42nd Decorator Showcase

The annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase debuted in April at the lavish Presidio Heights mansion Le Petit Trianon. Over 40 of the West Coast’s premier designers re-imagined the opulent space.


Decorato Showcase.jpg

Living Room, Studio Collins Weir

Evoking classic beauty and organized around a strong central axis, Studio Collins Weir’s elegant living room mirrors views of the surrounding gardens to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor. The Régis Botta for Ozone Parisienne Opéra chandelier floats above a Mathieu Lehanneur carved marble table and SCW-designed plum mohair circular sofa and banquette. Photography: Matthew Millman


Marie's Magnolias, Dina Bandman Interiors.jpg

Marie’s Magnolias, Dina Bandman Interiors 

Dina Bandman’s third showcase installment is a feminine and fanciful ode to the queen of the original Le Petit Trianon. Meticulously executed, the bedroom’s soft palate and grand furnishings offer the ultimate royal refuge. Delicate bespoke plaster magnolias adorn an antiqued glass mirror atop a decorative painted fireplace, ascending to a white lacquer ceiling and mirroring the graceful de Gournay magnolia wallpaper. Photography: Christopher Stark



The Gym, Cass + Nico Studio

A departure from the traditional home gym aesthetic, this space approaches exercise with a sense of moderation, humor and delight, where function and aesthetics effortlessly coexist. A Hans Wegner chair awaits for relaxation after some boxing or barre work. Hand-painted walls by Valerie Santillo of San Francisco-based Kamperett evoke energy and movement. Photography: Bess Friday


_)Martin Kobus_Music Room.jpg

Recital, Martin Kobus Home

Martin Kobus conceived the music room as a sibling to his 2017 Showcase library: mixing old and new with unexpectedly warm metallic shades of copper, bronze, black and gold. de Gournay’s Symphony wallpaper adorns the curved ceiling with custom chandelier constructed in Marrakesh, while original, raw herringbone floors ground the plush custom velvet sofas and seating. Photography: Christopher Stark



Fleurs et Orangerie, Kari McIntosh Design

In a reinvented entryway space and inspired by 17th Century France and the Palace of Versailles, Kari McIntosh’s floral arranging room incorporates marble countertops contrasting midnight-hued cabinets, gilded entomology-themed wallpaper and a verre églomisé backsplash. Photography: John Merkl



Ballroom, Applegate Tran Interiors

When Le Petit Trianon was completed in 1904, owners Cora and Marcus Koshland opened the home with a lavish Marie Antoinette costume ball in the white and gold gilded ballroom.Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran have flawlessly transformed the space with a 21st Century nightclub vibe and distinctive European flair. A headless, textured plaster Marie Antoinette holds court on the ballroom’s intricate marble tiled stage. Photography: Christopher Stark


2 (2) copy.jpg

Houghton Hall Reimagined, Jonathan Rachman Design

Le Petit Trianon’s original master bedroom on the second level was masterfully yet whimsically reinvented by Showcase favorite Jonathan Rachman. Inspired by a magical, candlelit evening at Houghton Hall, the space incorporates a marble bar once owned by Bacall and Bogart, the premiere of de Gournay’s “Houghton” hand painted wallpaper and a custom velvet sofa inspired by Dior’s designs of the 40s and 50s. Photography: Suzanna Scott


ABH Interiors - Alexis Humiston - SF Showcase 2019 - Image 1.jpg

Spa Bath, ABH Interiors

A tribute to the original owners’ granddaughter and the grand gardens and lifestyle of her time, Alexis Humiston’s spa bath channels romance and nostalgia, employing de Gournay’s bespoke “Paradise Lost” wallpaper, Clé Tile fireplace, freestanding Kohler tub and newly installed and polished 100-year old French Oak floors. Photography: Suzanna Scott