Sneak a Peek of the 2020 San Francisco Decorator Showcase


The ups and downs of 2020 did not stop the 43rd Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase from opening it’s doors in the form of a thorough, virtual tour today, showcasing the work of more than 20 top interior and landscape designers who have transformed 27 distinct spaces. Guests can purchase tickets to embark on a video tour of the house and landscaped spaces; three separate self-guided 3-D interactive tours of the interior of the house, and the front and rear gardens in addition to watching designer interviews focusing on their inspirations, back-stories and highlighting a few key elements in their designs and more.

The annual Showcase is a benefit for the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program, which helps to bring a rich diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to the top-rated school and increases financial and cultural capacity to support every qualified student. “We are incredibly thankful to these brilliant designers, generous sponsors and supporters whose contributions help raise money for the UHS financial aid program allowing us to support students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds to enrich the UHS experience for all students,” said Shaundra Bason, University High School Director of Development. Here, we share some of our favorite highlights from the dynamic presentation of talent.

Front stairway: Regan Baker Design

Basalt Flamed & Brushed from Da Vinci Marble runs up the stairwell.
Photo by Arthur Anthony Alvarez.

The Nature Always Wins Entry Foyer: Leap Interior Design

Photos by Christopher Stark.
A custom console is by Aderyn Studio. Photos by Christopher Stark.

The Random Nature Meets Balanced Geometry Living Room: Applegate Tran Interiors

Photos by José Manuel Alorda
Photos by José Manuel Alorda

The Salle d’Etude dining Room: Kelly Hohla Interiors

A chandelier from Gabriel Scott shines light on a ceiling covered in Porter Teleo wallcovering. Photos by John Merkl.
Wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries ads textures behind the art. Flat Roman Shade By The Shade Store in a custom Holland & Sherry fabric and border. Photos by John Merkl.

The Modern Mediterranean Kitchen and Breakfast Nook: Regan Baker Design

A sofa by Dmitriy & Co sits below a chandelier from The Future Perfect.
Photos by Suzanna Scott.
Stone counters and the pantry backsplash are from  Da Vinci Marble.
Photos by Suzanna Scott.
The textured backsplash is from Yonder Shop. Photos by Suzanna Scott.
The custom cabinetry is by Eric Hardrath. Photos by Suzanna Scott.
Photos by Suzanna Scott

The Botanicae Stairwell and Landing: DZINE

The gallery begins with a pair of sculptures by Yoko Kubrick. Relaxed Roman Shades in a Sheer Wool Blend in Cloud by The Shade Store add a subtle touch.  
Photos by Christopher Stark and Austin Forbord.
A chandelier from CTO Living sit above the Brera bench from Poltrona Frau.
Photos by Christopher Stark and Austin Forbord.
DZINE Gallery: Elina Frumerman: Botanicae, a series of 20 original 
framed photographs with an accompanying catalog/portfolio.
Photos by Christopher Stark and Austin Forbord.

The Azure Guest Bathroom: Barbra Bright Design

Tile from Sonoma Tile Makers and Muziek Tallulah are from Da Vinci Marble.
Photo by Andrew McKinney.

The Green with Envy Lounge and Gallery: Jeffrey Neve Interior Design

An art Deco Vellum Top Console, Circa 1925, from C. Mariani Antiques.
Photos by Christopher Stark.
A Lauren Floor Lamp by Rosie Li sits atop a rug from Aga John Rugs.
Photos by Christopher Stark.
Verdi Alpi Countertop, Camrian Black Polished Marble Floor Tile,  New Ravenna Twill Ombre Shower Tile is all from Da Vinci Marble. Photos by Christopher Stark.

The Sundown Lounge: Chroma

A custom rug created with Mark Nelson Designs sits below the custom Sundown Settee.
Photos by Sam Frost
A vintage brass pendant by Paavo Tynell Finland hangs above Christian Liaigre game table. Photos by Sam Frost.
A custom sconce configuration using Hudson Valley Lighting sheds light on a Roger Herman ceramic work. Photos by Sam Frost.

