Tour the San Francisco Decorator Showcase

For over four decades, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase has raised more than $17 million to benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. This year, neither pandemic nor wildfire stayed its organizers from bringing the event to fruition. On Saturday, the 43rd Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase opened to the public virtually, after public-health orders delayed the event’s original April opening date. This latest edition celebrates West Coast talents while highlighting the wares of high-end sponsors such as The Shade Store, Waterworks, Circa Lighting, and Kohler.

All 27 separate spaces—the majority of which are interiors—can be experienced via video walkthrough, interactive three-dimensional self-guided tour, links to designer interviews, and additional online content. Below, AD PRO provides an additional tour of the impressive designs featured.

Gardens and Patio by Terremoto

This year’s showcase house is a 6,500-square-foot Mediterranean-style home. Built in 1926, it sits atop a hilly site in San Francisco’s West Clay Park neighborhood. Terremoto treated the front garden as an unenclosed riad, applying Moroccan planting patterns to palms, drifting grasses, and flowering plants that are endemic to the Bay Area. In the rear yard, the landscape architecture studio reinterpreted the existing terraces in a deconstructivist vocabulary, while installing native meadow species around a large cedar.

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A glimpse at the landscaping by Terremoto. 

Photo: Caitlin Atkinson

Entry Hall by Leap Interiors and Aderyn Studio

The entry hall, titled Nature Always Wins, embodies the concept that nature finds a way to recover, even after tragic man-made events like wildfires. Wall-mounted handmade butterflies overlook a console table of hand-carved shou sugi ban wood and stone, which represent hardship and rebirth. Each of the room’s pieces has been designed or crafted in California. The console table is the work of Aderyn Studio, which Leap’s Chelsea Brown founded with her husband, Phil Vaughn.

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