Old Interior Design Becomes New in 2018!

Photo: Nicolas Huk / Flickr

Photo: Nicolas Huk / Flickr

I love when Vintage features from interior design of the past are updated and included in today’s homes. Here’s a few examples of what is “back-in”, allowing us to borrow from yesteryear to emphasize the charm of any size space in your home

Wallpaper is back, having left our design ethos years go. Used in living spaces and bedrooms, with a variety of colors and patterns it allows you to customize the space! Choose peel and stick for easy DIY installation.

Cozy is back, with smaller well appointed spaces featuring small kitchens and dining nooks or open plan dining for condos and smaller homes fulfills the needs of budget conscious homeowners.

Linoleum is back. Think bathroom checkerboard. It’s water-resistant, perfect for bath and kitchen. Paired with vintage inspired brass or metal faucets and fixtures and a claw foot tub; the old becomes new.

Still - shag carpet is still not the best choice, though updating vintage design with newly minted vintage options makes for a fresh turn on old design. 

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Design Lighting for Your Home

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DESIGNING LIGHTING!

The very first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night is turn on and off your lights.  

Designing lighting for your home is as important as choosing paint colors for the walls, furniture and accessories. Lighting should be comfortable, easy to control and energy efficient.

Lighting Types:

Ambient:  General lighting that illuminates a room with uniform light. This can be achieved through ceiling mounted or recessed fixtures, wall sconces or floor lamps. Include integrated lighting like cove, soffit and valance lighting.

Task:  For a particular area in a room, this lighting serves a specific function. Think counters in the kitchen, your desk, under cabinet, or a table lamp.

Accent:  Is for highlighting to draw attention to an object like artwork, bookcases, plants or even outdoors to a fountain, tree or beautiful landscaping. Recessed or track lighting that is adjustable provides this type of lighting.

Lighting can be costly for more artfully designed fixtures, or affordable when purchased from a big box retailer like Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, or  Ikea who provides modern alternatives at affordable prices.  Enjoy illuminating your home!

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OPEN HOUSE! Ideal Noe Valley Condo

OPEN HOUSE!

SAT 9/22 | 2-4PM & SUN 9/23 | 2-4PM

4173 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131  

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

Get ready to fall in love with this 1925 fully restored pride-of-ownership beauty. Top full floor condo of 2 Beds | 1.5 baths is like new, reconfigured and remodeled to the studs.

  • Top full floor Condo in 2 Unit Building

  • Spacious open living plan

  • Living room bay window & gas fireplace

  • Refurbished to the studs

  • Restored original hardwood floors

  • Master with roomy closet

  • New Calacatta Oro stone kitchen countertops

  • New Bosch and Fisher Paykel kitchen appliances

  • Custom tile and bath cabinetry

  • Enchanting shared fully-landscaped walk-out storybook garden

  • Garage (SxS) parking for 1 compact car

  • Self-Managed HOA

  • Between Noe and Castro Streets

  • Blocks from 24th St Noe Valley shops & dining

  • Steps to public transportation

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Sneak Peak Ideal Noe Valley Condo Thur 9/13 | 5-7PM

Listed by Cynthia Palmer | Vanguard Properties

4173 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131  

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

SNEAK PEAK - THU 9/13 | 5-7PM

Get ready to fall in love with this 1925 fully restored pride-of-ownership beauty. Top full floor condo of 2 Beds | 1.5 baths is like new, reconfigured and remodeled to the studs.

The home-like feel features a spacious open living plan with fireplace and bay window, new kitchen with Calacatta Oro stone countertops, new Bosch stove, range, microwave and new Fisher Paykel dishwasher and refrigerator. Beautiful new custom tiled bathrooms and restored original hardwood throughout. Gaze at the enchanting shared walk-out storybook garden from the rear bedrooms. All new windows and systems recently upgraded. Move right in! 

Ideally located between Noe and Castro Streets, close to 24th Street restaurants, cafe’s boutiques, shops, playgrounds, schools and steps from public transportation.

