi's San Francisco Home

Mid-Century and Modern Furnishings, Gorgeous Textiles and Unique Artwork Blend Together to Make a Beautifully Collected Space

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Photo by:
Aubrie Pick & Headshot by Lauren Edith Andersen
07/25/2017

Born and raised in Italy, interior designer Benni Amadi brings her worldly design eye to each and every one of her projects. And her San Francisco-based home that she shares with her husband and dogs Marlo and Giuno is no different! With its mix of mid-century and modern furnishings, and global decor from her and her husband’s travels against a bright and airy backdrop, Benni describes her home style as “Nordic…with pops of color”.

Vintage textiles, unique artwork, statement lighting, and touches of greenery add warmth to the open floor plan and make for a beautifully collected home.

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

Vintage Anne Arnold safari chairs, a custom coffee table and an Organic Modernism console seamlessly come together in Benni’s eclectic living room.

The photographs above the console by Lyle Owerko depicting the Samburu tribe carry out the global theme of this space. 

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

My philosophy is ‘livable design’. I always design thinking who will live in the space and what their needs are.

“We wanted a large, relaxed living space to entertain, nothing too formal with an open kitchen layout to be able to cook and still hang out.”

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick
Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

The white Saarinen dining table from Knoll is surrounded by colorful vintage Marrakesh pillows.

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

Were there any challenges during the design process and how did you overcome them?

“We have a couple of weird big blocks where our building’s stairs are. These were a real design challenge. After thinking about endless options I settled for a display of many different cactus plants and now I love it.”

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick
Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

Gray cabinets and a gorgeous Carrara marble waterfall island make quite a statement in the kitchen.

Originally yellow bamboo, Benni had the flooring switched out for this white-washed reclaimed barn wood.

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick
Photo by:
Aubrie Pick
Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

In the powder room, this bold Eskayel wallpaper adds vibrancy to the small space. 

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Aubrie Pick

Benni’s bedroom is a lovely oasis featuring vintage Knoll nightstands, a wooden Design Within Reach bed, and serene landscape photography. 

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick
Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

The gray from the kitchen cabinets is carried through to the wall of closet doors.

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Aubrie Pick

The gas fireplace and reading chair is a cozy addition to the space. 

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Aubrie Pick

What is your Modern Sanctuary? What space brings you peace, comfort, and joy?

“Definitely the master bathroom. I redesigned it so that two people can easily get ready at the same time – e.g., double shower, double sink. It has the perfect lighting and the tiles from Clé Tile just make me so happy!”

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick
Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

The guest bedroom is a welcoming space with pretty pops of color.

Photo by:
Aubrie Pick
Photo by:
Aubrie Pick

Benni was able to create a stunning yet welcoming home through her thoughtful design decisions and personal touches.

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Meet the designer Benni Amadi Interiors
Bio:

Benni Amadi Interiors is a San Francisco-based design studio offering a wide range of interior design services. Born and raised in Italy, Benni brings her international sensibility and curator’s eye to each of her projects. She combines a keen design eye with her passion for art, travel and fashion to design spaces that are sophisticated, refined, and above all livable.

She believes that each client has a unique relationship with their interior surroundings and her designs are a reflection of that: individual, customized, and infused with a myriad of personal touches. By blending eclectic materials, mixing new and vintage, and adding a dose of the bold to each project, Benni gives each space its own personality, allowing its distinctive story to unfold.

Though based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Benni happily welcomes inquiries from homeowners nationwide and abroad.

Bio Photo by Lauren Edith Andersen.

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