Home | Designed for You: Ian Stallings Design

“Sometimes the thing you are most timid to do – the biggest, boldest move – is what you end up liking the most,” says Ian Stallings, founder of San Francisco-based Ian Stallings Design. With over a decade of experience, Stallings’ full service interior design firm has completed projects globally in some of the finest homes in San Francisco, London, and New York, as well as a furniture gallery and showroom in China. No matter where his work takes him, an underlying ethos reigns supreme: his deep commitment to the client’s needs, desires, experiences, and aspirations.

An artist at heart, Stallings sees each client as a muse and their space as a canvas. Having studied film making, painting and design at the California College of the Arts, art history at the Chicago Art Institute, and painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, Stallings combines his profound knowledge in architecture, interior design, and contemporary art to every project. He doesn’t simply “decorate” a home, rather builds meaningful, profound and long lasting relationships with clients and the spaces they make home.

“Every home is designed for you, the client. People always ask me: ‘what is your aesthetic and style?’ Because I am focused on what is appropriate for the physical space and who the end-user is, my style is to focus on who the client truly is and not inflict my aesthetic on them,” says Stallings.

One of the joys of his work is the opportunity to work in diverse enclaves throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. “Our team gets to go to a lot of interesting places and do interesting things. The beauty of the Bay Area is its diversity – in geography, cultures, communities and styles. From San Francisco, to Marin, to Silicon Valley and all the reaches of it, we are continuously inspired and able to create bespoke spaces for diverse clients,” says Stallings.

Stallings notes that Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty and his design firm are very similar in a lot of respects. “We provide a service level for our clients that is exceptional. Our clients’ properties and homes demand an attention to detail, and the brokerage really understands those properties and how they relate to high design,” says Stallings. “Together, we artfully unite extraordinary homes with extraordinary people.”

Property of the Week | 6013 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland

6013 Skyline Boulevard Oakland, California 94611

Enjoy breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay in this custom David Stark Wilson designed home. Clean lines and sleek finishes epitomize high style and sophistication, as this one of a kind property showcases stunning architectural details and luxury amenities. Entertain in the open concept floor plan filled with natural light pouring through the nearly floor to ceiling windows and doors, capturing stunning Bay Bridge views, creating seamless indoor/outdoor living.

The state of the art chef’s kitchen features top of the line appliances including a Viking Professional range, dual convention ovens, a built-in Miele Cappuccino and coffee maker and center island accented with Brazilian granite and glass mosaic tiles. Relax on one of the multiple terraces, private courtyard or cozy up to one of three inviting fireplaces throughout the stunning contemporary, including the dual sided fireplace in the grand master suite.

View more photos and video of 6013 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland. To schedule a viewing contact Devang Parikh.

42 Meadow Hill Dr Tiburon CA 94920

Unique Family Home | 42 Meadow Hill Dr, Tiburon

42 Meadow Hill Drive Tiburon CA, handsome home with breathtaking views in the heart of Tiburon, minutes to fabulous schools, shopping, transportation, and hiking/biking trails. This property provides year-round entertainment with a heated lap pool, fully equipped gym, putting green, media room and easy access to several decks and patios on a half acre of land.

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1949 Nicasio Valley Rd Nicasio CA 94946

Enchanting Setting | 1949 Nicasio Valley Rd, Nicasio

Perfect Setting for Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Built in 1979 this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom redwood home is sited on 4.38 acres atop a beautiful private knoll surrounded by majestic redwoods and wonderful gardens. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature along with a variety of bird life. The house was designed to take advantage of the southern exposure allowing the sun to flow into the house on winter afternoons for warmth, and in the heat of summer keeping the house cool.

When entering the home you are welcomed into the Great room with soaring ceilings, a massive flagstone hearth, random plank floors and large picture windows. The upstairs bathroom features a soaking tub, stone surround and a bay window looking out to the redwoods. Enjoy quiet mornings from the top floor turret room. Additionally, an old barn was converted into the most wonderful guest cottage with it’s own gardens. There is also a large workshop. The convenient location is just an hour from San Francisco, yet feels a world away…

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Property of the Week | 864 57th Street, Oakland

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Enjoy ease of living in the heart of the East Bay with this renovated four bedroom, three bath Oakland home. Natural light fills the open concept floor plan featuring beautiful hardwood throughout, connecting the living and dining area, leading into the spacious updated gourmet eat-in kitchen. Delight in original charm and character throughout this 1912 traditional home, complete with modern conveniences, including direct access to the Google bus, BART and more.

Unwind in the private, lush backyard and urban garden with seamless indoor/outdoor access, perfect for entertaining. Relax underneath the blooming fruit trees, on the spacious deck with built in seating, by the fire pit or in the detached art studio/garden room.

View more photos and video of 864 57th Street, Oakland. To schedule a viewing contact Pattie Holm.