Isn't always nice when visiting your friends to be greeted at the door with a little champagne? Jonathan Rachman did just that when I found him in the Entry Hall and Main Stairway at the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Jonathan just seems to know how to entertain, and he does it with great finesse in this space. He was inspired by fashion icon Kate Moss and the song "Royales" by music artist Lourdes....and I did feel a bit royal walking in. Gold and crystal, neutrals and white all combine in a luxurious way and just make one feel pampered and a bit special!
Have a spin around this space before we move along into House Beautiful's 2014 Kitchen of the Year designed by San Francisco's very own Steven Miller.....
I walked through the Dining Room next, (but we will get to that later) and then into the Butler's Pantry, which, as it turns out, was a perfect precursor to the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year. Steven Miller is no stranger to a Decorator Showcase Kitchen ( he designed THIS spectacular kitchen for the 2009 Modern by Design Showhouse in San Francisco). He hit it out of the park again here. Quite the sophisticated take with the glittering mica wall covering my Phillip Jeffries, and iridescent back splash tile from Ann Sacks and black lacquer cabinets from Kitchenmaid all warmed up with walnut wood drain board by Grothouse Lumber at the Kohler sink.....
The main kitchen also has the black cabinets making the black appliances from Whirlpool right at home. White floors and walnut counters make for a very handsome impression....sort of "white tie and tails" glamour...
One of the most eye popping details in this space was the custom quartz crystal ceiling cove lighting installation by lighting designer Christopher Boots. Steve and Christopher collaborated and the original recessed box ceiling was transformed into a white surface with a recessed space for the light sculpture. Fantastic!
Just a little info on the generous sponsors for the kitchen:
Whirlpool brand provided their Black Ice Collection of appliances
Kraftmaid Cabinetry supplied those black enameled cabinets
Kohler for the sinks
Grothouse Lumber supplied the very beautiful Walnut counters
Wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries
Backsplash Tile by Ann Sacks
Paint by Valspar
Some Furniture items by Made Goods
Steven also took possession of the Family Room and adjacent Deck space.....lots of greys, white an black make this space the perfect calling card for Steven Miller's new gallery aptly titled The NWBLK (read: "the new black") . Many of the peices are from the gallery, which is a new showplace for outstanding furniture, lighting and accessories. All of you design junkies have a new place to get your fix!
Just off the Family Room is the Deck, also appointed with items from The NWBLK. Just another reinforcement of Steven's "cool" factor, in case you needed another reminder.....
I hope you all have a chance to head over to the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase! It runs through May 26th....this weekend....so hop on over!
More to come soon!