Author: Christina Ohly Evans

In their first collaboration, designer Lauren Nelson and architect Stephen Sutro balanced the high contrast glamour of French interior design with California's casual sensibility.

It was the lush, expansive landscape that first drew the current owners to the ivy-covered Tudor, but the interiors needed a contemporary refresh to support their young family.

Vintner's Daughter founder April Gargiulo grows a nourishing business.

Architect Stephen Sutro and interior designer Heather Hilliard design a relaxed, light-filled home for an active family.

The surrounding landscape was the inspiration for this modern home by Aidlin Darling Design.

Jeff and Tray Schlarb, the design duo behind Green Couch, create a contemporary oasis for their young family.

A flawlessly restored Joseph Eichler home becomes a piece of design history.

The Farmhouse Inn has been a favorite of oenophiles, gourmands and sybarites alike.

“I’ve always wanted to decorate a classic New York City apartment,” says designer Matthew Leverone, “so this was a dream project."

Designer Holly Hollenbeck pays homage to the building’s past while modernizing it with an open plan and contemporary furnishings.

We didn’t want a pristine, untouched space,” says Anamarie “Pink” Pasdar of the 2,800-square-foot carriage house in the Mission that she and her husband, former Apple executive Iain Newton, spent more than a year renovating. “The fact that we didn’t need a car to be in the center of the action was another plus. After years spent living in New York and London, this particular house—with its funky ’70s bohemian vibe and great flow—just felt like home.”

We didn’t want a pristine, untouched space,” says Anamarie “Pink” Pasdar of the 2,800-square-foot carriage house in the Mission that she and her husband, former Apple executive Iain Newton, spent more than a year renovating. “The fact that we didn’t need a car to be in the center of the action was another plus. After years spent living in New York and London, this particular house—with its funky ’70s bohemian vibe and great flow—just felt like home.”

"I wanted a luxury hotel suite,” says couture carpet designer Mark Nelson of his first Bay Area home, a petite pied-à-terre atop Nob Hill. He achieved the look and feel of a sumptuous little suite with the help of noted Bay Area interior designer Dara Rosenfeld. Together, the duo transformed a 450-square-foot space into a jewel box of urbane textures and hues, finally giving New York–based Nelson—who for years has traveled regularly to San Francisco to provide exquisite bespoke carpets to the A-list of the city’s interior designers—a stylish residence in San Francisco.

Fans of Hewn—the exquisitely curated design resource from partners Jeff Holt, Kathleen Navarra and Peter West—can now find next-generation inspiration in the brand’s second showroom, Hewn X. With its 12-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and a spare aesthetic, the new space is a perfect showcase for modern collections including furniture by conceptually minded San Francisco designer Gary Hutton, handcrafted lighting by Charleston’s Avrett, and graphic silk and wool rugs by the Rug Company.

On a charming, tree-lined street in Mill Valley sits a home that melds a traditional, East Coast shingle-style aesthetic with Northern California ease and accessibility. “The house is located in a neighborhood of Craftsman bungalows and clean-lined cottages,” explains architect Ken Linsteadt, “and the owners wanted a casually elegant home that would fit nicely into the tight-knit community.”

On a charming, tree-lined street in Mill Valley sits a home that melds a traditional, East Coast shingle-style aesthetic with Northern California ease and accessibility. “The house is located in a neighborhood of Craftsman bungalows and clean-lined cottages,” explains architect Ken Linsteadt, “and the owners wanted a casually elegant home that would fit nicely into the tight-knit community.”