Presidio Heights Elegance

Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA

AN EXQUISITE SAN FRANCISCO 1920S townhouse, masterfully updated by architect Andrew Skurman, required a designer who could collaborate with the architect every step of the way. With the most sophisticated classical architecture and the clients’ impressive collection of art and antiques, the opportunity to be truly creative was boundless. Allison took her cues from a classic English approach, combining antique gilt and painted antiques with surprisingly fresh yet soft hues and patterns throughout. Each room finds its perfect expression through clever associations, like the dining area’s Louis XVI-style chairs with raspberry leather seat cushions, a 19th-century Baroque Portuguese table, a randomly hung collection of 17th-century Swedish wedding bowls, and contemporary art set against rustic pieces. 

The result is an exciting expression of how modern and antique styles can join to create something entirely new, which is unintentionally symbolic of the Bay Area.  

Photography: Francesco Lagnese
Styling: Howard Christian

Presidio Heights Elegance

Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA

AN EXQUISITE SAN FRANCISCO 1920S townhouse, masterfully updated by architect Andrew Skurman, required a designer who could collaborate with the architect every step of the way. With the most sophisticated classical architecture and the clients’ impressive collection of art and antiques, the opportunity to be truly creative was boundless. Allison took her cues from a classic English approach, combining antique gilt and painted antiques with surprisingly fresh yet soft hues and patterns throughout. Each room finds its perfect expression through clever associations, like the dining area’s Louis XVI-style chairs with raspberry leather seat cushions, a 19th-century Baroque Portuguese table, a randomly hung collection of 17th-century Swedish wedding bowls, and contemporary art set against rustic pieces. 

The result is an exciting expression of how modern and antique styles can join to create something entirely new, which is unintentionally symbolic of the Bay Area.  

Photography: Francesco Lagnese
Styling: Howard Christian