The clients were in the process of retiring and wanted to downsize their footprint in San Francisco and spend more time at their ranch. Having lived in their Victorian home for many years they were ready for something fresh. Taking the ground level and turning it into their pied-a-terre they wanted the opposite of the Victorian aesthetic choosing to go clean and modern. I treated the space like a boat with everything built in to minimize clutter.
After telling my friend his sofas looked like something an old lady would have he agreed to rework some spaces in his Victorian flat. The front rooms were flooded with light so I choose to work with dark grays to give his double parlor a sophisticated feeling and allowing the architectural details and artwork to stand out. Once the new sophisticated sofas were chosen, the pallet was selected. Since the client liked blues we worked them in with subtly here and there.
Working with this client for the third time this was to be the last home he would build. With the broad roof overhangs and the floor to ceiling glass the rooms are flooded with light with the little glare. We choose natural and neutral materials to keep the space light, allowing a nuetral backdrop for my clients art and objects not to mention the views.