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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2011
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Start your spring off right by redesigning one of your most-loved rooms. For inspiration, look no further than the 2011 San Francisco Decorator Showhouse, where visitors were treated to a showhouse that managed to be simultaneously traditional and unexpected.
Photography: Philip Harvey
Produced by Heather Lobdell
Willem Racké + Leigh Edwards, Entrance Hall
Willem Racké and Leigh Edwards did not deviate far from the home’s Mediterranean roots in this entrance hall. “We wanted it to encourage guests to see more of the house,” Racké explains. The original woodwork and marble-tiled floor drove color direction. Gold highlights were added to the ceiling, finished to look like rich red leather. Artwork by San Francisco artists was hung on the entry’s high-gloss walls leading to an arched doorway.
Interior design: Willem Racké + Leigh Edwards, Willem Racké Studio Inc., 1811 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103; 415/252-1341, www.willemrackestudio.com.
Walls (custom colors by Willem Racké; walls are glazed then lacquered with 6 coats of high gloss lacquer, waxed and buffed); ceiling treatment (woodgrained existing medalions and moldings and added gold highlights and finished ceiling to look like red leather): Willem Racké Studio Inc., 415/252-1341, www.willemrackestudio.com.
Chandelier (“Keule,” Kalmar Collection); floor lights (“Ventoux Torchères”/Light Antique Bronze): Jonathan Browning Studios Inc., 415/401-9999, www.jonathanbrowninginc.com.
Console (“Clemenceau”): Therien Studio Workshops, 323/887-0806, www.therien.com.
Bench (“Swedish Baroque Giltwood Banquette”): Therien & Co., 415/956-8850, www.therien.com. Art over console (by Andrew Belschner); art over bench (by Charley Brown): Willem Racké Studio Inc., 415/252-1341, www.willemrackestudio.com.
Flooring (marble tiles): original to house.
Kathleen Navarra, Living Room
A living room minus decorative details gave designer Kathleen Navarra plenty of opportunities for embellishment. Plum tones wonderfully complemented the room’s green hues and a bright fuchsia bench.
The designer had a wallpaper pattern by Romo enlarged, giving the ceiling a more contemporary look while simultaneously scaling down the room. The sprawling eight-and-a-half-foot-long sofa showed contrasting colored fabric in its vents and corner pleats, while a striking chandelier by Jonathan Browning created shadows on the ceiling with its bronze-cast ginkgo branches. “Subtle details are the most wonderful discoveries,” says Navarra of the space’s varied and novel features.
Interior design: Kathleen Navarra, Navarra Design Inc., 2423 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109; 415/348-8088, www.navarradesign.com.
Sofa (custom design by Kathleen Navarra): fabricated by Franciscan Interiors, 415/550-8910, www.franciscan-interiors.com.
Sofa fabric (“Crescent”/Bone White #3130/01): Jim Thompson, 800/262-0336, www.jimthompsonfabrics.com.
Fabric for inside pleats (“Kediri Silk” #5750-19): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osborneandlittle.com.
Coffee table cubes (“Axel,” by Jean De Merry): through De Sousa Hughes, 415/626-6883, www.desousahughes.com.
Bronze candlestick on coffee table: Sloan Miyasato, 800/783-1398, www.sloanm.com.
Bone box on coffee table: Antique and Art Exchange, 415/522-3580, www.antiqueandartexchange.com.
Wing chairs (“Highback English Wing Chair”): Dennis & Leen, 310/652-0855, www.dennisandleen.com.
Wing-chair fabric (“Sylvana Satin” #NCF3920-11, by Nina Campbell): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osborneandlittle.com.
Maroon throw pillows (#1207/02): Dedar, 800/493-2209, www.dedar.com.
Bench (custom design by Kathleen Navarra): Navarra Design Inc., 415/348-8088, www.navarradesign.com.
Fuchsia bench fabric (“Romeo & Giulietta” #1911/16, silk velvet); welt on bench (#PIN018/04); tape trim (#PIN008/01): Dedar, 800/493-2209, www.dedar.com.
Small round table beside sofa (“Anjou Cocktail Table”): Jonathan Browning Studios Inc., 415/401-9999, www.jonathanbrowninginc.com.
Round table beside bench (“Shagreen End Table,” by Scala Luxury): through De Sousa Hughes, 415/626-6883, www.desousahughes.com.
Floor lamp by wing chairs (“Albuquerque Floor Lamp,” by Tuell & Reynolds): De Sousa Hughes, 415/626-6883, www.desousahughes.com.
Table between wing chairs (prototype); vase on table: Ironies, 510/644-2100, www.ironies.com.
Art behind wing chair (by Guy Diehl): Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 415/956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.
Wall paint (“Baby Turtle” #515, eggshell finish): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Ceiling wallpaper (“Scala” #74831): Romo, 800/338-2783, www.romo.com.
Trim (custom faux bois): Linda Horning Decorative Painting, 415/333-7424, www.lindahorning.com.
Ribbon trim (grosgrain): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsone.com.
Chandelier (custom, in bronze and smoky quartz): Jonathan Browning Studios Inc., 415/401-9999, www.jonathanbrowninginc.com.
Mantel: original to house.
Fire screen (Eglomise): Villafranca Studio, 415/626-4435, villafrancastudio.com.
Art over mantel (by Terry St. John): Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 415/956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.
Lights on mantel (onyx): Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537, www.bakerfurniture.com.
Drapery, valance: custom appliqué. Valance trim (#33269-9810): Houlès, 310/652-6171, www.houles.com.
Carpet (“Island Colors”/Boucle #341): Hans Lenkert, Lenkert Floor Coverings, 415/863-0222, www.lenkertfloors.com.
Josephine Fischer, Going to the Chapel Room
Something old, something new, something blue—Josephine Fisher’s “Going to the Chapel” room had it all. Perhaps the most heart-stopping piece was the custom wedding gown by Suzanne Hanley. “The soft blue walls, silk curtains, and French daybed created an ethereal palette—the magical surroundings of a wedding day,” Fisher says. The low ceiling was coated in Farrow & Ball’s high-gloss “White Tie,” which made the room more reflective and thus seem larger.
Interior design: Josephine Fisher, Josephine Fisher Interior Design, 3376 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118; 415/447-8533, www.jfidesign.com.
Wedding dress (custom): Suzanne Hanley, Atelier Des Modistes, 415/775-0545, atelierdesmodistes.com.
Chest (antique, Louis XVI walnut commode); lamp on chest; black box on chest: Antique & Art Exchange, 415/522-3580, www.antiqueandartexchange.com.
Art over chest (Alchemy Trumpets, 2010, ink on mylar, by Katina Huston): Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 415/956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.
