Project Runaway

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February 5, 2010
Originally published in Recipe for Success

Driven by the death of several appliances, a San Francisco family finds that a spanking new kitchen delivers a good dose of domestic harmony along with the excuse to execute a complete home makeover.

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  The Sub-Zero beverage chiller sits in easy proximity to the lounge area adjacent to the kitchen. Risom lounge chairs were rewoven with cat claw–proof leather strapping after the originals were shredded.
    The Sub-Zero beverage chiller sits in easy proximity to the lounge area adjacent to the kitchen. Risom lounge chairs were rewoven with cat claw–proof leather strapping after the originals were shredded.
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  A small cafe style dining area off of the kitchen is drenched in light.
    A small cafe style dining area off of the kitchen is drenched in light.
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  Sasha samples berries at the island while Wes, perched on the counter next to Deborah, clutches the whipped cream—similar in color to the backsplash, made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie.
    Sasha samples berries at the island while Wes, perched on the counter next to Deborah, clutches the whipped cream—similar in color to the backsplash, made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie.
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  Vintage pendants cast a soft glow over the island, which contains a Bosch dishwasher.
    Vintage pendants cast a soft glow over the island, which contains a Bosch dishwasher.
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  Organization is key: Blum storage systems in the Henrybuilt drawers keep the whisks from ensnaring the spatulas.
    Organization is key: Blum storage systems in the Henrybuilt drawers keep the whisks from ensnaring the spatulas.
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  Michael tends to his capons in a Big Green Egg.
    Michael tends to his capons in a Big Green Egg.
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  Molteni dining chairs are overseen by “someone’s” ancestral portraits.
    Molteni dining chairs are overseen by “someone’s” ancestral portraits.
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  The living room is a mélange of vintage Moroccana, a Philip Agee coffee table, the Eames rocker in which Michael was nursed as a tike, and a window seat whose fabric is Paul Smith Stripes for Maharam.
    The living room is a mélange of vintage Moroccana, a Philip Agee coffee table, the Eames rocker in which Michael was nursed as a tike, and a window seat whose fabric is Paul Smith Stripes for Maharam.
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  The specter of Jeanne Moreau hovers over the playroom, which flows into Sasha’s room.
    The specter of Jeanne Moreau hovers over the playroom, which flows into Sasha’s room.
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  Flanked by vintage Schiaparelli perfume ads, her Blu Dot Modulicious bed conceals six drawers, obviating the need for a dresser.
    Flanked by vintage Schiaparelli perfume ads, her Blu Dot Modulicious bed conceals six drawers, obviating the need for a dresser.
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  Wes sits at Michael’s boyhood Herman Miller Swag Leg desk, as Sasha peers down from the stairs connecting their rooms, illuminated by a Flos Glo-Ball lamp.
    Wes sits at Michael’s boyhood Herman Miller Swag Leg desk, as Sasha peers down from the stairs connecting their rooms, illuminated by a Flos Glo-Ball lamp.
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  Deborah’s office, which shares a wall with Wes’s new room, is a repository for assorted claptrap.
    Deborah’s office, which shares a wall with Wes’s new room, is a repository for assorted claptrap.
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  The bedroom flows into the new ipe deck, which houses a poplar table by Mike and Maaike and Drake chairs by One & Co, from Council Design.
    The bedroom flows into the new ipe deck, which houses a poplar table by Mike and Maaike and Drake chairs by One & Co, from Council Design.
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  Bookcases abound in the master bedroom, which has a vintage Moroccan rug from John Derian and a painting by Ward Schumaker. The bench and bedside table are by Philip Agee.
    Bookcases abound in the master bedroom, which has a vintage Moroccan rug from John Derian and a painting by Ward Schumaker. The bench and bedside table are by Philip Agee.
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