Friday, November 12, 2010

Elle Decor Showhouse 2010

Elle Decor Showhouse Living Room by Gary Spain
 Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending a wonderful day at the first Elle Decor Showhouse which is located in the historic St. Francis Woods neighborhood of San Francisco. Stellar lighting retailer and Showhouse sponsor, Lumens Light and Living, hosted an eventful day in San Francisco for a number of Interior and Lighting Designers from Sacramento. We started our day at the Showhouse!

It was a beautiful day and a spectacular Showhouse! I will start at the beginning with the Living Room which was designed by Gary Spain.

Gary used natural tones in charcoal, taupes and whites and lots of texture in this elegant, yet "put-your-feet-up" room. Sisal, lots of linen, wood, plaster and blackened steel all converge to make this a very industrial chic space that is also very livable.
Gary's expertise as an art director and photo stylist is front and center in this space. You may even feel like you know his work from some of your favorite catalogs. Be sure and visit his website to see what I mean. 

 This Living Room is just the beginning of a house full of ideas. There is much more to come!

Mr. Gary Spain

Have a wonderful weekend!


Beth said...

Love this room! Can't wait to see the rest of the house.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Gorgeous...and loads of unique lighting!

Brillante Home Decor said...

Were you allowed to take pictures? Lucky us more while we wait for the magazine.

quintessence said...

Have been dying to see this showhouse. Love this room - first shot is fabulous - the combination of elements is just so great. Can't wait to see more.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I'm really loving the bold drama of this. It's graphic and crisp without screaming Show House.
I like how the soothing white walls contrast with the fabulous, patina-ed lighting and attention-grabbing art. Good stuff, Gary.

My Notting Hill said...

Once again SF has an amazing show house. Can't wait to see all the rest!!

RG ART & DESIGN Inspirations said...

One more "inspirational designer" for my list! I love his neutral palette with the use of lots of textures.
Thanks for sharing that with us!

Kate from Party Resources said...

Love, love, love! So wish I was on the West Coast and could see it in person! xx

mydesignchic said...

Oh, how I'd love to see this in person...can't wait to see the rest!!