San Francisco Decorator Showhouse
San Francisco, California
Some designers are aces at combining layer upon layer of multiple colors in a single room. Designer Angela Free is one. She used seven shades in the master bedroom she designed—and that only includes the variations of white.
“I wanted to use a high-gloss finish because it’s dressy and fresh,” says Angela. “For interest, we used seven shades of white in a variety of finishes that all read differently. The effect was a glowing ambience.”
Even with the subtle complexity of the neutral background, the room exudes a softness created by glowing colors and furniture with graceful lines.
In front of French doors that overlook what Angela calls a “not-so-nice view” sits a settee covered in lavender silk. To handle wear, the seat cushion is covered in mohair of the same hue. Matching antique Louis XVI chairs with pony-hide upholstery face each other over a tufted ottoman with crisscrossing nailhead trim. At the windows, elegance abounds with a curvy lambrequin of warm white linen edged in green hanging over linen sheers.
Interior designer: Angela Free, Angela Free Design, 415/885-4193, anglelafreedesign.com.
Photographs by Michal Venera
Text by Krissa Rossbund
Produced by Carla Breer Howard