Monday, May 21, 2012

San Francisco Decorator Showcase - TWO Kitchens

Modern Pantry 
It seems that every San Francisco Decorator Showcase I have visited has been in the Presidio Heights area of San Francisco. This area is known for the historic mansions with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay. The homes are grand, to be sure, but I think this is the first home I have seen with two full kitchens. The first kitchen we viewed was adjacent to the Dining Room and was referred to as the "Modern Pantry" aka Catering Kitchen. Honestly, I would be more than thrilled to have this beauty as my one and only.....
Union Jack makes a statement!
The designers of this space, Tinsley Hutson-Wiley and Allison Bloom of Tinsley Hutson-Wiley Interior Design, and Dehn Bloom Design, were tasked with transforming the existing kitchen while leaving the it in tact for after the Showcase. !!!!!!! "Why go back?" I asked myself! But the gals are troopers and took on the challenge. They covered the counters with zinc which could be removed after the event. New paint and beautiful subway tile from Heath Ceramics freshen things up. They covered a wall that had to stay with paneling which they painted with a tone on tone Union Jack. Open shelving provides storage without closing in the space. Leather cabinet pulls add another level of detail.  loved all of the bread boards used as wall decor!.....


Such a fabulous redo! And here are the lovely ladies responsible.....

Tinsley Hutson-Wiley and Allison Bloom
 The Main Kitchen was on the lower level along with a large Family Room. These two rooms are referred to as the (lahyf-stahyl), LIFESTYLE 2020 rooms by the daring design duo, Jeff and Tray Sclarb of Green Couch Design.

Again, the designers were required to transform the spaces while also restore to its original state after the event is over. Tricky business! Now you see it, now you don't, so to speak. But it seems this team has super hero powers, because they make it look so easy.....

Main Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Green Couch Interior Design

That was the "After". And this is the "Before.......

"Before".  Photo courtesy of Green Couch Interior Design
Amazing, right? I think the only thing that looks the same is the granite counter. Jeff white washed the brick....soooo much better! And covered the tile behind the range with a white wall and Stainless Steel back splash. Fresher and more tailored, it allows the rest of the room to shine. New stain on the island and paint on the perimeter, refinished floors and voila! Magic....

Photo courtesy of Green Couch Interior Design
The color of the chairs and the repainted ceiling beams make such a difference! Jeff does have a way with details as well.....


The Family Room....the second half of any "lahyf-stahyl" space...is right next to the kitchen, and is, in fact, just part of the same large room. Jeff zhuzhed it up with the same white wash on the brick walls...SOOOooo much fresher! And he had the beams painted here as well. You can also see the floors are the same as the kitchen....

Lahyf-Stahyl, LIFESTYLE  2020

Jeff used the tried and true ebony and ivory color scheme with a "punch and pow" of yellow for the windows and pillows. Cool Kyle Bunting area rug....art in itself. 


Jeff, I love what you've done to the place!

Lahyf-Stahyl, LIFESTYLE  2020
Without further ado....here is our super hero now.....

Jeff Schlarb of Green Couch
Here is the "Before" just so you understand just how strong Jeff's powers of transformation are..... 

"Before"
As much as I wish I had the power to transport you all to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase myself, that is one set of powers I do not have. So I hope you have an opportunity to visit your self. The Showcase is open through the month of May, so hurry!

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19 comments:

Laura@happyroost said...

I love the Union jack in the first kitchen kitchen - those girls did a fab job with that space! The cutting boards on the wall are so cute and make such an impact for being such a simple idea. Jeff also did a superb job. I love all the sharp angles (rug, mirror and sofa) yet overall the room still feels very soft and comfy. Awesome!

Laura
www.HappyroostBlog.com

Squeak said...

What beautiful rooms!

Hopefully you can answer this question for me - I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere. What's the difference between a kitchen and a catering kitchen? Are caterers not allowed to use regular kitchens?

Thanks!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I'm crazy for the modern Downton Abbey wall in the kitchen! Fabulous!

Merlin said...

This was such FUN!! Thanx! franki

The enchanted home said...

That kitchen is fabulous...love the scale and height of the ceilings, and the breadboard collection hanging looks amazing! Thanks for sharing....lots of gorgeous spaces!

alex said...

I'll go for the second image in Union Jack. The flag design in the kitchen wall perfectly fit place. The main kitchen image is also beautiful and classy.

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anita - juegos said...

very nice pictures I like all dreams incredible cuisine

Like Me Some said...

INCREDIBLE!! I can't get over how amazing the space Jeff created is, I am drooling over the bar stools and that chair! Holy smokes!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful...the venthood in the last pics...is that also changed, or no?

Splendid Sass said...

Katie-
I don't know where to start! I love the first kitchen, and the living rooms is fabulous! The turned wood on the bar stools is amazing!! All gorgeous.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Happy Wednesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Storage Sheds said...

Lovely kitchen interiors! Love it.

katiedid said...

Hi Squeak!

I think a catering kitchen is whatever one wants it to be for the convenience of having caterers come in for events in one's home. This particular kitchen was right off of the Dining Room. Since there was another kitchen on the lower floor which was part of a Family/Great Room space, i would imagine the family who lives here would use the lower floor kitchen for themselves. I have seen catering kitchens off of larger entertaining spaces that are the more formal part of the house. For myself, it is hard to imagine living in a house with two kitchens though! ;)

katiedid said...

Hi Linda!
The hood in the main kitchen looks just like the "before" kitchen in shape, but the metal looks different. It could just be a trick of the light though. Since the range is the same, I am thinking the hood is too.

Thanks for reading!!

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L o v e l y t h i n g s said...

Always love a good before and after. I must say he had a lot of good stuff work with....exposed brick, beams, layout...love the transformation.

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Patio Cover said...

Beautiful kitchens. Love the pantry with all those chopping blocks hanging on the wall.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

good lord i love everything. especially love that the union jack isnt literally translated!

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