Eclectic, Bright Interiors Inform A Bay Area Residence


eclectic entry walnut pivot front...

In renovating their midcentury Alamo home, Jen and Adam Wallach worked with builder Jim Wood on incorporating a new walnut front door from Pivot Door Company. A Larkspur table by RH marks the entry along with an antique kilim.

eclectic wood seating nook in...

To warm up the kitchen's existing white cabinetry, designer Melissa Winn created a built-in seating nook crafted of horizontal cedar. The wood was supplied by Dolan's Lumber, and the nook was fabricated by Dimensions Unlimited.

eclectic living room fireplace metal...

The living room is oriented around and influenced by the home's original built-in copper fireplace. An eclectic mix of furnishings includes an RH coffee table, vintage Westnofa chairs and layered Turkish kilims. The homeowner commissioned the metal swing chair.

eclectic kitchen living room walkway...

The kitchen flows into the living room, where cedar from Dolan's Lumber was added to the ceiling. The warm wood creates a counterpoint to the ample glass sliding doors. The artwork is by Nicole Etienne.

eclectic white kitchen cabinetry

Playing off the kitchen's existing elements, such as tile floors and sleek white cabinetry, counter chairs by Nuevo from Khrome Studios and Morse Pendant Rope Lamps by Cisco Home lend texture and interest.

eclectic family room gray sectional...

Just off the kitchen, the family room is furnished with comfort and durability in mind. A Nathan Anthony sectional from Khrome Studios pairs with a woven coffee table and a Desert Stripe Dhurrie rug by Sundance.

eclectic dining room fiberglass chairs

In the dining area, fiberglass chairs by Modernica pull up to a custom claro-walnut table by New Helvetia Hardwoods. A light fixture, custom-designed by Vince Correnti from Sans Souci Workroom & Lighting Studio, hovers above the space, which offers expansive views of the yard.

eclectic backyard pool landscape

The owners worked with architect Guy Ayers on strategic additions to the home, which keeps a low-profile against the surrounding greenery. Riviera Pools constructed the contemporary swimming pool and built-in spa.

eclectic structure eucalyptus branch seat...

Positioned in a corner of the yard is one of artist Jayson Fann's Spirit Nest Creations. The piece, which was assembled on-site from eucalyptus branches, took about four weeks to build. The playful structure offers a comfortable perch for kids and adults alike.

bedroom glass windows woven bench...

Floor-to-ceiling windows engage the master bedroom with the outdoors. A sleigh bed and nightstands, all by Kreiss, appoint the light-filled space, along with a woven bench. The Persian rug is an antique.

eclectic bathroom walnut cabinetry stone...

The master bathroom was updated during the remodel to include new walnut cabinetry. Custom pendants illuminate a stone slab countertop fabricated by M&S Marble. A Kohler sink pairs with a faucet by Hansgrohe.

Homeowners Jen and Adam Wallach’s decision to renovate a midcentury modern home in a San Francisco suburb was based on its abundant natural light, good floor plan and indoor-outdoor feel. Or, as Jen puts it, its potential.

Architect Guy Ayers, who specializes in that type of architecture, was brought on to “preserve the look, then leverage and improve on it without changing too much.”

With the help of designer Melissa Winn, the interiors were revised to balance the owners’ eclectic and contemporary tastes. Tongue-and-groove cedar was added to certain ceilings, built-ins and walls, while the living space palette, furnishings and textures were informed by an existing copper fireplace. Additionally, key pieces, such as a steel swing chair, were custom-designed.

A large yard gives the couple the indoor-outdoor feel they were looking for. Highlights include an open patio area beneath a custom cantilevered roof, plus one of artist Jayson Fann’s Spirit Nest Creations.

Home Builder Jim Wood implemented the owners’ creative vision, furthering their