Jan Gunn Interior Architecture and Design
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Foyer mediterranean-entry


A Mediterranean built in 1923 is made timeless with Venetian plaster arched walls. An antique flat weave rug is given new life as upholstery on a club chair. Iron work was intended for Hearst Castle, but was deemed too modest by Julia Morgan, and sold to the original builder. Leather camels add a touch of levity.

Photo By: Misha Bruk

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December 1, 2013
mnamakian wrote:
Beautiful rug. Where is it from?
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this was an antique rug that was in the house when my client bought the house.
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March 22, 2013
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So sorry! It was a Julia Morgan design. There are metal craftsmen who could do something like this and you could pick up a marble top from a remnant at a marble/granite fabricator. Best, Jan Gunninteriorarchiteture@gmail.com
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September 23, 2012
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ceilings are 12' high. Arch depth is 18"
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January 30, 2012
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Can you tell me the colors you mixed?
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what color variation was used to achieve this look? Nicole
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drfirman wrote:
Where can I find this mirror

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The Shabby Nest added this to Arches Frame the Home and Landscape
Arched niches and doorways work together to create a dramatic foyer area reminiscent of a barrel vault.
Melissa Alvarado Sierra added this to Mediterranean Style: A Bonanza of Coastal Flair
This Mediterranean house was built in 1923. The corridor ties together Venetian plaster arched walls, Spanish tiles, and deep burgundy hues. The chandeliers cast a warm shadow in the adobe walls, and small tables display the homeowner's antiques.

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