Our Favorite Spaces From the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The West Coast’s premier design event highlights the work of 26 top designers while supporting an important local cause. Check out some of the home’s most jaw-dropping spaces.

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Original to the dining room, the handpainted wallpaper inspired the exuberant palette in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 With Good Company space. Designers George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera-Hill paired an eight-sided table with the enchanted garden-like setting to create the perfect place to savor good food, good conversation and good company. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>

Last month, a few lucky members of the HGTV.com team visited the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Widely considered to be the West Coast’s top design event, the Showcase has been highlighting the work of the Bay Area’s best interior and landscape designers for 37 years, as well as raising money for the San Francisco University High School financial aid program. Twenty-six designers were invited to transform this year’s 9,000-square-foot Classical revival residence, and the results are guaranteed to wow. Keep reading to learn more about the event and to take a peek at some of our favorite rooms. Tour the entire home on HGTV.com >>

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Inspired by fashion icon Kate Moss and singer-songwriter Lorde's hit song "Royals," designer Jonathan Rachman showcases gradiations of monochrome with interwoven splashes of gold, pattern and texture in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 Entry Hall and Main Stairway. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>

The House

Set in Presidio Heights, the home was originally built in 1907 by the esteemed architectural team of Walter Danforth Bliss and William Baker Faville, who also designed the St. Francis Hotel, the Masonic Temple, the Geary Theater and other San Francisco landmarks. Past the elegant brick façade, the home’s interior boasts exquisitely detailed woodwork, a grand entryway with a three-story staircase and several rooms with views of the Presidio and San Francisco Bay.

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Designer Antonio Martins wanted to honor his heritage in a modern way with his concept for the San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014 master bedroom. He did so with the juxtaposition of a 17th century family heirloom bed, Portuguese blue and white tile and contemporary artwork. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>

The Design

As always, the house showcases the work of some of the region’s top designers, including Jonathan Rachman (who was inspired by model Kate Moss and pop singer Lorde when designing the glam entry hall), Antonio Martins (who incorporated a 17th-century heirloom bed from his own family in the master bedroom) and Regan Baker (whose fort-like Little Roamer’s Room makes us nostalgic for childhood). We were especially taken by the cohesive blend of old and new: Several designers found inspiration in the home’s existing details, like the handpainted wallpaper in the dining room, designed by George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera-Hill. Yet these vintage elements harmonize beautifully with the home’s more contemporary spaces, such as the powder room and lounge by Kristi Will and Stephanie Breitbard’s “Constellation of Color” dotting the third-floor landing.

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Stephanie Breitbard curated a colorful installation by local artist Klari Reis to highlight the third floor landing in the San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014. Reis used reflective epoxy polymer to depict microscopic images, which sit at varying degrees from the wall to evoke depth and motion across the space. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>

The Cause

Of course, the house is about more than just stunning design. All funds raised through the event – from tickets, silent auction sales, donations and program book advertising – directly support the San Francisco University High School financial aid program. In its 37 years, the Decorator Showcase has raised nearly $13 million and benefited hundreds of Bay Area students.

If you’re in the San Francisco area between now and May 26, you don’t want to miss this premier design event. Tickets are $35 for general admission; $30 for seniors and students. Visit decoratorshowcase.org for hours and other information. To tide you over, check out a few more of our favorite spaces below, or tour the entire home on HGTV.com >>

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved In the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 Powder Room and Lounge, designer Kristi Will interpreted on the timeless glamour of San Francisco decor from the past with a rich and crisp modern touch. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved The San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 library is designed to be a calm respite. Geoffrey De Sousa selected soothing neutrals in linen, suede and silk for the chairs and books in tones of soft oyster and creams. The neutral palette elegantly frames the lush greenery outside. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved The perfect retreat for an imaginative, active little boy, the San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014 Little Roamer's Room features rugged leather, denim, canvas and rope. Designer Regan Baker selected furnature, including a large-scale nomadic tent, that is easily moved and rearranged to further encourage active enjoyment of the room. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>

Photo by: Jason Kisner 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved Drawing inspiration from the unfolding ocean views, designer Laura Larkin paired a velvety, saturated wall color with cascading crystal baubles and wavy-print drapery in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 woman's office. See more photos of the home on HGTV.com >>


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