For over 40 years, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase has brought the design community together for a terrific cause — raising money for the San Francisco University High School financial aid program ($17 million so far, to be precise). This year, COVID-19 has created a new wrinkle in the planning for the Showcase, making in-person tours impossible. That didn’t stop the creative team behind the event, of course, giving the public an all-new way to experience the home’s design. Now, visitors from around the world can tour the home virtually, with access to video walk-throughs, in-depth 3D interactive tours, and exclusive interviews with the designers.
As a San Francisco-based company, Chairish is a big supporter of the Showcase, and we’re proud to continue that tradition in 2020. As in past years, we’re hosting an exclusive sale of actual designer furnishings used in the Showcase, from an array of the talents who participated. Best of all, 10% of profits from the items purchased with the title “Featured in The 2020 San Francisco Decorator Showcase” will benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. Below, browse some of our favorite spaces in the home, and be sure to shop the full collection of pieces in the exclusive Showcase Sale.
For the principal bedroom, K Interiors / Kristina Peña found inspiration in the cityscape and climate of San Francisco, with a cloud-patterned wall, painted by Caroline Lizarraga, and inviting, texture-rich materials. The eye-catching channel-tufted headboard is in a Pierre Frey cream wool boucle with a brass base and is custom, as are the custom marble and fluted oak wood side tables.
The Mediterranean breakfast nook by Regan Baker Design features curvilinear, sculptural pieces, with drapery in a hand-painted abstract pattern. The inviting sofa is by Dmitriy & Co, in Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca Boucle B1030 in Lavender Grey. The table is custom, from Sawkille Co, and the chairs are Lloyd chairs from Crump & Kwash. The pendant light is the Linden Vertical Pendant by Charles de Lisle for The Future Perfect.
The Jack & Jill bathroom by Dina Bandman Interiors was designed to be both classical and whimsical, with a hand cut mosaic tile featuring foxes and llamas on a background of semi-precious jeweled glass. The brightly hued vanity is custom, designed by The C.E.H. The mirror is also custom designed by Dina Bandman and executed by George Grande Custom Furnishings + Frank’s Finishing. The sconce is from Coleen & Company. In the shower, the shelf is by Kohler.
The colorful dining room by Kelly Hohla Interiors was inspired by French modernism and Pierre Chareau. The custom hand-painted wallpaper on the ceiling invites the eye upward and adds a playful element to this vibrant, inviting space. By the window, a custom settee is made by Hardesty Dwyer & Co with a walnut wood base by Jafe and is upholstered in Casamance Espoir fabric. The custom benches, also with a walnut wood plinth base by Jafe, are upholstered in Cloth, Downy, Wine Fabric. The rug is Lumina by Vaheed Taheri, made of Tibetan wool and linen.
The laundry room by Nest Design Company (whimsically called “Soak & Spin”) has a clean, neutral palette to bring a sense of calm to daily tasks. The washer and dryer are located behind retractable pocket doors that can be opened when in use and closed otherwise. The vintage runner rug is from Nest Design Company’s own inventory. The stool is the Stitch Stool from Eny Lee Parker, in a Jiun Ho fabric. The light fixture is the Double Saturn Pendant from Bone Simple. On the counter, there is a clay pot from Burkina Faso and a carved wooden bowl from Nigeria.
Martin Young Design calls the sitting room “Silhouettes,” with a particular focus on dressmaker details, technological craft, and historical references. The walls are covered in a Holland & Sherry sisal. The tufted and draped chaise sofa is custom by Martin Young Design and is upholstered in Deauville by Jasper Fabric. The three vintage nesting tables are from the Netherlands, ca.1960’s. The round throw pillow is custom by Martin Young Design and is made with green-blue Tuscania linen by Rose Tarlow; the square throw pillow is also custom and is made with blue linen and blue felted wool sourced from Scotland.
Chad Dorsey Design created the Listening Room, intended as a space for relaxation, rest, and enjoying music, of course. On the ceiling, a handpainted wall covering by Porter Teleo was custom created for the space. The chaise longue is the Piet Boon “Kekke Long Chair”in Bronze and Carmel Quilted Leather. A variety of pieces of artwork behind the sitting area add to the artistic flair of the room.
The kid’s bedroom by Sean Leffers Interiors has a Japanese minimalist inspiration, incorporating playful elements that any child would love and finding color inspiration in the green and yellow moss on the trees outside the window. The amorphously shaped wool and silk rug is custom, made with Arkitektura. The chair is a Hans Wegner vintage folding chair, 1958. In the desk area, a Verner Panton Cone Chair, 1959, is upholstered in suede and alpaca from Great Plains, available at Holly Hunt. The table lamp is by Joseph André Motte.
Leap Interior Design | Chelsea Brown created a space for the home’s foyer called “Nature Always Wins,” with a focus on the natural world’s ability to be reborn time and time again. The wallcovering by MJ Atelier, called Papillons and Branches, includes handpainted three-dimensional butterflies gilded with 23-karat gold and white gold. The standout piece is the handcarved Phoenix Console Table by Aderyn Studio, which is torched to a matte black finish. The wood legs are salvaged lumber from Santa Cruz County and the top is limestone from Da Vinci Marble.