I'm doing a remodel project in the Inner Richmond district which is just a stones throw away from the Golden Gate Bridge. After nailing most of the design for the main rooms, I have moved on to the fun kids rooms! Family of 4 w/ two young ones in the house, a 3 year old and one on the way.
When trying to select the design for the oldest son's big boy room in his new house, mom mentions that her 3-year old is very proud of his geography, he enjoys naming his local landmarks: Coit Tower, the painted ladies, Alcatraz, the GG Bridge. What a cool place to grow up!
Immediately my mind went to one of my fave kid books: M.Sasek's series "This is San Francisco." The Czech illustrator & author did such a good job at capturing the city, I love his sketches, colors and vintage flair. This book, along with the GG Bridge color was very much an inspiration for this 'big boy' room.