Thursday, February 16, 2012

growing up near the Gate

In the middle of a construction project sometimes you get bogged down by all the little details and forget how fun this really is and how amazing it is to see a project complete! 

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.
I may have to steal this design for my own son's room!

1 comment:

  1. THAT looks like it's going to be a very cool space. Have fun, Emily.