Grant K. Gibson's eating room any of the first spaces to welcome guests. Gibson found motivation in the thick haze that rolls beyond the canopy of the Presidio's close by park and on through the city. Walls are covered in graphite hemp cloth from Phillip Jeffries, with the ceiling coated in a lime clean similar to the undulating colors of the mist.
Kelly green dining chairs infuse more bright color to the area, Large Canvas Art For Sale and create high contrast against the black and white David Hicks-inspired design on the floor. Gibson used high gloss deck color to ensure the design would stand up to plenty of foot traffic.
The family room, designed by Kathleen Navarra, had so many surprising touches that the view was actually the last thing we noticed — and with floor-to-ceiling-windows capturing the full bridge and islands over and above, that was quite a feat.
Instead our eye feasted on details like the bronzed gingko department chandelier from Jonathan Lightly browning above, an oversized portrait of Marchesa Balbi keeping court on the wall structure, and hits of green that ignited the room.
Designer Tish Key up-to-date the kitchen in bright whites and gray-blues, warmed by the inclusion of the original brick archway over the stove and a grasscloth wallcovering from Donghia.
Next to the marble, lava stone counters in a steely azure shine brightly and can withstand a barrage of cook work. The generous pulls are actually doorknobs from Baldwin.
The Bourgeois Boheme chandelier above the morning meal nook was obviously a main central point at the end of the galley-style kitchen.
The 2011 Bay area Designer Showcase is available to the public April 30 through May30. For more information, including how to buy seat tickets, visit their website.