Friday, November 19, 2010

Elle Decor Showhouse 2010 - Sexy Basement by Erin Martin

Elle Decor Showhouse Basement by Erin Martin
What can I say about Erin Martin? Brilliant? Playful with a evil sense of humor? Provocative? She is all of these things, but perhaps most importantly, she is a designer who pushes envelopes and creates spaces that are truly unique. Super talented Erin Martin designed the large basement for the Elle Decor Showhouse, styling it as a party pad that seems to cross 70's groove with a bit of Boho chic,shaking it all up with some 007 Bond coolness.

Erin has pulled together some vintage mid-century pieces and Moroccan accents like the coffee table and area rugs, and added custom light fixtures and Victorian portraits ( with irreverent additions) in a way that made me want to stick around til Happy Hour!

 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did....

Basement Personality, Erin Martin
A Master at Shelf Display

Mid-Century Swivel Chairs, African Coffee Tables and Moroccan Area Rugs. Custom Light Fixture made from what was originally a Table Base...wicked!

Back Painted Glass Panels with Gold Medallions, Victorian Portraits with Added Embellishments.
Crazy Cool Art
Metal Mesh Screen Stair Rail. I loved this idea!


Custom Wall Sconce made with Common Electrical Socket Parts.

Erin Martin is nothing if not full of gutsy imagination. I hope she never stops.

If you are hoping to get to the Elle Decor Showhouse to see all of the amazing talent...be quick! This is the last weekend!

For ticket information, check the Junior League of San Francisco Website HERE.

Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

it is a great space. everything is so unique yet all works well together!

serena at the urban farmhouse said...

I hope to go this weekend, but in case I don't I've got your great posts to look at! Erin Martin - the woman can do no wrong. I am in awe!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Wow, this is so incredibly louche and cool.
After all, leave it to Erin Martin to create something like this out of the contradiction in terms present in "sexy basement."
I must admit I love the edginess -- the arachnid table-base-cum light fixture is only mildly creeping me out ;)
Cheers and thanks so much for totally delivering this showhouse to those of us who can't pop by in person, Alcira

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mary said...

Pretty funky--love her style. I hope that the party doesn't get too rowdy; the Victorian mirror might have a problem. Have a great week-end.

Heidiopia said...

What a fun, eclectic space! I love all the mirrors and the interesting light fixtures. Thanks for sharing :).

Claudia Juestel said...

That was one of my favorite rooms too. It feels very different during the day and by night.

Cheers,

Claudia

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Katie! thanks for this... Erin never fails to astonish! great post and peek into this fabulously designed space..

Have a great Sunday!

Kit

mydesignchic said...

Love her work...and this is no exception!!

Casa Très Chic said...

Absolutely love the shelf display.
Have a nice week.
Tereza

Karena said...

Hi Katie, very cool, love the fun and whimsey.

Karena
Art by Karena

Debra Phillips said...

oh katie, that staircase! thanks for the clarification, i might not have guessed MESH.....astounding
debra

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