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Dwell Moves Into Canopy, the Chic Co-Working Space by Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi
Canopy Jackson Square is the second San Francisco outpost of a venture by designers Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi, and co-founder Steve Mohebi.
A Two-Story Atrium Revamps This San Francisco Victorian Into an Airy, Modern Home
While this 1907 home might look similar to its Victorian neighbors, just wait until you see inside.
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art, including, most notably, a Fiat mounted upside down from the ceiling.
The Eclectic San Francisco Home of Knot Artist Windy Chien
In the bustling Mission District, Windy Chien’s Victorian home bursts with creative energy.
Meet the Hosts Behind a Stylish San Francisco Airbnb
Through Airbnb, Lara and Ethan have shared their airy flat in San Francisco with guests from around the world.
Old-World Charm Mixes With Bohemian Style in This New Boutique Hotel
Interior design maven Kelly Wearstler fuses vintage European patterns with contemporary style in this beautiful San Francisco hotel.
This Renovated Esherick Perfectly Frames the San Francisco Bay
Located in the city's iconic Sea Cliff neighborhood, a historic abode is treated to a stunning renovation.
8 Rooms From the San Francisco Decorator Showcase That Won Us Over
Always a feast for the eyes, the 41st annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase in the Marina District is no exception with an abundance of color and midcentury influences.
A Knitting Mill in San Francisco Becomes an Unbelievable Loft For Two Art Collectors
The vintage bones of an industrial loft serve as a stunning backdrop to a museum-worthy art collection.
After a Renovation, a Classic San Francisco Victorian Is Now Bursting With Light and Color
An architect reimagines a narrow 1901 row house in Noe Valley while preserving its historic facade.
9 Stellar San Francisco Renovations
If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.
10 Modern San Francisco Homes
Mention San Francisco and you might stir up images of steep streets lined with colorful and historic Victorian townhouses—however, the times are a-changing in the City by the Bay.
A San Francisco Greek Restaurant That's Become a Neighborhood Staple
Tucked in a cozy space in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley is a bustling Greek restaurant that puts a refreshing spin on traditional Greek cuisine while serving nearly a thousand...
Sound Design for a Bustling San Francisco Restaurant
Bellota becomes the sixth Bay Area establishment to fine tune noise levels with Meyer Sound Constellation technology.
Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco
With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of tea.
A New Cultural Hub for San Francisco
In the last few years, San Francisco has seen an influx of new architecture to house its cultural institutions.
Backyard Marsh in San Francisco
A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.