Saturday, May 29, 2010

San Francisco Decorator Showcase:Last Call

Make this Memorial Day weekend memorable.  

Treat your special out-of-town house guests to a few hours of stylish design to go with that trip to Alcatraz, clam chowder at Fisherman's Wharf and t-shirt from Pier 39.  

 • Formal Terrace
 Davis Dalbok of Living Green

  Images courtesy of 
Living Green

The Living Room
Suzanne Tucker of Tucker Marks

Images by 
Matthew Millman

•  The Kitchen
 Jennifer Hershon and Jennifer Hartley of Hershon Hartley Design, Inc.

 Images by
Margot Hartford Photography

Narcissus Powder Room • 
Matthew MacCaul Turner of MacCaul Turner Design

Image courtesy of 
MacCaul Turner Design

The Master Bedroom Suite
Shelby de Quesada of Shelby de Quesada Interior Design 
Jorge de Quesada of De Quesada Architects

Images by 
Margot Hartford Photography

Sitting Room
Charles de Lisle of The Charles De Lisle Workshop

Image courtesy of 
The Charles de Lisle Workshop

Triplets Nursery
Stephanie Marsh Fillbrandt of Marsh & Clark Design

Image by 
Elisabeth Fall

Ivory Tower: A Room for Thought
Cecilie Starin of Cecilie Starin Design Inc.

Image by 
Margot Hartford Photography

The Aerie

Image courtesy of 
Benjamin Dhong Interior Design

Ebony and Ivory Guest Bath
Val Fiscalini of Val Fiscalini Designs

Image by 
Will Chubb Photography

Saturday May 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday May 31 and Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
$25 - $30
3450 Washington Street • San Francisco • 415- 447-3115

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Big Reveal: Winner of Inverness Garden Club Tour Announced

How does DesignSwirl conduct official DesignSwirl contests?  Well, it's technical, but...

First, we jot down the names of each of our fabulous blog or Facebook followers in pink ink on ivory paper, separate each smartly with sharp scissors, heap the slips of paper in our cupped hands, close our eyes tightly and then, swirling the slips of paper, let them escape and lightly float to the floor. All of them except one.

The last one.   The one lucky slip that out-clings the other ones.  The bold hanger-on.

And, today that lucky slip belongs to one Margaret Farley who follows DesignSwirl on Facebook and who has now won a pair of tickets to the Inverness Garden Club's tour, A Sense of Place, this Sunday, courtesy of The Inverness Garden Club.

We want you to go, too.   Tickets are only $40 here.  Here's your sneak preview:

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Going to the Inverness Garden Tour? Win tickets!


The countryside beckons us almost every day but most especially on the return of the Inverness Garden Club's A Sense of Place tour.  

Stroll with me through six cultivated gardens carved out of the wilds and set against a backdrop of natural beauty all within walking distance of each other. 

We'll leave our sassy new sandals home and just bring our precious selves in comfy shoes, sensible sunblock and pretty layered clothing letting club members tempt us along the way with light refreshments and lemonade stands.  It'll be sort of like Bay to Breakers without all that running.

Except that B2B is a contest, isnt' it?

Well, then,  our very favorite fans, you must have a contest, too. One pair of tickets, compliments of the Inverness Garden Club, will be randomly selected from followers and DesignSwirl Facebook fans.  Sign up now and check back here on Thursday, May 20 for the announcement of the winner.

Sunday, May 23 • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. •  Complimentary shuttle service optional from Kehoe Meadows off Pine Hill Drive in Inverness •  Not handicapped-accessible • •

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stark Sale

 Outdoor Fabrics • San Remo Fragola • 2 yards $69

 Interior Fabrics • Cupido Beige Cotton  • 2 yards $49

Sisal Rugs • Jack Gold •  $299 (3 x 12) to $899 (8.6  x 11.6)

Traditional Rugs • Myra Romanian Wool • 10 x 14 • $3599

Contemporary Rugs • Noor Umber Wool and Silk • 10 x 14 • $3999

How would we make anyone's abode look more sensational?  We'd point them in the direction of One Kings Lane for a super sale on Stark fabric, wallpaper, paints, rugs... but not before we got there first.  Online sale ends May 9.