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In the Details

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

By Lesley Stanley
Photos courtesy of Marla Schrank

The secret of this San Francisco home's successful blend of contemporary and traditional design started before designer Schrank entered the picture. The homeowner had created a carefully curated portfolio of pages torn from magazines that captured the look of her dream home. "I was able to achieve the look through the images she presented to me," Schrank says. "The furnishings, fabrics, palette, and lighting all grew from those conversations and images." The 4,000-square-foot, four-story home contains transitional pieces that add comfort and practicality. "Upholstered pieces are not so restricted and are more comfortable even though they have clean lines," says Schrank. She gave the existing library a facelift by staining the floors and bookcases in a a warm brown. The ottoman was reupholstered in coral mohair and paired with custom chairs.