Inspired by their travels, a creative couple working in tech brought elements of their collected art and furniture to their family home nestled in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Regan Baker Design sourced and incorporated vintage pieces and modern updates, using blue and green hues reminiscent of the topography just outside their windows.
Working within original features, the team made careful edits to the sightlines in the kitchen, while being mindful of maintaining the architectural character of the home.
Nature-inspired textures and handmade accents were important features that we integrated throughout all material selections, including tile, wallpaper and wood.
Adding warmth, honoring the client's love of midcentury influences, and giving a nod to the family’s heritage were crucial when refreshing this 1920s hacienda-style home.
Mueller Nichols Construction
RBD highlighted the home’s original, charming details—staircase, fireplaces, windows, flooring, doorbell chimes—and added modern updates, transforming it into a welcoming, globally-inspired family oasis. Vibrant green doors beckon guests into an outdoor foyer, hung with a Moroccan-inspired pendant. Continue through a second green door to the entry with a statement table that centers the room, setting the overall tone.
Working with the nearly 100-year-old space, we made careful edits to connect home and client.
We opened the kitchen to create more flow, lowered the height of the island to improve sightlines, and personalized the kitchen by paring both white and walnut cabinetry — the clients favorite mid-century era wood, and designing open storage to highlight their found ceramic collection found throughout their travels.
The breakfast nook received new paint and upholstery, while new furnishings and stunning pendant update the space yet bring a storied Moroccan feel. A copper backsplash for the wetbar plays off the coffee bar and warmth of the walnut in the kitchen.
In the primary bedroom, the cool blue color palette and neutral wallpaper keep the room feeling open and relaxed, and allow the original ornate fireplace and windows to shine. Blue tiles and an ornate walnut vanity, coupled with modern light fixtures, sleek countertops, and a newly-painted black clawfoot tub make the primary bathroom feel like a Moroccan hotel.
With two beds for sleepovers, play area, plenty of storage, and wall art from the client’s own collection, the large kids’ bedroom is set up to grow with the family. We added bright blue tiles in the Jack and Jill bathroom to freshen and connect to the rest of the home.
Outdoor seating in the courtyard is an extension of the dining room and overlooks the San Francisco Bay with a west-facing view for a front-row seat to enjoy the California sunset.
Suzanna Scott Photography