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Before and After: Creative preservation

A creative update preserves the character of a great 1930s Oakland home

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Master bedroom
Photos by Thomas J. Story; styling by Miranda Jones; 

Master bedroom

The original light fixtures had to be discarded, but the Kidsons installed replicas custom-made by a local blacksmith.

The dilapidated carpeting was also replaced; the room felt too cavernous without carpeting underfoot.

Bed: The custom design from Brindisiamo, in Sonoma, echoes the room’s fixtures.

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