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.
Video of the Day
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.
A staircase and Alice Tacheny mirror shelf welcome visitors at the front door. A Pak Oriental Rug rests underfoot.
From the kitchen, a living plant wall by Fine Root SF invites the family out to the back patio.
Colorful geometric tile adds whimsy to the kids' bathroom. A JR Woodworks reclaimed teak vanity is topped with a custom Caesarstone trough.
A major part of the renovation was moving the master suite to the basement, and not letting it feel that way. The space capitalizes on natural light through its new Bonelli glass doors to the backyard. Human Condition pillows and an Anthropologie throw top the yellow bedframe.