The owners decided to build this bathroom spa after visiting Versailles. The Washington Street side of the house is a faithful representation of the original Le Petit Trianon.
See more design projects:Design house: a modern and sophisticated East Coast residence, designed by Jamie Bush
While ABH Interiors always seeks to incorporate historical and unique pieces into their projects, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase provided yet another opportunity for ABH Interiors to luxuriously weave history and modernity together.
See more design projects:Design house: an historic lakefront Tudor with a dark, Gothic interior
ABH Interiors has been tasked with a metamorphosis of the master bathroom spa at the 18,000 square foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street.
Modeled after the Petit Trianon in Versailles when built in 1904, this home is a San Francisco Landmark listed with the National Register of Historic Places.
The designers have sought to create a romantic and nostalgic respite for Eloise, the beloved granddaughter of Le Petit Trianon’s original owner, Cora Koshland.
The flowers were such an important element, that the only person entrusted with the responsibility was the family’s butler of 35 years, who was formally trained in the art.
As a tribute to the grand gardens and lifestyle of Eloise’s family, the spa is wrapped in a custom, hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper entitled 'Paradise Lost', launched in collaboration with ABH Interiors.
The design features crumbling ruins, overgrown gardens, abandoned boats, and wandering peacocks, evoking a once-mystical landscape that time has forgotten.
While the wallpaper remembers a paradise of years gone by, the spa itself has been fully restored with pieces from around the world, including a fireplace, double shower, freestanding tub, newly installed and polished 100-year old French Oak floors, elegant stone slabs, and sumptuous velvet chairs to create a new paradise of today.
Photography / Suzanna Scott
Interior design / ABH Interiors (opens in new tab)
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
Christmas living room decor ideas – 25 expert tips for festive style
Choose Christmas living room decor ideas that shower your guests with warmth and wonder
By Thea Babington-Stitt • Published
Christmas table decor ideas – 39 looks for festive tablescapes and stylish celebrations
Wow your dinner guests with Christmas table decor that helps you celebrate in style
By Rhoda Parry • Published