This year marks the fifth Decorator Showcase I attended in SF (and it’s SF’s 35th year of the Showcase.) I started going when I was working at this interior design firm where they have participated in several Decorator Showcases in the past. I was lucky to see and be part of the process for the two they’ve participated and completely understand all the hard work that goes into creating a beautiful room. It’s really a fruit of labor for many designers in the city.
This year, I was thrilled to attend the press preview to see the house first hand. I still remember going last year as a regular guest. While it was still fun, I love the fact that I got to take my time this year and not have to dodge people when I take photos. So this year, I decided to bring my real camera to take some real photos! I probably took about 200 photos but narrowed it down to my favorite rooms and details. Hope you enjoy!
The Modern Pantry by Tinsley Hutson-Wiley & Allison Bloom of Dehn Bloom Design. It was a vintage 1920 butler’s pantry turned into today’s modern pantry. I love how they hung the cheese boards on the wall as a art display and doubles as storage. My pictures here are really not doing it’s justice, check out more pictures here.
A Collector’s Library by Jonathan Rachman Design. Jonathan is a real world traveler, collector, and designer. Every little knick knack in this room belongs to his very own collection. So impressive! And he’s a real charm in person too. When I told him my blog name is called “Shop Sweet Things” – he totally gets it!
The Master Bedroom by Heather Hilliard Design. I think Heather did a fantastic job with this room. It’s definitely one of my favorite rooms in the house. I love how the bold stripes on the headboard inspired the entire wall in this room. The colors are neutral but so pretty! It felt really light and airy. I love that it’s not overly decorated yet still feels very sophisticated.
The Her Office by Catherine Kwong Design. This is a sartorially-inspired “fashion blogger” office (also my latest dream office!) and is connected to the Master Bedroom. I thought it had a really nice flow from that room to this room. Sometimes you can feel a disconnect between one room to another, but this one is not the case. I feel like this office has a very sophisticated glam and I love every detail in this room! If I ever get to have my own home office, I might just have to hire Catherine! (Here are more stunning photos of the space by Bess Friday Photography)
The Media Room by Amy Weaver of Weaver Design Group. Very family and dog friendly! The mirror you see in that picture here, it’s actually a TV. When not in use, it reflects as a mirror, how cool it that? It’s like the dream TV for every interior designer.
The Teen Only Hang Out Room by Emily Mughannam of EM Design. I don’t think I need to be a teen to hang out here, right? I love how young and fun and fresh this room feels. And guess who’s bar cart I spotted? Yes, Roxy from My Cup of Te and her shop Society Social!! I’ve been seeing lots of great shots of her products on the web but was so excited to see her bar cart in person! Only if I can roll that bar cart home with me! (Love you Roxy! So great to see how far you’ve come in such a short amount of time!)
The Tailor Made Suit(e) by Brian Dittmar. What a creative name for the room! It is solely inspired by menswear, and I love all the nailhead details and strong masculine design!
The Guest Bedroom by Matt Murphy and Bathroom by Tineke Trigg of Artistic Designs for Living. Love the fuchsia purple and these lovely bathroom tiles! I wouldn’t complain if I was a guest in this home!
Tonight is the opening night of the Decorator Showcase and then the house will be open to the public from April 28-May 28. There will be happy hours and food tasting events throughout the month, so be sure to check here for event schedule.
(Images via Shop Sweet Things)