We’d like to introduce a new type of post you will be seeing on From the Floors Up – Featured Designers. After seeing the overwhelming popularity of design related posts, we thought you might like to learn what other designers across the country are doing and how they are helping people just like you. Our first featured designer is Beryn Hammil of Beryn Hammil Designs. She is a San Francisco Bay Area Interior Designer who is creating spaces people love coming home to every day.
This Pacific Heights apartment was devoid of any color or personality when Beryn’s client purchased it. To make this new space feel like home for her client, Beryn addressed his preference for traditional elegance by adding color, ornate traditional style architectural details, lots of fabric, and custom made furniture. To keep the feeling intimate, we used a soft “hand” with these strong colors.
Ornate, gold painted chair rail moulding above Lincrusta wallpaper created a wainscot effect on the walls. Then all the surfaces, including the ceiling, were faux painted. Old-world style window treatments used layers of fabric and trim to give the room the feeling of intimacy it needed. Complementary fabric was used on the chairs, and gleaming wax polish on the dining table added the finishing touch.
“Beryn listened carefully to what I wanted in my new home and got it exactly right. Her use of color and texture makes it feel like it?s been here for years even though it?s all new.”