Luxury House,San Francisco
Candace Barnes, a famous San Francisco designer renovated this Haight-Asbhury neighborhood house for her family. Being an antique dealer she managed to use some of her best exhibits in order to create a timeless an traditional interior design for her luxury home. Furthermore, the 18th century architecture of the house completes the atmosphere created by the antiques and turns this place into one fantastic classical and luxury place where the homeowners can live their fairy tale.
What Barnes did was to allow more sun light to enter the room. She replaced the old and dusty windows with new ones in a classy European style. Of course, the remodeling didn’t stop here. Barnes realized that only placing bigger windows wont be enough to fulfill the place with shining brilliance. She decided to put Indian and Syrian mirrors on very specific places, so that the interior of the home would be full of light, almost taking the place to another, divine level.
Floors in pale gray oak as well as the color tones of the walls, ceilings and furniture are synchronized with the usual state of the weather nearby. Because most of the time it is foggy, Barnes decided to use such kind of colors here. On the other hand, this move doesn’t take one’s attention away from the sunny and welcoming interior. It only represents a little part of Ashbury Heights life.
Luxury at its finest – this is how we can describe the whole interior and the kitchen is not an exception. Contrast dark colors are well used in order to create visual separation and to catch the attention. When changing the cabinets above the sink, Barnes preferred to use smaller than the original ones in order to provide more space in the kitchen.
When arranging all the kitchen furniture, Barnes didn’t allow to be mislead by her taste of luxury and non-practical use of space in the name of ego. In the kitchen, she paid special attention to all the elements that had to be included there. She wanted to make the space functional so that everything needed would be at hand. And she succeeded.
When you first enter the house you can’t miss the beautiful built-in shelves that accommodate a large collection of 19th century books. A Biedermeier table in the pleasant company of an old bronze chandelier stands like a servant whose manners are the first thing that makes an unforgettable pleasant memory of this fantastic place.
As we already outlined, Barner is an antique dealer, so not surprisingly most of the decorations came from her shop. For example, this beautiful art deco chandelier placed in the living room is vivid example of what she earns for living.
Is there a cozy home without a fireplace? Of course, not. This beautiful piece of art – 18th century limed oak fireplace adds classical and cozy character in room.
The antique chinoiserie screen is one of the things that grabs the attention when you visit the marvelous master bedroom. Luxury and style, all in one are ready to make you dream and fell in a different reality. A pair of dark color tables with marble tops put an colorful accent in the bright color room.
All the furniture and the antiques used in this gorgeous classical luxury home have only one goal – to accomplish the outer European style appearance of the architecture and the interior design.
Separate corners in the house, like this one, are the perfect place for evening tea with a nice book and fresh macaroons.
This nice peace of art is the ideal decoration for the cozy sofa which on its turn is a pleasant place where one can sit and warm himself up, next to the fireplace.
What makes this fireplace remarkable is that it connects the inner and the outer parts. It is also designed to warm the patio outside, at leas a little bit.
Just before entering the house, the visitors open a bamboo entry gate. Then they go all through the garden path lined with beautiful white camellias, ferns and bamboo. What a welcoming receive.
Form the outside, the house attracts with its unique architecture. In fact, the neighborhood is a pure example of houses in Victorian, mid-century and eclectic architecture and interior design styles.