Noe Valley Parisian Atelier

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. 

RBD Team & Collaborators

Amy McKenzie

Senior Designer

Englander Construction Co.


Bill Egan

Permit Architect

Modern Interpretations

Throughout the home we opted for modern interpretations of more traditional elements. For the flooring, we chose Parisian-inspired herringbone with a lighter, cleaner, more modern finish throughout.

In the details

We installed traditional panel molding and exaggerated the scale for a more contemporary feel. Black window frames recall turn-of-the-century industrialism, while the bold contrast they lend to the space keeps things fresh and modern.

Selected Press

SF Cottages & Gardens

September 2017


March 2018

RBD was tasked to completely reimagine the first level floor plan for optimal entertaining while keeping the project scope within the existing footprint. RBD increased the livable footprint with an indoor-outdoor deck just off the kitchen, and the addition of a laundry room and primary bedroom suite built below the existing suspended footprint.


 Opening up the floor plan brought light and cohesion 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 deeper wood tones maintain edginess against crisp white walls, while daring pops of yellow and oversized art bring the ultimate atelier feel to the space.

Suzanna Scott Photography