pillows and fabulous kitchens. And, of course,
she included dining room tables with benches
— not chairs — because, she says, “I don’t
want to limit the number of guests.” The table
in the dining room in her childhood farmhouse,
a room now located in the property’s former
stables, seats 42.
Molino Tejada quickly drew the attention of
publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue
and Architectural Digest, and guests arrived from
around the world. Tejada now envisions the inn
as an arts and cultural center. Already, Spanish
artists such as Adrian Ssegura and Okuda San
Miguel have been in residence and created vivid
It’s hard to imagine Tejada would have it
otherwise. Her San Francisco home, its walls
painted in gray, black or white, is an ode to
art. One room brims with poetry books.
Another with design and photography
books. Another holds a home theater. “I love to
be around writers, photographers, filmmakers
and chefs,” she says.
That’s evident on Thursday nights. The eclectic, creative group she gathers is like family to
her. She reads them Neruda, as they sit at the
custom-made 15-foot table in her San Francisco
dining room. The table is small by Tejada’s standards. It seats only 25. n
Tejada purchased a Spanish mill house built in 1670
and converted it into Molino Tejada. She designed all
the interiors using a mix of high- and low-end items.
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