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Friday, April 30

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Where can you find a house that is filled with hand- painted silk wallpaper- pillows that are inspired the shape of medicine balls (and a play on a classic Michael Taylor design)- shipping crates made into furniture- walls painted to look like faux wood- modern wooden sculptures in the front yard- cocoons made into light fixtures- flowers freshly picked from gardens- and fabric that cost less than $2 a yard?

No- not my house. Guess again.

If you haven’t heard me mention it a few times lately- it is that time of year for the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase house located at 3450 Washington Street in the Presidio Heights area of San Francisco.

I might sound like a broken record at times about how much the showcase house means to me. But, it really does hold a special place in my heart as I got my start in interior design by designing rooms and slowing building my business.
I did three rooms three consecutive years in a row- and the whole experience was amazing.
I had the chance to take a sneak peek yesterday- so here a few highlights from my trip.
If you are in San Francisco- DO check out the website for more info (the house is open from May 1st- May 31st)

Walking around the house really made me think that maybe next year it might be time to design another space. After walking around a house with such creativity- it really has had my mind racing with ideas.


ashlina said...

wow. what gorgeous photos......i am absolutely smitten with the work. its gorgeous.

Kathy said...

Fabulous photos! My personal favorites: The beach ball pillow(leather?)and the long light switch plate!....K

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

It looks amazing! I wish I could make it to SF for this year's Showhouse. I was there in 2008 and thought it was so gorgeous and inspiring. Thanks for sharing these images. I can at least live vicariously through you. :)

Style Chronicle said...

GORGEOUS!! I would like to move right in. Those gathered upholstered walls-- to die for!

Karena said...

Grant, I cannot be there so thank you for sharing these luscious images. Love the canopied daybed and so much more!

Art by Karena

Scott Fazzini said...

Unbelievable. Grant, the house is amazing. Thanks a million for sharing. said...

Wow, I really loved some pictures, maybe some to do later at home :-)

Thanks for sharing.


Philip Bewley said...

Great post, Grant!

Benjamin Dhong said...

Grant, I always love telling people how instrumental you were in my very first Pacific Heights project. What an amazing trip it's been for both of us! B

Andrea V.@ said...

The chinoiserie tea tables are magnificent!!!!!!! Agree about the vertical light switch plate, very clever. All of it!!! What talent!

Looks like I need to book my flight asap ;)

Matthew said...

Great take on a great house. Love those painted faux-bois walls;-) Thank you Katherine Jacobus for making me look so good! - Matthew MacCaul Turner

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A Perfect Gray said...

fantastic look. thanks...

Ideezine said...


This is so incredible. Thanks for showing us the great rooms and the wow photo's. Showcase experiences are the best of all worlds.


Anonymous said...

Hello Grant,
Thank you again for your blog sur le designers Showcase house , it helped me keeping a eye on SF . Give my best to the Fiends at the City by the bay....and for you
Claude Hubert

pretty pink tulips said...

Grant (that's also my husband's name!)~ I just love seeing the SF Decorator Showcase. I lived on Jackson, near Walnut in the Presidio Heights area - and I really do love that city. That was the first home we owned and it is where I began to figure out what worked for me. These pictures are pure eye candy!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Excellent photos... I've actually printed off a few to add to my Style File in the section with a few other pics from your site - labeled Grant Gibson Decorating God!

red ticking said...

exquisite post. xx pam

Ashfield Hansen Design Inc. said...

I really enjoy your method of drifting throught the house with the images that caught your eye!
It is so easy to go through a house with so much visual stimuli and miss the great details. The house is beautiful, and thanks for your take on it!

David @ Ashfield Hansen Design


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