PERFECT PROJECT: SF DECORATORS SHOWCASE.

Last week I had the special honor to visit the San Francisco Decorator's Showcase home! It was such an amazing experience to see the home under construction before the designers come in and start installing their designs. I am not kidding when I say that the house is a true construction zone-- throughout the tour I had to be careful of wet paint, chain saws, drop cloth, and much more.

The reason why this year is so special is because San Francisco Decorator's Showcase is celebrating its 40th year! Hard to believe that forty homes have gone through this special transformation! 

If you are unfamiliar with Decorator's Showcase than this is the year to visit! For the past 40 years, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase has raised over $15 million to benefit the San Francisco University High School financial aid program.  This event allows hundreds of deserving Bay Area students access to a world-class college preparatory education. 

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 University’s financial aid program. In its first year, the Showcase netted $26,000, and today this prestigious event raises over $500,000 annually!

While I was at Convent, University was one of our biggest competitors in volleyball and basketball. I am happy to put my high school rivalries aside to support this wonderful cause! What makes this year's Showcase particularly interesting to me is that I have such vivid memories from my childhood of trick-or-treating at this house and they always decorated the exterior so scary!! I'll never forget when the guy in the mask popped out from behind a coffin! It was frightening!! 

The Showcase allows designers to show their work on behalf of a greater cause. Seeing the house amidst construction made me even more excited to see the final results in just a few short weeks!I I think it would be so amazing to have a timelapse of the installation process to see all of the hard work that happens so fast and under crunch time! I hope you will join me in supporting this great cause! You can tour the home April 29 through May 29.  Learn more about visiting the Decorator's Showcase here! 

xo,

(Ps- if this is your first time to my blog, welcome! You can read more about me here and my story here! Hope you'll come back soon!)

Here I am before my tour of the beautiful Showcase home!

Here I am before my tour of the beautiful Showcase home!

Photography by Michelle Drewes.

Here is the full list of designers for this year's Showcase!

2017 Showcase Designers

Benni Amadi Interiors

Benni Amadi

 

Bjorn Design

David Bjorngaard

 

Catherine Kwong Design

Catherine Kwong

 

Cecilie Starin Design, Inc.

Cecilie Starin

 

CME Interiors

Chris Eskra

 

Courtney Springer Interiors

Courtney Springer

 

Croworks Luminosity

Victoria Weiss

 

Diane Rosenblum

Diane Rosenblum

 

Dina Bandman Interiors

Dina Bandman

 

DLC-ID

Jon De La Cruz

 

Elan Evans Decorative Finishes

Elan Evans

 

Geddes Ulinskas Architects

Adele Salierno

 

Ian Stallings Design

Ian Stallings

 

Jaimie Belew Interiors

Jaimie Belew

 

Jane Richardson Design

Jane Richardson Mack

 

Jonathan Rachman Design

Jonathan Rachman

 

K Interiors

Kristen Pena

 

Kari McIntosh Design

Kari McIntosh

 

Krista Hoffman Design

Krista Hoffman

 

Martin Group

Beth Martin

 

Martin Kobus Home

Martin Kobus

 

Mead Quin Design

Mead Quin

 

Molie Malone Interior Design

Molie Malone

 

Redmond Aldrich Design

Chloe Warner

 

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts

Evie Simon & Stephanie Breitbard

 

Stephen Stout Design

Stephen Stout

 

Studio SHK

Sherry Hope Kennedy

 

Zeterre Landscape Architecture

Jarrod Baumann