Eclectic Great Room
Stacey & Eric are a funky millennial couple who love adventuring, good food, and peaceful alone time. Living quietly (or sometimes blasting music) with their 2 cats, their space needed to reflect their sense of style and create a unique hideaway to function just for them.
In the scope of my work as an Interior Designer with RH San Francisco, I worked with this fabulous couple in the spring of 2022 to help them plan a unique great room space that was open, connected, and drew on Stacey & Eric’s shared love for eclectic minimalism and personal, comfortable space.
An uncommon space
While typically the goal of a large space is to create distinct areas, Stacey and Eric needed a room that was ultra flexible and highlighted their unique needs.
In the plan, the living room faces the dining space, allowing Eric to work while Stacey relaxes on the sofa, and highlighting the show-stopping views of the Golden Gate Bridge just outside the window behind the table.
The mobile-style, asymmetrical chandelier ties the living and dining spaces together. Eric’s massive speakers frame the living space, while built in shelves fit perfectly into the corner nooks and serve as a storage space for records, video games, and more. It’s an introvert’s dream.
Nailing eclectic minimalism is all about utilizing texture in unexpected ways. A large black leather sofa is offset by white and cream boucle textures. Fluffy and textural pillows break up the leather and add comfort to the space. The cream and white are blended seamlessly with a textural rug that brings warm and cool tones to the space.
Raw wood and waxed concrete are again offset by both shiny and hammered metals, creating an overall feel that is at once relaxed, inviting, and sophisticated.
Finally, a pop of contrasting primary colors brings the composition to life, creating vibrant detail on a simplified, grayscale backdrop.
Angular elements are offset with gorgeous round accents to create all the casual elegance Stacey and Eric’s hideaway needs.
The massive black leather Maxwell sofa and rounded Sylvain chair from RH create a cozy and inviting place to land, while Jasper Morison’s Superloon lamp and Rudi Nijssen and Dominique Sente’s Globe Chandelier brighten the space and bring it to life.
The finishing touches come in the form of Stacey’s hand selected art piece, colorful pillows, and (of course) a beautiful bird of paradise, that bring a pop of color and greenery to this cozy yet open space.