A Unique Design Firm Based in San Francisco Focused on Restaurants and Residential
Modern Italian is one of our favorite concepts to interpret. This architecturally strong building needed powerful details to stand up the it's own design. The floating wood structure brings the ceiling down and adds an intense energy to the dining room. Custom lights designed by HCD hang in the windows to add a low glow. A few old world touches like the school chairs and ornate table bases give the space character and charm. Custom leather and metal banquettes add a hint of green to the space and feel industrial and sensible. The communal table and bar top were designed after the owner's family "work table" he grew up with. An ode to the artistry of his Father's tailoring business in Milan. Weathered wood floors and industrial lighting and shelving give the space a factory sensibility.
Our first Nashville restaurant proved to be an incredible collaboration! We designed the entire space from our office in San Francisco! Using an architectural model we created, the client was able to see the space before it was built. Balanced geometry in the menu, interior space and bar program was the concept and the results are beautiful. Stark contrast of black, white, and brass surround the room all balanced by light modern wood to soften the angles. The seating is vintage banquette meets modern family dining and the horseshoe bar adds a communal aspect to the space the clients felt was necessary for the neighborhood. The open pitched ceiling adds a layer of depth while the brass "cloud" we designed draws your eyes straight to the heart of the kitchen. Photography by CK Dirks Photo
Camp 4 is changing the heart of Modesto. This intimate wine bar hired us for help with an expansion of their event space. The owner Damon Robbins created a space inspired and dedicated to his family and his community. His late father Royal Robbins is the true inspiration and heart behind Camp 4 and Damon’s work of celebrating life at the table. Inspired by Royal Robbins climbing career, the finish choices are pulled directly from nature. The soft hue of green we chose for the smaller tables and the fireclay tile brick works well against the concrete floors and rustic cork wainscotting. The architectural structure of the space is highlighted by a sound absorbing ceiling design that emulates the curve of the roof line and allows the large trusses to fill the room with energy. The communal tables are to remind you of a picnic table, a simple design that also parallels the shape of the architectural details. The beautiful and natural form of the pendant lights grace the room with a feminine presence. There are hidden tv’s and power cords throughout the space making it an exception place for conferences and events.
Media Noche, is a bright, energetic tropical sanctuary in the heart of the mission District of San Francisco. The fast casual Cuban counter has a fun, transformative vibe incorporating hot pink flamingos, cuban inspired custom tile, and bright white walls. The integration of curated vintage pieces including pendant lights, hanging gates and metal communal table bring character and depth to the design. Black metal accents and the black and white graphic tile border the space to allow the custom pink tile to shine! The bright turquoise colors are a beautiful backdrop for the plethora of plants styled throughout. Media Noche is a true gem!
The Greenwich Street remodel was a head-to-toe transformation that rethought the dysfunctional layout of the previous space. The client emphasized his desire to create a comfortable, high-end entertaining space while ensuring the most return on his investment when he moved on to house number two.
A complete kitchen overhaul stripped back the room to the studs. What resulted was a custom, chef’s kitchen which maximized storage and counter space. A natural stone island and beautiful glazed ceramic backsplash elevated to kitchen against the custom shaker cabinetry and black fixtures. With the space gained from the poorly laid out previous kitchen we created an open plan dining space with custom ash and blackened steel dining table. The same natural stone and black metal detailing were used to give a facelift to the living room fireplace, while preserving the beautiful original millwork with a fresh coat of paint.
We desired to make the downstairs master bathroom to feel open and airy, despite its lack of natural light and lower ceilings. We continued the language of the upstairs with a high-end but budget friendly carrera wall tile and mosaic stone shower floor with black hardware accents. A large dual vanity with medicine cabinets above, and new built in custom linen cabinet provide elevated storage and function throughout.
The master bedroom was revitalized with new recessed lighting and a custom walk-in closet created from an awkward hallway corridor.
The large and poorly utilized guest bedroom was transformed into a junior suite with a new double height closet with custom bar doors and adjacent office space and bath. The guest bath, was stripped down to the essentials, eliminating unnecessary obscured glass walls and a drop ceiling. the burgundy and forest green granite swapped out for a beautiful blue ceramic tile with carrara accents.
Flores is a modern day cantina located in San Francisco with the spirit of Mexico captured by the interior design. The Hannah Collins Design team pulled inspiration from the natural beauty of the Tulum, Yucatan and Caribbean regions and incorporated flora and jungle-esque plants, authentic patterned tiles, rattan pendant lights and leather equipale chairs. Staying true to the client’s desires, the team created a space that feels authentically Mexican and a can transport guests to another time and place. In using textural outdoor materials like wood siding, white stucco and cement floor tiles the finishes are meant to feel lively and to bring the outdoors up close and personal. The dark carving in the bar was a commissioned piece completed by Jesus Sosa, a native to Oaxaca. The mural was also a commissioned piece completed by Marcial Cabada “AKA Machy,” a local bay area artist.
Nylas’ founders are extremely inspired by rock climbing and the beauty of the natural world specifically National Parks. The finishes and color palette were selected to emulate a rich base of natural colors but we also introduced some really funky bright colors you would see in the rock climbing or active equipment world. The mural in the kitchen is layered with rock climbing ropes that link the architecture of the “mountains”. The lighting installation in the event space is to emulate the glow of a starry sky you only see when outside the city lights. The communal spaces for the team needed to be collaborative in function and comfortable in its form. We used rich leathers mixed with lots of textural patterns and a dark base color palette to add a cozy cabin feeling. The fireplace adds a natural warmth to the space and the brick walls gave us great bones to work off of.
