Custom and store-bought pieces complement each other in other
rooms. In the master bedroom a Platner lounge chair from Knoll is
paired with a custom daybed with a spindle back, and in the family room
an angular sectional sofa is paired with an organically shaped coffee table
Justrich designed. The cast-concrete tabletop impressed with a burlap
texture was made by Oakland’s Concreteworks.
“It was cool. Obviously Steve wasn’t against buying ready-made things,
but with his eye for space, he also worked with manufacturers to modify
furniture like our bed to fit our room better,” Robyn says.
The owners enjoyed watching these designs taking shape. Granite for
the kitchen counters came from Fox Marble in San Francisco, “and it
was fascinating to pick from the large sheets of stone in their warehouse,”
In the dining room, Justrich designed a table with raw wood from Evan
Shively in West Marin; Lawrence Gandsley in Emeryville made its steel
base. The steel-and-glass sideboard was made to measure by Ted Boerner
of San Francisco.
But the breakfast table Justrich designed is still the star. “I sip coffee
at this table every morning, and in the evening David comes up to it
with his iPad,” Robyn says. “We have family dinners there. Even when
we are in a rush, we migrate from the kitchen island to that table. It’s
our reward.” n
Spread: The dining table, next to a steel and
glass sideboard by Ted Boerner, has a steel
base by Lawrence Gandsley and a lumber
top from Evan Shively. Above: In the master
bedroom a classic Platner lounge chair from
Knoll is paired with Justrich’s custom daybed
with a spindle back.