San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013 :: The Family Kitchen

Today kitchens are the heart of every home. It’s where guests mingle, family meetings are held, and meals are prepared and enjoyed. For this reason, designers are getting back to the basics of functional kitchen design. And although the kitchen was placed in the back corner of the 19th century built home that’s this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Alison Davin of  Jute created an inviting space the whole family would love.

San Francisco Decorator Showcase // Kitchen by Jute Interior Design(photo via Houzz)

A long farm table anchors the space and serves multiple functions. It’ a place for meal prep, family dinner or homework. It’s also a wonderful mix of traditional with the contemporary cabinetry.

kitchen art gallery // kitchen design // San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The lovely gallery wall was a pleasant surprise in the kitchen. It made the space more personal. Although not the kids’ art, this would be a great place to showcase your children’s masterpieces.

designer grey kitchen by Jute Interior Design // San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The cabinetry is painted in a dark navy. It has lots of gray to it though. The dark color is a beautiful contrast to the beech countertops. The geometric ivory and silver terra-cotta tile adds a modern element on the backsplash.

sweet green floral arrangementSan Francisco Showcase - Designer Kitchen - Jute Interior Designcorner kitchen cabinet solution // Kitchen by Jute // San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Corner cabinetry can be tricky. This design for an espresso maker, coffee mugs and cook books is brilliant!

kitchen sitting area with fireplace // San Francisco Decorator Showcase Kitchen

In a small alcove off the kitchen, Alison cleverly created a cozy fireplace seating area with kid-friendly leather club chairs. It’s a perfect place for kid’s to play or parents to have a glass of wine.

farn house kitchen sink + herringbone wood floors + kitchen door

The herringbone flooring is outstanding.

live plant wall with Japanese maples // San Francisco Decorator Showcaseoriginal Japanese painting - Garden Courtyard - San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Just outside the kitchen sits a charming garden courtyard. Designed by Davis Dalbok of Living Green Design, the garden features seven original Japanese paintings and a stunning living vertical wall of cascading maples, conifers and mosses. It’s a beautiful view from the kitchen’s window.

Stay tuned! I have lots of more San Francisco Decorator Showcase and Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House rooms to show you!

And in case you missed it, here’s the showcase Living RoomDressing Room and Maker’s Mark Retreat.


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6 Responses to San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013 :: The Family Kitchen

  1. Tea Time with Marce May 7, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    The backsplash is gorgeous. I do like the mix of modern and traditional, it says stylish but homey, very inviting.

  2. Camille May 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Beautiful kitchen! Love the idea of a fireplace. The corner cabinet and backsplash are my favorite elements.

  3. Vikki May 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Well, isn’t that just to die for??? Triple Love – Vikki

    • admin May 6, 2013 at 9:55 am #

      Hi Vikki… I feel the same way! xo cristin

  4. Sabrina@loulousucre May 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    That wall of green is absolutely beautiful!! I also love that kitchen. What a beautiful tour.

    • Stephanie May 9, 2013 at 10:36 am #

      Love this! Since I can’t make it up to SF I will check back here for updates! I designed the nursery room for twin girls this year at the Orange County Philharmonic House of Design in Coto de Caza. Next week is the last week of the tour! You can see a few images on my blog and on our facebook page Let me know what you think! 🙂 -Stephanie