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.
Above: The black-and-white chamber has an iron bedstead. Photography by Hanh Cooley for Freunde von Freunden.
Above: Bedside essentials and a custom scissor-arm reading light.
Above: A pair of pocket doors open into the guest bedroom.
Above: A compact sewing station is just off the guest room.
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.
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.
Above: The Brother CS600i Advance 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine with Hard Case is $147.81 from Amazon.
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.
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.
Above: The Millbrook Iron Bed from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child is available in a twin ($459, marked down from $599) and a full size ($551, marked down from $699). For more ideas, see Design Sleuth: Modern Iron Beds.
Above: Matteo Home’s Ida Quilt is made from garment-dyed, diamond-quilted linen; $595 for the queen size.
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.
N.B.: Looking for more bedrooms ideas to steal? See hundreds of Steal This Look posts in our archive, including:
- A Discreetly Luxe Bedroom in London
- A Wedding Suite on Mykonos
- A Room at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London
This post is an update; the original ran on January 29, 2013.