Noe Valley Parisian Atelier

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Originally built in 1906, this Noe Valley home features many of the iconic architectural details found among San Francisco’s storied Victorians. In our design approach, we wanted to honor these traditional aspects while making the space more modern and inviting for our client—a fashion-forward editor—and her young family. The finished space balances artful edginess, warm minimalism, and subtle European influence, allowing our clients to live la vie en rose in the city by the bay.

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Throughout the home we opted for modern interpretations of more traditional elements. We chose Parisian-inspired herringbone flooring throughout, but selected a cleaner, more-updated light finish. We installed traditional panel molding, but exaggerated the scale for a more contemporary feel. Black window frames recall turn-of-the-century industrialism, but the bold contrast they lend to the space keeps them fresh.

Opening up the floor plan brought light and functionality to the first level of the home. A minimalist white kitchen provides a quiet backdrop for refined, mid-century furnishings in the adjacent living and dining areas. Darker upholstery and medium wood tones maintain an edgy contrast against crisp white walls, while daring hits of yellow and oversized art pieces bring the ultimate atelier vibe to the space.

Contractor: Englander Construction Co., Permit Architect: Bill Egan, Photographer: Suzanna Scott Photography