San Francisco Decorator Showcase
Recently, the BHE had to go to San Francisco for his job. I joined him at the end of his gig and we stayed on for a long weekend of fun. We crammed a lot in in three days and saw quite a bit. But I was beyond thrilled to learn the San Francisco Decorator Showcase was opening the day before we were to fly home. Yay me!! And it did not disappoint.
Are you ready to tour this amazing home?
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The San Francisco Decorator Showcase has raised nearly $16 million to benefit the San Francisco University High School financial aid program. This event allows hundreds of deserving Bay Area students access to a world-class college preparatory education. UHS is committed to building a community that reflects and embraces the great diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area. Almost one quarter of UHS students receive financial aid. The UHS Financial Aid program provides over $2,600,000 in grants annually, with average grants covering 68% of tuition.
The 2018 Showcase house boasts six bedrooms, four and one-half baths, a sunken living room, formal dining room and large picture windows with spectacular views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Marina Green. The gourmet kitchen opens to a spacious family room, which overlooks the tranquil garden. A light-filled center atrium is perfect for casual dining and entertaining. The two home offices/dens, guest suite, and laundry room complete the beautiful San Francisco property.
You guys, this house was Ah.May.Zing.
Right on Marina Boulevard with a Million $$ view. Pretty incredible, no doubt.
I loved the bold statement and no fear attitude of the front of this house.
“Eyes on Hue”
It is supposedly a temporary installation but who would want to change it? It’s totally fabulous!
And may I welcome you inside? This entryway is absolutely divine. The de Gourney custom wallpaper is incredible.
Elevated Elegance Grand Entry Hall
On to the Dining Room…
I love that the dining area was visualized as more than simply an eating space. Taking full advantage of the beauty of the Marin Headlands, visible from the dining room’s large window, the designer created a sensory escape. I found the space detailed and thoughtful, while welcoming the outside in. The long built-in window seat was a brilliant use of space, turning the room into a multi-functional respite.
ART SALON DINING ROOM
Loved the kitchen…
Rather than gut and remodel the kitchen, it was given a face lift.
The cabinetry was high glossed with a custom color that, I have to say, looks A LOT like Velvet Finishes Handsome. And it made a beautiful kitchen. The stone was gorgeous, the veining was blue, which was surely the inspiration for the cabinetry color. I really liked the metal screen used on the upper cabinets, The additional element of texture and color was perfect. Look closely at the cabinetry hardware – they were made so that the handles could be retrofitted to multiple sizes. Perfect for when you are using existing cabinets and dealing with existing holes.
Kitchen and Breakfast Nook
The beautiful blue color was bounced over to the wall of windows in the Breakfast Nook. The color palette of this room was energizing, yet grounded. The dark blue anchored the space while the white walls showcased amazing art. The yellow velvet sofa was playful and the perfect color for the room.
This guest bedroom was crazy dreamy. The designer recently visited an ancient Roman villa in Pompeii, Italy and found her inspiration. There were so many gorgeous details in this room, I stood there mesmerized. I’m sure the she thought I was a total loon but I couldn’t help myself!
The red Venetian plaster ceiling was absolutely gorgeous juxtaposed against the creamy walls. The nightstands were made of charred wood – beautiful. The ceramic snakes above the bed kept a watchful and are said to fend off bad spirits.
And can we talk about this closet?
Hand-painted trees and snakes on black with lucite rod and shelving, complete with Louis Vuitton luggage?
Breathe Kellie, breathe.
Amazing right? Really, really pretty.
Lararia Guest Refuge
lararia: n. A shrine to the spirits that protect the Roman household.
by Kari McIntosh Design l Photo Credit: John Merkl
Remember that I recently did a post about Hip Nurseries? Well holy moly…here’s one to add.
First, we have to talk about this de Gourney wallpaper.
Hand-painted. Hand embellished. Lemons. Yes, you read that correctly.
And not just for the walls – the matching fabric was hand-painted as well.
And a custom lucite 4-poster crib?? I can’t even…
The softness of this room is perfect for a nursery but the drama of the details are all grown-up.
Though a highly functional space, there was no absence of lusciousness.
Wild and hip, my favorite part of this space were the window treatments. I love the dip-dyed drapery fabric mixed with the check of the shade.
Tangerine Dream Lounge
This bathroom feels like a cloudy day under a brilliant grotto of blooming flowers.
The space is totally serene with it’s grey and white palette then – BOOM – green and orange and pink dance above your head. And – this bathroom includes a musical shower experience!
Kohler has a shower head that includes a wireless speaker, called Moxie, and it’s very cool. You can pair it with bluetooth and listen to your favorite tunes while showering. How fun is that?
Had to do take this pic with the designer, Stephan, he was a bubble of happiness. And we were jamming out (did I just show my age?) with the Moxie.
…I’ll say something cool in a minute to redeem myself….
And we have to discuss the Numi toilet.
It plays music, warms your buns and warms you feet. I kid you not. And if any of you guys ever get this sucker you have to tell me.
Above, the Garden Awaits Bathroom
This powder room had layers of texture. The wall covering was fabulous but the back-lit stone vanity stole the show.
The metal inlay in the floor tile was gorgeous!
LOVED the trim at the wall seams.
And a malachite patterned surf board boldly decorated an area that used to be a teeny tiny shower.
Sea Scape Bathroom
The last space that I want to show you guys today is this chic and calm white room and terrace.
Could you imagine drinking a cup of coffee in this space every morning, overlooking the amazing views of San Fran?!
The Terrace, A Room for Living: Living Room
Was was your favorite space? I’m having a hard time deciding – I loved so many of the details!
Part Two will be coming up soon so stay tuned!!
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