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Home&Real Estate Home Front RECYCLE E-WASTE ... A free ewaste fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Ohlone Elementary School, 950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto. Information: MANAGE PESTS ... David Perkins, a certified Integrated Pest Management advocate, will offer a class on “Integrated Pest Management” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Common Ground, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Emphasis will be on understanding the nature of the problem and choosing the right approach to dealing with it, from prevention to pesticides. Cost is $31. Information: 650493-6072 or FARMERS MARKET REOPENS ... on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to noon on Gilman Street between Hamilton and Forest avenues (behind the post office), in downtown Palo Alto. The market, with fresh, locally produced foods, continues every Saturday through Dec. 14, rain or shine. A portion of sales is donated to Avenidas, a Palo Alto organization supporting older adults; to date donations are approaching $400,000. VEGGIES — ASIAN STYLE ... Yannette Fichou Edwards will teach a cooking class on “Vegetarian Asian Style” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Dishes include Pan Asian Tofu with lemongrass, asparagus and shiitake mushrooms; beer-battered vegetable tempura; and Taj tomato casserole with homemade curry. Class includes demonstration, participation and sampling. Cost is $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or DESIGN TRENDS ... A free workshop on “Kitchens and Bath” will be held at the Harrell Remodeling Design Center, 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. A light meal will be (continued on page 45) INSPIRATION SUMMER PLANT CLINIC ... UC Master Gardeners will hold a free, walk-in plant clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics range from dealing with different soils, plant nutrition, watering, organic sprays as well as specific problems dealing with roses. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or OPEN HOME GUIDE 62 Also online at An “urban, edgy” family room, left, was designed by Heidi Menard of Ambiance Interiors, Palo Alto. Fun elements in the entertainment-focused room include a Plexiglas ceiling fan, ceramic moose head and pinball machines. Below, Blair Morgan (of Morgan Design Group, Menlo Park) created a dining room “with a party gone wrong” theme. A focal point is the chandelier custom-made of broken china. The tablecloth is woven rafia over polyester. IN A WALK-THROUGH “N Decorator Show House 2013 offers ideas, resources, fun by Carol Blitzer photos by Veronica Weber ew Traditionalism” is what San Francisco designer Warren Sheets calls his active mixing of old and new in the living room of Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House 2013, the first show house on the Peninsula in about 10 years. The 11,000-square-foot Woodside estate, designed in 1938 and situated on 21 acres, is a perfect backdrop for 20 designers to showcase their talents and tastes, and for visitors to see firsthand how interior-design trends are playing out. “We wanted to honor the traditional elements of the house but also march forward,” Sheets said. He pointed to several examples: a classic console table juxtaposed with a modern writing desk; a pair of fauteuil chairs (popular in 18th-century France) with a more contemporary black-lacquer finish; a glass coffee-table top with antique bronze trim. And then there’s the piece of driftwood, half-finished in 18K gold leaf. The designers were not required to confer with each other, or to create continuity in their presentations. Rather, each took on the challenge of maximizing what could be done with each specific space. The family/entertainment room, for example, is sited in what is not technically the basement (the home is on a hillside) but lacks much natural light and has ceilings just under 8 feet tall. What Heidi Menard and Celeste Randolph, of Ambiance Interiors, Palo Alto, created was an “urban edgy” room with “masculine appeal,” Menard said. (continued on page 43) ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÞÊ£ä]ÊÓä£ÎÊU Page 41

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