San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013 :: The Living Room

San Francisco Decorator Showcase Living Room Catherine Kwong

San Francisco based interior designer, Catherine Kwong designed an elegant, yet edgy living room for the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. While researching for a client, Kwong came across photos of Mick and Bianca Jagger in the 1970’s – they were young and wild. The iconic rock royalty couple inspired the living room’s design for the Showcase.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase Living RoomStaying with tradition, Kwong kept the elaborate gilded ceiling and crown molding. She painted the walls a crisp white to complement the clean modern lines of the furnishings.

Cy Twombly inspired floors - SF Decorator Showcase

However, it’s the hand-painted floor takes center stage. Created by Stancil Studios, the free-spirited pattern was inspired by the paintings of Cy Twombly. It’s quite the juxtaposition to the ornate ceiling, marble fireplace and traditional architecture.

bronze feathers on marble mantelSan Francisco Decorator Showcase Living Room sofaA pair of vintage fringe light fixtures grace the floors and flanked the stately marble fireplace. They added a wonder soft, feminine touch.
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Living Room Deskvintage lucite candle stickThe vintage lucite candle stick stood out because I recently saw a similar pair at an estate sale.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase Living Room window treatmentThe leading edge of the floor length drapes had the most beautiful trim and fringe. Such an elegant touch.

lucite bar cartA modern lucite bar cart (fully loaded!) was placed at the entrance. Mick Jagger wouldn’t have it any other way!

In case you missed it, here’s Catherine Kwong’s “Her Office” she designed for last year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

* photo credit: Cristin Bisbee Priest // Simplified Bee

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5 Responses to San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013 :: The Living Room

  1. Whatisinmyworld May 2, 2013 at 5:22 am #

    Thank you for introducing me to Catherine Kwong. Her interiors are refreshing. I am inspired by the Cy Twombly style painting on the floors. Catherine displayed a great ability of mixing classic with modern. Also love the office she designed last year.

  2. Monica May 1, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    So many beautiful photos!! I am especially drawn to the crown molding and the color and trim of the curtains.

    • admin May 1, 2013 at 11:47 am #

      I love the crown molding too!!! xo cristin

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