San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2011–Sneak Peek

san francisco decorator showcase 2011
The stately brick Italian villa estate located at 2950 Vallejo Street is the site of this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The 6,244 square foot mansion sits in on one of the most coveted blocks in San Francisco near the Presidio and steps from the Lyon Street steps.

san francisco decorator showcase 2011 entry terrace

{Entry Terrace by Kate Michels Landscape Design}

san francisco mansion view of golden gate bridge
Originally constructed in 1927 by Gottschalk and Rist, the home provides breath-taking views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. The image above was taken from the home’s living room.

silver gowns by james tarantino
{Master bedroom closet by James Tarantino}
The estate was purchased in the 1970s by Joseph P. Tarantino and his wife Nancy. They raised four children in the house, including fashion designer James Tarantino. Some of James’ beautiful gowns he designed are on display in the showhouse in the master bedroom closet.

san francisco designer showhouse staircase lantern
For the 34th Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase, four floors of living space in home have been completely renovated with modern, high-end appliances and finishes. The kitchen and baths have also been completely remodeled and modernized. Over thirty designers from the San Francisco Bay Area have contributed to the spectacular showhouse. The details in this home are truly amazing. I was most impressed with the flow of the home. The harmonious color palette and feel from room to room is remarkable and not typical for designer showhouses.

The tour opens to the public Saturday, April 30th, but here is a sneak peak of some of the rooms:

san francisco decorator showhouse entry laquered walls
{Entrance Hall by Willem Racke Studio and Leigh Edwards Interiors}

Living Room with portrait Marchesa Balbi Navarra
{Living Room by Kathleen Navarra, Navarra Design}

kitchen clock tile backsplash range designer
{Kitchen by Tish Key Interior Design}

san francisco designer showhouse dining room gibson
painted floor black white grant gibson showhouse
{Dining Room by Grant K. Gibson Interior Design}

bedroom matt murphy san francisco showhouse
{Master bedroom by Matt Murphy Studio}

san francisco decorator showcase master bath tub
{Master bath by Val Fiscalini Designs}

wedding inspired seating room
french tufted daybed peach velvet
{“Going to the Chapel” sitting room by Josephine Fisher Interior Design}

san francisco decorator showhouse bathroom
{Bath by Chamber + Chambers Architects and Nancy Hammonds Design}
hanging bed organic earthy bedding
{Penthouse bedroom by Cathleen Gouveia Design}

Jonathan Hodges photography san francisco showhouse

{Rumpus room by Jonathan Staub and Marion Philpotts-Miller}

serene bedroom seating area chic

orange wallpaper bedroom seating area
{“Two Sides to Every Story” bedrooms by Lisa Bakamis and Jeff Schlarb – identical floor plans, with different color palettes.}

As you can see, this is an amazing designer showhouse. I plan on showing more details of the home in the upcoming weeks. But, if you are in the area or will be visiting San Francisco in the next month, I encourage you to go to this must-see design event.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase runs from April 30 – May 30, 2011. 
Showcase is open Tuesdays through Sundays and Memorial Day. 
Showcase is closed on Mondays except for Memorial Day.
Tickets are available at the door and are $30 for general admission; $25 for seniors.
Group rates available and must be arranged in advance by calling (415) 447-5830.

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12 Responses to San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2011–Sneak Peek

  1. LambAround February 20, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    That brick in the kitchen is irresistible! 🙂

  2. PhilpottsInteriors May 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Thank you so much. We'll get this posted on our facebook wall soon. It was great meeting you and look forward to our future conversations on design.

    Best Regards,

    Roberto Tiscareno
    Director of Social Media

  3. pretty pink tulips May 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    What a stunning house! I also love seeing James' dresses too!!

    xo Elizabeth

  4. Simple Dwellings May 2, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    Gorgeous, creative spaces! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the wall of brick in the kitchen and the beautiful black and white geometric print floor in the dining room! WOW!

  5. Allison April 29, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    I'll be going for sure! The sitting room is beautiful and those gowns are stunning. Great sneak peek, Cristin.

  6. VictoriaArt April 29, 2011 at 12:41 am #

    Wish I could be there! This looks all fabulous!
    I love the sitting area in the master bedroom…

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  8. Chic Coles April 29, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Showcase looks amazing.Thank you for the sneak peek.

  9. Forever Lovely April 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Wow so many great design styles! I love the clock in the kitchen and that amazing view from the living room!

    -Forever Lovely

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  11. ...just another preppy shopaholic April 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Amazing! Especially the view overlooking the Bay! Thanks for sharing!

  12. katiedid April 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I am so sorry to have missed you yesterday! The Showcase is fabulous as usual!