Our first post on redesigning bay windows was a breath of fresh air, so we decided to share more “before & after” ideas from Kimball Starr Interior Design’s portfolio, and how bay windows can be beautiful spaces for relaxing with a little help from your neighborhood designer!
In San Francisco’s Russian Hill district, this bay window has a fantastic view that feels ignored with the sofa facing away from the window, and the darker sofa combined with the wood paneling makes the sunlit window area feel heavy.
Kimball Starr’s expert design makeover utilizes this space by replacing the sofa with a custom-designed chaise upholstered in a pale watery-blue. Now the chaise faces the view, and a side table is added for your book and a soft white area rug to bury your feet in.
With a lighter color palette to balance the wood paneling, and a reorientation of the furniture, you’re now encouraged to enjoy the bay window and admire the iconic view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge.
A contemporary San Francisco loft located in SOMA has clean lines and modern style but the bay window space was underutilized and not inviting to use.
Expert decorator Kimball Starr knew precisely how to address the dark and empty bay window space! Soften the hard surface with a custom-built window seat in cream upholstery and add colorful throw pillows. Now you can curl up in the window for a midday nap and enjoy the sunshine. And the fabrics are outdoor rated, so they won’t fade from the sun!
Do you have windows that you’re embarrassed to show? Kimball Starr can design a space you’ll love! Contact the award-winning design firm today to transform your home!