Nob Hill Pied-à-Terre
Julia Morgan Mansion
Powerful, raw and contemporary art of the street is juxtaposed with glamorous luxury. Noted prolific San Francisco street muralist Ian Ross brings his black and white, compelling, uncensored murals to this refined dining room.
San Francisco City Chateau
This chateau-inspired San Francisco home holds a grand living room for entertaining and soaring 22-foot ceilings. The interior is tranquil and luxurious, complete with silk and cashmere velvets and soft blue hues, a design intended to complement the client's mid-century and contemporary art collection.
Bella Vista Guest Room
Cecilie designed this room from the perspective of Earnest Hemmingway, as though he had stopped by the space to write about his travels, while gazing upon the bayside village across the water. The room juxtaposes mid-century modern furniture with classical accessories to transform what was once an austere space to one with softness, architectural interest, and romance.
Multiple seating areas and a palette of khaki and sea greens create a welcoming living and event space in a head of school’s residence for a private girl’s school in San Francisco. Framed French maps and multiple pressed botanicals highlight a tradition of learning.
San Francisco Spanish Colonial Revival
This 1914 San Francisco pied-a-terre is filled with Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, which inspired the dark and light contrast of Cecliie's design. California Plein Air paintings and intaglio prints echo the client's world travels while also creating a sense of home.
Victorian Corporate Apartment
This is a corporate apartment for a private girl’s school in San Francisco. A grouping of eclectic art hung salon-style and a collection of old globes warm the room and speak to the school's quest for knowledge and culture. Old photos, nature prints, and books warm the space and make it an inviting residence for out of town guests.
Pacific Heights Georgian Mansion
One of Cecilie's favorite designs, this inviting, yet dramatic bedroom is filled with museum quality art. The room's unique architecture inspired Cecilie to place an exquisite Chinese Coromandel screen behind her custom-designed canopy bed, which creates a room within-a-room. A painting above the fireplace by esteemed California artist, Frank Lobdell, inspires awe.
Pacific Heights Albert Farr Mansion
A French style 1929 Albert Farr home houses this sitting room, a place for contemplation and a respite from the cares of the day. A canopy transforms the low, angled dormer into an inviting reading area.
Pacific Heights Italianate Villa
This hallway sitting area inspired by the Moroccan ceiling in the next room, includes original Orientalist paintings, animal skin fabrics, and custom kudu horn sconces. Antiques and art create a room reminiscent of exotic world travels and adventure.
Presidio Heights Beaux Art Mansion
A 1920's Arthur Brown Jr., Beaux-Arts home houses a French-style guest room, a respite for the world traveler. A corona over a Louis XV-style bed creates a romantic enclave where one can catch up on post cards and read French novels.
San Francisco Noe Valley Victorian
A classic Victorian with original architectural details, this young family's playful home was inspired by the history of San Francisco. A persimmon accent color echoes the Golden Gate Bridge. Contrasting velvet, linen, leather, and sisal create a comfortable, yet sophisticated feeling, versatile enough to support everything from play dates to dinner parties.
Before & After
A tall vine-covered retaining wall with numerous trees and ferns obscures some of the light coming into this garden-facing kitchen with a southern exposure. The original blue wall color made the room darker. The window coverings are now warm reeded-shades, the walls are now a light neutral and the light fixture is updated. A small circular table and chairs create a place for dining and meeting.