Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Palmer Weiss' Home in San Francisco

 Palmer Weiss is a fantastic interior designer who is based in 
San Francisco.  Her home was recently featured in Lonny
magazine.  I first noticed her work when she created a teenage
girl's bedroom for the San Francisco Decorator's Showcase one
year.  Her use of color and chic-ness floored me and I proceeded
to dedicate a post to that room.  Palmer Weiss beautifully blends
modern colors with traditional furniture in a sensible way that 
works for today.  I love the color that she chose for the wall in
her living room above.

 Her dining room is neutral with pops of green.  My favorite thing in this
room is the green geometric and trellis like fabric she used on the more
traditional sitting chairs next to the console.


Here's a closer look at those gorgeous chairs.  She manages to
include many of my favorite types of pieces - garden stools,
gorgeous gold framed mirror and green Foo dogs statues.

 The art piece is truly the statement piece here.  The lamp
really compliments and draws out the red in the painting.

  Palmer is certainly lucky to have a husband who feels 
comfortable enough with a purple floral headboard! 

 Their master bedroom has many cozy and personal items such
as family photos, bright sunlight and another gorgeous lamp.
 I really think she has a knack for children's room because I 
don't even like orange and I really love what she has done
with her children's bedroom.  Softly pink with a splash of
orange (from her daughters' favorite baseball team the San
Francisco Giants.)  The room is simple yet fun.  Love the
oversized portraits of the girls above each of the headboards.

 Grass cloth for the walls is the perfect way to hide holes when
a lot of art and other things need to be tacked onto the walls.
It's a great solution that Weiss has come up with for a playroom.

Weiss also loves mid-century modern furniture and things from
that era.  The yellow side tables really make great a great coffee
table substitute in this case.  She's really great at weaving color
in without making one feel overwhelmed by it.  Her rooms are
always soothing.

Annie Kelly has done a previous book called Rooms to Inspire
which is absolutely fantastic.  Since Palmer Weiss' home is in
the city, I thought it would be fitting to share this book which has
more inspirational rooms from homes in cities.

So what do you think of Palmer Weiss' home?  What elements
of her style would you copy or steal?  

Palmer was gracious and very kind to let me interview her about 
the teenage bedroom she designed previously.  If you haven't had a 
chance to see it, make sure you check out the room she designed here.
 Photos from Lonny magazine