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San Francisco family home gets makeover with uplifting color palette

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With family-friendly interiors, loads of flexibility and a sophisticated palette, Jute Home designed a flat for a family of four in the Marina district of San Francisco, California. The couple bought this home for their young family with the intention of staying here for a few years before their family would soon outgrow the space and need something larger. The designer kept this in mind when designing for the home, selecting pieces that the family could take with them to a future home. With a transitional styling, this apartment consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen is original to the space and it was decided that it was not worth spending the money to completely renovate it. Instead the designer added some flair with a white subway tile backsplash by Ann Sacks, mouth-blown glass pendant light fixtures — found here, and Bertoia barstools in front of the island.

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When it came to the interior design scheme, the homeowner referenced a home in Domino magazine that inspired her, featuring shades of gray (which happens to be her favorite color) with bright bursts of yellow. A similar theme was introduced into this flat, harmoniously flowing through all of the open spaces, keeping the living and dining areas with a sophisticated appeal that is light and very uplifting.

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If you are inspired by Jute Home’s design style, then you will love a couple of other home tours that we have featured here on 1 Kindesign of their work. So have ave a look at this Fabulous light-filled farmhouse retreat in Sonoma County or check out this Inviting Spanish Revival bungalow in San Anselmo.

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What We Love: A soft color palette and sophisticated yet comfortable furnishings creates a welcoming home that we think is perfect for family living. We love that everything that went into the design of this home was forward thinking, with pieces being able to transition into a more spacious, future home. The home office and playroom are our favorite spaces and we love how the homeowners were able to convert the office so easily into a nursery when the time came… Fantastic! What do you think, any spaces in this home that are inspiring to you?

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The master bedroom was designed in a gender-neutral color scheme, with the intention of using this furniture in a guest bedroom down the road. The homeowner was in love with Cameron Diaz’s Los Angeles home from the movie “The Holiday”, more specifically the bed captivated her eye and she wanted something similar in her own master bedroom retreat. Not sure we like the dresser, but the rest of the room is very stylish!

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The playroom features child-friendly textures and finishes, like everything else in this home. A color scheme of blues, browns, tans and grayish-greens helps to really pull this room together, creating an inviting space for the whole family to enjoy. Stripes on the walls were painted to add a playful affect to the space. The darker color element on the wall is a signature color that the designer likes to use in her client’s homes, by Benjamin Moore, here.

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When the homeowner’s first moved into the flat, they used this nursery for their young son. Now that he is getting a little older, they made an easy transition from crib to twin bed. A bright yellow Eames molded plastic chair from DWR provides a stylish seating space that does not take up too much room.

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A home office has been designed with the intention of using this space as a future nursery, with the wall color and window treatments designed to be versatile. The furniture pieces in this space includes a white Parsons desk from one of our favorite places, West Elm. The desk chair is another fun and trendy piece, an Eames molded plastic armchair, which was sourced from DWR.

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The space did get later changed to the nursery you see above, with the wall color and window treatments staying the same. Since the baby ended up being a girl, bursts of pink were added to a color scheme that previously featured gray, blue and white.

Photos: Peter Medilek

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