Vase for flowers (Astier de Villatte): Sue Fisher King, 415/922-7276, www.suefisherking.com.
Wall paint (“Glass Slipper” #1632): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Ceiling, trim, and floor paint (“White Tie” #2002, high gloss): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, www.farrow-ball.com.
Flooring: hardwood. Carpet: Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, www.starkcarpet.com.
Daybed (French antique, upholstered in orange silk velvet): 145 Antiques, 212/807-1149, www.145antiques.com.
Daybed fabric (“Silk Velvet”/Marmalade #E2000): Partridge & Assoc., 415/431-1896, www.partridgesf.com.
Ottoman (custom): Roberto Barahona Co., 650/873-1692.
Ottoman fabric (“Silk Satin” #5353, by Rose Cumming): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, www.dessinfournir.com.
Drapery (“Changeant Taffeta”/Eggshell #34067-1): Clarence House, 800/221-4704, www.clarencehouse.com.
Roman shades (“Domus” #1908-09, linen, 128-inches wide, by Sahco): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, www.bergamofabrics.com.
Trim (Murano glass beads): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, www.samuelandsons.com.
Jo Ann Hartley, Moiré Powder Room and Alcove
Designer Jo Ann Hartley wanted to wow guests when they walked into the powder room and alcove. “I broke the rules and made the small rooms dark and sexy,” she says. A moiré-patterned vinyl wallpaper by Robert Crowder in the powder room was the design element that drove Hartley’s decisions. Adding charm to the room was a hand-cast mirror by Blind Spot with a branch motif. Plus, sparkling silver and crystal accents were sprinkled throughout the two spaces, and subdued lighting created an intimate setting that flattered guests. Sticking to the nature-inspired theme, Hartley designed a silver-leaf pattern for the Venetian plaster wall in the alcove.
Interior design: Jo Ann Hartley, Jo Ann Hartley Interior Design, Ten H St., San Rafael, CA 94901; 415/459-4013, www.joannhartley.com.
Wallpaper (“Silk Moiré”/Ebony, vinyl): Robert Crowder, 800/242-3003, www.robertcrowder.com.
Faucets (“Papillon,” by Lalique, crystal butterfly handles with polished fixture): THG, 954/425-8225, www.thgusa.com.
Sink (Subway Collection): Villeroy & Boch, www.villeroy-boch.com.
White porcelain veneer inset floor tile (“WLK Zero Slimboard”/Ecru 36 x 72 inches); black porcelain veneer border tile (“WLK Zero Slimboard”/Charcoal, 36 x 72 inches): DJ Mehler, 415/864-0850, www.djmehler.com.
Mirror (“Plum Branch Oval”/custom size and patina): Blind Spot Mirrors, 415/482-6082, www.blindspotmirrors.net.
Valance (“Croco”/Cream #3034/03): Dedar, 800/493-2209, www.dedar.com.
Roman shades (“Silesia” #LE1053, Liniedge Collection): Hartmann & Forbes, 888/582-8780, www.hfshades.com.
Art (Black Stripes, by Samuel Fleming Lewis): Arthaus-SF, 415/977-0223, www.arthaus-sf.com. Towel bar: THG, 954/425-8225, www.thgusa.com.
Alcove—Walls (custom, Venetian plaster); silver-leafed vine pattern on walls: Linda Horning Decorative Painting, 415/333-7424, www.lindahorning.com.
Bench (Almond Hartzog Collection); fabric (pony skin): Almond Hartzog, 415/355-1200, www.almondhartzog.com.
Lucite table (“Rotterdam Side Table” #6132): Spectrum Ltd., 202/544-5444, www.spectrum-ltd.com.
Wall sconce (“Ramona”/in Citrine gems): Fuse Lighting, 310/652-2411, www.fuselighting.com.
Marion Philpotts-Miller + Jonathan Staub + Lowell Tom, Rumpus Room
A riot of tribal colors combined with textures of clay, leather, and wood create a natural environment that exudes excitement in this rumpus room designed by Marion Philpotts-Miller, Jonathan Staub, and Lowell Tom.
A tribal-themed gallery look was achieved by animating the deep navy walls with images from New Guinea by Brian Hodges. Birdcage chairs surrounded the coffee table, offering perches where guests could enjoy Bay views. “As the sun set, the room came alive, with the walls receding and the dramatic large-scale photographs coming to the forefront,” says Philpotts-Miller.
Interior design: Marion Philpotts-Miller, Jonathan Staub and Lowell Tom, Philpotts Interiors, 40 S. School St., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813; 808/523-6771; and 643 Seventh St., San Francisco, CA 94103; 415/621-5888, www.philpotts.net.
Wall paint (“Old Navy” #2063-10); white trim paint (“Chantilly Lace” #OC-65): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Audio video system: Engineered Environments, 510/521-7500, www.engenv.com.
Chairs (“Nest Chair” #244): De La Espada, 212/625-1039, www.delaespada.com.
Round log tables between “Nest” chairs (“Log M” and “Log L,” by Gervasoni): Imoderni, 305/865-8577, www.imoderni.com.
Coffee table (custom iron table, inverted drum shape): Blue Barn Arts, 707/889-4986, www.bluebarnartsinc.com.
Area rug (“Granada” #DS14B, Gibraltar Collection): Michaelian & Kohlberg, 415/252-6200, michaelian.com.
Photograph: Brian Hodges Photography, 805/895-3262, brianhodgesphoto.com.
Hanging light (“Molly Hanging Lamp”): Kenneth Cobonpue, 888/889-9005. kennethcobonpue.com.
Pottery vessels for plants: JRM International, 415/864-8118, www.jrminternational.net.
Tish Key, Kitchen
Tish Key designed a kitchen that was both elegant and efficiently functional. The oversized marble mosaic Waterworks clock with metal hands was a dramatic, moving eye-catcher under the kitchen range’s existing large brick hood. Black marble countertops and dark wood floors contrasted with cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Super White.”
“The brick, the tile, and the different honed and polished marbles all make you want to touch them,” says Key of the room’s textures. The patterned Malayer Persian rug provided unique colors that complemented the charcoal-papered walls that smoothly wrapped the whole space together.
Interior design: Tish Key, Tish Key Interior Design, 650 Townsend St., Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94103; 415/565-0140, www.tishkey.com.
Cabinet, trim and ceiling paint (“Super White”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Cabinet pulls (“Strande Pulls”): Restoration Hardware. 800/910-9836, www.restorationhardware.com.
Knobs (“Octagon” door knobs): Baldwin Hardware, 877/315-7853, www.baldwinhardware.com.
Archway over range: existing.
