For the third and final post revealing the Rat’s residence (client alias), I’m going to jump around a bit and show you odds and ends that I didn’t get to cover in the other two posts. | Wooden rat coconut opener from the Phillipines, purchased from Guillermina Antiques.
I’m the first to admit that this photo doesn’t begin to do the space justice. It’s filled with an eclectic palette that came together thanks to the painting on the wall. I’m pretty sure that the painter never thought an entire room would one day be designed around their work. Keeping the palette consistent, I decided to get creative with the patterns and textures in the pillows. I like the idea of keeping the furniture somewhat neutral and mixing things up with the accessories. Once again, all of the pillows were fabricated by Pat Lepe Designs. The itty bitty stools in the foreground belonged to the client’s grandmother and were used to store nails in another era (the seats lift up). Rafael Interiors in Pacifica refurbished the pieces using a contemporary Moroccan print matched with raspberry piping.
While we’re on the topic of textiles, I have mixed feelings about fussy botanical florals but really loved this combination of chinoiserie for the bedding. The critter on the bed is actually a doorstop but seemed appropriate in keeping with the theme of the client’s alias.
In the master bathroom, we worked with Bohemian Stoneworks to create concrete surfaces that played off of the coral and reddish tones of the marble walls.
Concrete was integrated into the surfaces of the soak tub to the right and the recessed shelving of the walls. The tiles on the floor are from Island Stone and added a new dimension of pattern, while keeping in sync with the palette| Geo Series, Orange Marble. Installation by Innovative Tile out of San Anselmo.
In the entry hall is a cutout with a little storage for keys and a surface for Ikebana arrangements—that’s fancy and Japanese for flower arrangements. Though it’s hard to tell in the photo, I’ve included a detail of the knobs from Modern Object | Leaves Collection, Poppy.