San Francisco was the talk of the global design community this week with the opening of the annual San Francisco Designer Showcase, whose proceeds benefit the financial aid program of San Francisco University High. Now in its 42nd year, the home’s 33 rooms were transformed by an ensemble of nearly 40 top Bay Area designers. Located at 3800 Washington St., the 18,000 square foot home known as “Le Petit Trianon”, was the location for a San Francisco Decorator Showcase past, in 1982. Now a historic landmark, the home was built in 1904 for Marcus and Cora Koshland, a prominent San Francisco family that made a fortune in wool and textiles, and modeled after Le Petit Trianon at the Palace Versailles in Paris. Here we give a glimpse at a few of our favorite rooms. To tour the entire home, purchase tickets HERE.
JAMIE BELEW INTERIOR DESIGN x DAVID ARMOUR ARCHITECTURE
Dynamic duo Jamie Blew and David Armour combined their creative talents and dreamt up an extremely stylish catering kitchen and service lounge. By reconfiguring the entire kitchen, a more efficient flow was created featuring an elegantly appointed new cooking station. Hues of salmon, pistachio, and cream butter bean update the traditional architectural details while elements like the all-natural limestone wall cladding with recessed panels and sage-toned countertops by Da Vinci Marble add modern California style. The service lounge feels more like a super-chic cocktail lounge, with the placement of a baby grand piano opposite a custom nook.