Brickworks backsplash tile (“Grove Brickworks”/Sugar White); marble mosaic clock backsplash (custom “Parramore Roman Numeral Clock Mosaic” with Thassos marble background and Bardiglio marble border and numerals): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, www.waterworks.com.
Marble countertop (“Noir St. Laurent”): True Stone, 415/822-8783, truestone.com.
Range (dual-fuel freestanding range); refrigerator (French door); dishwasher (built-in): Icon Professional Series from Electrolux, 877/435-3287, www.electroluxicon.com.
Flooring: Pecan with custom stain. Area rug: designer’s collection.
Wallpaper (“Grasscloth IV”/Charcoal #20003-19): Donghia, 914/662-2377, donghia.com.
Roman shade fabric (“Papyrus”/Amulet #PA04): Katie Leede & Co., 310/394-7524, www.katieleede.com. Available through Holland & Sherry, 415/552-2144, www.hollandandsherry.com.
Trim (“Somerset”/Chippendale #910038-06): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068. Fabrication: Susan Lind Chastain, 415/701-8898, www.susanchastain.com.
Marble dining table (by Angelo Mangiarotti): Almond Hartzog, 415/355-1200, www.almondhartzog.com.
Side chairs (“How To Marry a Millionaire Side Chairs”): Hollywood At Home, 310/273-6200, www.hollywoodathome.com.
Chandelier (“Avron Chandelier”/8-Branch Plaster of Paris #ALCH2009): Bourgeois Boheme, 323/936-7507, www.bobo-antiques.com.
Alison Danvin, Champagne Cellar
Mimicking the look of French oak barrels used to age champagne, designer Alison Davin decided to cover the cellar’s four walls in reclaimed wire-brushed oak. “I wanted to provide guests with a cozy atmosphere where they could open a bottle and want to stay awhile to enjoy it,” she says. Black-and-white concrete tiles by Ann Sacks covered the floor but didn’t compete with the wood. Bottles of Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Sublime lining the shelves, along with accents by Airedelsur on the countertop, accessorized the otherwise simple space.
Interior design: Alison Davin, Jute, 495 Miller Ave., Suite 205, Mill Valley, CA 94941; 415/380-8330, www.jutehome.com.
Flooring (concrete floor tiles from Morocco): Ann Sacks, 800/278-8453, annsacks.com.
Paneling (reclaimed wire-brushed oak): Black’s Farmwood, 877/321-9663, blacksfarmwood.com.
Hardware: Ochre, 212/414-4332, www.ochre.net.
Sconces (“Savvy”): Urban Electric Co., 843/723-8140, www.urbanelectricco.com.
Champagne (“Cuvee Purple Label”): Piper-Heidsieck, www.piper-heidsieck.com.
Stephen Rice + Lynn De Tienne, Guest Bath
Stephen Rice and Lynn De Tienne used recycled aqua mosaic tiles to brighten the bathroom’s gray-and-white palette. “It references San Francisco’s notorious gray fog and rain showers,” says Rice. White floor-to-ceiling cabinets flanked the woven-finished vanity.
Interior design: Stephen Rice and Lynn De Tienne, Rice and De Tienne Designs, 53 Wilder St., Suite 407, San Francisco, CA 94131; 415/584-9996, www.riceanddetienne.com.
Cabinetry (custom): Sozo Studio, 415/431-7000, www.sozostudio.com.
Textile finish on cabinet (woven vinyl, Bolon Ethnic): Bolon, 800/628-7462, bolon.com.
Hardware (Contemporary Pull Collection): Bauerware, 877/864-5662, www.bauerware.com.
Mirror: Custom Glassworks, 650/759-0396, www.customglassworks.com.
Sink (Corian custom integrated sink): Corian, 800/906-7765, www.dupont.com.
Faucet (Pan series, single lever basin mixer in black #ZP6211.N1): Zucchetti USA, 323/937-9761, www.zucchettikos.com.
Sconces (“Grace” #SIL): Neidhardt, 800/978-8828, neidhardtinc.com.
Ceiling wallpaper (“Ciel”): Trove, 212/268-2046, www.troveline.com.
Wall tile (TU Collection/Cool White and TU Collection/Grey): Walker Zanger, 818/504-0235, walkerzanger.com.
Paint on storage towers flanking vanity (“Holland Lac” ultra gloss, custom color): Fine Paints of Europe, 800/332-1556, finepaintsofeurope.com.
Aqua tiles (#G10, XP Colors Collection): Raffi Glass, 323/962-7234, raffiglass.com.
Cathleen Gouveia, Penthouse Bedroom
Breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay reminded designer Cathleen Gouveia of Otis Redding’s mega-hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.” With that in mind, she transformed the penthouse into an urban oasis in a loft-like setting. Echoing the Golden Gate Bridge and nearby floating docks, she suspended the bed using manila ropes fastened to the ceiling. “I wanted guests to feel immediately relaxed and experience the serenity of sitting on a dock—feeling the tactile, organic surfaces, the movement of the sea, the waves, and the kinetic forces of nature,” Gouveia explains.
Interior design: Cathleen Gouveia, Cathleen Gouveia Design, P.O. Box 1033, Tiburon, CA 94920; 415/203-8663, www.gouveiadesign.com.
Window shades (Weave #1744 Dressage): Conrad, 866/426-6723, conradshades.com.
Hanging bed (custom design by Cathleen Gouveia); bedding (custom designed by Cathleen Gouveia): Cathleen Gouveia Design, 415/203-8663, www.gouveiadesign.com.
Upholstered wing chair (custom): designer’s collection. Side table by wing chair: Coup d’Etat, 415/241-9300, coupdetatsf.com.
Stone storage by bed (petrified wood): Ma(i)sonry, 707/944-0889, maisonry.com.
Bench (“Aegean”): Ironies, 510/644-2100, www.ironies.com.
Bench fabric (custom): Cathleen Gouveia Design, 415/203-8663, www.gouveiadesign.com.
Venetian plaster (“Venetiano Bi-Colore,” a lime-based eco-friendly product, custom color by Cathleen Gouveia): Cathleen Gouveia Design, 415/203-8663, www.gouveiadesign.com.
Ceiling paint (“Brandon Beige” #966, matte finish); trim paint (“China White,” satin finish): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Hanging lights (custom, hand-blown pendants): John Pomp Studios, 718/486-9620, www.johnpomp.com.
Pharmacy floor lamp: Anthem, 415/440-6500, www.anthemsf.com.
Sculpture on pedestal by bed (Tomahawk): for information, Cathleen Gouveia Design, 415/203-8663, www.gouveiadesign.com.
Flooring (reclaimed white oak with custom finish by Cathleen Gouveia): Rode Bros., 415/431-0457, www.rodebros.com.
