Sneak Peek :: San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013

In the last few months, twenty-seven leading West Coast interior design firms have transformed 2800 Pacific Avenue  into the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Known as “Herbst Manor,” the iconic 8,000+ square foot Georgian mansion is located atop San Francisco’s coveted Pacific Heights at the corner of Divisadero and Pacific. The elegant home features sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. Truly spectacular in and of itself.

Herbst Manor Showcase House 2013

Herbst Manor was built in 1899 by Ernest Coxhead, the architect for San Francisco’s Holy Innocents Episcopal Church as well as several other homes in Pacific Heights.  The estate has had four owners over the past 114 years, but was originally built in for Sarah Spooner, an avid art collector from Philadelphia. Spooner filled the home with her art collections which in most part was bequeathed to the San Francisco’s deYoung Museum following her death in 1914.  The home was purchased in 1906 – just before the great earthquake – by Herman Shainwald, a co-founder of Buckbee Thorne & Co., one of the primary real estate companies in the Bay Area.  In 1914, John MacGregor, president of Union Iron Works, purchased the home.  MacGregor was active citizen, serving on the Board of Supervisors and the Parks Commision and supporting the San Francisco Symphony and Boy Scouts. Abraham Gruhn and his wife Lee Herbst Gruhn, avid art collectors and supports of the deYoung, purchased the house in 1967.  Today, the home is owned by the Gruhn’s nephew and his wife, Mark and Karen Montoya.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase Entrance

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the 24 spaces which have been decorated for the 2013 Showcase …
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Foyer(Grand Entry & Staircase designed by Alex Ray – above)
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Living Room
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Dining Room
(Dining Room designed by Heather Hilliard- above )
San Francisco Decorator Showcase The Salon
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Kitchen
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Patio Garden
(Garden Courtyard designed by Davis Dalbok- above )
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Master Bedroom
(Master Bedroom designed by Phillip Silver – above)
SF Decorator Showcase Bath with live plant wall
(Master Bath designed by Kevin Hackett and Jessica Weigley- above )
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Sitting Room
(Master Sitting Room designed by Zoe Hsu – above)
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Teen Bedroom
(map ceiling detail in Teen Bedroom designed by Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran – above)
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Teen Closet
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Office
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Playroom
(“Danger Zone” Playroom designed by Martha Angus and Eche Martinez – above)
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Her Office
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Man's Room
(The Atelier designed by Antonio Martins – above)
Water Closet with Kelly Wearstler Fabric
(Water Closet designed by Kelley Flynn- above )
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Bubble Bath
(Soaking Bath designed by Emilie Munroe and Willem Racke – above)
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Terrace Sculpture
(Bespoke Sculpture Scape designed by Katharine Webster MLA – above)
San Francisco Decorator Showcase Penthouse Retreat
(Penthouse Retreat designed by Karen Villanueva – above)
Stunning designs, don’t you think? Be sure to drop back by these next few weeks, as I will be focusing more on these spaces.
This year’s Showcase runs from April 27 – May 27 on Tuesdays through Sundays and will also be open on Monday, Memorial Day.  Tickets are $30 for general admission; $25 for seniors and are available at the door or online at www.decoratorshowcase.org/tickets.
*photo credit: Cristin Priest, Simplified Bee
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10 Responses to Sneak Peek :: San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013

  1. Amanda April 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I love the living room with trees! I have perfect space for that and can’t wait to look for pots to plant in! :) also great ideas for rooms with slanted ceilings.

  2. Betz Design Studio April 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Looking good! So exciting!!

  3. Susan April 25, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    Stunning! From the runner in the foyer to the furnishings to the light fixtures. Amazing. Would love to see it in person…if only I didn’t live 3000 miles away. Looking forward to more pics!

    Susan

    http://simplymodernhome.com/2013/01/18/cheers-2/

    • admin
      admin April 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      It is stunning! Thanks for dropping by! xo cristin

  4. The Enchanted Home April 25, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Beautiful…its very eclectic but so much to look at in each room. Thanks for sharing!

    • admin
      admin April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

      Agreed, but it all works! Thanks for dropping by, Cristin

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