Modern Decor Details in a Traditional Home

Modern Decor Details in a Traditional Home

Janel Laban
Jan 21, 2009

Local San Francisco designer Jay Jeffers took on the job of renovating a huge 1913 Presidio Heights home and injected plenty of modern decor details throughout some very traditional rooms. For instance, this dining room has very classic table...

...and dining chairs but the side chairs (flanking the fireplace) are upholstered in a very current print and the artwork above the fireplace is both oversized and slightly offbeat.

In addition to the traditional carpet and velvet-upholstered sofas, the sitting room features bright walls, colorful sconces and a modern painting in a vibrant shade of lime green.

The powder room includes an antique (or antique style) mirror and mirrored vanity, but the bold, all over large size patterned wallpaper is a very non-traditional choice, as is the more contemporary sink design.

A large, luxurious bath uses classic materials such as subway tile and marble surfaces but is made modern by the unusual mirror placement in front of the windows and the bright saturated blue hue used on the cabinetry.

The lounge has traditional touches such as wood panels on the walls and club chairs but the pattern on pattern design of the room feels current.

See more of the "Grande Dame in Presidio Heights" on the Jeffers Design Group site.

More Jay Jeffers on AT:

  • Inspiration: Powder Room by Jay Jeffers
  • Designer Portfolio: Jay Jeffers

    Photos: Mark Darley/Jeffers Design Group

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