San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012

Salivating for a feast of design? The tables are set and the pillows are plumped for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012, opening this weekend.

More than 30 talented West Coast designers have breathtakingly transformed the historic and stately mansion at 2020 Jackson Street, for this 35th annual Showcase—a benefit for San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program.

I was privy to a peek the other day, and I came away impressed and filled with inspiration. Many spaces are memorable, but I found myself reflecting on the creative and cozy eating areas. (It was lunchtime, after all.) Here’s a just a taste of what you’ll see….

Dining Room Rethought by Scavullo Design(Click on the photos for more detail).

Such a festive solution that Marysia Rybock and the team at Scavullo Design created in this vibrant and inviting dining room. The goal was to achieve “a space that balances the room’s existing Gothic Revival elements…with whimsical pieces and a unique layout that connect it with a contemporary lifestyle.”

And that Jonathan Browning mother-of-pearl chandelier. More than stunning—it’s taken up residence in my brain cells.

Modern Pantry Dehn Bloom & Tinsley Hutson WileyPhotograph by John Merkl.

A secret spot for tea (or to check in with your iPad) is found in the Modern Pantry, by Tinsley Hutson-Wiley and Allison Bloom. Tea isn’t the only British influence you’ll see in the space (you won’t miss it — I swooned at the artistic use of neutrals).

I’m astonished this compact catering kitchen was orchestrated using all removable pieces and overlays to the existing decor. No pressure to the homeowners, but I’d keep the gals’ work!

Lifestyle 2020 Kitchen by Green Couch Interior Design

A mere tidbit of the savory kitchen and family room served up by Jeff and Tray Schlarb at Green Couch. When you visit, be sure to take in the family room’s fresh brick finish and the planetary Coup d’Etat light fixture.

Roof Terrace Pagoda Tent by Frank Holbrook Design

It wouldn’t be a San Francisco Showcase without a scenic enclave from which to savor the Bay, and this year doesn’t disappoint. Frank Holbrook bedecked the Roof Terrace in comfy elegance. Think he’ll mind if we pop that champagne?

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012

Hungry for more?

Showcase runs April 28 – May 28, Tuesdays through Sundays and Monday Memorial Day,
2020 Jackson Street, San Francisco.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10am – 3pm (last entry)
  • Thursday & Friday 10am – 7pm (last entry)
  • Special “Friday Nights at Showcase” 5pm – 7pm each Friday.
  • Sunday & Memorial Day 11am – 4pm (last entry)
  • Closed Monday (except Memorial Day)

Tickets are available at the door: $30 general admission; $25 seniors (60+). For group rates, call (415) 447-5830. Check for additional information on designers, special Friday Night events and shuttle and parking information.

Watch for more about a few of the home’s fabulous transformations. But in the meantime, serve us up a comment about your favorite spaces and details highlighted here, or others you see in person at Showcase.

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2 Comments for “San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012”

sooo pretty!

Hi there – I was at the Showcase and I thought it was terrific. I will be blogging about it on my blog as well. I was able to take pictures…but because I was a bit rushed by the docents (who didn’t really want me to take any…even though I had permission!). All in all they were super nice to me and all the designers that were there – were very helpful – giving me the details of their rooms.

Great show – recommend it to anyone living nearby.


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