Williams Sonoma designer Monelle Totah keeps things paired down in her San Francisco apartment despite her frequent travels and hefty souvenir shopping habit. The simple black and white color palette stays calming and never gets busy, keeping her hectic life grounded in the time she does spend there. Photos by Simon Upton.
Monelle strikes a pose in her living room. The zebra print rug is from Williams Sonoma Home, of course!
A French tablecloth matches the antique French chairs in the dining room. A wide stripe rug in black and white offsets the soothing grey walls.
The kitchen houses a Bosch dishwasher, Viking stove and Carrera-marble counter tops.
More stripes and mirrored cabinets ties this sitting area with the rest of the apartment.
Mercury glass table lamps add just the right amount of glimmer to this lilac guest bedroom. Walker Evans framed photographs hang above the Pottery Barn headboard. And fresh flowers always go a long way!
An antique campaign chair is anchored next to a Williams Sonoma Home Hampstead chest of drawers in the sitting room. Artwork by Georgianne Fastaia and Jeanne Jackson hang on the Antique White Benjamin Moore walls.