Trinity Ventures, venture capital firm
For Trinity Ventures's satellite office in San Francisco, Homepolish's Savannah Metcalf created a welcoming environment out of a glass-and-steel frame.
Photos by Julia Robbs.
Like many progressive companies in the Bay Area, Trinity Ventures is headquartered in the fast-paced Menlo Park area. The stark and corporate main office is fitting for day-to-day operations. But in not-so-far San Francisco, a satellite office is where the company hosts meetings and entertains clients. And due to the obvious hospitality function, the office needed to reflect more warmth and conviviality.
On the recommendation of another interior designer in the area, the company called on Homepolish and Savannah Metcalf to make the space more welcoming. Glass, steel, and concrete rarely lend themselves to a sense of “welcome,” but she pulled it off with flair. Floor-to-ceiling windows feature jaw-dropping views of the city, looking out from the upper levels of the high-rise building. The design is subdued to highlight the urban surroundings. In fact, every vantage point has a view of the Bay Bridge.
But when your eyes aren’t drawn to the windows, you’ll notice quirky wallpaper in each room. Every space has a different pattern, but it somehow melds together in one cohesive space. Vintage furniture and rugs give the office that “lived-in” feel. It’s a feast for the eyes, whether you look inside or out.
This client’s vision was a dream project for me, and I was really able to run wild with the design details of this space. We incorporated a lot of elements that were scary for the client, but they trusted my judgement and couldn’t be happier with our outcome!- Savannah Metcalf, Homepolish designer