A spectacular array of Malibu tile forms the keynote in the Adamson kitchen. The wainscot with its vivid color combination and stark geometric design departs from the more traditional Spanish motifs seen elsewhere in the house, hinting at Native American or possibly Art Deco motifs, whose popularity was just then on the ascendancy. The device visible beneath the cabinet at center is an early dishwasher original to the house. At left, an electric clock set in a tiled surround surmounts the wainscot; the work table beneath it features a top inlaid with Saracenic tile. The panels between the room’s ceiling beams are once again enriched with stencil-painted ornament, a favorite decorative technique of the 1920s.