Monday, May 24, 2010

San Francisco Decorator Showcase, Part VI: Third Level

The Aerie by Benjamin Dhong
We are heading into the last week of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, and there is still time to hop on over!
There was so much to see, I am not going to be able to show you everything, but I had to give you a glimpse into the third level! Some of the best work was up here.
The talented Benjamin Dhong created a perfect escape which he entitled "The Aerie". It is the perfect "refuge from the daily commonplace".
His mix of modern and traditional is always spot on. Familiar, yet unconventional....it is just the sort of thing I love.

The Aerie
Michael Burg also had a petite space which he called up images of a European hotel room....perfect for Sherlock Holmes. A mixture of quirky vintage furniture, fine antiques and modern edge makes this space so very cool.

Blakes, Room 27 by Michael Burg. Rare Louis XVI Secretaire and cow hide ottoman.
The perfect resting place.

Industrial Chic Tufted Daybed, Blakes, Room 27
Next up, "Poetry in Time, The Horologist's Laboratory by Brian Dittmar conjured up a time wizard's study. Full of clocks, watches, hourglasses and sundials....what better place the wile away the hours?

The Horologist's Library by Brian Dittmar. Brilliant Clock!
For a full study of how this room progressed in time from conception to fruition, hop on over to The Style Saloniste for the prefect recap!!! Truly not to be missed. I was so intrigued by the whole process from start to finish.
Custom Wing Chair by Brian Dittmar fabricated by Gilbert Herrara Upholstery. Note the etching in the mirror
A place for time, a time and place.
Blackman Cruz Lamp on the desk. Note the custom area rug with a quote by Rodin, "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely". (I am putting that up on my inspiration bulletin board today!)
Brian Dittmar
I had met Cecile Starin at last year's showcase where I was enchanted by the Master Bedroom design she did. This year, Cecilie designed a room no less enchanting, which she entitled "Ivory Tower, A Room for Thought".
Ivory Tower by Cecilie Starin
Cecilie thought of every corner and every surface in this space. The daybed was the perfect fit between the window alcoves. There is everything here a person could want. Wouldn't this be the perfect design for a small New York apartment? A bed that doubles as seating, Storage in the coffee table, A dresser that doubles as a sideboard, bookcases for even more storage, and everything is so stylish and cozy! Take note, those of you in small spaces. This is how to make it livable!
I mustn't forget the ceiling! Cecilie stenciled a caning pattern up there and the light fixture was brilliant!
Cecilie Starin
Level three was packed with surprises....I will have a few more for you before week's end!
And please hop on over to Tartanscot for Scot's own take on the San Francisco Showcase this year HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE! More fantastic pictures and always interesting to see through another person's eyes. (And he does have such nice eyes!)
Happy Monday!

8 comments:

pretty pink tulips said...

I never tire of a zebra rug! And that red chaise!!!!! Love a showhouse!

Stop by today to see the fun party I had with Eddie Ross --- and tomorrow a great post on Jan Showers!

mary said...

I love all of the daybeds on the third level. Favorite room = Cecilie Starin. Every element was functional and perfect. Thanks for all of the great photos.

Mona Thompson said...

I am really loving those tangerine accents. I would like to incorporate more of that in my own home. The new red.

La Petite Gallery said...

Very pretty post. That is some desk.

orientalsamui said...

Very inspiring post. The mix of vintage stuff with more modern elements is very exiting and soothing at the same time. Wish I had a (Park Avenue) apartment too..

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE seeing Showcase rooms!!!

Michelle said...

Loving that orange accent and glad to see nailhead trim is stil in...I love them.

Thanks!
Best,
Michelle

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