Golden Gate Glam

Traditional Home

May 2011


Text by Krissa Rossbund / Produced by Heather Lobdell

Photography by Matthew Millman



A 34-YEAR-OLD SHOWHOUSE CONTINUES TO MINE DESIGN TALENT FOR MEMORABLE INTERIORS Design enthusiasts have been wowed with visual fanfare since 1977, when the San Francisco Decorator Showcase was launched. Since then, the prestigious showhouse has raised more than $11 million to benefit San Francisco University High School. Color schemes that inspire and innovations that solve problems-as in these stand -out rooms-emerge annually from both veteran designers and the region's new talent. Traditional Home is proud to be the national media sponsor for this year's showhouse in the city's Pacific Heights neighborhood. The 1928 Italian villa estate, which will be transformed by 27 interior and landscape visionaries. In Decorating 101, we learn that a can of paint is the easiest route to noteworthy transformation. Marion Philpotts Miller and Jonathan Staub painted turquoise over the black frame of a stately Asian daybed. The strong color offers a contrast to the space's earth-toned background, a natural-looking palette anchored by a faux-bark wallpaper. A Noguchi paper pendent light, a Chinese fretwork screen, a tall wood sculpture, and a pair of handsome wood stools complete the scheme.




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Interior Design by Jonathan Staub, Marion Philpotts-Miller & Kristie Kiggins