Thursday, May 13, 2010

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2010, Part V.... Jewel Box Spaces

Art in the "Modern Talks Back" Bath

Sometimes a smaller space might get overlooked in a Show House. At the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2010, this couldn't be further from the truth! This Showcase puts the "Pow" in Powder Room! I wanted to show you some of the amazing things that can be done in smaller rooms that can make them oh so memorable!

Shower tile detail in the Modern Bath

Right off of the "Elemental Luxe" Room designed by Marion Philpotts-Miller and Jonathan Staub, there is a bathroom entitled "Modernism Talks Back". Designed by Gregg de Meza, this space certainly spoke to me! In the shower was a message that said "wash behind your ears" in mosaic tile....very graphic and so much fun. The mosaics seemed to spill out onto the floors under the vanity. I loved the fact that this room was quite modern, but the designer kept the original detailed arched opening...such a great contrast! Loved it. The art was chosen after the design was done....it was kismet. The swimmers depicted in dark watery charcoals and reflected yellows are perfect for the room!

"Modernism Talks Back"
Charles de Lisle was in charge of a small-ish sitting room which he cocooned in yards of shirred black and white gingham. Another room that was graphically witty.....cozy yet also modern.

Sitting Room

Charles has been on my radar for quite a long time. He thinks outside of the box and tends to be at the forefront of creative ideas which seem to catch on just as he is on to his next adventure in design. Be sure to check out his website HERE for a peek into this designer's mind at work.

Sitting Room
The splash of citron against the black, white and foggy grey adds a bit of jazz and pull the trees outside the window right in!

There was another stylish space just off of the "Guest Quarters at Mongibello" by Wick Design. "Le Suite" designed by George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera-Hill is the perfect place for us girls to get our day started! Beautifully Chic, there are custom details throughout....like the brilliant ceiling light fixtures created by the designers, and the book matched marble in the shower with a niche for the necessities!

Bathroom Vanity Details in Le Suite


Bathroom Vanity in Le Suite


Shower Details in Le Suite
I think what I liked most was the vanity with the mirror placed before the window. All women know that natural light is best!

Le Suite Dressing Room
This space was so well thought out, there is even an ipad with outfits catalogued and ready to go for any occasion! How smart is that?

Vanity Details in Le Suite

Here are the clever pair, Goerge Brazil and Cicilia Sagara-Hill....very stylish themselves!

George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera-Hill

Another unexpected and very pretty space was the Second Floor Kitchenette designed by pretty Anastasia Faiella. She used Carerra for the counters and subway tiles in a grey marble for the back splash. I am a fan of open shelving, so appreciated it here as well!

Second Floor Kitchenette Details
Classic and fresh....both the kitchen and Anastasia!
Anastasia Faiella

If you have not had a chance to get over to the Showcase, you still have time! It is not to be missed!
It runs through May 31st. For more information, click HERE!

10 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Love the wallpaper in the dressing room.
This has been so fun... almost as good as touring the house myself!

Hello Lover... said...

Love that bathroom by Wick Design!

Boxwood Terrace said...

The Le Suite bath is my idea of the perfect bath. I'm saving this in my inspiration file! Thanks for sharing.

mary said...

I love the large scale of the oval mirror in front of the window--totally unexpected and perfect. Thanks for all of the showcase house posts. This was definitely a well integrated venture--everything seems to flow and I learned volumes.

24 Corners said...

Oh...it's all delightful! The "wash behind your ears" is so cute & clever and the kitchenette is wonderful...I love the darker gray backsplash with the carrera.

So well done by all!

(And I loved the phrase "put the pow in powder room"...that was uber cute & clever!)

Scott Fazzini said...

Absolutely stunning! I love seeing these tours through the blogging eyes of you and TartanScot! Thanks for sharing!

Lila said...

All lovely pictures. What great designs! I have to say, I'm in love with that painting in the first few photos. Gorgeous!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

LOVE the bathroom that talks back! And he painting in it is scrumptuous!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Le Suite is a dream! Now, that's my kind of space!!

The Zhush said...

The clever shower tiles, not to mention the i-pad! Loved this!