KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOWCASE - 2014
Bedroom in the premier showhouse in America; all in taupe and cream to show what traditional can be today. A rich, elegant oasis.
SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE - 2010
For their 30th anniversary the San Francisco Decorator Showcase invited 30 past showhouse designers to do rooms. As I wasn’t in San Francisco much at the time, I told them I would do It if they gave me a small room. I just wanted it to be simple, youthful and fresh.
KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOWCASE - 2007
Sitting Room/bedroom that was only 7' x 12'. Used Rose tarlow linen to cover the entire room to make it feel larger and more elegant, and grand curtains to make it feel like a real room. The worst thing someone can do is to think that only small things can go in a small room.
SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE - 2003
Bedroom was done at the same time I had taken a small apartment in New York.
I agreed to do it if I could use most of the furnishings in that apartment
after. Wall were upholstered in natural colored line with a braided leather
trim along the edges and antique brass nail heads applied on top of the
SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE - 1993
This showcase was done in 1993 and made me famous in San Francisco. The house was sold to producer/director Chris Columbus and was recently purchased by Ann and Gordon Getty’s son Billy. It is called Stone House and is located in Pacific Heights.
SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE - 1992
Overlooking the Pacific ocean, this house was in an area of San Francisco called Sea Cliff. The house looked out at the palisades and the Golden Gate bridge. The Design Committee wanted me to use a wooden dining room table in the room that felt like a wide hallway. It was only 11ft wide and 28ft long. I knew it would just make the room look tight, so I surprised them using my own dining room furniture. The walls were wragged in a simple cream on cream finish that almost disappeared.
CANCER SOCIETY OF SAN MATEO - 1991
These two rooms/a bath and dressing room were in a house designed by the great Architect, David Adler called House on Hill. The original book on Adler says that this house was torn down years ago, but it wasn’t. It was in original condition. The estate originally encompassed most of San Mateo. The colors, the simple ticking stripe and the furnishings make it still one of my favorite projects. I think it is timeless.