Democratization of Your Home Interior!
I’m so excited to share with you the featured designer story today on Design Shuffle. As a daily blog that covers interior designers throughout the country, I’m honored that today they have chosen to highlight a Kimball Starr interior design project.
In the featured story, every room in this home has a splurge item and a budget item. I call it “democratization of your home interior”, where every piece has a say regardless of its background or price tag!
Here’s the the full story below:
Living in the City by the Bay, San Francisco interior designer Kimball Starr understands how expensive owning a newly-purchased home can be, especially furnishing one of this size. To keep the design budget-friendly, some of the existing furniture was updated and complemented to work into the overall style the homeowners wanted, rather than purchasing all new pieces. Located on a hillside in San Francisco, this 4-story home is a retreat that overlooks downtown and the San Francisco Bay. As a first-time home purchase by young successful newlyweds, this couple wanted a vibrant colorful home to match their outgoing personalities.
The colorful poufs that sit on the deck outside the living room are lightweight and can be brought inside for additional seating or used as cocktail tables.
In the living room, the white leather sectional was pre-existing, and by adding colorful pillows, artwork, and a curvy patterned rug, the living room was transformed from all white, to a cheery social space splashed with pops of color.
The airy Mooi chandelier and the reupholstered colorful chairs make this dining room pop.
Using the Brazilian cherry floors as inspiration for the color, an orange Moroccan patterned rug set the tone for the tangerine walls, and Kimball tempered the color with white and a budget splurge on the hand-blocked raw linen curtains.
Every room in this home has a splurge item and a budget item. The splurge items are pieces that will retain their value and/or have a high quality of craftsmanship to them, and the budget items were pre-existing pieces that were repurposed, or purchased items that were a great value for the look. It keeps the rooms balanced budget-wise, but also produces a more interesting and imaginative space. Kimball calls it “democratization of the space”, where every piece has a say regardless of its background or price tag!
Craving more of Kimball’s design creations? Check out her portfolio for some inspiration!
San Francisco interior designer, Kimball Starr, is a commercial design and residential interior design firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kimball works to “change lives one room at a time” through designing creative and innovative interiors across the country.