San Francisco-based architect and designer Abigail Turin transformed her 1925 Italianate home into a modern abode. “You don’t have to stay in the language of your exterior, but you don’t have to eliminate it, either,” says Turin of her old-meets-new approach. When Turin noticed the living room was a naturally dim space, she embraced it with slate walls and cozy furnishings. Dwell broke the room down piece by piece so readers can recreate it.
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Created in 1962 by Italian brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, this iconic steel-and-marble lamp's design was based on the shape of a streetlight. A sturdy base anchors the form, while the graceful arch of the stainless-steel shade extends eight feet.