Have you looked at the March issue of Elle Decor yet? The cover story is a lovely San Francisco Shingle Style house of a young family decorated by interior designer Palmer Weiss. Weiss managed to create a sophisticated home that is also incredibly family friendly–the best combination, we think! Below, the living room drapes are done in an Elizabeth Eakins fabric and lined in the perfect icy blue–a seemingly small detail that ends up making a big impact. Weiss kept the large upholstered pieces in this room neutral and added pops of color using pillows, seat cushions, and of course, the great outdoors. Placing two large, modern photographs on the walls of the dining room was a smart choice; they temper the dark, high gloss walls and immediately give the space a fresh feeling. The chairs are by John Rosselli and the vintage light fixture is Boris Lacroix (love!). Weiss used one of our favorite fabrics from Raoul on the window treatments in the kitchen and breakfast area. Speaking of chairs to pair with the tulip table, she chose Jonathan Adler’s Chippendale Style chairs with what looks like a very kid friendly seat cushion fabric by Perennials. A pretty valence of the same Raoul fabric in the kitchen…The family room features a wonderful pair of vintage Karl Springer curvy chairs and a coffee table by David Iatesta. The fabric on the window treatments and the sofa is an ikat stripe by Shyam Ahuja. This house is a wonderful example of a seamless combining of traditional and modern elements. For example, in this family room, Weiss employs a very traditional technique of using the same fabric on the windows and on the sofa, while in the same space mixing in a modern coffee table, chairs, and art. If you look closely, she does this throughout the entire house and the results are beautiful. In the bedroom she uses a traditional Paris Pleat Style window treatment and damask on the bed with a modern bench by Milo Baughman and a sculpture by Sam Perry. Quite the mix master if you ask us!She designed fabulous bunk beds for the daughters with lots of built-in cabinets for all of their toys. The paint is Benjamin Moore’s Aura in Pink Fairy. Too Cute!For more on this house, pick up the latest issue of Elle Decor, it really is a treat to read.
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