The 42nd annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase is a little bit of history repeating, given that this year’s house, a historic mansion known as “Le Petit Trianon,” was also the property that hosted the fifth iteration of the design event in in 1982. On the National Register of Historic Places, the home was built in 1904 for Marcus and Cora Koshland, a wealthy couple who modeled the residence after the actual Le Petit Trianon at Versailles. At more than 18,000 square feet, the stately Presidio Heights home features 33 redesigned spaces, including nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two kitchens, a spacious front rotunda, a grand marble staircase, a three-story atrium, and two lower levels complete with several large entertaining spaces. It’s no surprise it’s also on the market currently for $30 million.
Benefitting San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program, the showcase has raised over $16 million. Fifty of the West Coast’s top interior and landscape designers have contributed rooms sponsored by Hakwood, Da Vinci Marble, Purcell Murray, C2 Paint, Kohler, Blue Star, and Vanguard Properties. The showcase opens to the public beginning Saturday, April 27, and tickets are available at decoratorshowcase.org/tickets or at the door. On the eve of its opening, AD PRO takes a look inside.
Main Catering Kitchen, Service Lounge, and Powder Room: Jaimie Belew Interior Design and David Armour Architecture
This design collaboration is one for the record books. Four delineated spaces, two incredible talents, and one massively successful outcome. Reconfiguring the original floor plan, the pair created an even more organized, efficient, and delightful set of spaces. One of the most eye-catching elements was an enormous table-style prep island in the kitchen featuring a quartzite top from Da Vinci Marble, with wide pedestal bases of hand-carved marble with classic motifs by Provence Stone. Blue Star Cooking supplied the custom appliances, as Kohler did the plumbing fixtures, and Catalina Cabinets the custom cabinetry.