Embracing Art Deco - Design in a historical home

One of the great things I love about living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area is the opportunity to work on historical homes.

For the last several months, I've been working with the owners of this lovely Art Deco style home that was originally built for the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair (also known as the Golden Gate International Exposition).

This home was a stop on a model home tour during the 1939 exposition and it retains much of it's period tile work, light fixtures and interesting details.

This entry photo features the original hand carved front door, greek key moulding, waterfall light fixture and herringbone hardwood flooring.  Incredible isn't it?

We've been working on transforming the dining and living spaces and we're almost done.  I thought I'd share what we've been doing in the dining room.

We started with this light fixture from Cyan Design.  Love!

(I instagrammed it here)

 My clients fell in love with the art of Lu Beury and we added a painting (similar to this)
To balance this bold art on the opposite wall, and to fill another large space without putting up something that would compete with the painting visually, I found these awesome (and affordable!) framed agate pieces from ShopTen25

Here's a design board of how the space is coming together:

Stayed tuned!