San Francisco’s slender Victorians stun with their beauty and color. But their dim, old-fashioned, maze-like interiors can seem at odds with modern life. Such was the case with this home in the city’s Lower Haight. “The primary goal of the remodel was to solve the spatial complexities of a classic Victorian layout, where the rooms were long, narrow, dark, and compartmentalized,” explains Mansfield + O’Neil Interior Design’s Lisa O’Neil who, in collaboration with partner, Tiffany Mansfield, creates homes for the way that people live today. “We design approachable, comfortable interiors that richly reflect our client’s individual tastes,” she says. “We’re often called in to create unique homes for families, who particularly value the confluence of both function AND style, and who need designers who understand their “kid-friendly but style-forward” lifestyle requirements.”
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Featured in California Homes: A family completes a transformational project at the foot of Mount Tamalpais.
This client had been a professional ballerina, and she wanted things to be light, airy, and organic — with some show-stopper glam. Together we chose a palette of sophisticated creams and grays, accented by gold and ballet pinks, and we set out to create something fresh and contemporary out of an old, tired space.