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A Peek Inside the 2018 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Inspiration abounds in these showhouse spaces

Produced by Julianne Hilmes Bartlett

These three rooms offer just a taste of the innovative design inside the 2018 San Francisco Decorator Showhouse, open now through May 28. For tickets and additional info, click here.

Styling Room by Gretchen Murdock

Designer Gretchen Murdock blended vintage and modern elements to create a chic styling room far from chaos and clutter. Neither overtly masculine nor feminine, this space is ideal for the person who enjoys the process of creating a daily look.


Photography: Christopher Stark

The styling room's focal wall features a custom closet fabricated by Mueller Nicholls set against a mallard green backdrop. Matte black on the ceiling and surrounding walls adds depth and drama to the small space. Lighter colors underfoot, including a handwoven rug from The Citizenry, create balance.

Photography: Christopher Stark

A wall of tile, handrafted by artisans in Bali, brings in an element of texture and a hint of blush pink. The custom closet includes drawers for storing jewelry, trinkets, and grooming acessories. 


Photography: Christopher Stark

Murdock's favorite part of the room is the portrait of her grandmother. "I love the inspiration my grandmother provided to our room, including the music selection and the lovely crochet-style Roman shade," she says. A vintage leather chair in a dreamy cognac color and a leggy side table add curve appeal to the corner.

Interior design: Gretchen Murdock, Modtage Design, modtagedesign.com.

Bedroom by Jeff Schlarb

The deep blue master bedroom, which designer Jeff Schlarb appropriately calls "Ten Thousand Dreams," offers its inhabitants a stylish place to recharge.


Photography: José Manuel Alorda

Asymmetry keeps the eye moving about the room—note the ottoman, the bedside table lamp, and the sconce. A chandelier by Studio Bel Vetro dazzles overhead.


Photography: José Manuel Alorda

A desire to use a more mysterious colorway led to the moody blue palette. Layers of pattern in navy and indigo are balanced by cream accents. The plaid headboard nestles against Tracy Kendall wallpaper fringe; the rich blue duvet in "Porter" from Holland & Sherry cascades onto a Tai Ping rug. 


Photography: José Manuel Alorda

A marigold moment comes courtesy of the Almond & Co. lounge chair. The color is echoed in the artwork by Andrea Torres Balaguer and in the flower arrangement on the sculptural side table.

Interior design: Jeff Schlarb, jeffschlarb.com.

Nursery by Dina Bandman

You won't find pastel pinks or baby blues in this sweet nursery by Dina Bandman. A custom, sequin-embellished de Gournay wallpaper wraps the room in a lemon motif. Lattice work on the ceiling gives the impression of being in a garden. 


Photography: Christopher Stark

A Hardesty Dwyer chair upholstered in Cowtan & Tout fabric is a perfect place to relax with Baby.


Photography: Christopher Stark

Sabrina Landini sconces in lemon yellow frame the custom four poster Lucite crib from Plexi-Craft. Handmade bedding is Julia B.


Photography: Christopher Stark

Yellow Samuel & Sons passementerie adds a dose of lemon to the changing table. A vintage Oushak rug is soft underfoot.


Photography: Christopher Stark

A neutral gingham pattern backs the precious little closet built out by California Closets. The mirrored doors reflect the nursery's custom yellow Coleen & Company chandelier.

Interior designer: Dina Bandman, Dina Bandman Interiors, dinabandman.com.