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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2016

Photographer David Duncan Livingston with his fine art photography

Every time I attend the San Francisco Decorator Showcase I come away inspired by big design concepts and small design details.  My travels have delayed my attendance so far this year, but these photographs by San Francisco photographer David Duncan Livingston make me eager to catch this stunning showcase before it closes on May 30. I [...]

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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013

SFDS Living Room - Catherine Kwong

Look for an extensive overview of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase in the Bay Area News Group papers this Saturday, but in the meantime here’s a peak at design elements that felt fresh and noteworthy this year. Contemporary Art as Inspiration Check out the Cy Twombly inspired floors in Catherine Kwong’s living room, above.  See those [...]

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Teaser: San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013


Like the pairing of a clever black cocktail dress with a custom strand of pearls, the 36th annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase is both sophisticated and provocative.  This showcase speaks to those of us who crave less clutter and more meaningful design.  After touring the disciplined and compelling rooms this morning, I’m excited to share [...]

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Curating Collections

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Hello again.  After posting about the lovely San Francisco Decorator Showcase I flew off to New Orleans to take in a little jazz and indulge in a beignet or two. More on that soon.  But for now, I’m busy sifting and sorting in order to move.  Curating stuff is tricky business. Unless you’re a talented [...]

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Sneak Peek: San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012

I spent the morning at the press preview for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and, let me tell you, it was a visual feast!  As usual, the designs ranged from the outlandish to the oh-so-tasteful. Many of the rooms were inspired by the current Cult of Beauty exhibit at the Legion of Honor, so fine [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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    • More Flower Show shots of people, plants and garden-themed paraphernalia including beautiful batik-printed scarves by textile artist Jane Hickman (scroll through to see a shot of us both wearing her wares). The rose covered folly is by the same company that created my friend Pauline's brick folly in her Oakland urban garden. Ended the day with an Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which is about a block away from where we're staying. Had a hard time keeping my eyes open through the Palestrina number but my choir director sister-in-law Diane says that Palestrina intended to write music that would float you away on a choral cloud. Mission accomplished.