SF Decorator Showcase 2018

The opening night party for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase is an event I look forward to every year…dressing up, seeing my design pals, viewing great design, what could be better?  

Benefiting the scholarship program for San Francisco University High School, this year’s Showcase was set in the tranquil, beautiful Marina District with a “not to be missed” view that  spanned from the Golden Gate Bridge to Angel Island.  Wow indeed. 

Having seen the home before the decorator’s performed their magical transformation, the Spanish Revival home was a bit of a quandary.  While the exterior of the home exuded a 1920s architectural style, the interior had been stripped of every nuance and detail depicting its original era.  Needless to say, I was fascinated to see what would/could be done with something so bland on the inside.  The home truly became a study of dark and light.

It was a delightful, albeit very crowded, party and I’m excited to share a few shots I got between a cocktail, a catch up, and an hors d’oeuvre or three.

 A beautiful view and setting for the showcase

A beautiful view and setting for the showcase

 
 Kitchen by Ian Stallings. Contrast of dark & light Navy lacquer cabinetry and Carrera Marble Stone.

Kitchen by Ian Stallings. Contrast of dark & light Navy lacquer cabinetry and Carrera Marble Stone.

 Entry by Molie Malone. Reflective of 20’s and 30’s glamour

Entry by Molie Malone. Reflective of 20’s and 30’s glamour

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 Ian Stallings Family Room

Ian Stallings Family Room

 Stephan Blachowski.  Flowers reflecting the color in the William Racke Studio Ceiling mural.

Stephan Blachowski.  Flowers reflecting the color in the William Racke Studio Ceiling mural.

 
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 Light filled living room by Mead Quin.  A few trinkets on the shelves.

Light filled living room by Mead Quin.  A few trinkets on the shelves.

 
 Dark & Moody Master Bedroom with fringe wallpaper, why not? By Jeff Schlarb

Dark & Moody Master Bedroom with fringe wallpaper, why not? By Jeff Schlarb

 A light study for her by Heather Deragon

A light study for her by Heather Deragon

 Salon/Dining room by David Bjorngaard.

Salon/Dining room by David Bjorngaard.

 
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 The party on the terrace with living green wall by Mead Quinn

The party on the terrace with living green wall by Mead Quinn