The Listening Room and Bathroom: Chad Dorsey Design 

The room is grounded with the Slate Mohair Rug from The Rug Company, against Ginger Snap walls by C2 Paint.  Atlantique Woven Wood Shades by The Shade Store in Driftwood layered with Inverted Pleat Drapery in a Wool Blend in Java by The Shade Store.
Photos by Douglas Friedman.
A mantle from Dorsey’s STRIKE collection is the star of the room.
Photos by Douglas Friedman.
Art is curated by Ryan Campbell-Garrett Art Advisory, which includes a private collection from local San Francisco collectors Pamela and David Hornik of two Christo and Jean Claude mixed media works, a Manuel Neri work on paper and a collage by Derrick Adams.
Photos by Douglas Friedman.
The custom Breccia Marble vanity from Materials Marking has fluted edges, continuing the detail from the Listening Room fireplace. Photos by Douglas Friedman.

The Liquid Lounge and Cala Mezcal: Artistic Designs for Living

An area rug from Scott Group Studio adds vibrancy to the lounge.
Photos by Christopher Stark.
Artist Ryan Bucko’s Neutra II and Linear Interplay hang above a custom sectional sofa from Arden Home. Photos by Christopher Stark.
Chairs from The Future Perfect make the game table artistic.
Photos by Christopher Stark.
A custom mural by Caroline Lizarraga sets the mood in the Cala Mezcal bar.
Photos by Christopher Stark.
A custom bar and credenza were designed by GO Build Studio.
Photos by Christopher Stark.

The Soak and Spin Laundry Room: Nest Design Co.

The Tabarka Studio floor tile from Da Vinci Marble complements custom cabinets.
Photos by Christopher Stark.
The double Saturn chandelier is from Bone Lighting. Photos by Christopher Stark.

The No Drama Llama Bathroom: Dina Bandman Interiors

All Tile and Stone, including New Ravenna Otomi Mosaic Tile on Walls are from Da Vinci Marble. Photos by Christopher Stark.
Kohler plumbing fixtures were used in the space. Photos by Christopher Stark.

The Master Bedroom and Dressing Room: K Interiors

A decorative wall painting by Caroline Lizarraga surrounds the master bedroom.
Photos by R. Brad Knipstein
Alexandra Ray Art Advisory installed key pieces throughout.
Photos by R. Brad Knipstein.
An ottoman covered in fabric from Porter Teleo sits in the dressing room.
Photos by R. Brad Knipstein

The Master Bathroom: FDG Design Group

The Oyster White Polished Marble from Da Vinci Marble dances across the floor and up the vanity wall. Photos by Christopher Stark.
Oyster White Polished Marble from Da Vinci Marble continues across the room.
Photos by Christopher Stark.

The Lumber Slumber Bedroom: Benni Amadi Interiors

A custom-made cabin bed is elevated by stairs that double as book storage; to the left, a twin mattress peeks out from wooden slats, evoking the feeling of teetering among the branches of an enchanted forest. 
Photos by Christopher Stark.
a walk-in closet has been re-imagined into a private nook lined with tree wallpaper and book ledges. Photos by Christopher Stark.

A Wabi Sabi Wunderkind Bedroom: Sean Leffers Interiors

A custom bunkbed is covered in fabrics from C&C Milano, Kelly Wearstler, Houles, Paper Mills, Pierre Frey, Sahco. Photos by Christopher Stark.
A Hans Wegner chair sits atop a rug by Arkitektura. Ripple Fold Drapery by The Shade Store in custom Schumacher fabric with a Custom Drapery Track in White by The Shade Store. Photos by Christopher Stark.

The Silhouettes Guest Bedroom: Martin Young Design

A custom chaise is covered in pillows from Rose Tarlow.
Photos by Jose Manuel Alorda.
Post-Modern roll-top desk designed by Hans Eichenberger, Switzerland, circa 1990.
Photos by Jose Manuel Alorda.
A custom ceiling treatment using Benjamin Moore.
Photos by Jose Manuel Alorda.

Front garden, Back garden and Patio: Terremoto Landscape

Encore ceramic tile in Belize from Da Vinci Marble adds color around the garden.
Photo Caitlin Atkinson.
Photos by Caitlin Atkinson 
Photos by Caitlin Atkinson 
Photos by Caitlin Atkinson 

To see more of the entire showcase, tickets for the virtual tour are $25 and will be available online starting September 5 at Please visit for the latest updates.