Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Through the Looking Glass


 Well....the San Francisco Decorator Showcase is over for this year, and it was quite a success. There was plenty of inspiration to keep me thinking until next year. There were luxurious sofas and creative wall treatments......beautiful beds and monumental art pieces....quirky accessories and sparkling mirrors....

Let's talk about the mirrors for just a sec. One in particular was a stunner. The designers at Greencouch, Jeff Schlarb and Lisa Bakamis had us all doing a double and triple take with a mirror they had in the bedroom space they created. At first glance, it seemed to be just another white framed mirror...nice, but not overly inspired......just some wall decor to take up empty space. But then I realized....I was not seeing my reflection. Either I was hallucinating, or I had been vampire-ized in the moment it took to come into this room. This was some crazy mirror!


 The first room we entered was a ethereal white and ivory space with a striated Elitas wallpaper and Merida Meridian leather floor tiles. Bungalow 5 furnishings made an appearance along with Oly Studio and Noir Trading.


At once elegant and playful, I thought this bedroom was certainly pretty and perfect. A glance in that mirror took things to a whole new level.....


But that room in the mirror was a little off.....a bit darker perhaps? I thought it was a trick of the lighting....until a person who was not in my room walked into the room in the mirror. Clever......these designers took a trip through the Looking Glass and invented an alternate dimension on the other side. The room in the mirror was identical, except for one thing....it was a completely different color palette!


Same wallpaper, but a different colorway. Same floor tiles, but a dark slate color. Same chandeliers, different colors. The nightstand was green, as was the desk chair. The curtains and cornice were tangerine...the chairs were a gunmetal dark grey....


Even the wall art was the same...but a celery green....


Same bed....same lamps....


different fabrics on the beds....


What an opportunity! It is the only time I have ever been on the other side of the Looking Glass......


Thank you to Greencouch for bringing fantasy to life!

And a huge thank you to all of the wonderful designers from this year's San Francisco Decorator Showcase for working so hard and giving so much time and creativity to inspire us all. And a big thanks to all of the hardworking members involved in putting on a great Showcase year after year. Bravo!  I look forward to next year!

5 comments:

Brillante Interiors said...

Mmmh! Intriguing for sure, so if I understand correctly there were two similar rooms divided by a see through mirror? Not sure about the purpose but surely brilliant idea.

Splendid Sass said...

Love. Everyone did such a beautiful job this year!
Teresa
xoxo

under spanish moss said...

A wonderful example of how the same pieces of furniture can be used with differnt fabrics and accessories and give you a totally different look.

Karena said...

Katie that has to be one of the most interesting ideas ever. Love it!!

xoxo
Karena
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mydeco said...

The striped wallpaper looks good and that's interesting wall art in the foruth and seventh photo