Lilac Textural Glamour

DesignerRachel Blindauer
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

This 1700 square foot condominium in San Francisco’s Marina District glimmers in a light summer palette of dusty mauve, cerulean and shades of grey, reflecting the homeowner’s personal fashion preferences. As designer Rachel Blindauer explains, “I find that most people like living in the colors they look best in and wear the most, so I use their individual color palette as a starting point.” Rachel bathed the walls in custom colors and furnish the rooms with arresting items from across the globe. The Murano chandelier traveled all the way from Italy, and the kitchen’s fine art made the journey from France. She also included custom designs, from Tibetan and Nepalese rugs to a California console and mirror. And when all was said and done, the home was filled with travertine, brass, silk velvet, wool, and fine china, and it beamed with the glamour of gold.

About Designer

Born into a family of architects and engineers, Rachel Blindauer attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, earned a bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University, and continued her studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has 12+ years of experience designing spaces and residential furniture, seating, and lighting. Her design portfolio was featured at the St. Etienne International Design Biennial in France, curated by renowned industrial designer Matali Crasset. Rachel has been awarded Best of Houzz for Customer Service on two separate occasions. Rachel Blindauer's interior, lighting, and furniture design projects have been widely published. Learn more at