The 2019 San Francisco Decorator ShowcaseAuthor:Lindsey Shook
San Francisco was the talk of the global design community this week with the opening of the annual San Francisco Designer Showcase, whose proceeds benefit the financial aid program of San Francisco University High. Now in its 42nd year, the home’s 33 rooms were transformed by an ensemble of nearly 40 top Bay Area designers. Located at 3800 Washington St., the 18,000 square foot home known as “Le Petit Trianon”, was the location for a San Francisco Decorator Showcase past, in 1982. Now a historic landmark, the home was built in 1904 for Marcus and Cora Koshland, a prominent San Francisco family that made a fortune in wool and textiles, and modeled after Le Petit Trianon at the Palace Versailles in Paris. Here we give a glimpse at a few of our favorite rooms. To tour the entire home, purchase tickets HERE.
THE WISEMAN GROUP Once again, this year’s cast of designers wowed us with their immense talent and vision. Starting in the Dining room, The Wiseman Group unveiled “The Haute Bohemian Hideaway: A Tribute to A Tribute to Connoisseurship”. The overall concept was inspired by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent’s avid passion for collecting and travel.
The hideaway features a statement antique Oushak carpet with an Edwin Lutyens octagonal table. The original fireplace has been reimagined with custom Moroccan Star Zellige Tile by Monique De La Plaza through Da Vinci Marble. A custom geometric Fromental 5-panel velvet screen inspired by artist Gustav Klimt, Fromental silk wall covering lines the vaulted ceiling, a Steinway grand piano, a Ming Dynasty coffee table, and a window seat banquette in Jim Thompson woven fabric create a sense of maximalist eclecticism.
HEATHER HILLIARD DESIGN In her 8th year of participation, Heather Hilliard graced the family room she renamed “L’Appartement”, which in French derives from the Italian appartare. The direction of the overall design is subtly inspired by Petit Trianon with layers of California modern, minimalism. he envisioned a multigenerational French family who had been Patrons of great French design over the last 250 years and this room being a mélange of their phenomenal antique family heirlooms, iconic French vintage pieces, and pieces from the new Vanguard of contemporary French designers.
MARTIN KOBUS In honor of the home’s original owners, Marcus and Corinne Koshland who were major art patrons, Martin Kobus dreamt up a modern day recital hall. With a dynamic ceiling covered in Symphony by de Gournay, the long parlor is the perfect place for endless nights of entertainment.
KELLY HOHLA INTERIORS Made with the quintessential San Francisco business woman top of mind , the Wo-Man Cave designed by Kelly Hohla Interiors is as cozy as it is vibrant. Luxe textures and mix-print fabrics in shades of black and white, blue and lilac add a relaxing feminine touch while notes of mid-century and lounge furniture anchor the room.
When designing the perfect place to start the day, Eche’s curation of the breakfast room presents a beautifully balanced mix of old and new. This intimate dining room incorporates a mix of antique, vintage and contemporary pieces to illustrate the passage of time, as well as the artistic and aesthetic sensibility each generation has brought to this grand residence.
JAIMIE BELEW INTERIOR DESIGN x DAVID ARMOUR ARCHITECTURE Dynamic duo Jaimie Belew and David Armour combined their creative talents and dreamt up an extremely stylish catering kitchen and service lounge. By reconfiguring the entire kitchen, a more efficient flow was created featuring an elegantly appointed new cooking station. Hues of salmon, pistachio, and cream butter bean update the traditional architectural details while elements like the all-natural limestone wall cladding with recessed panels and sage-toned countertops by Da Vinci Marble add modern California style. The service lounge feels more like a super-chic cocktail lounge, with the placement of a baby grand piano opposite a custom nook.
ZETERRE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE x DZINE The Neoclassical viewing garden, inspired by an elegant orangerie in Versailles, was designed by Jarrod Baumann of Zeterre Landscape Architecture. After seeing the work of artist Yoko Kubrick, he decided to feature her sculptures, using them as beautiful focal points within the garden. Jarrod collaborated with DZINE Gallery for the outdoor furnishings, together they selected Paola Lenti because their quality, beauty and contemporary feel.
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