A lounge area in the master suite at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase creates an intimate space where the homeowners can spend quiet time together. Designer Tineke Triggs drew inspiration from David Bowie and Iman, selecting a sophisticated palette of gunmetal, gold and cream to reflect the fashion model's timeless glamour and introducing modern furnishings and geometric designs inspired by the musician's Ziggy Stardust persona.
In front of the fireplace, designers wanted to create an intimate seating space, so they brought in two, neutral, oversized chaise lounges into the space that is directly warmed be the sleek, modern fireplace.
The homeowners wanted a parlor for more intimate entertaining, so designers created a warm, inviting space to meet their needs. To keep the space bright and light, designers took advantage of the tropical sunlight. A wall of windows to the right of the space lets in plenty of light that can be controlled by sheer curtains. For additional light, two slender windows line the textured fireplace surround, which adds dimension to the space. To help make the space warm and inviting, designers had wood paneled ceilings installed and brought in a beautiful baby grand piano and modern, wood chairs to complement the rich, wood floors that run throughout the house.
Designer Beth Martin sought to evoke thoughts about light and space in the powder room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The mirror on the back wall bounces light throughout the intimate space while reflecting the "watchful eye" painted on the ceiling.
A bright, intimate room adjacent to the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 serves as a salon for tea, beverages or small social gatherings. Alison Davin of Jute selected a counter-height wood and metal bar as a spot to offer beverage service or fill in as a food buffet for larger gatherings.
This master bedroom suite used a neutral color pallet creating an ideal retreat for relaxation. The Venetian plaster fireplace, spacious seating and art piece help maintain the Mediterranean feel and create an intimate space.
A small, aqua-colored swimming pool is situated next to a compact patio with two chairs, creating an intimate space for swimming or relaxing. Three subtle waterfalls offer subdued sounds of relaxation.
A sitting room just off the home's dining area boasts heavy, wood bookshelves that display the homeowner's extensive collection of books and figurines from their travels together. Luxurious furnishing help to complement the exquisite tone of the room, while a bar area makes entertaining easy in this intimate space.
Although the sitting room gives the homeowners a smaller, more intimate space to entertain, the open concept design of the public spaces in the home would allow the homeowners to use all of the spaces together for a larger gathering.
This elegant brick canopy is the perfect space for entertaining. The large table has seating for eight, while the fire keeps the space under the canopy warm. The lounge area next to the fire place provides the perfect intimate space for after dinner drinks or a cozy fireside chat.
John Barrentine of the RED Real Estate Group at Keller Williams/Larchmont is a big fan of low garden walls to “create intimate spaces or living landscape dividers that create restful vignettes. They’re a great way to draw visitors into the space and add interest,” he says.