Friday, April 30, 2010

It's Showtime!


Beautiful Entry Garden and Front Porch designed by Frank Eddy of Neo-American Gardens. Sculpture a collaboration by Matt Catrino and Wendy Owen
I was a beautiful day for a Show House visit! The San Francisco Decorator Showcase was in full regalia last week. Finishing touches were all but completed when my friend Lise and I attended the press tour last week. (Spoiler alert!!!! I took loads of pictures....so those of you who want to visit sight unseen...move along:)......).

This is the view that greeted us from where the house was situated..... Gorgeous, no? The view is worth a million just on it's own...but couple with this year's beautiful home....well....breathtaking.


The line up of designers this year is outstanding, and it may take a few posts to show you everything! Let's start at the beginning ....the first floor.
The living Room was designed by David Kensington. Guided by three main principles, collaboration, craftsmanship and personalization, David has a history of highly successful projects that run the gamut between warm contemporary and decidedly traditional.
Here is a peek at his lovely Living Room:


David Kensington

Described as "an oasis of refined comfort for everyday relaxation and sophisticated social gatherings" this space certainly fit the bill.

Right off of the Foyer (more on that later!) was a small jewel box of a Powder Room designed by Matthew Maccaul Turner. Matthew took his design inspiration from the tale of Narcissus when he created this beautiful space with the sparkle of reflections in the mirrors and the blues in the art and accessories hinting at the reflecting pool in the story. Matthew is, himself, reflected in the mirror above the vanity.


Amazing faux wood finish on the walls by Katherine Jacobus. Cannot tell it isn't the real thing!

This is just the beginning! Stay tuned for The Dining Room by the hugely talented, Suzanne Tucker and the beautiful Kitchen designed by Design Duo, Jennifer Hershon and Joann Hartley, up next!
The Showcase will be open starting today, May 1 through Monday May 31 2010
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10AM - 3PM
Thursday and Friday 10AM - 7PM
Sunday and Memorial Day 11Am - 4PM
Closed Mondays except Memorial Day
For more information:
(415) 447-5830
or click HERE

7 comments:

Julio said...

I cannot wait to see the home in person. Thanks for the peek Katie.

serena said...

I can't wait - I'm going on thurs!

La Petite Gallery said...

This is a fantastic blog. There are so many items I like. Have to say I am a hard to please person.
I have put you on my side bar. Thanks

yvonne

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Oh, thank you for being the "spoiler"...wish I was in S.F. to see this!

Haven and Home said...

Oh I love this peek inside!

Natalie Thiele said...

I am loving the vicarious thrills out here in the cheap seats. I would love to see more of the SF Design House, but I am also hoping you will show more from the Curtis Park Home Tour. I am curious about Jack Ogden's house.

katiedid said...

I hope you all have a chance to go....there is so much more, and it is always better in person!

Hi Natalie! I will, I promise! Things are a bit backed up, but I will as soon as I can. :)