Inspired by the 1920’s and ’30s homes of Chicago society architect David Adler, a San Francisco couple hired architect Charlie Barnett Associates to built their 11,500 dream home on an acre-and-a-half-property in an enclave south of the city. For the interiors, the wife enlisted the legendary designer Miles Redd. However, she was not interested in his signature bold and colorful whimsey, instead gravitating towards a subdued color palette, well-mannered antiques, traditional fabrics, and simple lines. The result is a timeless, classic home that is positively breathtaking. Photography by Roger Davies from the January 2015 issue of Architectural Digest. Captions by Mimi Read.
In the living room, a trumeau from John Rosselli Antiques hangs between windows curtained with a Lee Jofa silk; the stoneware table lamps are by Jasper. The fabric on the chairs and the love seat at left is a Kravet print, the brown-and-beige throw pillows at right are made of a Clarence House velvet, and the sisal is by Patterson Flynn Martin.
The solarium is furnished with Bielecky Brothers rattan lounge chairs and John Rosselli & Assoc. benches, all cushioned in a Quadrille linen.
Rift-sawn white oak panels the library, where stools in a Moore and Giles fabric stand before the fireplace; a framed textile by Natural Curiosities is displayed near the French doors.
Curtains of a Christopher Hyland silk taffeta complement the dining room’s de Gournay wallpaper; the antique chandelier is from Florian Papp, the chair seats are clad in a Chelsea Editions fabric, and the carpeting is by Patterson Flynn Martin.
A bar hides behind a jib door within a dining room wall; the sconce is from Circa Lighting.
In the master bedroom, an Old World Weavers print was used for the chairs, one of which—by the door to the dressing area—was once owned by tastemaker Albert Hadley; the carpeting is by ALT for Living.
A Circa Lighting lantern and sconces grace the master bath; the sink fittings are by Kallista, and the side table is from John Rosselli Antiques.
Stripes of Benjamin Moore white and blue paints enliven a daughter’s bedroom; the curtains are trimmed with a Samuel & Sons border, and an Alan Campbell pattern covers the chairs, ottoman, and bench.
A boxwood parterre planted with violas and petunias on the grounds of a California residence created by Charlie Barnett Assoc. and decorated by Miles Redd; Elizabeth Everdell Garden Design devised the landscaping.
The owners’ Cavalier King Charles spaniel pauses on a terrace, next to teak armchairs from Treillage with Perennials-fabric seats.
One corner of the garden features foxgloves, roses, cardoons, and tree mallow.
So beautiful, I just love everything Miles Redd does! To see more of this elegant and traditional home, please visit Architectural Digest, and to see more of Redd’s work, I recommend The Big Book of Chic.