Decorator Showcase time again already? Well, not quite. The home, a French Normandy number located in the Presidio (of course) at 3450 Washington Street, won't be ready until May, but we're already hearing who has been chosen to adorn the the place.
While we bide our time until the home's debut, ogle the beautiful work of the participating designers through their websites (we're currently loving the Charles De Lisle Workshop portfolio) and ponder what in God's name a "quiet room" could be. Sounds like a place you get sent to when you've been bad.
Gigantic old Pac Heights estates are so 2007. These days, it's just not a designer showcase without acres of glass windows and views that will make your nose bleed. The latest high-rise to get the designer treatment? It's the Millennium Tower, which has opened up four residences on its 52nd floor to be reinvented by over 25 stellar local designers. The event, entitled Icons of Design, was put together by Ken Paige (of Paige Glass) in the unbelievable time span of just one month - that's from concept to completion in only four weeks. It puts our search for the perfect side table (it's been about a year and counting) into stark perspective, to say the least.
The SF Chron has been tearing it up lately with their Stylemaker Spotlight column. Every week or so a local interior designer is featured, some of whom are up-and-coming, others who've made their mark on the city for a while. In addition to providing a bit of background on how they got into the business, each also hands down some advice on how to decorate your space like a professional. We're particularly loving the 'Cheat Sheet' section, where the designers share their favorite local resources and tips on creating a unique space.