Barbara Chambers + Nancy Hammonds, Bath
“Our inspiration for the room was the belief that even a very small space can be luxurious, beautiful, and functional,” says Nancy Hammonds who, along with Barbara Chambers, designed the bathroom. The duo exchanged the existing tub for a spacious, walk-in shower with white Calacatta marble extending from the floor to the ceiling. Small Calacatta mosaic tile covers the shower and bathroom’s floor, making the small space seem larger. Subtle “Japanese Paper Weave” wall covering by Phillip Jeffries and drapery fabric from Kerry Joyce Textiles added and complimented the custom vanity with polished nickel facet and knobs. A Michael Smith mirror and other nickel accessories added touches of sparkle to the space.
Interior design: Barbara Chambers and Nancy Hammonds, 14 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94118; 415/750-1478, www.nancyhammondsdesign.com.
Shower walls (“Calacatta Alabastrino,” marble); shower floor (small Calacatta mosaic floor tile); vanity top (“Calacatta Oro”): Mike Stone, Stone Living, 415/720-3171.
Tile installation: Jonathan Walther, Rock Tile, 415/505-8918.
Paint (“White Dove”): Benjamin Moore, 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Wall covering (“Japanese Paper Weave”): Phillip Jeffries, 973/575-5414, www.phillipjeffries.com.
Shower faucet (“Exposed Godolphin Thermostatic Valve with Riser, Handset, Lev Diverter and 8-inch Rose”/Polished Nickel #GD8704NK); vanity faucet (“Classic 3-Hole Basin Mixer”/Polished Nickel); towel bars; accessories in polished nickel: Lefroy Brooks, 718/302-8379, www.lefroybrooks.com.
Vanity (custom, by Frank Leonardo): Leonardo’s Casework & Design, 707/525-1233.
Vanity hardware (“Regency Cabinet Knobs”/Polished Nickel): Katonah Architectural Hardware, 914/232-7796, www.katonahhardware.com.
Mirror (“Town,” by Michael S Smith): Ann Sacks, 800/278-8453, www.annsacks.com.
Sconce (“Newell”): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, www.waterworks.com.
Drapery fabric (“Dupont,” Kerry Joyce Print Collection): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, www.dessinfournir.com.
Drapery trim (“Lancaster Ribbed Border”): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, www.samuelandsons.com.
Mark Manning + Sonya Jacobs-Burkin, The Loo
Designers Mark Manning and Sonya Jacobs-Burkin wanted to give the loo a modern look, without making the space feel too stark or cold. “Our room is a juxtaposition of classic material and contemporary design,” Manning says. “We achieved this by balancing the prominent white, gloss finishes with retro, matte tile.” Custom zebrawood cabinets with white, lacquer interiors provide storage and pop against the creamy white walls and floor and gave the room a spa-like feel. Art commissioned by Jay Kelley portrayed local images invoked a sense of serenity by combining photography and paint into a collage with high-gloss, varnish finish.
Interior design: Mark Manning and Sonya Jacobs-Burkin, Artistic Designs for Living, 2152 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123; 415/567-0602, www.artisticdesignsforliving.com.
Vanity (custom Zebrawood, with high-gloss clear lacquer topcoat and white lacquer interior): J. Spix Fine Cabinets, 415/339-0228, www.spixcabinets.com.
Wall paint (“Crystalline” #AF485, eggshell finish); trim paint (“Decorators White,” semigloss finish): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Backsplash tile (“Crease,” Dimensional Collection): Heath Ceramics, 415/399-9284, www.heathceramics.com.
Countertop and flooring (Classico Fresh White Collection/Pure White #1141): Caesarstone, 877/978-2789, caesarstoneus.com.
Sink (“Cube” #5451): LaCava, 866/758-6284, www.lacava-bath.com.
Faucets (“Secant Widespread Lavatory Faucet” #2040): Newport Brass, 949/417-5207, www.newportbrass.com.
Sconces (Series 14): Bocci, 604/639-5185, www.bocci.ca.
Art (by Jay Kelly): Jay Kelly Fine Art, jkfineart.com. Through Stephanie Breitbard, www.sbfinearts.com.
Brian Dittmar, The Cookbook Nook
The odd space adjacent to the kitchen proved purposeful after designer Brain Dittmar was through with it. The L-shaped space was transformed into a foodie’s dream room, devoted to cookbooks and cooking. The cookbook nook’s color palette was inspired by macaroons Dittmar enjoyed on a recent trip to Paris. “If you’re going to have a place devoted to home cooks, it has got to be visually appetizing,” he says. Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa saffron-and-gray, silk fabric provided a pop of color, while a 1930s Swedish art deco desk offers a place to write shopping lists and plan menus.
Interior design: Brian Dittmar, Brian Dittmar Design Inc., 355 Buena Vista Ave. E., Suite 112, San Francisco, CA 94117; 415/235-0529, www.briandittmardesign.com.
Secretary desk (1930s Swedish Art Deco): Björk Antikt, 404/350-8133, www.bjorkantikt.com.
Desk chair (vintage, 1940s Neoclassic chair from Argentina): Jayson Home, 800/472-1885, www.jaysonhome.com.
Chair fabric (discontinued): Kravet, 888/457-2838, www.kravet.com.
Lamp on desk (antique, Austrian): Almond Hartzog, 415/355-1200, www.almondhartzog.com.
Ceiling light (“Re Flush Mount” #SK4000GI): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, www.circalighting.com.
Drapery panels (“Madeleine”/Canary, Grey #2010100.411, by Oscar de la Renta): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, www.leejofa.com.
Drapery trim (pewter and black tape banding #9570.11, by Candice Olson): Kravet, 888/457-2838. www.kravet.com.
Drapery fabrication: Ewing & Ball, 415/865-0383. www.ewingandball.com.
Drapery hardware (reeled wood rod and rings in bronze finish): Select Drapery Hardware, www.selectdraperyhardware.com.
Lounge chair (“Ingrid” #H4508.20): Lee Jofa, 800/453- 3563, leejofa.com.
Lounge-chair fabric (“Library Mohair”/Pewter #2010146.11, by Suzanne Rheinstein): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, www.leejofa.com.
Yellow pillow (“Montespan Satin”/Saffron #2010114-40, by Oscar de la Renta); braid (“Honeycomb”/Saffron #TL10098.6416, by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, www.leejofa.com.
Magenta pillow (“Sweet Vibe”/Magenta #30320.97): Kravet, 888/457-2838, www.kravet.com.
Pedestal table beside lounge chair: Björk Antikt, 404/350-8133, www.bjorkantikt.com.
