2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase, widely regarded as the preeminent design showcase event of the West Coast, is making its triumphant return April 30 through Memorial Day, May 30. In 2016, the event moves to the luxury real estate of Telegraph Hill for the first time.

Renowned for featuring the work of Northern California’s top interior and landscape designers, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase has seen some 550 participating designers over the past 38 years.

Since 1977, when interior designer Nan Rosenblatt and San Francisco University High School Parents Association president Philip Fernandez first conceived of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, the event has raised more than $14 million in financial aid for hundreds of students. That mission continues today.

Photo By: Jason Kisner ©2014
Photo By: Jason Kisner ©2014

This year, the Showcase home will be “Villa de Martini,” a majestic Mediterranean-style villa built in 1929 by the de Martini Family at 298 Chestnut Street.

Luscious with olive and lemon trees, roses, stone patios and romantic walkways, Villa de Martini is an architectural delight brimming with European spirit. It is the perfect venue for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Even with a history of prestigious addresses, this year’s event will prove truly breathtaking.

Photo By: Jason Kisner ©2014
Photo By: Jason Kisner ©2014

A look at the designers

As is tradition, a different designer is assigned to each aspect of the home. Like always, only the very best are invited to participate.

Among the talent involved: Christine Skinner of Bonhams in the foyer, Antonio Martins in the living room, Martin Kobus in the dining room and kitchen, Stephan Jones in the main floor study and Tineke Triggs of Artistic Designs for Living in the master bedroom and bath.

Outside, Megan Van Linda will apply her many talents to the patio, while the SWA Group takes over the terrace and Heather Hilliard brings her inimitable touch to the garden room.