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Publication Date: 2019-02-13

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Tour a Traditional Oakland Estate with Moorish Influences

In an era when traditional interiors can seem passé and a colorful palette strays easily into excess, designer April Powers of April Powers Interior Design achieved an inspiring balance between classic and contemporary elements for a 1930s Spanish-colonial revival in Rockridge, Oakland. Tasked with modernizing the property, Powers relied on rich jewel tones, delicate details, and hints of Moorish influences that gesture toward the style of the exterior. Simultaneously, she subdued any pretentiousness in the original design that might seem unfit for a family residence.

Mark Becker Architecture helped to update the layout, and Katrine Benninger Landscape & Garden Design styled lush gardens that center around a green latticework gazebo, which Powers decorated with a vividly upholstered bench and octogonal cocktail table. The redesigned estate is perfect for gatherings both large and small, and perfect for a family in search of both new design territory and well-loved traditions. Read on for our tour.

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