5 fresh design ideas from a West Oakland Victorian

A renovated Victorian in West Oakland that we just staged offers some out-of-the-ordinary design choices. Read on for inspiration . . .

Vivid color palette

Victorian gold door

We used bold colors in paint and accessories, from the vibrant gold front door . . .

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. . . to the bright striped entry rug and colorful paintings by Kristen Jensen . . .

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. . . to the bright pops of purple, orange, pink and royal blue used in our pillows, poufs and artwork throughout the rest of the house.

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painting on left by amiguel; painting on right by Kristen Jensen

Living room accents

artwork by Harry Gruenert

White brick backsplash

modern white kitchen

white brick backsplash

Instead of the typical white subway tile you see everywhere, the developer chose to use white brick tile. We love the mix of the rustic-feeling “painted brick” with the sleek stainless appliances and marble countertops.

Black kitchen hardware

black kitchen hardware

black faucet

Another unique touch in the kitchen is the use of black pulls, knobs and faucet. The matte black is a welcome alternative to nickel, chrome or brass.

Mixed seating in dining room

mixed dining room seating

We chose to feature a mix of white chairs and two of the new Sinnerlig stools from Ikea. The interesting blend of white, wood, gray, black and cork is echoed in the adjoining kitchen materials.

Dimensional bathroom vanity mirrors

mag round mirror

mag master bath

In all three of the bathrooms, the developer installed vanity mirrors that have dimensional depth to them. The bottom of the rectangular version seen above can also function as a shelf.

When decorating your home, don’t overlook the details (like hardware, mirrors and bold color combinations) that can make your space look and feel uniquely yours.

This house is for sale! Contact Daniel Winkler for more information!