When a former magazine editor wanted to redo her family's 1906 Victorian in San Francisco, she turned to designer Regan Baker, a friend she met in yoga class more than seven years ago.
Baker's namesake firm was tasked with giving the address a Parisian atelier style in an ode to the homeowner's French-Canadian heritage. The design had to be minimalistic — but with a little mix of edgy and bohemian touches thrown in — all while staying within the property's original footprint.
But that was just the beginning. In addition to those primary objectives, the homeowner also wanted storage that tucked everything out of sight. In the kitchen, the firm crafted a space for daily appliances, like the toaster and coffee maker, so they could be pulled out and pushed back without unplugging. And in the dining room, extra coat and shoe storage mirrors the custom hutch on the opposite wall.
Now that the editor's house has received a colorful and airy rewrite, she and her family are ready to start a new chapter.