SF Home
Andrew Giammarco
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
FurnitureKettal
LightingMarset
FurnitureMoooi
FurnitureZeitraum GmbH
LightingFoscarini
FurnitureMoroso

Product Spec Sheet
Furniture
by Kettal
Lighting
by Marset
Furniture
by Moooi
Furniture
Lighting
Furniture
by Moroso

SF Home

SkB Architects as Architects

This 1907 San Francisco home combines both locally coastal and travel-inspired elements, creating an updated and refreshing ambiance. It authentically reflects the homeowner's worldly explorations without resorting to clichés, resulting in a cohesive living space that fosters both large family gatherings and intimate moments.

photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco
photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco

The project came to us during the COVID-19 pandemic, which posed several challenges - the most significant being the inability to visit and explore the space physically. We relied on Matterport during the design phase, and while beneficial, it was difficult to observe tiny nuances through video calls and still photographs. As a direct result, it took some time to uncover the home’s quirks and full visual understanding of the existing conditions.

photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco
photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco

The space had undergone various remodels in the past, all attempting to achieve a "modern" interior setting. However, these attempts left the space feeling overly sleek and lacking character and soul. Our objective was to revitalize the space and create something new. The client had one specific request - they wanted each room to represent a place they had traveled to, loved, and enjoyed remembering. This established a challenge as we wanted to bring an uplifting and light attitude to the design while avoiding an overly thematic jumble of rooms. We aimed to create an assemblage of personalities, colors, textures, and pieces inspired by places around the world.

photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco
photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco

Each of the rooms takes on its own theme, but not in a literal sense. The overall inspiration from the home’s Bay Area location runs throughout, creating a cohesive thread that ties the spaces together. Carefully chosen pieces bring an eclectic personality to each room, offering delightful opportunities for discovery. To maintain the charm of the old house, we kept the existing polished limestone floor but worked to warm it up. The main house exudes a lighthearted atmosphere while the cottage has a slightly moody vibe.

photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco
photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco

Purposefully opting for lighter, sunnier, uplifting tones, we created a subdued yet standout color story. The golden hues harmonize beautifully with the cool and warm-washed wood tones.

photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco
photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco

Instead of having a grand central room, we preserved the intimacy of each space by retaining all walls, allowing for the creation of unique charm and personality in every corner. By leaving the individual rooms as they were, rather than following the current trend of open floor plans, we were able to craft an intriguing sequence of rooms.

photo_credit Andrew Giammarco
Andrew Giammarco
photo_credit Hannah Rankin
Hannah Rankin

Team:

Architects: SkB Architects

Photographers: Andrew Giammarco, Hannah Rankin

photo_credit Hannah Rankin
Hannah Rankin
photo_credit Hannah Rankin
Hannah Rankin

Materials Used:

Interior lighting:

Angelpoise

Soho Home

Morton

Marset
Interior furniture:

Soho Home

West Elm

Cloak

Nanimarquina

Conrad

Ingo

Knoll

Mark Alexander

Norr11

The Invisible Collection

Cassina

CB2

Anthropologie

Menu

Iittala

Manual Canovas

Beni Rugs

Ethnicraft

Sibast

Pletz

Shiir

Zeitraum

Lulu & Georgia

Roche Bobois

Moroso

Blaxsand

Kettal

Loloi Rugs

The Citizenry

RH

France & Son

Parachute

Reflections Copenhagen

Brit Van Severen

Foscarini

Moooi

photo_credit Hannah Rankin
Hannah Rankin
photo_credit Hannah Rankin
Hannah Rankin
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