Steal This Look: An SF Architect's Guest Bedroom by

Issue 57 · Haberdashery · January 29, 2013

Steal This Look: An SF Architect's Guest Bedroom

Issue 57 · Haberdashery · January 29, 2013

Spotted recently 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.

His home, a renovated Victorian situated on a hill in Noe Valley, was designed in collaboration with architect James Hill. We especially like the guest room, which features custom pieces mixed with antique furniture (the kind of pieces you might find in a tailor's shop). For more, read the interview by Kelly Lynn Waters for Freunde von Freunden.

Nir Stern's apartment shot by Freunde von Freunden

Above: 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: Stern's 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 kitc with cord and cord cover for plugging into a standard outlet; $187 from Lumens.

A white, vintage Ironrite Health Chair

Above: Stern has a pair of vintage ergonomic Ironrite Health Chairs; available in white for $365 each from Factory 20. For more about the chairs, see Antiques & Vintage: Ironrite Health Chair.

Brother Sewing Machine with computerized stitch panel

Above: The Brother CS600i Advance 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine with Hard Case is $154.97 from Amazon.

Taxidermy jackalope mounted head

Above: Source a taxidermy Jackalope for $145 from Bill's Bear Rugs and Taxidermy or a more robust version from San Francisco's Paxton Gate for $240.

Benjamin Moore Super White Paint

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

A vintage deer head door knocker

Above: Source a vintage Deer Head Door Knocker on eBay or Etsy; above from Mechanical Stag.

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; $280 from Horne.

Hans Wegner Valet Chair

Above: The Valet Chair, by Hans Wegner, is available through PP Mobler.

Millbrook Iron Bed from Restoration Hardware

Above: The Millbrook Iron Bed from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child is available in a twin ($499) and a full size ($599). 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 two-piece hand-blown glass cylinder with its own cup; $9.95 from CB2. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Water Carafes.

N.B.: Looking for more bedrooms to steal ideas from? See all 34 Steal This Look: Bedrooms posts in our archive.



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