This project is all about lilac, dusty mauve, cerulean and shades of gray in a light summer color palette to complement the client’s own coloring. “I find that most people like living in the colors they look best in and wear the most. I then use that color palette as a starting point. Thus I am able to quickly understand what type of colors clients will flourish in.” says Rachel Blindauer who often takes inspiration from the Color Me Beautiful book from the 1980s that breaks people into Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall color palettes. The summer palette consists of soft neutrals and pastels such as powder blue, dusty pink, mauve, lavender, and white with a tinge of pale yellow. A summer person is flattered by soft colors with blue undertones. “The goal was to have a warm color palette and a cool color palette to differentiate rooms, but all the colors complimentary to her.” Texture and the glamor of gold accent the interior. Luxurious textures like a painted mirror, gold leaf, brass, silk velvet, wool, inlaid travertine, and fine china mix to create this space. The home, happily located in San Francisco, California holds unique pieces pulled from all across the globe. The Murano chandelier was imported from Italy and the kitchen art was shipped in from a French artist. Drawing from Rachel Blindauer’s extensive knowledge of product design many of the products were custom designed including the Tibetan rugs, California console, and mirror, handpainted wallpaper, while on the seating we used existing designs with our fabric selections. The walls were finished in custom paint colors and a textured faux finish.