Saturday at the SF Fall Antiques Show

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.

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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.