client project: twenty-third st. living room

This is part of a series that showcases different client projects by individual rooms to share a glimpse of the design process.

The newly engaged residents of Twenty-Third St. moved from New York to San Francisco this spring – both an impressive and challenging journey as it was at the cusp of COVID-19 completely overtaking NY. As if a cross-country move whilst planning a wedding weren’t enough of a life-altering experience, this family of five (including two cats and a dog!) did so with much grace under the circumstances. With the urge to design a space that gave them a sense of peace and belonging as quickly as possible, we created a living room that is both bright and modern with Mid-Century touches for a hint of maturity.

The entryway leads to the kitchen which then opens up to a long and capacious living space. We opted for a layout that wouldn’t obstruct the airy feel and focused instead on elongating and keeping the room light.

We selected furniture pieces and accessories that reflect the casual West Coast feel but, at the same time, also dressed up the space with Mid-Century inspired furniture to show a more mature sensibility. The unexpected clay red color of the retractable side table (hello dinner & a movie!) and the deep grayish green of the credenza give depth and accent the neutral palette nicely. The sconce was a must for the client and understandably so — it’s minimal yet sculptural, functional yet chic.

We’re greatly looking forward to the day that we can get photographs of this project completed as it wasn’t finished before the self-isolation measures took place! Images to follow this post.. hopefully in the near future.

Shop the post:

Bookshelf by CB2 // Pillows by Etsy & Perigold // Horseshoe Side Table by CB2 // Sectional by Article // Coffee table by EQ3 // Sconce by Human Home // Retractable Side Table by EQ3 // Rug by Revival Rugs // Credenza by All Modern


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