San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2011–The Kitchen & Cookbook Nook

san francisco showcase kitchen

{image via SF Gate}

San Francisco-based interior designer, Tish Key blended old and new elements when designing the kitchen in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The completely remodeled galley-style kitchen features traditional pecan floors with a modern, glossy white painted ceiling.

kitchen clock tile backsplash range designer

Tish kept the original brick archway and added a state-of-the-art stainless steel range with sparkling white marble mosaic backsplash. Inset in the tiles, is a large Roman numeral clock that is fully functional.

kitchen cabinet sf decorator showhouse 2011

The clean-line, white cabinets showcase sleek pulls and large octagon knobs {which are actually door knobs} in polished nickel. Above is a detail of some open shelving that is backlit in a soft blue light.

calacutta marble sink waterworks faucet
Beautiful calacutta marble is used for the sink and surrounding counter. The faucet, by Waterworks is kept simple. Vintage Campbell Soup can lining the window add a splash of color and nod to the past.

blue lava stone countertops kitchen

Cobalt blue lava stone countertops flank the sink and again add that “new” element to the space.

breakfast nook SF decorator showcase kitchen

The sweet breakfast area is positioned next to an old stained glass bowed window which faces the front of the house. The area is also warmed by the chocolate wallcovering by Donghia. The vintage dining table is anchored with a simple white chandelier. The relaxed Roman shade in a Katie Leede & Company fabric adds a fresh, fun pop of blue that plays off of the colorful wall art.

san francisco showhouse cookbook nook

Just off the kitchen, sits a sweet, yet sophisticated “Cookbook Nook.” Designed by Brian Dittmar, the cozy spot is tucked underneath the home’s grand, curved staircase. Like the kitchen, Brian incorporates a bit of old and new in the space. A dark, 1930s Swedish Art Deco Secretaire desk is the perfect scale for the room. Above hands a playful vintage-inspired poster {“Phoebe the Lettuce Queen” by Cassandria Blackmore} – a nice tribute to the beautiful, modern woman that does it all!

lee jofa lounge chair kelly wearstler trimmed pillow

In the bay window, an inviting lounge chair is covered in a modern gray mohair with contrasting welt by and topped with opulent silk pillows {fabrics from Kravet & Lee Jofa}. The beautiful detailed trim in the yellow silk pillow is by Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa. The floor length drapes are made in an exquisite fabric by Oscar De La Renta {also for Lee Jofa} that pulls together the saffron and gray color palette nicely. In the corner a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcase houses a collection of cookbooks, a small television and other decorative treasures. This room is a gem.

In case you missed it, here are some more images of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2011. Located at 2950 Vallejo Street on one of the most coveted blocks in San Francisco, the showhouse is open to the public now until May 30, 2011.

Today, I am also blogging over at Michaela Noelle’s and sharing what I love & what I don’t.

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8 Responses to San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2011–The Kitchen & Cookbook Nook

  1. bushra May 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Love that yellow fabric used for the curtains. Not the same, but similar color palette, for a LOT less $$:

    Thanks for pointing out fab details!

  2. Claudia Juestel May 6, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    I loved the scale of the door knobs used for the cabinet hardware in the kitchen. And Brian's cookbook nook was such an inviting transformation. It was a simple passage, and it became an inviting and practical room.



  3. Tish Key May 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks, Cristin for posting this article! We had a great time putting together the kitchen and are so glad that people are enjoying it.

    Tish Key Interior Design

  4. Maria May 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    the kitchen with the bricks looks great!

  5. Michaela May 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Wow! That arches brick is so beautiful. Thanks again for guest posting yesterday (:

  6. birthday girl May 5, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing this- I've wanted to go every year and somehow just never seem to make it!

  7. Jess May 5, 2011 at 1:45 am #

    I love that brick over the oven! When can I move in?

  8. Forever Lovely May 5, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    I love this kitchen! It is such a great example of traditional and contemporary design blending perfectly and creating a beautiful and unique space.

    -Forever Lovely