San Francisco Decorator Showcase, 4/29 – 5/29

by Sean Martinfield | See: By Sean, The Pink Section
Getting ready for  SF Decorator Showcase. Photo, Tom Crites

Getting ready for SF Decorator Showcase. Photo, Tom Crites

The site for the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase is an exceptional Classical Revival mansion located at 2698 Pacific Avenue at Scott Street, in the heart of Pacific Heights. This 11,000 square-foot residence was designed by acclaimed architects Newsom and Newsom in 1904. This historic residence features grand entertaining rooms with 12-foot ceilings and architecturally stunning period details. The entry foyer, formal library, living room, and dining room are among the most sublime and sumptuous public rooms in all San Francisco.

SAMUEL NEWSOM, Architect (1848–1908)

SAMUEL NEWSOM, Architect (1848–1908)

Showcase has taken place at some of the most prestigious addresses in some of the most breathtaking neighborhoods of San Francisco. The story of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase began in 1977, when Nan Rosenblatt, a former San Francisco University High School parent and an accomplished interior designer, and Philip Fernandez, the first president of the school’s Parents Association, conceived the first Showcase to raise funds for University’s financial aid program. In its first year, the Showcase netted $26,000, and today this prestigious event raises over $500,000 annually.

For the past 40 years, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase has raised over $15 million to benefit the San Francisco University High School financial aid program.  This event allows hundreds of deserving Bay Area students access to a world-class college preparatory education.

UHS is committed to building a community that reflects and embraces the great diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area. Almost one quarter of UHS students receive financial aid.  The UHS Financial Aid program provides over $2,600,000 in grants annually, with average grants covering 68% of tuition.

The 2017 design team includes:

Benni Amadi Interiors
Bjorn Design
Catherine Kwong Design
Cecilie Starin Design, Inc.
CME Interiors
Courtney Springer Interiors
Croworks Luminosity
Diane Rosenblum
Dina Bandman Interiors
Elan Evans Decorative Finishes
Geddes Ulinskas Architects
Ian Stallings Design
Jaimie Belew Interiors
Jane Richardson Design
Jonathan Rachman Design
K Interiors
Kari McIntosh Design
Krista Hoffman Design
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

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2017
April 29, 2017 – May 29, 2017
Open: Tuesday––Sunday, Closed Mondays (except Memorial Day, 5/29)
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm (last entry); Friday: 10:00am – 7:00pm (last entry); Sunday and Memorial Day: 11:00am – 4:00pm (last entry) 

You may purchase tickets at the door or click here to order online.


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