Yearly since 1977, The San Francisco Decorator Showcase methods out one in all San Francisco’s most luxurious properties, exhibiting off work by town’s most proficient inside designers and elevating cash for the San Francisco College Excessive College monetary assist program. This system has raised greater than $17 million whole.
Usually, the showcase is positioned in a big stand-alone residence in one of many metropolis’s toniest neighborhoods, corresponding to Pacific Heights, the Marina, or Presidio Heights. This yr is just a little completely different—the property sits atop a 1960’s-era Russian Hill excessive rise, the penthouse, in fact, with a 360-degree view of the San Francisco Bay.
The task was to rework the property for an empty nester couple who wished a brand new vibe for his or her newly kid-free residence. The owners wished to showcase their artwork assortment, which incorporates works by feminine artists together with Jutta Haeckel, Rita Ackermann, Devina Semo and Judith Eisler. They wished an atmosphere each cozy and prepared for grown-up entertaining.
Catherine Kwong is a veteran Showcase designer, and for 2021 she adorned the 2 major bedrooms. Kwong was impressed partially by the jewellery and tattoo designs of San Francisco’s Fiat Lux and Rosegold’s, respectively.
“When tasked with the design of a bed room suite, tucked amidst the clouds of our truthful metropolis, we appeared to these references, and interpreted them into an area that strives to be without delay easy and complicated; each serene and layered, with the depth and edges of native artisans’ work,” Kwong stated in an announcement.
The homeowners enter the rooms through the gallery corridor, one wall of which is lined with cabinets that includes the homeowners’ favourite artwork and design books, together with “Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels” (a reminder of their 2009 go to to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, to view “Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts”). The opposite wall options artist Dana Harel’s Panorama Variations 4 , which is lit by Apparatus Studio’s darkened bronze fixtures.
Rose Uniacke’s ebonized oak console sits atop pale oak flooring, and as you cross the brink into the bed room, the undulating type of Achille Salvagni’s Angel wall sconce, crafted from a single piece of onyx, lights the way in which.
Inside, the bed room partitions are painted a dramatic gray—Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe No.26, making the 360 views pop (although they don’t need assistance). The room’s seating nook encompasses a customized curved banquette with a criss-cross bronze base with to Faye Toogood’s sculpted fiberglass desk, and is topped with a postwar jewel: Angelo Lelli’s “Vela” fixture for Arredoluce. The fascinating curves of Ben & Aja Blanc’s gold antiqued Serpens Mirror completes the house.
Above the mattress, a site-specific charcoal drawing, impressed by a tattoo line drawing by artist Frederic Forest, covers the wall. The Minotti mattress, set in opposition to a customized headboard, is topped with a customized pillow comprised of classic tapestry, and flanked by customized nightstands, impressed by Sven Larson’s iconic 1960’s tiered desk. Throughout from the mattress, a wall of oak with an inset hearth, cleverly conceals storage.
The en suite toilet options flooring of French reclaimed limestone tiles and a Marmi Serafini Pietra Di Farsena stone tub. Classic copper pendants by Poul Henningsen and customized mirrors float in opposition to the skyline view.
Studio Collins Weir adorned the atrium, kitchen, eating room, and terrace, creating areas that spotlight sculptural furnishings and up to date artwork. The jaw-dropping kitchen options an island, counter and backsplash of Verde Antigua marble within the subtlest shade of bluish inexperienced. Accouterments are hid behind Rift white oak cupboards and caning.
Relating to the dressing room by Applegate Tran Interiors, I’ll simply say that it introduced up many emotions, principal amongst them envy.
As a result of this yr (like final) is digital, the tour is free, however donations are welcome. You may access the virtual tour by means of the top of summer season.