MORE Info & Photos>

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor BRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Quote on Design

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Simplicity, function and form. Great principles.

Nothing like a few beautifully curated pieces to complete a room. Loving the contractors, designers and soon to be stagers all working away on 4173 26th St., San Francisco, CA 94131....Coming SOON to Noe Valley!

2 Bed | 1.5 bath | Condo | 1 sxs Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

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Coming SOON!!! Noe Valley Condo!

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Not on Market...YET!

4173 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94131

2 Bed | 1.5 bath | 1300SF per appraisal | 1 sxs Parking | Condo

Offered for $1,295,000

Get ready to fall in love.

Reconfigured and remodeled to the studs. Like new, this beautiful well appointed home-like condo in a 2 unit building features stone countertops, a gas fireplace and hardwood flooring with a lovely shared walk-out garden. 

In a fabulous location between Noe and Castro Streets, close to the Noe Valley restaurants, cafe’s, boutiques, shops, playgrounds, schools and steps from public transpo.

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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5 Tips for Using Neutrals for Interior Design

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Using neutral interior design colors adds unity and tranquility to a space.

1. Types: Warm Neutrals - Black, brown tan, gold. Cool Neutrals - White, ivory, silver, gray. Keep warm with warm and cool with cool, adding splashes of color.

2. Use Texture, patterns and tonal variations in wall art, window treatments, upholstery, wall coverings, tile, flooring, rugs and accessories, keeping them complimentary to add interest to your space. Think .

3. Brighten up white walls with silk or seagrass wall coverings for an elegant look. Use drapes to match your wall color and contrasting furniture like iron wood, acrylic; keeping your choices consistent.

4. Your decorative base point is the wall color, so keep your paint selection somewhere between 30-50% lighter than the rooms decor to build deeper tones there.

5. Even pinks, low saturated blues and pewter can also be neutrals along with dark charcoal and graphite gray.

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Hot Property in Noe Valley!

Hot Property Alert!

On Broker's Tour yesterday in Noe Valley, a 5 bedroom | 4.5 bath beautifully designed home at 1559 Church St., San Francisco. This total remodel features high end finishes throughout the modern interior design. I especially loved the textured tile, custom wallpaper and lighting used so thoughtfully. The careful attention to detail and spacious layout make this home a one-of-a-kind must see!!

Offered for $4,495,000.

For Further Info and Private Showings...

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Listed by: Greg Fulford at Vanguard Properties

 

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Tile Design Ideas!

Tile today, offers great benefits with a wide array of materials and design suitable for every taste and interior style.

Tile is durable and unique, textured and can even look like hardwood flooring.

Think modern, luxury, funky, classic, contemporary and kids patterns!  A low maintenance surface never requiring refinishing!

Check out the modern tile at: Houzz and All Modern

Photo(s) Courtesy: TrendirWalltheory, Cletile, Porcelanosa

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OPEN HOUSE! Modern Mission Sanctuary Sun 6/30 2-4PM

Welcome To!

1070 Capp Street No. 2, San Francisco, CA 94110

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2119 SF | 2 Tandem Garage Parking | Storage | Condo 

OPEN HOUSE!!

Sunday June 30 | 2-4 PM 

Directions: 26th St to Capp St 

Offered for $1,795,000.

Pristine Modern, contemporary home of light and space. 2 Levels with a generous floor plan and deeded yard make this feel like a single family! 

1 bedroom with full bath, open living/dining and kitchen lead to patio and yard on 1st level. 2 ensuite bedrooms and laundry on 2nd level with spa-like bath and extra closets in master. 

  • 2 car garage parking with deeded storage. 
  • Low HOA’s. 
  • In the heart of the Mission, steps from vibrant shopping and dining. 
  • Lots of transpo, walk to BART, near 101 Fwy.

Showing Agent:

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor, DRE #01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Listed by Walter Johnson • Vanguard Properties • DRE #01942170 and Frank Nolan • Vanguard Properties • DRE #01300017

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