Steal This Look: An Architect's Guest Bedroom by

Issue 24 · City Summer · June 16, 2015

Steal This Look: An Architect's Guest Bedroom

Issue 24 · City Summer · June 16, 2015

Spotted on Freunde von Freunden: a monastic gentleman's bedroom in the San Francisco home of Nir Stern. The son of two architects, Stern moved from Tel Aviv to the Bay Area to study architecture but found himself in the tech world doing interface design.

He designed his home, a renovated Victorian situated on a hill in Noe Valley, in collaboration with architect James Hill. We especially like the guest room, which features custom pieces mixed with antique furniture of the sort you might find in a tailor's shop. 

For more, read the interview by Kelly Lynn Waters in Freunde von Freunden.

Nir Stern's apartment shot by Freunde von Freunden

Above: The black-and-white chamber has an iron bedstead. Photography by Hanh Cooley for Freunde von Freunden.

Nir Stern's apartment shot by Freunde von Freunden

Above: Bedside essentials and a custom scissor-arm reading light.

Nir Stern's apartment shot by Freunde von Freunden

Above: A pair of pocket doors open into the guest bedroom.

Nir Stern's apartment shot by Freunde von Freunden

Above: A compact sewing station is just off the guest room.

Scissor arm pharmacy sconce light

Above: Robert Abbey's Bruno Scissor Arm Pharmacy Sconce includes a "pin-up kit" with cord and cord cover for plugging into a standard outlet; $236 from Lumens.

A white, vintage Ironrite Health Chair

Above: Stern has a pair of vintage ergonomic Ironrite Health Chairs; available in white for $420 each from Factory 20. For more about the chairs, see An Ergonomic Factory Chair Turned Collector's Item.

Brother Sewing Machine with computerized stitch panel

Above: The Brother CS600i Advance 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine with Hard Case is $147.81 from Amazon.

Taxidermy jackalope mounted head

Above: Source a taxidermy mounted Jackalope for $129.99 from Cabela's, or a more robust version from San Francisco's Paxton Gate for $325.

Benjamin Moore Super White Paint

Above: Benjamin Moore's low- and no-VOC paints in Super White (L) or Decorators White (R, photograph via House Beautiful). For more white paints, see our post: 10 Easy Pieces: Architect's White Paint Picks and Remodeling 101: How to Choose the Perfect White Paint.

Cast iron door knocker from eBay seller Hard2Shop4 | Remodelista

Above: Source a vintage or reproduction Deer Head Door Knocker on eBay or an Animal Head Knocker on Etsy. The eBay example shown here is from Hard2Shop4.

Sofie Refer Mega Bulb Pendant Light

Above: Sofie Refer's Mega Bulb Pendant is designed to show off the globe-shaped G40 light bulb through a layer of transparent glass; $289 from A+R.

Hans Wegner Valet Chair

Above: The Valet Chair, a 1951 design by Hans Wegner, is available through PP Mobler; inquire about pricing. For another option, see Bedroom Secret: A Valet Keeps Clutter at Bay.

Millbrook Iron Bed from Restoration Hardware

Above: The Millbrook Iron Bed from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child is available in a twin ($459, marked down from $549) and a full size ($551, marked down from $649). For more ideas, see Design Sleuth: Modern Iron Beds.

Matteo Home Ida Quilt in white cotton

Above: Matteo Home's Ida Quilt is made from garment-dyed, diamond-quilted linen; $595 for the queen size.

Laboratory Stainless Steel Storage Cabinet from Restoration Hardware

Above: The Laboratory Stainless Steel Storage Cabinet is built of hand-welded stainless steel with zinc hardware and bullet hinges; currently on sale for $875 from Restoration Hardware.

Cora Carafe

Above: The Cora Carafe is a hand-blown glass cylinder with its own cup, which doubles as a lid; $9.95 from CB2. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Water Carafes.

N.B.: Looking for more bedrooms ideas to steal? See hundreds of Steal This Look posts in our archive, including:

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This post is an update; the original ran on January 29, 2013.



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