Last week I went to the SF Decorator Showcase and I have to say, it was a wholly satisfying experience! There was lots to love and I definitely had a ball analyzing and spending time in the rooms I found interesting and inspiring.
I thought I'd share some of my favorites from the showcase. There were some elements in each room that I loved & I pulled together a few boards with retail store finds in case you want to bring these into your home or achieve a similar look. There's lots of options out there :)
So here goes... glimpses from the SF Decorator's Showcase!
Location, location, location...the location was FABULOUS with a capital F. This year's house was a 11,000 sq ft mansion built in 1904.
The living room was a combination of elegance and DRAMA. It was inspired by Givenchy's salon in Paris, where the courtier and his muse Audrey Hepburn spent many an afternoon. It spelled glamour & elegance. Designed by the inimitable Jonathan Rachman.
Love this chandelier & the plaster ceiling details.
A classic corner with these vintage medallions & throw pillows.
A wonderful surprise - that's embroidered wallpaper! Designed by de Gournay. Can you tell what's embroidered and what's painted?
Love, love, love the hardware in this very French country kitchen
Another stand out.. was this nook / side entry into the kitchen that had this stunning horse wall mount and the PERFECT hooks to go with it.
While I didn't find a horse mount that was similar, I thought these horse head statues would look great on a console table. Search for "horse head statue" on Etsy and you'll see a bunch!
This tiny all-black bathroom brought in all sorts of drama with statement blue herring-bone tiling. Because this bathroom was small, I think going high on the drama was a smart choice. It definitely made a statement in person.
I liked the end tables that were in the master bedroom (which was monochromatic, with lots of greys and whites). Nice clean lines and cool drawer pulls.
I found a similar side table on Overstock that has this rustic/industrial feel to it. Pair with some fun accessories, some gold in there.
Another totally different look would be to pair it with some fun abstract art!
One of my favorites - this "lady of the house" room that was linked to the master. This gold etagere (aka open shelving unit) was a study in how to style a bookshelf. A horizontal and vertical arrangement of books, layering objects, combining antiques and modern pieces & that gorgeous sunburst mirror. All against that very striking St Frank's textile that I could recognize anywhere!
Also, you can't go wrong with a sunburst mirror and malachite :)
You can achieve a similar look by combining some of these elements with your own arts & curiosities.
A very inviting corner & a touch of zen - in the master bath. And the greek key pattern towels are ever stylish. Also, you can't see it, but the tiling was really understated and beautiful.
I love the interesting-ness greek key patterns bring into a room. Pulled out a few favorites that make for great accents.
This laundry room was STUNNING. You just can't go wrong with blue & white. Wallpaper by de Gournay. And that pendant lamp went really well with the room.
One element I loved was the trim on the roman shades - definitely caught my eye!
How gorgeous is the Grecian Urn wallpaper. It brought in high glam into this very feminine, elegant bathroom with 2 beautiful vanities
A simple combination of olive trees in black planters & metal lanterns, made for a nice vantage point for the phenomenal view.
I loved this wood inlay table in one of the children's rooms.
An inlay accent in a room is so warm, old-world charm gorgeous! I was very inspired & found this beautiful Anthropologie inlay mirror that I felt would be perfect in an entryway.
You could pair it with a glass console table and some gorgeous accents. (I especially LOVE this adorable pagoda print from Etsy for some layering)
Or keep it classic chic
And last but not the least, an all-black office had this particularly fun corner with a bevy of gilded frames. All-black can be intimidating to some, but it definitely set the mood here. The antique frames with abstract art were just the right touch.