Lamp on pedestal table (alabaster, 1950s): designer’s collection.
Lampshade (custom): Lamp Shades San Francisco, 415/431-6720, www.lampshadessanfrancisco.com.
Round Capiz shell stool: Anthem, 415/440-6500, www.anthemsf.com.
Wallpaper (“Matka Silks”/Ivory #3230, discontinued): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 973/575-5414, www.phillipjeffries.com.
Wallpaper installation: Aesthete Painting & Wallcovering, 415/864-7178.
Trim paint (“Pashmina” #AF-100): Benjamin Moore & Co. 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Carpeting (custom): Mark Nelson Designs, 646/861-3293, www.marknelsondesigns.com.
Art: by Cassandra Blackmore, 415/944-0057, www.blackmorestudios.com.
Mark Newman, En Suite Bath
Designer Mark Newman wanted to create a calming space that intrigued guests. “I incorporated unique materials and textures that invited touch,” he says. The blue-and grey color scheme was selected to compliment the hand-carved stone by Artistic Tile. A wind-swept leave motif in a stenciled Venetian plaster coated the walls was one of the highlights of the space. Perhaps the most unique element, though, was the custom-designed, oval vanity that was covered in thousands of hand-carved, cocoa-colored teak beads from Costa Rica. Polished nickel facets and light fixtures from THG Paris’ Jamie Drake collection accent the mirror Newman designed.
Interior design: Mark Newman, Mark Newman Design, 415/863-4637, www.marknewmandesign.com.
Vanity (custom, covered in hand-carved teak beads from Costa Rica, stained deep cocoa, mounted on a flexible backing and applied to cabinet): Custom Furniture Design, 800/644-3325, customfurnituredesign.com.
Wall finish (custom, Venetian plaster with stenciled leaf motif): Willem Racké Studio Inc., 415/252-1341, www.willemrackestudio.com.
Mirror (custom design by Mark Newman): Applegate Tran Furniture, 415/487-1241, www.applegatetran.com.
Faucets (polished nickel, Jamie Drake Collection): THG, 954/425-8225, www.thgusa.com.
Shower tile (“Ziva”): Artistic Tile, 415/366-6147, www.artistictile.com.
Hanging lights (glass cylinders in polished nickel): Phoenix Day, 415/822-4414, www.phoenixday.com.
Flooring (“Gris Pulpis” 16x6-inch honed limestone): Artistic Tile, 415/366-6147, www.artistictile.com.
Emily Taylor, Nanny’s Suite
Text: While sizing up the space, designer Emily Taylor noticed the square footage was ideal for a small, subterranean bedroom. The nanny’s suite housed a mixture of mid-century furniture along with modern art by John DiPaolo courtesy of the Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray paint combined with naturally low light kept the room dark and intimate. Covered in camel wool, the Richard Andronaco headboard complimented the bed linens and created a warm feel. The lost but not forgotten room,” as Taylor refers to it as, is a place where the ‘nanny’ can retire to after a long day.”
Interior design: Emily Taylor, Emily Taylor Interiors, 2 Henry Adams St., Suite M-49, San Francisco, CA 94103; 650/533-3610, www.emilytaylorinteriors.com.
Wall paint (“Chelsea Gray” #HC-168): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Headboard (custom): Richard Andronaco Inc., 415/552-9303, www.richardandronaco.com.
Headboard fabric (#12846, wool camel): Calvin Fabrics, 888/732-1996, www.calvinfabrics.com.
Bed linens (custom): Scheuer Linens, 800/762-3950, www.scheuerlinens.com.
Blanket (“Line Dance” #10846, discontinued): Calvin Fabrics, 888/732-1996, www.calvinfabrics.com.
Cover at foot of bed (“Mt. Stuart”/Dover #111-01-01): Place Textiles, 212/255-7978, www.placetextiles.com.
Patterned pillow shams (“Timur”/Sage #JW-7209, by Jasper): Michael S Smith Inc., 310/315-3018, www.michaelsmithinc.com.
Sconces (“Paulo Bracket Light” #TOB2201): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, www.circalighting.com.
Bedside tables: Rose Tarlow Custom Furniture, 323/651-2202. rosetarlow.com.
Area rug (sisal): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, www.starkcarpet.com.
Art (by John DiPaolo): Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 415/956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.
Elan Evans + Charlotte Meyn, Wrap Room
Decorative painters Elan Evans and Charlotte Meyn fooled guests into thinking the room’s walls were gift-wrapped by using a Japanese Bird stencil from Royal Design Studio and Benjamin Moore paint. “We wanted to show how color and pattern can open up a small space, rather than close it,” said Evans of the wall decoration. A custom-built charging station by Joe Makohon Woodworking kept the small space functional. To simplify the tedious process that is gift-wrapping, the room’s walls played host to rolls of Sonoma Decorative Arts wrapping paper, bulletin board-like cork paneling, and a hanging ribbon organizer.
Interior design: Elan Evans and Charlotte Meyn, Sonoma Decorative Arts, P.O. Box 1523, Sonoma, CA 95476; 707/536-5299, www.elanevans.com.
Painted finish on walls (custom, by Elan Evans and Charlotte Meyn); wrapping paper and gift boxes: Sonoma Decorative Arts, 707/536-5299, www.elanevans.com.
Japanese bird stencil: Royal Design Studio, 800/747-9767, www.royaldesignstudio.com.
Trim paint: Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Charging station/message board; desk: designed and fabricated by Joe Makohon Woodworking, 707/696-6219, joemakohon.com.
Light fixture (recycled from another part of house, spray painted and fitted with Phillips LED light bulbs): Sonoma Decorative Arts, 707/536-5299, www.elanevans.com.
Matt Murphy, Master Bedroom
Midcentury modern furnishings atop a black-and-white patterned rug with concentric rectangles play off the pops of bold color in this master bedroom by Matt Murphy. He punctuated the room with Tommi Parzinger pieces, including the low-slung bed that he covered with tailored linens and the accent chairs that he upholstered in colored leathers. “I like rooms with classic lines and contemporary forms, but with a level of formality,” says Murphy.
Interior design: Matt Murphy, Matt Murphy Studio, 550Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94133; 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Wall covering (fine hemp): Kneedler-Fauchère, 310/855-1313.
Door and trim paint (“Bleeker Beige” #HC-80): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Paint on panel moulding (1st coat, “Warm Silver” #ME221; 2nd coat (thin), “Platinum” #ME591; 3rd coat, “Flash Gold” #ME164): Modern Masters, 800/942-3166, modernmasters.com.
Area rug (designed by Matt Murphy): fabricated by Aubry Angelo Ltd., 612/288-0898, aubryangelo.com.
