Saturday was a gorgeous day in San Francisco…except I spent most of it inside, enraptured with antiques at the SF Fall Antiques Show at Fort Mason. Upon entry, I was greeted by the fabulous, Art Deco inspired deconstructed Urns designed by Andrew Skurman.
After a brief tour of all the vendors, I circled back to some of my favorites…Epoca and Foster-Gwin, both local SF antique stores, and Ambianic, a mid-century Mexican and European modernist antique dealer out of San Diego.
After touring the booths, it was on to a lecture by Suzanne Tucker titled “Creating the Blend: Passion, Vision & the Collected Interior”. I thought it’d be fun to share some of the highlights of Suzanne’s lecture:
- Keep the eye interested by mixing collections (art, textiles, doors, etc.)
- “Go wild!” in Powder Rooms
- “You want something old in the room and preferably you’re not it…so buy an antique”
Although my design work is not super traditional, I always love the SFFAS because it opens my eyes to using antiques and collections in a modern way. The idea is to add interest in subtle ways so that you are constantly surprised and delighted by the details.