I was inspired by this beautiful master bedroom by Antonio Martins in the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The Master Bedroom he designed was titled "Once Upon a Time There Was a Bed ...."The room was inspired by family and Portugal's culture. Specifically, Martins drew inspiration from a wooden bed frame that has been in his family since the late 18th century. Made in Goa, India, the intricate frame has the family crest engraved in the headboard.
'Story of the bed'
From the Coup d'Etat showroom, Martins sourced the Tokyo Pop chaise by Tokujin Yoshioka, a sculptural lounge chair made of white polyethylene; two John Dickinson-designed plaster side tables, one round and one rectangular, with legs that resemble animal feet; and the gold-leaf, brass and black lacquer Spider cabinet by Scala. The latter is topped with Martins' own family photos.
Designer Antonio Martins pictured sitting on a 1960's Tokyo chair from the store Coup d'Etat
Photo: Leah Millis, San Francisco Chronicle.
"The great thing about the Decorator Showcase is that you can do whatever you want," says Martins, alluding to the fact that there isn't an actual client. "So this room is very personal to me. I just wanted to go all the way with my idea, have fun, do something totally over the top."
The family crest is visible on the wooden headboard of a bed that has been in Designer Antonio Martins' family since the late 18th century pictured April 22, 2014 in the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase on 3660 Jackson St, San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Leah Millis, San Francisco Chronicle.
More about the designer
Antonio Martins studied hotel management in Switzerland and worked for 11 years building a successful hotel career in Asia. From Hotel operations to Hotel design, he put his marks in some of the finest venues in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Argentina and most recently Chicago. His Residential Career began in San Francisco, while obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design. An artist at heart, Antonio brings an eclectic approach to interior design, with an interesting mix of antiques, modern artwork and contemporary furniture.
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