San Francisco Decorator Showcase Location: 465 Marina Boulevard Attendees: 11,000 Event co-chairs: Angelina Alioto-Grace and Natalie Stern
Now in its 41st year, 25 designers were chosen out of hundreds who vied to showcase their design chops and three unique standout rooms were included: Jeff Schlarb’s “Ten Thousand Dreams” master bedroom; Dina Bandman’s “Lemondrop Lullaby” nursery; and Gretchen Murdock of Modtage Design’s “A Day in Her Shoes” modern vintage styling room. The gala featured a sneak preview of the fully-transformed house, located at 465 Marina Boulevard in the heart of the Marina District. Guests were able to meet the designers and help benefit San Francisco University High School’s Financial Aid program while enjoying wine and food. The Decorator Showcase Co-Chairs were Angelina Alioto-Grace and Natalie Stern, and an special appearance was made by designer Sarah Bashford. It’s the little things that made great designs. “The hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper with added rhinestones in Dina’s room, the fringe wallpaper in Jeff’s room, and antique tiles in Gretchen’s room are all highlights,” Jenny Bittner, director of operations for the showcase, tells the Gazette.