A windowless hallway need not be overlooked when it comes to good design. Cynthia Spence sought to bring in the textures of the ocean with Holly Hunt cotton velvet wallcoverings and a faux bois textured tin ceiling in the main floor vestibule at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. An Art Deco architectural grill conceals an electrical panel.
A dramatic and commanding master bedroom features rich brown walls that add depth and interest, creating a cozy atmosphere. The walls are upholstered with chocolate brown velvet and trimmed with brown gimp. Raw silk drapes add texture and are trimmed with Greek key tape on the edges.
An outdoor scene mural decorates the walls in this sitting space and surrounds the small closet. Outside the door, a plaid rug adds additional color. A low, green velvet chair with a tufted back faces into the open floor space and wooden chest.
Benjamin Moore's “Rockport Gray" paint covers the walls in this transitional bedroom and sets a perfect backdrop for the dark velvet wingback headboard from Hickory White. Custom drapes and traditional white lamps complete the space.
Opulence and finery is on display in this cream and blue bedroom, which features a teardrop crystal chandelier, heavy drapes and a velvet chaise. The ceiling's pale blue hue and white molding top off the elegant design. A wall of windows and a claw-foot antique bed with heavy blue and beige bed linens adds to the luxurious feel.
A full wall opens up to connect this living room to the balcony giving it an even more spacious design. Blue velvet arm chairs add a pop of color against the neutral color scheme. Matching cabinets create a mirrored look around the fireplace. The tray ceiling and traditional style furniture are echoed on the balcony to tie the spaces together.
The color palette in this bedroom pulls from the stormy ocean photograph that hangs above the bed, but the room itself is peaceful and calm. Icy white draperies blend with the walls, letting the eye flow freely from the gray armchair and ottoman to the velvet bench.
Clean white walls and a vaulted ceiling give this living room a spacious and airy look. On either side of the fireplace, two woven chairs with faux-fur throws become stylish seats for guests. The real star of the space, though, is the blue velvet sofa, which ties the eclectic design together.
Painted and guilded woodwork, soft skyblue walls, and antiqued mirror panels convert a former dark living room into dramatic space. Velvety soft seating has a traditional style that accents the rooms elegant atmosphere.