A quaint Art Deco home has been given a contemporary lift with color, texture and luxe materials

Located in the Mira Loma neighborhood of San Francisco, this 1930s built home has an Art Deco appearance, typical to the surrounding homes in the area.

a living room filled with furniture and a bed: Art Deco home

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Art Deco home

It was the fairytale book aesthetic that really drew the owners in when looking for their first home, and it is easy to see why they adore it so much. In order to get the design just right, the owners hired interior designer Leo Cesareo. A decision that certainly did not regret.


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Leo is a San Francisco based Artist and Designer that has worked with some of the design world’s premiere interior designers, including Steven Volpe, Jay Jeffers and Lauren Geremia.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Leo’s approach to space and composition draws from his formal education in the visual arts. He strives to create unique interiors that are tailor-made for the contemporary individual and household.

We speak to Leo Cesareo about the design project.

The house is a small Art Deco row house – three bedrooms and two baths – and because the house isn’t big, we really focused on the details to make the space interesting and

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Tim Tadder Breaks Out With “Black Is a Color”

A master class in the use of color and form, photographer Tim Tadder’s latest series, “Black Is a Color” is also one of the great art names in recent memory. Its powerful and graphic fine art photography, now on view at the Avant Gallery at Hudson Yards in New York and the Brickell City Centre Miami, features real subjects with paint poured over their heads. It’s a bold blending of primary and secondary colors with a beautiful marbling effect for striking compositions that explore the value of truth, unity, and free-thinking in our current socio-political landscape. We let him explain. 

Interior Design: How did the idea for “Black is a Color” come about?

Tim Tadder: At the height of the BLM movement and post-George Floyd murder, I had spoken about the assault on freedoms, but I haven’t created anything that spoke to how I felt about systemic racism and social injustice, or the way society perceives race as a binary stem.   

I wanted to explore a non-literal and unconventional way to share with people a different point of view. A view that boldly illustrates a slice of what is missed by a binary approach to

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Lucas Interior Embraces Color to Modernize a Palm Springs Spanish Revival Home

The work of Lucas Interior, a Seattle-based studio helmed by siblings Suzie and David Lucas, has been characterized by serene hues and sweeping yet spare architectural lines. If there is ever a sense of drama, it’s typically achieved purely through volume and geometry. But that’s not how the Lucases approached their latest project, a Spanish Mission Revival home in Palm Springs that packs a colorful punch. “Our clients told us to go crazy and that’s just what we did,” says Suzie Lucas, half-jokingly. “We even had to dial it back at one point.”

The clients, real estate developer Jim John and his husband, Craig Hartzman, an art collector and philanthropist, already owned two homes in the Pacific Northwest that were rather sober and minimalist. At their new California retreat, they wanted to embrace the artistic spirit and carefree ethos of Palm Springs, exploring color, pattern, and the art of mismatching.

“My husband wanted to preserve the old Spanish style of the house, but I grew up in Santa Barbara surrounded by terra-cotta and I really needed something different from that,” quips Hartzman. “Eventually, we said, ‘Let’s make it Spanish but on steroids.’”

This informal dining area, used mostly for wine

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Color inspiration for 2021 home decor, fashion, more – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

It’s that time again, the 2021 design trends and color palettes are here! Danielle Myers, ASID, RID, Proprietor of Elle Designs, joined us today with the design and color forecast for 2021. Here’s more from her:

Color direction in Interior Design is heavily influenced by many sources and often starts on the runway in fashion design and the environment that we live in. 

We then see it trickle into home interiors through paint colors, home furnishings and finish materials. 

We heavily rely on paint manufactures to forecast what’s to come, they tend to be 12-18 months ahead of mainstream consumers in their color trend forecasting.

2021 Paint Colors of the Year

  • PPG Paints is introducing 3 Paint Colors of 2021. Transcend PPG-1079-4,  Misty Aqua PPG-1147-3, & Big Cypress PPG-1062-5. They reflect on wellbeing, sustainability and human connection. Moving past fear, transcending our limitations and aiming for a more balanced world by connecting with our fellow humans with compassion and kindness.
  • Behr Paints has developed “The BEHR Color Trends 2021 Palette” composed of a curated selection of hues to create a desired mood that complements your style in any space. Calming, Subtle, Casual, Quiet, Optimistic, & Outdoors are all descriptive of
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