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Thai Surprises
By Drew Limsky | April 3, 2018

 

When Sutep Patsuteesutti of Studio Chemistri in Bangkok set to work on two family-owned Phuket resorts—the lavish Sino-Portuguese-style Sri Panwa and the...

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Greener Pastures
By Allison McCarthy | January 26, 2018

The Jones family, with a 5-year-old son and energetic cattle dog, were quickly outgrowing their San Francisco home. After five years in their beloved Bernal Heights Victorian, they did what many San Franciscans in...

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Character Study
By Alexandria Abramian | January 26, 2018

When Christine Foy and Mark Anderson purchased their Hancock Park dream home, they focused on mood over decorating dogma. “We wanted our meditation room to feel warm, quiet and peaceful; the living room to...

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Drama Class
By Jennifer Blaise Kramer | January 26, 2018

As more and more young families gravitate to the fresh, open layouts of modern farmhouses and Cape Cods, designers have been challenged to create original, out-of-the-box interpretations. When Anna-Marie Claassen of...

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Handle with Flair
By Anh-Minh Le | January 25, 2018

 

When a couple—owners of a 6,600-square-foot early 1900s Craftsman in Hillsborough—initially approached Kassin Adelman and her San Francisco-based firm, ...

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Gold Standard
By Maile Pingel | January 25, 2018

 

New to luxury wallpaper manufacturer de Gournay’s San Francisco showroom, which opened last spring, is the striking Namban pattern, created in...

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Twice As Nice
By Maile Pingel | January 25, 2018

 

When Will Wick and Jen Kelly Wick moved into their waterfront Sausalito home about a year ago, they knew it was the retreat they needed. After years of living in San Francisco, the new home offered a more relaxed...

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Lasting Impressions
By Laura Eckstein Jones | January 25, 2018

 

When Wisconsin-born architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited Japan for the first time in 1905, like many visitors, he was taken by the country’s undeniable beauty and charm. It was a...

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California Dreaming
By Phebe Wahl | January 25, 2018

Interior designer Barclay Butera is animated about his two latest collections because “they play well on the East Coast, the Midwest, Florida... across the entire country,” he says. He recently unveiled dual lines,...

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Second Coming
By Wendy Bowman | October 3, 2017

Before purchasing this modern home in Rancho Santa Fe’s exclusive Covenant neighborhood, the current residents—a duo of veterinarians—brought in designers Alison Dorvillier and Lauren...

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Shore Thing
By Anh-Minh Le | October 3, 2017

If you had driven by the vacation property belonging to Timothy Chappelle’s clients 50 years ago—soon after it was built—and then again today, it would appear unchanged. The siding, roofing and...

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Standing Ovation
By Maile Pingel | October 3, 2017

When designer Natasha Baradaran took on the remodel of a 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival home in Brentwood, she refused to sacrifice style for comfort. “[The clients] wanted a [family] home with a...

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