Design Project: This Stunning San Francisco Apartment Dials Up The Glam Factor

With a breakfast room cocooned in foxed mirror panels, a den-like snug wrapped in a deGournay silk and a gilded linen deGournay wallcovering in the foyer – not to mention the master bedroom's plush, velvety walls – this chic apartment is lush and stunningly glamorous.


Situated in a traditional Co-Op style building, this chic apartment maintains the iconic period elements of high ceilings and detailed moulding seen in “old” San Francisco buildings – while opening up the floor plan to add light and give it a younger, fresher feeling. Designed by interior designer Alison Pickart, the new floor-plan eliminates the threshold between the living and dining rooms, creating a beautiful, cohesive space for the owner and her family.

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The foyer walls are pewter metal gilded linen by De Gournay, and gilded paper covers the ceiling too.

Wall lights from Urban Electric light up the space, and the owner’s artwork adds a pop of colour to the room.

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Designed for entertaining, the living room features three separate seating areas.

A massive light sculpture by Scottish artist Niamh Berry hang over the living room. Composed of brass loops with channels clad in opal glass, the sculpture is both modern and innovative, giving the classical apartment a new edge.

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Antique mirrors on the back of the living room bookcases provide a nod to the old while also reflecting the view and adding light to the space. Meanwhile a silk cut pile rug by The Rug Company adds silky soft luxury underfoot.

Traditional upholstered and case pieces from Rose Tarlow and Gregorius Pineo upholstered in metallic linen and mohair contrast with modern pieces.

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A matching light sculpture by Niamh Berry makes a striking statement above the main dining table.

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Antique mirrors in the breakfast room bounce light around this bijou space.

(Image credit: Aaron Leitz Photography)

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The media room uses the lack of natural light to its advantage, creating a snug and cosy atmosphere. St. Laurent, on navy metallic silk by De Gournay, covers the walls, giving the room a luxe, warm feeling.

Custom Holland & Sherry embroidered pillows sit atop a custom corner sofa with peacock blue silk mohair by Corragio textiles. A banana silk Moroccan rug and pink lavender ice resin Scala luxury side tables add pops of colour to the space.

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The white kitchen is painted in Penoir from Farrow & Ball, a bright white that brightens the room. Calcutta Royals countertops with purple veining line the kitchen, giving it a pop of colour and texture.

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The master bedroom, bold but also deeply luxurious, feels like a haven. Designer’s Guild dark grey silk velvet covers the walls, muffling city sound and giving the room privacy. Doors and windows are finished with an elegant Samuel and Son trim. A Cloud XL chandelier from Apparatus hangs overhead a Dmitry & Co bed upholstered in navy.

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A geometric silk rug from Stark adds further luxe to the room.

Sandra Jordan cashmere drapery are balanced by metallic netting Larson sheers. A chair and ottoman also from Dmitry & Co stand opposite a vintage secretary, once again blending new and old.

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