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Tasteful Glamour

Date published: August 08 2017

San Francisco

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Brief: the owners wanted a luxurious yet calm ambience for their San Francisco townhouse

For a townhouse in San Francisco’s historic Nob Hill district, designer Phillip Silver created interiors evocative of cosmopolitan homes in New York, London, and Paris. The owners, a professional couple, wanted a luxurious yet calm ambience for their home.

They purchased the 6,000 sq. ft. building with a restored Edwardian front facade, reconfigured interior, and contemporary back. Originally a duplex, it now contains a private residence on the top floors with a guest apartment on the lower.

For the lobby, Silver installed Niermann Weeks’ whimsical rose gold Palm Chandelier to complement the ebony and copper Chinoiserie walls.

Taking the lift to the owners’ unit, the two-storey living room with 22 ft. ceilings, reveals a Mondrian styled window wall. The designer juxtaposed this with a symmetrical floor plan.
Against Phillip Jeffries’ warm silver grasscloth walls, a neutral palette of pale upholstery and dark wood emphasises the room’s abundant natural light. For the feature wall,
Silver centred a gracefully curved sofa flanked by a pair of Christopher Guy’s fresh interpretation of the pier mirror.

Beneath the mirrors, voluptuous veneered side tables showcase lavender Murano glass lamps with ivory lacquer shades and gold foil interiors. In front of the sofa, a transparent acrylic coffee table floats on a wool and silk textured rug. Pairs of lounge and slipper chairs provide additional conversation groups. A dramatic hanging fixture from Ochre, comprised of cast bronze buds enclosing glass seeds, illuminates the room. Silver says of the townhouse, ‘While being glamorous, thisbeautiful home is restrained, fulfilling my clients dream.’ 

Designer: Philip Silver

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