Bed (vintage Tommi Parzinger); nightstands (custom); bedside lamps (custom); dresser (vintage Jens Risom); mirror over bed; art to right of bed (by John Grillo); lamp on dresser (vintage, by Piero Fornasetti); painting over dresser (by Clara Mairs, c. 1920s): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Bed coverlet (“Arlington Weave”/Bisque #2008150.16): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Bed blanket: Sandra Jordan Collection, 707/836-9240, sandrajordan.com.
Green chair (custom): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Chair fabric (“Moire”/Chartreuse #8707-231): Mokum, 866/523-4437, mokumtextiles.com.
Gray chair (vintage, by Edward Wormley for Dunbar): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Gray-chair fabric (“Jipijapa”/Black, White #JIPI03): Malabar, 203/791-1355, malabar.co.uk.
Tea tray (vintage, Italian by Aldo Tura); china on tea tray (vintage); drapery (“Ogee”/Black): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Seating area—Chaises (custom): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Chaise fabric (“Sophia Silk”/Sand #ED85099.116): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
Red patterned pillow on sofa (“Ophelia Linen”/Red #F3614-03): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Black diamond-patterned pillow on sofa (“Rick Rack Diamond”/Tuxedo #3487000): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Coffee table (vintage Tommi Parzinger); round vase with red flowers on coffee table (French Art Deco): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Bookcase (vintage Tommi Parzinger); abstract art in bookcase (by G.L.K. Morris, c. 1958); green chair (custom): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Green chair fabric (“Moire”/Chartreuse #8707-231): Mokum, 866/523-4437, mokumtextiles.com.
Floor lamp beside bookcase (vintage, Tommi Parzinger); woman’s portrait by bookcase (by Clement Haupers, c. 1930s): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Drop-front Biedermeier secretary (antique); art over secretary (by Paul Wonner, c. 1953); iron floor lamp (vintage Tommi Parzinger): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Wooden sculpture to left of secretary (by Bruno Groth, c. 1958); ladderback chair by bookcase (vintage Italian): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Chair-seat fabric (“Athene”/Limone #50-23): Cortina Leathers, 800/338-6229, cortinaleathers.com.
Art over ladderback chair (by Emerson Woelffer, c. 1961): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Vanity and chair (vintage Tommi Parzinger); vanity mirror (custom): Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Lamps on vanity (vintage Tommi Parzinger); drawings over vanity (1930s lithographs, by Salvatore Pinto); wooden sculpture on vanity (by Chaim Gross, c. 1950s); accessories on vanity: Matt Murphy Studio, 415/277-7224, mattmurphystudio.com.
Val Fiscalini, “Shangri-La Master Bath”
“It needed to transcend mere functionality to be both ceremonial in luxury, as well as a space to relax and decompress,” says Val Fiscalini of her master bath. Instead of a traditional white tub, she picked a freestanding “Wave” bathtub in MetalCrete by Sonoma Caste Stone. Smokey charcoal paper-backed textile wall covering by Lori Weitzner, dark cabinetry, and pops of watery blues in the artwork and draperies created a calming, yet sexy environment.
Interior design: Val Fiscalini, Val Fiscalini Designs, 11 Forest Trail, Petaluma, CA 94952; 707/763-4300, www.valfiscalinidesigns.com.
Wall covering (“Shoal,” by Lori Weitzner): Weitzner Ltd., 888/609-5551, www.weitznerlimited.com.
Ceiling paint (“Wish” #AF-680, high gloss); trim paint (“Barren Plain” #2111-60): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Chandelier (“Trevi”): Ironies, 510/644-2100, www.ironies.com.
Flooring (white Bulgarian limestone, dished and distressed): Paris Ceramics USA, 888/845-3487, www.parisceramicsusa.com.
Area rug (wool and silk): Odegard, 212/545-0069, www.odegardinc.com.
Tub (“Wave Tub”/Metalcrete, metal infused concrete, in Pewter): Sonoma Cast Stone, 877/939-9929, www.sonomastone.com.
Tub fixtures: THG, 954/425-8225, www.thgusa.com.
Sculpture behind tub (Ascension 1, natural vine sculpture): Ironies, 510/644-2100, www.ironies.com.
Art by tub (by Alex Kanevsky, ink on vellum): Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 415/956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.
Window shades (custom design): Val Fiscalini Designs, 707/763-4300, www.valfiscalinidesigns.com.
Fabric (silk): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Towel holder, soap dish by tub: Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
Large painting (by Cassandria Blackmore, reverse painted glass): Cassandria Blackmore Studios, 415/944-0057, www.blackmoreostudios.com.
Vanity cabinet (custom): Val Fiscalini Designs, 707/763-4300, www.valfiscalinidesigns.com.
Countertop and sink (Metalcrete, metal infused concrete, in Pewter): Sonoma Cast Stone, 877/939-9929, www.sonomastone.com.
Faucets: THG, 954/425-8225, www.thgusa.com.
Mirror (custom); tile (“Fusion Elegance” by Dune USA): Val Fiscalini Designs, 707/763-4300, www.valfiscalinidesigns.com.
Sconces: discontinued. Lounge chair; chair fabric; drapery (by Oscar de la Renta): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, www.leejofa.com.
Drapery hardware: Brimar Inc., 800/274-1205, www.brimarinc.com.
Display cabinets (custom design, and LED lighting); cabinetry painting (by Matt Jesse): Val Fiscalini Designs, 707/763-4300, www.valfiscalinidesigns.com.
Stone top on cabinetry: ASN Stone, 800/827-8663, www.asnstone.com.
Accessories in display cabinet: Val Fiscalini Designs, 707/763-4300, www.valfiscalinidesigns.com.
Pendant light in shower room (“Taj Pendant,” by Shina Labs): Val Fiscalini Designs, 707/763-4300, www.valfiscalinidesigns.com.
Art on wall in water closet (by Serena Bocchino): through Arthaus Gallery, 415/977-0223, www.arthaus-sf.com.
Wall paint in shower room (“Barren Plain” #2111-60): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Tinsley Hutson-Wiley, “In Her Shoes” Closet
Tinsley Huston-Wiley’s shoe closet looks like a scene from Sex in the City. Hidden behind black-and-white drapery, the space is tucked away in the master suite. The Madeline Weinrib “Pink Suzi” rug inspired the room’s pink-and-black color scheme. Black polka dot “Carlu” wallpaper by Osborne & Little and an “Artemis Mirror” by Ironies added depth to the confined space and contrasted nicely with the lacquered Chinoiserie shelving. “It’s a small but glamorous sanctuary for the lady of the house to relax and admire her collection of shoes, hats, and handbags,” says Hutson-Wiley.
