This Mill Valley project by award-winning architect Gil Schafer III in collaboration with British interior designer Rita Konig has been the topic of numerous blog posts, several of them right here at Café Design. I do realize that I’ve crossed the fine line between admiration and obsession a long time ago, but recently Gil Schafer has updated his portfolio and never before seen images of this home, as well as others from his book A Place To Call Home, are now available in high resolution digital format and I just couldn’t resist. For those of you that had fallen for this project just as hard as I did, here’s an updated tour with photography by Eric Piasecki. And because each time I post images of this home on Instagram (quite often) I get asked about paint colors, art work and furniture sources, I’ve also included the original captions from an Elle Décor article written by Celia Barbour?from a few years back.
The handmade windows are fitted with mouth blown-glass panes, the cedar-shingled exterior is painted in Black, with trim in China White, both by Benjamin Moore, and the garden is planted with Royal Sunset climbing roses.
The living room’s custom-made daybed by Charles H. Beckley has a cushion covered in a Twill Textiles stripe and the floor is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray.
Antique chairs from Mudpie surround a vintage French dining table from Ruby Beets, the table lamps are from John Derian, the chandelier is from Big Daddy’s Antiques, and the walls are painted in Emery & Cie’s Vermoulu 6.
The kitchen features custom-made cabinetry, a range by Wolf, and a Rohl sink with fittings by Lefroy Brooks; the blue pendant light was found in London.
A painting by Sam McEwen hangs above the bed (missing in this particular shot) in the master bedroom, the walls are upholstered in a fabric by Raoul Textiles, Vaughan lamp bases are topped with shades by Guinevere, and the rug is by Luke Irwin.
The master bath tub is by Waterworks, the sink and all the fittings are by Lefroy Brooks, and the painting is by Hugo Guinness; the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, the floor in Farrow & Ball’s All White.
In the family room, the George Sher lock sofa is upholstered in a Raoul Textiles linen, the ottoman, covered in a de Le Cuona corduroy, is by Howe, the armchairs are from Dean Antiques, the stool is a Paris flea-market find, and the antique bench is from Ruby Beets; works by Sam McEwen and Hugo Guinness, among others, hang above the fireplace, the walls are painted in Emery & Cie’s C’est Un Gar?on, the cane shades are from Joss Graham, and the rug is by Beauvais Carpets.
I particularly appreciate the close-ups of some of the interior architectural details – moldings, transoms, paneling, flooring and hardware. Mr. Schafer is known for his love of classicism and attention to period details and when you add to that the fresh, fun and collected style of Rita Konig, you get a dream home. I couldn’t imagine ever being unhappy in these rooms!
If you enjoyed today’s tour and you’d like to find out more about the work of architect Gil Schafer, please visit his portfolio sbo365 zenyhere. To find out more about London-based designer and writer Rita Konig, please click here. I’ll be back on Wednesday with an update on our own home.