San Francisco's best interior designers just took over a 1929 Mediterranean style villa overlooking the Bay, and gave it a dramatic, modern makeover, with results that are nothing less than stunning.
Located atop Telegraph Hill, near iconic Coit Tower, the $10 million home is the site for the 2016Decorator Showcase, which opens April 30. The yearly fundraiser for San Francisco University High School challenges designers to show off their best ideas.
Once the designers got to work, the home's hand-painted palazzo ceilings, silver leafing, and Venetian hand-plastered walls were banished (or at least temporarily covered) by white lacquered walls, a geometric print ceiling, and a whole room dedicated to Stevie Nicks.
The boldest change was by designer Antonio Martins, who placed hot-rolled steel floors in the living room to create a gallery-like space with art pieces from Anthony Discenza, Andy Diaz Hope, and Deborah Oropallo. Shelley Cahan and Dina Bandman decorated a bathroom with whimsical monkeys in reference to this year's Chinese zodiac sign. And Ian Stallings' "White Witch Study" showed that Stevie Nicks' influence can extend beyond music and fashion into the world of home decor.