For the second year, BlueStar® was selected as the leading kitchen partner for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, a longtime fundraiser for San Francisco University High School’s Financial Aid Program. The BlueStar® appliances were a major design component in reimagining the home’s generously-sized kitchen.
The 2019 Showcase revisits the historic “Le Petit Trianon” Mansion located near the landmark Presidio. The home’s massive and richly appointed kitchen space was inspired by the French country manor of Marie-Antoinette. The kitchen design concept is a collaboration between Interior Designer Jamie Belew and Architect David Armour who adapted the home’s original service kitchen to create a contemporary Catering Kitchen and Service Lounge. Their goal was to retain the traditional structure while updating its flow, functions and finishes to meet the needs of contemporary entertaining.
The new kitchen exhibits a classically crisp, modern design with hints of neo-classical features from Versailles’ Le Petit Trianon. An opulent diamond patterned floor of white marble and delicately toned sage blue limestone sets off the sleekness of the beige red and oyster white BlueStar® appliances. The island countertop of cream-colored luminescent quartzite with whispers of sage and rose is durable, non-etching and stain-resistant. The BlueStar® products bring a level of customization and performance not typical in a home kitchen.
“The appeal, the promise, of pro-style BlueStar ranges is clear: Yes, it’s all about successful cooking and entertaining, but the equipment should be an important element of the design. BlueStar has an immaculate reputation as a top manufacturer of high-performance residential ranges with truly customizable features and in virtually any color option. For those who want to make a bold statement and achieve a custom design that showcases their distinctive style, BlueStar is a great option,” said Designer Jaimie Belew.
The Beige Red (RAL 3012) 60” Nova Series range is the focal point of the kitchen, featuring six burners with industry leading 22,000 BTU open burners, plus a classic French Top cooking surface. Swing doors and small brushed brass trim accents were a perfect design choice for the over-sized ovens that fit commercial size sheet pans.
In addition to the range, the kitchen includes a BlueStar® Double Electric Wall Oven in Oyster White (RAL 1013), with chef-inspired French doors, which features a powerful 2,500 watt bake element, 12 cooking modes and intense 5,000 watt infrared broiler. A professional-quality, integrated artsian baking stone can be used to create perfectly crisp breads and pizza which can be cooked right on top of the baking stone for restaurant style results.
To provide a seamless cooking to cooling experience, the designers chose two 36” Built-In refrigerators, also in Oyster White (RAL 1013). With durable stainless steel interiors, dual compressors for enhanced food preservation and roomy interiors, our award-winning refrigeration line also is designed for serious cooking and entertaining. The refrigerator’s fully extending bottom shelf is designed to fit a full-size commercial sheet pan — as is the freezer shelf – that way, extra-large pans prepped with pastries or hors d’oeuvres can go straight from the refrigerator or freezer into an oversized BlueStar® oven, another brand hallmark.
With the high-BTU commercial-style BlueStar®, proper ventilation is essential to help keep the kitchen’s air clean. A BlueStar® hood liner sits inside the tiled stone hood, and features handcrafted seamed construction, and commercial style stainless steel baffle filters to deliver pro-style results. In addition to whisking away unwanted odors, vent hoods remove moisture and grease.
Founded in 1977, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase is a fundraiser for San Francisco University High School’s Financial Aid Program. For the past 41 years, the Showcase has raised nearly $16 million allowing hundreds of deserving Bay Area students access to a world-class college preparatory education. The San Francisco Decorator Showcase runs April 27 – May 27, 2019. For information on dates and hours and to purchase tickets, click here.