True Colors


Banner Day Interiors infuses a home with personality and purpose for a young family in Piedmont

In a powder room, Jung adorned the walls with wallcovering by Marthe Armitage. Photos by Colin Price.

“I decorated the clients’ first home which leaned a bit more mid-century to make it consistent with the feeling and architecture of that home. This second home was decidedly more California-Spanish, so I wanted to pay homage to this while still making sure that their aesthetic preferences were respected and present throughout,” says designer Clara Jung of Banner Day interiors on the recent completion of this 3,800-square-foot Piedmont home she designed for a busy family with three young kids and one very large canine family member. “I knew that durability would be a key component in all the rooms,” she notes. “I’m a strong believer that good design and livability within a space are not mutually exclusive.”

In the primary bedroom, the nightstands are by Noir, the lamps from Circa Lighting and the quilt is from Coyuchi. Photos by Colin Price.
Photos by Colin Price.
Photos by Colin Price.

The original goal was to enhance the home’s architectural bones by installing vibrant materials and color throughout and plan to fully renovate the primary bathroom at a later date. “The clients originally were going to hold off on a renovation for a couple of years, but a leak soon derailed those plans.” says Jung. “We captured space from a nearby closet to rethink the footprint of the bathroom. This enabled us to enlarge the shower (to also include a steam shower) and double vanity.”

Color was another important request from the clients, who have a passion for art and wanted the design to complement their collection. “This family is fun and energetic,” she notes. “With the more traditional features of the home, I could see how keeping a neutral only palette could read a bit too formal and traditional. By inserting playful doses of color throughout the rooms alongside original artwork, I think we were able to pay homage to this classic California Spanish home.”

In the older child’s bedroom, a custom tree mural is grounded by window treatments made of fabric from Schumacher.
Photos by Colin Price.
In the nursery, a Cole & Sons cloud wallpaper envelopes a crib by Kalon Studios.
Photos by Colin Price.

One of the most charming details in the home is the wood window casings and trim present in both the dining and living rooms that add charm and character. The Banner Day team further elevated this feeling of warmth in the long living room, by creating two different seating areas that the family utilizes on a daily basis. When asked about the client’s reaction to their new homeJung notes, “We’re currently on phase three, the renovation of the basement, so I would say confidently that they have been pleased with the overall transformation.”