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San Francisco Decorator Showcase marks its 40th year
Feb 24, 2017

An 11,000-square-foot Classical Revival mansion in Pacific Heights, built in 1904, will play host to a selection of top designers for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The showhouse, which is now in its 40th year and benefits the San Francisco University High School financial aid program, will run April 29 to May 29. 


Designers of this year's San Francisco Decorator Showcase; courtesy Michelle Drewes Photography

Among the sponsors are Kohler, C2 Paint and Chairish, as well as media sponsors House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year, HGTV, and Modern Luxury magazines Interiors California, Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

How did the showhouse come to partner with the school? Explains event organizer Kate Gorrissen of San Francisco Universit High School: “Nan Rosenblatt, a parent and interior designer, along with the first president of the Parents’ Association, conceived the first showcase in 1977 to raise funds for financial aid. The event netted $26,000 in its first year. Each year, the profits have increased, with 2016’s showcase netting over $600,000. Since its inception, over 1,000 students have received aid totaling over $15 million. For five months prior to the showcase, a committee of about 30 parents work full-time, and hundreds more volunteer part-time for the four weeks that it is open to the public. This annual event attracts viewers from the entire Bay Area and beyond.”

This year’s designer participants include: 
Benni Amadi Interiors
Bjorn Studio
Catherine Kwong Design
Cecilie Starin Design
CME Interiors
Courtney Springer Interior Design
Croworks Luminosity
Diane Rosenblum
Dina Bandman Interiors
DLC-ID
Elan Evans Decorative Finishes
Geddes Ulinskas Architects
Ian Stallings Design
Jaimie Belew Interior Design
Jane Richardson Design
Jonathan Rachman Design
K Interiors
Kari McIntosh Design
Krista Hoffman
Martin Group
Martin Kobus Home
Mead Quin Design
Molie Malone Interior Design
Redmond Aldrich Design
Simon Breitbard Fine Arts
Stephen Stout Design
Studio SHK
Zeterre Landscape Architecture

The showhouse is located at 2698 Pacific Avenue at Scott Street, San Francisco.

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