Prints Charming

Prints Charming

October 14, 2019 by Theresa Gonzalez

Designer Patrick Printy tests his pattern-mixing powers to rejuvenate a Hillsborough home for a modern family A 1920s Spanish Colonial home, extended in the 1950s with two era-confused additions, was in dire need of a refresh when designer Patrick Printy was called to the task. Printy has become a purveyor of an old-meets-new aesthetic since turning his career in art directing for Bay Area brands (Levi's, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware) into a full-fledged design business in 2005. The project for a Hillsborough family of four was right up his alley, as he had spent nearly a year building his own home in a modern Colonial style rich with antiques. “For me, the house really needed to reflect the family and how they live,” says Printy. “Of course, it's got to be stylish and interesting and layered. But that was the guiding principle. I really tried to do that via fabrics, art and accessories.” Custom upholstery throughout paired a dark peacock linen sofa in the living room with more forgiving block-printed fabrics for the active family. “They have tons of friends who live within walking distance, so it's a very social house,” says Printy. “It needed to be stylish, but bulletproof.” That meant nothing too precious or formal. Window coverings were eschewed in favor of the arch window's garden view, while a cream-colored sofa was a thoughtful approach to possible fading issues from the sunlight beaming through on most days. The antique













Prints Charming

October 14, 2019 by Theresa Gonzalez

Designer Patrick Printy tests his pattern-mixing powers to rejuvenate a Hillsborough home for a modern family A 1920s Spanish Colonial home, extended in the 1950s with two era-confused additions, was in dire need of a refresh when designer Patrick Printy was called to the task. Printy has become a purveyor of an old-meets-new aesthetic since turning his career in art directing for Bay Area brands (Levi's, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware) into a full-fledged design business in 2005. The project for a Hillsborough family of four was right up his alley, as he had spent nearly a year building his own home in a modern Colonial style rich with antiques. “For me, the house really needed to reflect the family and how they live,” says Printy. “Of course, it's got to be stylish and interesting and layered. But that was the guiding principle. I really tried to do that via fabrics, art and accessories.” Custom upholstery throughout paired a dark peacock linen sofa in the living room with more forgiving block-printed fabrics for the active family. “They have tons of friends who live within walking distance, so it's a very social house,” says Printy. “It needed to be stylish, but bulletproof.” That meant nothing too precious or formal. Window coverings were eschewed in favor of the arch window's garden view, while a cream-colored sofa was a thoughtful approach to possible fading issues from the sunlight beaming through on most days. The antique





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