Interior design: Tinsley Hutson-Wiley Interior Design, 30B Ross Common, Ross, CA 94957; 415/464-1300, www.thwinteriordesign.com.
Sconces on shelving (“Reed Single Sconce” #TOB2125): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Sconce shade fabric (“Chambord Silk”/Pebble #F1503/04, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osborneandlittle.com.
Sconce shade trim (Black Ribbon): Janet Yonaty Inc., 310/659-5422, www.janetyonaty.com.
Mirror (“Artemis”): Ironies, 510/644-2100, www.ironies.com.
Window valance (“Beduzzi”/Fuchsia #F1761/03, by Designers Guild); valance trim (“Kediri Satin Beaded Braid #T603); door drapery (“Baratti”/Black, White #F1652/01, by Designers Guild); black drapery trim (“Chinon Silk”/Raven #F1165/45, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osborneandlittle.com.
White trim on door drapery (“Shayla Silk”/Snow #2009157.101): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, www.leejofa.com.
Paper shade with printed Korean characters (“Hunminjeongeum”): Kneedler-Fauchere Showroom, 415/487-6180.
Shade trim (“Kediri Silk”/Fuchsia #F5750/17): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osborneandlittle.com.
Wall and trim paint (black); shelving paint (“Steam” #AF-15); shelving trim paint (“Royal Fuchsia” #2078-30): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Wallpaper (“Carlu”/Noir #P530/06, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osbornandlittle.com.
Chair (French, Art Deco): Sjae Alexandre, 323/798-5281, sjaealexandre.1stdibs.com.
Chair fabric (“Despina”/Fuchsia #F1544/03, by Designers Guild); pillow (“Spinelli”/Scarlet #F1245/02, by Designers Guild); pillow trim (“Kediri Beaded Rope” #T601): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osbornandlittle.com.
Side table: Plexi-Craft, 800/247-5394, plexi-craft.com.
Art (pair of fashion illustrations for Neiman Marcus from the 1930s): Lost Art Salon, 415/861-1530, www.lostartsalon.com.
Rug (“Pink Suzi,” Tibetan Collection): Madeline Weinrib Atelier, 212/473-3000 x 3780, www.madelineweinrib.com.
Heather Hilliard, Library
Natural materials such as wool, silk, leather, horsehair and rich woods brought the library space to life while giving it a soft, worn-in look. “I wanted to capture the warmth of the nearby Presidio tree canopy,” says designer Heather Hilliard. She brought together an ensemble of rare antiques to decorate the bookshelves and add excitement to the room’s existing wood-paneled walls. With bare feet, the wool felt area rug by Holland & Sherry could be mistaken for cashmere—“pure luxury in a library,” says Hilliard.
Interior design: Heather Hilliard, Heather Hilliard Design, 3654C Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118; 415/367-8899, www.heatherhilliard.com.
Upholstering: Richard Andronaco, 415/552-9303, www.richardandronaco.com.
Dining table (cerused oak, c. 1940): Therien & Co., 415/956-8850, www.therien.com.
Directors chairs (designed by Heather Hilliard): fabricated by Tom Sellars, Thomas Sellars Furniture, 415/626-0164, www.thomassellarsfurniture.com.
Chair fabric (suede): S.H. Frank & Co., 415/863-6244.
Sconces at window (antique): Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, 323/651-2202, www.rosetarlow.com.
Window-seat pillows (“Velours Silk Velvet” #1932/Vert Manteau Jaspe #1): Claremont Furnishing Fabrics, 310/248-3841, www.claremontfurnishing.com.
Drapery (“Cottage Twill”/Heath #DE10871); window shade fabric (“Duquesa”/Cream #DE10344); rug (boiled wool felt/Camel): Holland & Sherry, 415/552-2144, www.hollandandsherry.com.
Drapery fabrication: Angelique Interiors, 415/553-7117, www.angeliqueinteriors.com.
Chandelier (vintage, tole leaf chandelier, France, c. 1920): Antique and Art Exchange, 415/522-3580, www.antiqueandartexchange.com.
Sofa (custom, design by Heather Hilliard): Heather Hilliard Design, 415/367-8899, www.heatherhilliard.com.
Sofa fabric (“Square Roots”/Barley #2092/02): Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, 323/651-22202, www.rosetarlow.com.
Cushions on sofa (“Traviata”/Taupe #34321/02): Clarence House, 800/221-4704, clarencehouse.com.
Pillows on sofa (“Velours Silk Velvet” #1932/Vert Manteau Jaspe #1 ): Claremont Furnishing Fabrics, 310/248-3841, www.claremontfurnishing.com.
Hexagonal side table (c. 1835): T. Reggiardo Antiques, 415/346-2333, www.treggiardoantiques.com.
Bench by sofa (custom): Heather Hilliard Design, 415/367-8899, www.heatherhilliard.com.
Bench fabric (“Stoneleigh”/Birch, horsehair): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186. Walnut candle stand: C. Mariani Antiques, 415/541-7868, www.cmarianiantiques.com.
Chairs by mantel (designed by Heather Hilliard): Heather Hilliard Design, 415/367-8899, www.heatherhilliard.com.
Chair fabric (“Cottage Twill”/Lichen #DE10877): Holland & Sherry, 415/552-2144, www.hollandandsherry.com.
Pillows on chairs (“Rayure Monique Silk Stripe”/Green, Gold, Brown): Claremont Furnishing Fabrics, 310/248-3841, www.claremontfurnishing.com.
Ottoman (designed by Heather Hilliard): Heather Hilliard Design, 415/367-8899, www.heatherhilliard.com.
Ottoman fabric (“Toile Chenonceau Sack”/Malt): Claremont Furnishing Fabrics, 310/248-3841, www.claremontfurnishing.com.
Embroidery: Michael Savoia, Villa Savoia, 310/860-8978, www.villasavoia.net. Art over sofa (Twig, by Michael Taylor): Drum & Co., 415/551-1538, www.drumandco.com.
Floor lamp: J.H. Lighting, 415/431-8154, www.jhlighting.com.
Desk (“Italian Walnut Writing Table,” c. 1835); desk chair (“English Elm Reading Chair,” c. 1840-1860); lamp on desk (German ceramic vase mounted as lamp, c. 1910-1920): T. Reggiardo Antiques, 415/346-2333, www.treggiardoantiques.com.
Art (Standing Nude, 2009, Ink on Paper, by Terry St. John): Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 415/956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.
Bookcases: existing. Etruscan terra-cotta plates; Etruscan basalt clay bowls; Etruscan terra-cotta bowls and plate: burlwood traveling box (19th-century); Neoclassic marble urns: C. Mariani Antiques, 415/541-7868, www.cmarianiantiques.com.
