You won’t have to enterprise significantly into this serene home, in Napa Valley, California, to experience the influence of its designer, Kristen Peña. Schooled in European elegance and proportions, the San Francisco–based decorator, and founder of K Interiors, has proven a reputation for generating present-day styles that thoughtfully balance openness and privacy. However, inside of this four-bed room property, Peña has also managed to go additional in melding the personalized, mostly monochromatic palette of her clientele with a playful, sophisticated scheme that elevates the residence’s all round aesthetic.
“It was a incredibly clean up slate when I was introduced in, so we actually desired to honor all the traces of the inside architecture,” says Peña, whose globetrotting via Southeast Asia, Morocco, and beyond, around the yrs, has helped cultivate her appreciate of pattern and texture. “[At the same time,] we wanted to give accessibility and comfort by utilizing a lot of artisan designers to aid foster a unique feeling of space.”
That notion was furthered by Peña’s shoppers, two San Francisco tech executives who ordered the 4,500-sq.-foot property in 2020 as a weekend refuge. These two avid present-day artwork fans have a broad-ranging selection encompassing pieces by a diverse roster of artists who specialize in several media. Now, the interiors are dotted with performs by the likes of British fiber artist Sally England and Denmark-dependent sculptor Nicholas Shurey.
“Our art selection is an extension of our flavor, and Kristen definitely understood that from the outset,” says one particular of the proprietors of the property. “She established special spaces that not only spotlight the art, but also convey our design and style.”
Even though artwork performs a starring purpose in this home, inside furnishings, culled from a broad vary of sources, underscore the interplay amongst craft and materiality. In the most important living area, for instance, a pair of bouclé sofas by British Canadian designer Philippe Malouin flank a travertine and burnished brass table from Banda, a style and design agency based mostly in the U.K. Also of notice is a gold-leafed wall, designed by Bay Area decorative painter Caroline Lizarraga.
A tailor made desk in the formal dining place emphasizes Peña’s urbane sensibilities. She designed the desk herself and experienced it paired with chairs from Stahl + Band, a design studio in Venice, California. Elsewhere, handcrafted lights by Natalie Web page, a Philadelphia artist whose work features ceramic lighting, decorative artwork, and merchandise style and design, can be noticed in the kitchen.
In the main suite, a customized bed, from Hardesty Dwyer & Co., anchors a room that also options Coup D’Etat oak and bouclé chairs and Thomas Hayes nightstands. A rug from classic and up to date carpet seller Tony Kitz adds playful heat to the entire room, which contains more wall treatments by Caroline Lizarraga.
Vibrant partitions are a substantial level all through the house, and can even be observed in surprising parts of the home. “Whenever another person arrives to take a look at the home I generally display them the laundry space first,” the operator suggests with a slight chuckle. The compact space offers Gucci wallpaper illuminated by a neon light photograph. Just far more evidence that when it came to this project, Peña still left no stone—or square foot—unturned.