Tour a Bright, Century-Old Family Home in Noe Valley
In San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood, Kristen Peña of K Interiors approached the renovation of a century-old, Edwardian home with a careful touch. Rather than using flashy, statement pieces that would vie for attention with the historic architecture, Peña opted for an unfussy, minimalist style that would complement the structure, not distract from it. “Many remodels in San Francisco strip the house of its’ bones, ” says the designer. “We wanted to keep the original — and gorgeous — details of the the home’s history. It survived 100-plus years, and we were not going to be the ones to change that.”
Here, we tour the pared-back environment, which relies on pattern, texture, and subtle colors to achieve a calming and creative design.