…so that you had to succumb, as one does to the utterly amazing charm of a smile or a laugh that seems to say, “Surprised, are you? Yes, I am extra, a gift, superfluous to the necessary, a proof of the generosity concealed in everything.”
– Doris Lessing, Colonized Planet 5, Shikasta
Tucked into the fabric of San Francisco, Frances is one of those experiences that has quietly meant so much to so many over the years. It was an honor (and a tiny bit intimidating) to design new touches for the space.
Subtle but decisive improvements were made during this refresh. We re-worked the ceiling for acoustics and aesthetics. The lighting was completely re-done while introducing texture to further ground the space, and reinforce the cozy romantic scale.