The clients, who were shifting to San Francisco, had found themselves a beautiful Eichler house to live in. They were looking for an interior design that maintained the historic architectural roots of the house while being a modern home that catered to their interests and hobbies. The clients wanted a cheerful home that captured their love for Greece and traveling and encouraged socializing and entertaining.
Creating a design that enhanced the beauty of the classic home was of utmost importance here. Eichler homes are a part of design history in the US. These homes, which were built around San Francisco by Joseph Eichler, are inspired by the works of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. With post and beam construction and large open spaces, Eichler homes are iconic even by today’s standards.
For the design, Rachel settled on a colorful and casual Modern interior design style. This style was chosen for its ability to bring about a bright and cheerful atmosphere well-suited to the family. It also complemented the light-filled interiors of the Eichler home.
The clients wanted to make the best use of their time before moving to San Francisco. After entrusting us with the design and installation process, they shipped their furniture and boxes to San Francisco in a truck and set off on a cross-country family vacation. The team met with the movers and placed the items in their new home, setting up the house according to the predetermined design plan. The new design updated the classic Eichler home in a bright palette that centered around navy and gray with colorful accents and patterns.
Using natural materials and fiber cement objects, Rachel translated the clients’ love for Greece into the home design. A colorful striped rug was used to form a point of interest and set the tone in the living room. The rug, along with a few pieces of colorful decor, created a balance against the soft neutral colors in the living area. With the casual style, the living room was turned into a comfortable and vibrant space.
The dining room received a splash of color with a navy rug and colorful modern artwork. The striped decor enhanced the existing style of the interior ceiling and walls while staying minimal. In the kitchen, a blank canvas on the wall made for fun family activities and games. The bedroom was designed using gray as the dominant color with white and gold accents for a calming ambience. A blue and green painting connected the room with the outdoor landscape. Throughout the house interior design, care was taken to emphasize the outdoor view. The modern interior design was planned to maximize the indoor-outdoor connection. Keeping with this plan, the outdoor courtyard was made into a casual space to enjoy the weather and entertain guests. With the addition of a teepee, the courtyard turned into a play area for the clients’ young children, completing the look of this fun and casual home.