An Interior Designer’s Monochrome Bay Area Home with Warm Details

Interior designer Nicole Hollis and her husband bought this 1870s San Francisco home and completely renovated it to their taste. When you see the facade of this home you immediately know the main color in this dramatic home.

Nicole knew that if she bought this home she would paint it black (Black Tar by Benjamin Moore). Inside this love for black continues, with black furnishings and a wonderful black ceiling in one of the bathroom, combined with the sea blue/green tiles this is such a dramatic small space which I absolutely love.

Nicole and her husband’s style is modern and minimalistic but because the architecture of this Bay Area home is so charateristic and by using long barnwood planks for their foors it still feels very warm.

Nice detail is that this home used to belong to Julia Morgan—first woman graduate of Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts, first woman architect licensed in California, and best known as publisher William Randolph Hearst’s inventive court stylist. 

photography by Douglas Friedman

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