Meet the Designers for San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015

Her Dressing Room by Heather Hilliard Design (Photos by Michele Lee Willson)

A historic Julia Morgan property at 3630 Jackson Street is home to the 38th annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase, open to the public through May 25, 2015. Originally built for $20,000 in 1917 for Abraham Rosenberg, “The Dried Fruit King”, and his wife Alice, the 9,758 square foot residence has withstood significant changes yet retains much of it original character. 38 of the Bay Area’s top interior and landscape designers transformed 28 spaces for the showcase, a benefit for University High School. In alphabetical order:

  • Candace Barnes set the tone for the house with the grand entry and staircase
  • Lizette Bruckstein of Lizette Marie Interior Design, took a wide and long hallway space and turned it into The Gallery
  • Allison Caccoma lined the walls of the music and playroom with blue ultra suede
  • Catharine Clark selected Sorted Books from Nina Katchadoourian and early works from Masami Teraoka for the second floor landing and gallery
  • Alison Davin of Jute, turned a pass-through space into a Salon de Thé
  • Gregg De Meza designed Karter’s Bath, a California-cool bathroom, with David Hockney’s 1978 art piece Swimming Pool with Reflection in mind
  • Nancy Evars and Dimitra Anderson of Evars + Anderson Interior Design, the gentlemen’s bathroom and a butterfly filled laundry room
  • Glenda Flaim of Butler Armsden Architects, the front bedroom, bath and sitting room, The Genius of Julia Exposed
  • Kevin Hackett, Jessica Weigly, Robo Gerson and Michael McFadden of Síol designed the backyard, Emergence … An Essence of Julia Morgan
  • Brittany Haines of Authenticity B. Designs had the concept of beauty resulting from destruction in mind for his office
  • Heather Hilliard envisioned a gathering place for girlfriends to host a trunk show or prepare for a gala in Her Dressing Room
  • Eche Martinez thought of John Singer Sargent’s Dr. Pozzi at Home, 1881, as he designed the gentleman’s private lounge
  • Kathleen Navarra, the kitchen, family room and butler’s pantry using a palette of chocolate, brass and teal blue
  • Willem Racké, decorative finishes, and Susan Chastain, elegant sewer, combined for the ultimate young man’s bedroom, Karter’s Crash Pad
  • Alex Ray of Five Senses Art Consultancy and Frank Eddy of Neo-American Gardens used photography in an enclosed outdoor garden space, An Ode to Innocence
  • Jane Richardson Mack, John Romaidis, the “Stare Well” and wine cellar
  • Julie Rootes drew inspiration from natural elements – earth, wind, fire and water — to transform the powder room


  • Jeff Schlarb of Green Couch Interior Design used “Marsala” the Pantone color of the year in the Pent Room
  • Phillip Silver dedicated the living room to Yves Saint Laurent and his signature “rive gauche” label
  • Cecilie Starin teamed up with Ian Ross in the dining room to create Street Soiree, an intersection of fine dining and street art
  • Tineke Triggs, founder of Artistic Designs for Living, designed the master salon with a vintage Vogue magazine cover in mind
  • Amy WeaverJeune Et Sophistiqué, a bedroom for a young and sophisticated girl
  • Will Wick custom-designed the furniture and the interiors for the master bedroom and entry
  • Jennifer Wundrow and Heather Brock of Nest Design sealed a bathroom with a kiss, Lip Service  
  • Exterior designer and landscape architect Katharine Webster created Facet, the first space guests see upon arrival at the property

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Check out Red Carpet Bay Area’s coverage of past San Francisco Decorator Showcases: 2014 and 2013.