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My favorite Painted Lady

It's not a cocktail or a proposition- it's San Francisco's iconic Victorian style house. Known for their gingerbread details and vibrant paint colors, many of these homes survived the big earthquakes and post-quake fires of 1906 and 1989. [caption id="attachment_1967" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption=""William and Grace McCarthy Collection, (Audrey Fullerton - Donor)," 1906 AC 96-07-08 California State Archives Sacramento, California"][/caption] Recently I had the good fortune of color consulting for one of these beauties on lower Haight Street just a block or so above what the proud owner called "the fire-line" of the earlier quake. We had to consider the history of this home but also create something unique and thoughtful for today's aesthetics. Here's how it all went down: [caption...

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