Last week, SSP took a field trip to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The showcase is only open until May 26. So RUN, DON'T WALK over there to check it out!
The story of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase began in 1977, when Nan Rosenblatt, a former San Francisco University High School parent and an accomplished interior designer, and Philip Fernandez, the first president of the school’s Parents Association, conceived the first showcase to raise funds for the university’s financial aid program. In its first year, the showcase netted $26,000; in 2013, it raised over $622,565. The showcase has taken place at some of the most prestigious addresses in some of the most breathtaking neighborhoods of San Francisco.
This year's showcase house is located in Presidio Heights at 3660 Jackson Street, between Maple and Spruce. The stately mansion, originally built in 1907 for Rose and Alfred Sutro, will be transformed into the West Coast's premier showcase by the region's top interior and landscape designers.
This exceptional estate in the middle of Presidio Heights has extensive gardens that extend to the Presidio. The nearly 9,000-square-foot home features exquisitely detailed woodwork, a gracious entry with a three-story staircase and coffered skylight, a beautiful wood-paneled library, a formal wine cellar, a spacious gourmet kitchen, a music room, and several rooms with expansive views of the Presidio and San Francisco Bay.
Here are some highlights of our trip...
Some of my favorites at the showcase:
The little boy Blu room designed by Shelley & Company
The "Little roamer" boy's bedroom designed by Regan Baker Design
The women's office designed by Laura Larkin Interiors
The gentleman's bar nook designed by Sunny K Merry Interior Design
Congrats to everyone who was a part of the collaborative design team for a job well done!