ceiling and was echoed in a clever installation of plaster magnolia branches and flowers around a tarnished mirror. A neutral Mark Nelson Design rug played with her mauve colour scheme.
It’s often the teenager’s room that sparks the most daring designs, and Studio Heimat had some specific teenagers in mind. Transplanted from Singapore to San Francisco, these girls have a reminder of the tropical land they left behind in the floral Jim Thompson embroidered fabric that forms a canopy over their beds, the fuchsia walls and the emerald green scarab beetles in wallpaper by Filepaper by the room’s entrance—’a reference to the girls’ interest in botany and entomology from their homeland’, says designer Alicia Lichtenstein.
On the edgier side, three rooms stood out: Willem Racké and Susan Lind Chastain joined forces to create a third-floor living room mixing French style with a Beetlejuice sensibility—the centerpieces were two studded chartreuse sofas to threaten anyone who should consider sitting on their arms. A Tony Kitz Moroccan rug matched the monochromatic wallpaper, custom-made by Racké and featuring San Francisco scenes such as naked cyclists in the toile de jouy style. Similarly, Kelly Hohla’s ‘Wo-Man Cave’ had neutral tones off-set with pops of colour—in this case, electric blues and lilacs. Mark Nelson was the go-to for the rug in Hohla’s room also—clearly, an interior designer’s favourite.
The most-talked about room was ‘The Ballroom’ designed by Applegate Tran Interiors. Applegate Tran turned the room into an edgy