Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer found just the right design for a striking home on a San Francisco hill. A uniform look certainly can work, but pulling from different eras and styles helps make a house feel like a home. Colorful furniture pairs well with the minimal shelving system and the natural materials around the living room.
It's not uncommon to find guests gathering in what can sometimes be the most popular room in the house. A solid kitchen island provides a fun and communal experience.
Although divided, the open-plan interior still feels spacious when the door opens up to the deck.