The Oakland Home of Patrick Printy

Patrick Printy is a Northern-California based designer who established his firm after a successful career as art director and stylist in the fashion and design industry. He worked with Pottery Barn, RH, Levi’s and Williams-Sonoma.

His projects vary from rural midcentury abodes, wine country farmhouses, spanish colonials, to country barn studios and homes in the city, yet they all share a fine blend of traditional design elements mixed with vernacular textures and materials. His Oakland home he shares with David Holland was the highlight of my Elle Decor issue this weekend. Masculine without feeling too stern, it mixes patterns in a calming palette of warm grays and cool blues.

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Most designers enjoy switching up their living situation every few years. New digs offer new opportunities to decorate without boundaries. Decorating for oneself releases creativity without confines and gives one the chance to experiment. Patrick Printy is a Bay Area based interior designer living in a beautiful Arts and crafts bungalow on the Oakland / Berkeley border. As opposed to most designers, he and his partner have been living in the same home for over 22 years. What lacked in real estate adventure was certainly compensated with years of redecorating. The home has great bones and has been a laboratory for Printy’s many different design phases. In their current state, the interiors are a beautiful study in blues. Layered browns and grays, shades of blue, stripes and plaids create a sophisticated canvas on which artwork and treasured antiques find their perfect place.


The living room boasts architectural details original to the house – oak floors, builtins and original hardware.


The dining room has an eclectic feel to it. A cool modern glass fixture and sleek frames are mixed with a black lacquer table and antique chairs.



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{Upstairs landing with a view of the master bedroom}


{The master bedroom}

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{Guest bedroom}


(Another guest bedroom in blues and greens}


{Guest bathroom}


{Printy’s studio}

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Photography by Bjorn Wallander. All images and original story in April’s issue of Elle Decor



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