Friday, January 28, 2011

Showcase Showdown

We've been waiting for this decision and, now, the line-up of designers ready to take on the challenge of glamming up the 2011 San Francisco Decorator Showcase at 2950 Vallejo Street has been announced.  Which room will be our new favorite?

And don't miss this intriguing spy story attached to the house.

Brian Dittmar, Brian Dittmar Design, Inc.


Cathleen Gouveia, Cathleen Gouveia Design



Bedroom and Bath
Emily Taylor, Emily Taylor Interiors


Dining Room
Grant K. Gibson, Grant K. Gibson Interior Design


Jeff Schlarb, Green Couch Interior Design


Heather Hilliard, Heather Hilliard Design LLC

Powder Room
JoAnn Hartley, Jo Ann Hartley Interior Design


Josephine Fisher, Josephine Fisher Interior Design


Wine Cellar
Alison Davin, Jute Interior Design


Rob Delamater and Gaétan Caron, Lost Art Salon


Studio Craft Room
Jeannie Fraise, Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design

Wrap Room and Public Powder Room
Elan Evans and Charlotte Meyn, Sonoma Decorative Arts


Tinsley Hutson-Wiley, Tinsley Hutson-Wiley Interior Design

Tish Key, Tish Key Interior Design


Master Bath
Val Fiscalini, Val Fiscalini Designs


Entry Hall
Willem Racké, Willem Racké Studio, Inc.

Barbara Chambers,  Chambers + Chambers Architects 
Nancy Hammonds, Nancy Hammonds Design

Front Garden
Christopher Yates, Christopher Yates Design Landscape Architecture

Entry Garden
Kate Michels, Kate Michels Landscape Design 

Mark Newman, Mark Newman Design
Master Bedroom
Matt Murphy, Matt Murphy Studio

Living Room
Kathleen Navarra, Navarra Design, Inc.

Marion Philpotts Miller and Jonathan Staub, Philpotts & Associates, Inc.

Stephen Rice and Lynn De Tienne, Rice and De Tienne Designs

Tuesdays through Sundays and Monday, Memorial Day •  April 30 to May 30, 2011 • 
$30 general admission • $25 senior admission • 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Design Daze - January 2011

What have our favorite design bloggers been dishing up since the New Year? Let's peek!

Barclay Butera celebrates the grand opening of  his new store on La Cienega in West Hollywood with champagne and style.

Grant K. Gibson starts the year off with a good deed by directing a colorful - and complimentary -  bedroom makeover for a surviving twin teenager.  When the good get going, the going gets good!

Katie Denham, on her blog Katiedid, reviews Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard, a new book by Debra Shriver...and is giving one away to a lucky winner!

James Swan of 101 Things I Hate About Your House whips up creative controversy - and comment comedy - as he opens up discussion on the issues of scale and pattern. 

Holly Becker guest posts on designer Vicente Wolf's blog (he's in Bali) and encourages designers to hop aboard the social media train and .... on her own blog, Decor8, she lassos a lion's share of lighting.