This country-style great room, seen from within the dining area, features a rustic round dining table as well as a rustic coffee table and bar cart. The space also includes a large, white sectional sofa that's placed in front of a wide picture window with floor-length green curtain.
Vintage rattan ottomans pair perfectly with a sleeper sofa from Linea and lightweight linen sheer drapes in this modern living room. The neutral space has large windows for letting in natural light and enjoying the oceanfront views.
A wall of stacked stone continues into the glass-enclosed shower, adding visual interest to this contemporary bathroom. Floating shelves next to the shower provide open storage space for towels and other bathroom necessities.
From the sofas in the living room, homeowners and guests have a clear line of sight to the kitchen with an eat-in island, thanks to this home's open floor plan. This gives the home's public spaces an elegant flow that makes these rooms functional.
A sleek galley kitchen features marble countertops, streamlined cabinetry and glass subway tile. With a sunny breakfast nook at one end of the kitchen and wide-open great room at the other, the design of this New York apartment is oriented to take maximum advantage of the views outside the plethora of floor-to-ceiling windows.
A luxurious soaking tub with a marble surround is the ultimate place to relax and unwind in this master bathroom. Shutter-style doors open up to a private garden, adding to the appeal of this elegant space. Beautifully carved his and hers vanities feature a mirrored storage closet to separate the spaces, and a tray ceiling above the bathtub completes the design.
The top floor with the public areas (living room, kitchen and dining room) is sheathed in white metal siding. The private areas of the house (bedrooms) are sheathed in blue metal siding. The roof shape is reminiscent of sails on a sailing ship, spiky clouds or even icebergs to some.
The design intent for this urban exterior was to design a version of a traditional brownstone, and to give an appreciative nod to the history and architecture of the older part of town, with an updated look that has an eye towards the future of the community. One of the ways this was achieved was by using an interesting mix of materials. Brick, stucco, custom millwork paneling and cornice detailing, and custom iron details complete the look.
An upscale retreat for the youngest gentleman of the house, the Little Boy Blu room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 offers a nostalgic sense of boyish adventure. Designer Shelley Cahan combined classic, tailored elements with vintage-inspired nickel accents, distressed furnishings and a hand-drawn airplane on the ceiling.