Black bedroom walls with metal dresser via @thouswellblog

This past January, I had the opportunity to spend three weeks interning for Restoration Hardware Chief Creative Officer Celia Tejada. Besides working in the incredible design studios at the RH headquarters in Corte Madera, I had the pleasure of getting to know Celia at work as well as at home in her gracious San Francisco Victorian. She allowed me to take some pictures of her home, and I’m excited to be sharing them on Design*Sponge today!

Celia Tejada bought her home in the 1990s, about 100 years after it was originally built. She fixed it up while retaining as many original details as possible, salvaging crown moldings and keeping the original marble sinks in many of the bathrooms. Although the space is always evolving, its clean, black-and-white palette represents the classic and modern elements infused into the home’s style. And as I discussed in my ode to dark walls, the dark ceilings and walls in Celia’s home make the rooms feel as expansive as the night sky. This home was built for entertaining, with intimate and personal settings for friendly gatherings. In fact, every week, Celia has a group of friends over for tertulia, a bohemian Spanish-style culinary and literary gathering.

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Celia Tejada's dramatic entry hall on @thouswellblog
Attic lounge area with Moroccan rug via @thouswellblog
White hallway with red runner on @thouswellblog

Learn more about Celia’s storied, collected home in the full home tour on Design*Sponge.

Kevin O'Gara signature on Thou Swell

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