Movie producer Gale Anne Hurd makes futuristic films like the Terminator trilogy and Aliens, but when it came to renovating her 1923 Sylvanus Marston-designed house in Pasadena, she stayed true to its Spanish Revival roots. "In the 1920s, they wouldn’t have had recessed lighting," Hurd says, explaining her decision to use handmade pendants and sconces from Steven Handelman Studios (from $195 per pendant, from $95 per sconce; 805-962-5119 or stevenhandelmanstudios.com). Not everything in the kitchen is historically correct: Hurd installed pro-style appliances such as a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer (from $4,100 each; 800-222-7820 or subzero.com). Now Hurd has moved on to another project: her new Vertical Wine Bistro in Pasadena (70 N. Raymond Ave.; 626-795-3999).
Hurd shortened the legs on the "Tibetan" bar stools from Pottery Barn so they can be pushed under the counter. DETAILS $99; 888-779-5176 or potterybarn.com.
The green marble Hurd wanted was hard to find, so she went with Mariana soapstone; it’s "a better choice since there was so much green in the tiles and cabinets," she says. DETAILS $77 a sq ft from Vermont Soapstone; 800-284-5404.