A hotel restaurant & beer/wine bar with a comfortable American brasserie vibe. We wanted the space to feel really approachable to travelers and so we used a variety of materials you might find at a restaurant or bar anywhere in the world. The combination of classic subway tiles and brass finishes along side modern lighting and mixed wood tones allows for an inviting but sophisticated experience. The wallpaper we chose was inspired by local Bay Area outdoor environments and the mix of cool green-blue color tones are to emulate the natural surroundings of the water and the landscape in and around San Francisco.
Our studio is where we call home Monday through Friday so we really wanted to make a space that was bright, calming and fantastic to work in! A Nuetral palette sets the background for soft wood touches and brass accessories mixed in throughout the space. We have lots of plants and fresh flowers to brighten our day and to add a real living element to the office. Our shelves are styled with our favorite books that keep us inspired and a twinkling of vintage or found objects that remind us of why we love what we do!
Barzotto is a new fast casual fresh pasta bar in the Mission. The space was originally an auto repair shop before being taken over by restaurants. The original design concept was old world charm with a modern sensibility.The mix of colors and warmth really lend to an inviting space to eat a delicious bowl of past with your friends and family.
Delarosa is a Roman style pizzeria in the heart of downtown San Francisco. We wanted the old world charm of Rome to blend with the sophistication and brightness of modern Italian Design. The large format art was created to embody European Vibes. The sleek finishes and metals we chose are balanced by rich long wood tables and the glow of a twinkling light field. Two large graphic murals bring color and an interesting geometry to the space to create an entertaining environment that feels modern and classic. The open kitchen and long communal tables add a casualness and sense of togetherness that was really important to the concept.
Photography by: Allyson Marquard
The Belga concept is both familiar and exciting. The design challenge was to create a space that felt modern and entertaining but with an old world charm. We used soft, warm colors combined with heavy, industrial textures and finishes to create this Belgian inspired brasserie. Traditional European patterns applied to more modern finishes establish an interesting juxtaposition between old and new. Finding inspiration in graphic European collage art, I worked with local artist Melissa Wagner to create custom colorful artwork placed throughout the space. These pieces bring a playful sensibility to the experience.
I wanted the tiles behind the bar to feel like an element that was left over from the past. Penny tiles scream old world Europe so we integrated those to align with the green in our color palette. The blue terracotta tiles were inspired by vintage french patterns that brought such a fun delicateness to the space. I think it is important to blend things that are masculine and feminine so by mixing these old world inspired tiles with raw materials like steel, zinc and rustic wood we were able to create a space that felt really inviting.
The owner wanted to use a custom designed bar stools and again we were trying to find a balance between modern and old world. The softness of the grey leather seemed a perfect fit for the more modern industrial shape of the stool. Rivet details were added to create a bit of drama to the stool and to align it with the other leather banquettes in the space.
Photography By: Ally Marquard
Birba (pronounced beer-ba) was an incredibly fun project and I was so excited to be a part of it. We wanted the space to feel like the real wine bars and shops you can stroll through on an old street in Madrid; a place that had a lot of character but with effortless style. The people, food and wine shine in this cozy Hayes Valley nook and to create that we used highly textural, neutral walls, splashes of old world inspired tile patterns and minimalist seating. Angie, the owner, and I were rummaging through a flee market talking about her life and all the things that have made her who she is today and I really wanted these elements to reflect in the space. As a child she grew up on a boat which grounded a lot of the inspiration and created an inviting delightful space to enjoy with friends and strangers.
We were asked to update this sexy pizzeria in the heart of the mission district. Its funky, dramatic interior was easy to work with and an exciting design challenge. We introduced powerful, graphic wallpapers, modern lighting and furniture, and reworked all the finishes throughout the space. This fun little transformation turned out beautifully and we couldn't be happier with it!
The Super Duper Brand stands strongly on it's own without any design help from us. What we do is integrate the Super Duper Brand with Interior Design to create a uniqueness to each store. We analyze the neighborhood and the space (existing or new construction) to push each restaurant to its full potential.
UnoDosTaco Downtown SF
This curious, modern taqueria is a mash up of authentic Mexican food and downtown style. The energy is vibrant and the colors are intended to reflect both modern Mexican design and the high energy pace of a dynamic city center. Outdoor style lighting brings a comforting playfulness while the textures and tile mosaics direct us to the heart of Mexican culture and design.
This fast paced pop-up restaurant project was meant to feel impermanent, light and easy. We had a few weeks and a low budget and we turned an old seafood restaurant into a casual mexican taqueria and tequila bar. Pulling from the graphic quality of Mexican art and architecture we had a lot of fun with contrast, rhythm and color pop.
Beautiful Photography By: Allygato Marquard
A Modern Tahoe Cabin was the design challenge given to us with this space and we are so pleased with the end result. This Cabin in Homewood was originally all dark wood and had an incredible dreary and small feeling. We opened up the space with bright white walls, left the beautiful pitched exposed ceiling and used a combination of rich textures, natural patterns and mixed metals to create a relaxing, minimalist cabin retreat.
Washington st. redesign was a simple re-work of an existing built out flat. We updated her furniture, art and color palette and combined her North Western outdoorsy roots with soft feminine touches that an old Victorian flat lends itself to. In the end we tried to create the ultimate San Francisco Bachlorette pad as charming and sophisticated as this client!
Beach Modern Meets Edwardian San Francisco Flat in this remodel. The clients wanted a space that felt serene and calm but had bits and touches of glamour. When they first moved in the floors were dark and outdates and everything was beige. We lightened and brightened the space with warm light wood floors and a brighter soothing color palette throughout. By integrating textured, rustic wood tones and higher gloss finishes we created a nice balance of richness and lux.