Custom glaze on paneling: Willem Racké Studio Inc., 415/252-1341, www.willemrackestudio.com.
Grant K. Gibson, Dining Room
San Francisco’s foggy weather and ’70s style influenced Grant K. Gibson’s dining room design. “I wanted guests to see a side of my design aesthetic that I’m not normally associated with,” says Gibson. A custom-designed light fixture by Lindsey Adelman Studio hung above the faux-wood painted table. The floor was painted with layers of white deck paint and then taped-out to create the black-and-white patterned floor.
Interior design: Grant K. Gibson, Grant K. Gibson Interior Design, 3792 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118; 415/939-0243, www.grantkgibson.com.
Wall covering (“Companion Manila Hemp”/Companion Pewter #3445): Phillip Jeffries, 973/575-5414, www.phillipjeffries.com.
Table (custom design by Grant Gibson): fabricated by Berger Design Build, 415/348-0659.
Faux painting on table: Katherine Jacobus Decorative Artist, 415/307-4480, www.katherinejacobus.com.
Chairs (Louis XVI-style); chair leather (custom): Grant K. Gibson Interior Design, 415/939-0243, www.grantkgibson.com.
Chandelier (custom, brushed brass, hand-blown globes): Lindsey Adelman Studio, 212/473-2501, www.lindseyadelman.com.
Flooring (design by Grant Gibson): fabrication by Katherine Jacobus Decorative Artist, 415/307-4480, www.katherinejacobus.com.
Drapery (discontinued): Calvin Fabrics, 888/732-1996, www.calvinfabrics.com.
Drapery fabrication: Madina Aryeh Custom Sewing, 650/992-2973, www.madina-sf.com.
Sideboard (custom design by Grant K. Gibson): fabricated by Room Service, 310/710-8221, www.roomservicestore.com.
Three yellow bowls on sideboard: John Roselli Antiques, 212/750-0060, www.johnroselliantiques.com.
Blue-and-white vase on sideboard: Ann Getty Assoc., 866/343-3890, www.anngetty.com.
Yellow high chair by sideboard (“Tripp Trapp Chair”): Stokke, 877/978-6553, www.stokkeusa.com.
Art: Foster-Gwin, 415/397-4986, www.fostergwin.com.
Blue-and-white ginger jars on table; small blue-and-white pieces on table: Ann Getty Assoc., 866/343-3890, www.anngetty.com.
Jeannie Fraise, Studio Craft Room
Designer Jeannie Fraise wanted to bring parent and child together to take part in the creative process in her studio craft room. The dark and dismal basement room needed a lot of work, though. “I knew I could bring my colorful, modern, graphically-patterned style to warm up this space and make it functional and inviting for family living,” says Fraise. Black-and-white patterns grounded the room, while pink, green, and other bright fabrics by Raoul Textiles added warmth. A Conrad red shade system in the built-in nook expanded the window and a custom, quatrefoil-shaped table by Oomph maximized seating in the space.
Interior design: Jeannie Fraise, Lotus Bleu Home Decor & Interior Design, 325 Hayes St., San Francisco, CA 04102; 415/861-2700; www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Shades (“Conrad Sliding Panel System” in Weave #M84C Vamp, with ivory warp threads): Conrad, 866/426-6723, www.conradshades.com.
Table by window (customized version of “Tini IV” table, in black lacquer with natural raffia top): Oomph, 203/216-9848, www.oomphonline.com.
Available at Lotus Bleu Design, 415/861-2700, www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Pendant (vintage industrial pendant with customized rope-covered cord): Tracery Interiors, 850/231-6755, www.traceryinteriors.com.
Table lamps (vintage, customized, by Jill Rosenwald): Lotus Bleu Design, 415/861-2700, www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Raffia-colored finials and glass clips (by Walcot House): DeSousa Hughes, 415/626-6883, www.desousahughes.com.
Stools (vintage French bistro stools): Big Daddy’s Antiques, 415/621-6800, www.bdantiques.com.
Striped wall covering (“Raffia Vertical Strié”/Dark Chocolate, Ivory #RVS-101): Kneedler-Fauchere Imports, 800/421-4602.
Circle rug under table (by Muskhane): Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design, 415/861-2700, www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Grasscloth wall covering (“Faux Bois”): Nobilis, 800/464-6670, www.nobilis.fr.
Black bench cushion (“Sashiko”/Nori #10031-22): Donghia, 914/662-2377, www.donghia.com.
Striped pillow, front (“Kiev”/Pimento #811B84): Raoul Textiles, 805/965-1694, www.raoultextiles.com.
Striped pillow, back (“Bareggio #F1212-09, and “Repino” #F1359-02): Designers Guild, Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osborneandlittle.com.
Red pillows with circles, front (“Emil”/Pimento #809B84, and “Boris”/Pimento #810B84): Raoul Textiles, 805/965-1694, www.raoultextiles.com.
Red pillows with circles, back (“Bareggio #F1212-09, and “Repino” #F1359-02): Designers Guild, Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, www.osborneandlittle.com.
White pillow with black circle pattern (Suzani Collection by Madeline Weinrib): Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design, 415/861-2700, www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Brass wall art (vintage 1960s poppy flower sculpture): Stuff, 415/864-2988, www.stuffsf.com.
Drapery fabric (“Oompha”/Black): Studio Bon Textiles, 214/370-8777, www.studiobon.net.
Drapery trim: remnant. Drapery hardware (by Walcot House): DeSousa Hughes, 415/626-6883, www.desousahughes.com.
Main room—Desk (custom, top from schoolhouse science lab, paired with chrome legs); desk chair (vintage): Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design, 415/861-2700, www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Green paint on chair (“Douglas Fir” #2028-20): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Chair fabric (“Organic Blockprint”/Black Otto, by Madeline Weinrib); lamp on desk (“Hampton Links”/Green, by Jill Rosenwald): Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design, 415/861-2700, www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Reading lamp (vintage): Big Daddy’s Antiques, 415/621-6800, www.bdantiques.com.
Area rug (cotton flatweave in black-and-white zigzag, by Madeline Weinrib): Lotus Bleu Home Décor & Interior Design, 415/861-2700, www.lotusbleudesign.com.
Ceiling and trim paint (“Decorators White”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, www.benjaminmoore.com.
Wallpaper (“Mimosa Flame” #69/8130.CS, by Cole and Son): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, www.leejofa.com.
Ceiling light (“Soleil 24-inch Semi-Flush Pendant” #SK5201PN, by Suzanne Kasler): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, www.circalighting.com.
Art on shelf above desk (Chinese folk art): designer’s collection.
The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]
This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.