The 30th San Francisco Decorator Showcase took place in a magnificent 1927 Italian Renaissance-style palazzo In Pacific Heights. We transformed the classically proportioned and light-flooded living room into a light, open, artful space for a worldly young couple interested in preserving an old house and giving it new life. The decor is fresh and timeless, and brings the outdoors in – a combination of inherited pieces and new collections, mementos of world travels and references drawn from the immediate area.
In 2010 the San Francisco Decorator Showcase took over a lovely Normandy-style mansion in Presidio Heights. With collectors, adventurers and explorers in mind, we transformed the dining room into an elaborate, tightly curated cabinet of curiosities, anchored by a massive eighteenth century French bibliothèque, the ideal reliquary for our assemblage of objects rare, treasured, sentimental, or quirky.
ARCHITECT: Henry Clay Smith (1927) and Albert L. Farr (1929)
Achieving harmony in a room requires an alchemy of scale and proportion, form, color, and light.
The ache for home lives in all of us the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Layering is key. Exquisite patterns add sophistication and intricate details create depth and interest.
Design lives in the details.