For anyone who’s been following here for a while, you know I’ve been slowly working on a side project with a client in San Francisco. Last month, I installed the final room: a dual purpose guest and lounge room.
Here’s a little ‘before’ action so you can see where we started. The room is not huge, but with great light and a fabulous view of the city thanks to those windows. Prior to this project, it was being used as a lounge and office space.
The couple regularly have family and friends visiting. The main requirement for this room was to have something more comfortable than a sofa bed to accommodate guests, while maintaining a casual space for them to hang out and catch up on their favourite shows. They were drawn to the idea of a wall bed to save space and provide flexibility.
The system we selected is by Clei. Clei wall beds are designed and made in Italy, and take a while to complete. Definitely an investment, but the result was well worth the effort. The sofa is super-comfy, and the seats even pull out to a more reclined position for extra lounging.
This low console will accommodate their ‘TV’– actually a Mac screen from this room’s previous life as their office. We went for a gallery wall to help the TV blend into the space. And this gave us the opportunity to indulge their love of art and colour.
I love how well the colour of the clients’ Steelcase filing cabinet worked perfectly with the sofa fabric. We also had the entire room repainted to brighten it up and help the wall bed blend in and feel lighter.
And here’s the room in guest mode:
The Clei bed is really well made: opens and closes very smoothly, and with minimal effort.
As this project is now at an end, it’s bittersweet to let it go. I’m happy I got to cap it off with a very satisfying room like this one.
Sources and shout-outs:
- Wall bed system: Tango Sofa and Wall Bed by Clei
- Bedding and pillows: Fragment Pillow by Ferm Living // Gray Dot Duvet by Schoolhouse Electric // Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set in Platinum from West Elm // Boucle Pillow Cover also from West Elm
- Vintage Eames DCM via Mixed Nuts SF (highly recommend these guys!) // Wilson Cabinet by Gus*Modern
- Accessories: Cement pots by Studio Twocan (love their work) // Horn Sculpture by Jonathan Adler // Cache Pot by Ben Medansky // Collect vases by Ferm Living // other vases and other objects from Target and CB2
- Art: Hangar One print by artist Jenny Robinson; SF Ports prints by Eric Rewitzer of Three Fish Studio; OUI print by TheAestate; fushia screenprint and German art poster via Value Vintage Prints (thanks, Anna!)
- Lighting: Pablo Link floor lamp and Nesso table lamp via YLighting // Plaza chandelier by Schoolhouse Electric
- Rug: ‘Willow’ wool rug by Peace Industry
- Paint colour: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45
All photos by Karolina Buchner. This is not a sponsored post.