A combination of serious design elements and whimsical finds gives the house much of its personality. In the dining area, a 1960s Murano glass light fixture hangs over the Paul McCobb rosewood table and chairs.
On a wall near the dining room table, above the wainscot Pam installed, a 19th-century Shaker bed mat hangs above a sophisticated Miró-like oil painting. "We bought the painting at an antiques store," Pam says. "When we went to have it framed, we found a tag that suggested it had been part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's collection." Pam plans to get the piece appraised.
To create the illusion of more space in the open living-dining area, Pam installed mirrors into the back of built-in cabinets to reflect more light.