Cafe charms at home

Mr James Freeman (right) with his wife, Caitlin, and two of their three children, Monroe and Linden Pepper. Their home’s furnishings include a custom dining table with off-kilter legs (left). Behind it is a vertical garden.
Mr James Freeman (right) with his wife, Caitlin, and two of their three children, Monroe and Linden Pepper. Their home’s furnishings include a custom dining table with off-kilter legs (left). Behind it is a vertical garden.PHOTOS: NYTIMES

Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman brings the minimalist aesthetic of the cafe chain to his abode

SAN FRANCISCO • As the founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, Mr James Freeman has put his personal stamp on dozens of cafes across the United States and Japan.

So when he and his wife, Caitlin, a pastry chef and a founder of clothing company Girls Up Front, bought a San Francisco house in need of renovation, he had plenty of experience collaborating with architects to bring his favourite design details to life.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2018, with the headline 'Cafe charms at home'. Print Edition | Subscribe