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Wednesday, April 6

San Francisco Decorator Showcase- dining room!

Not long ago, I was so excited to share with you the process and progress for my teenage girl's room at the Elle Décor Showcase.

Well, I am back again to announce that I have been working for the last few months on a very special showcase house: the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase house.

This is the fifth Showcase project on which I've worked. I'm beyond excited to work on such a wonderful space this year.

From the moment I walked into the dining room, I knew that I loved it. I feel in love with the high ceilings (14 feet), the windows and the scale of the space.

Sadly, the hand painted Chinoiserie mural had seen better days, so I made the decision to replace it with something new - to go in a completely new direction.

When I wrote about designing my last showcase space, I talked a little about pushing myself to new limits and new directions. I am doing the same thing again with this space. I'm having a wonderful time trying something new and different. This will be my version of a classic space but with a colorful modern twist. Working with each of my vendors has been a privilege - from custom furniture design, window treatments, decorative painting and lighting.

I am so excited to share with you more of the progress. Only three more weeks until the house opens.

Make sure to check back for updates, before and after photos and the process involved.

If you live in San Francisco, you can check out the showcase house at 2950 Vallejo Street (between Lyon and Baker) in Pacific Heights. Open April 30th - May 30th.

Since 1977, the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase has benefited San Francisco University High School's financial aid program, raising over $11 million in its 33 years.


Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

I can't wait to see what you have in store for us all! Hard to tell the condition of the wall mural in the photos, but I love it and know you must put your own design style on the space. So fun that you have such a gorgeous room to work with.


Scot Meacham Wood said...

Wow. Seriously.

Can't wait to see the whole room all together!


P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

Very Exciting!

Chic Coles said...

How exciting.Can not wait to see what you come up with.

Brillante Interiors said...

The room is gorgeous already and I can imagine what the final look will be. I really wish I could come and visit if not I will enjoy the images.

The Devoted Classicist said...

How fortunate to get such a great space!

Kathy said...

I love the idea that you are "pushing yourself"....can't wait to see the results...k

Unknown said...

I am super excite to see what you create.

good hunting,

Anonymous said...

Love the Chinoiserie. Is it wallpaper? Why do you have to get rid of it?

Grant K. Gibson said...


The story on the walls are that they were in very, very sad condition.

There was wallpaper that has been painted over and then the painting had been done on top of it. Fading, water stains, bubbles, huge cracks and so many more issues.

We investigated restoring the walls, but with showcase house there is no budget at all. The owners just didn't have the $$$$ to invest into this

So this is where we came up with the idea of making it a whole new space.
It is a shame to have to change history and the beauty and time that was put in to the painting. We did try to save it. But moving forward, we are really excited with the new concept for the space and are really happy to see the progress and changes.

Anonymous said...

Ooh how fun and I can't wait to see it. Fun to see your progress. We know you will rock it. Also, I never knew the showcase was a benefit. Thanks for sharing!

Claudia Juestel said...

Congratulations again Grant. I can't wait to see it!

Mark Newman said...

I can't wait to see what you have planned! It's looking fabulous already...

The Vintique Object said...

So looking forward to seeing what you've done in person!


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