This San Francisco Home Has The Most Beautiful Travel Souvenirs

Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Benedetta Amadi lives with her husband and their dogs, Marlo and Giuno, in a beautiful and cozy San Francisco two-bedroom. Hailing from Genoa, Italy, Amadi pulled objects and ideas from her and her husband’s well-traveled personal histories to populate their space with beautiful memories.

She used smart, minimal custom storage solutions to make a home that's both space-savvy and gorgeous to look at. Using a muted color palette, the space feels airy but comforting, while hints of color and greenery keeping it warm and inviting. Midcentury and modern furnishings and concrete tiles make it clear that Benedetta sure knows how to style a room. Click through to tour her beautiful space and read her styling tips.
1 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
"The space was totally different before the redesign," says Amadi.

She not only changed the layout; she re-did the master bedroom and added custom build-ins like the bench and a floor-to-ceiling closet. She even switched out the floors. It was a big project with amazing results.
Advertisement
2 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Before the re-design, these floors were actually made out of yellow bamboo. Amadi found reclaimed wood from an old barn in Oakland that she whitewashed and turned into this gorgeous flooring. Now that's environmentally and aesthetically friendly.
3 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
A closer look at the beautiful living room shows these two photos by
Lyle Owerko, whom Benedetta and her husband discovered while they were at the Clic Art Gallery.

When they got married, the pair added these two black-and-white photographs to their wedding registry instead of the traditional china and utensils. "It’s so special to know that they were a gift from our close friends and family!" Amadi said.

Designer: Benedetta Amadi.
4 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
We don't know anyone else who can pull together wood, marble, and fabric quite like Amadi can. This pup lives a good life amongst it all.
5 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
This wooden entryway console from Organic Modernism serves as a transition from living room to kitchen and is the perfect way to display the items Amadi's husband has collected over the years.
6 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Behind the console table sit these cacti that bring the outside in.
Advertisement
7 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Speaking of the outdoors, these surfboard fins are a testament to Benedetta's husband's love for outdoor activities. Meanwhile, she mixes her industrial taste with more colorful adornments, keeping the home feeling lively.

Related: The Inspiration You Need For Your Spacious Open Floor Plan
8 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Aside from the few bursts of color, most of Amadi's space is neutral. She had the cabinets spray-painted a matte, dark gray and installed a white Carrara marble waterfall countertop.
9 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Where else would a world traveler get hardware but a boat supply store in Genoa, Italy?
10 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
The shiny hardware, marble, and dark gray mix makes for a clean yet inviting look that has us wishing this were our kitchen.
11 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Past the kitchen and leading upstairs to the bedrooms, Amadi and her husband incorporated a glass panel to keep their home feeling airy and spacious. She also used the same whitewashed flooring for her stairway, truly pulling their entire space together.
Advertisement
12 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
In the master bedroom, we find ultimate comfort with a wood-burning fireplace. Using off-white hues, Amadi creates just enough contrast between different pieces while still keeping a feeling of unity. We could definitely get cozy in here.

Related: One Shower, Four Ways
13 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Next to their bed, Amadi uses this small basket to keep the bedroom organized. With a marble side table that matches her kitchen countertop, different rooms of her home come together as one.
14 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Here's another point for a connected home: Remember that gorgeous, dark-gray paint in the kitchen? It makes a guest appearance in the bedroom, too. We're sensing a theme here.
15 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Since gray can sometimes feel gloomy, Amadi added a statement photo of Henning Bock's that she got from Lumas, to add a bit more life into the bedroom.
16 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Amadi and her husband really went all-out for their master bathroom. "While visiting Marrakesh, I fell in love with their colorful cement tiles," Amadi explains, "and I desperately wanted them for my bathroom, but the shipping costs were insane. I was just about to give up on the dream when I found this local tile-maker, Cle Tile in Sausalito... We designed these together, a true labor of love!"
Advertisement
17 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
The couple's love of bold prints extends into the guest room — and its hanging lightbulbs and beautiful bedspread from Peru.
18 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
Using different materials, such as wood, rope, and glass in the guest bedroom, Amadi always keeps it exciting.
19 of 19
Photo: Courtesy of Aubrie Pick/Homepolish.
This is where Amadi truly makes a statement. She definitely wasn't afraid to go bold with the smaller of the two bathrooms, using this Eskayel wallpaper.

With a bold pattern, tasteful hardware, and little details, this bathroom is the epitome of Amadi's personal style.

Next: A San Francisco Family Home That's Both Quirky And Sophisticated
Advertisement