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Steal This Look: An Architect’s Guest Bedroom


Steal This Look: An Architect’s Guest Bedroom

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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

700 taxidermy jackalope

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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:

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

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