The 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Opening

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THE 2010 SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE, LOCATED IN PRESIDIO HEIGHTS AT 3450 WASHINGTON STREET, TAKES PLACE THROUGH MAY 31, 2010. Haute Living’s Damion Matthews attended the exclusive Opening Night party, featuring the A-List of San Francisco design.

3450 Washington Street is the 2010 Decorator Showcase Home

The annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase launched this week with a two-night opening that left many saying it was the best Showcase home in recent years.

This year, 29 design firms transformed every room of a stately residence located in one of the most desired neighborhoods on the West Coast — San Francisco’s Presidio Heights.

The 1929 French Normandy mansion, worth approximately $20 million by some estimates, underwent a complete top-to-bottom makeover in preparation for the show.

Many of the designers, such as Suzanne Tucker, Shirley Robinson and Matthew MacCaul Turner, have shown at previous Showcase events, but there are some newcomers this year as well, including Brian Dittmar, De Meza + Architecture, Fiddleleaf Fine Gardening & Design, Neo-American Gardens, SagreraBrazil Design, and Sonoma Decorative Arts.

The designers’ looks, ranging from the traditional to the experimental, seemed to put everyone in the mood for some renovations of their own homes, which will keep San Francisco’s best designers very busy throughout 2010!

Realtors Anthony Kwiecien, Joel Goodrich and David Barrett

Gary Shansby and OJ Shansby

Some of the guests who attended the opening night festivities included Bob and Randi Fisher, John and Gretchen Berggruen, Gary and OJ Shansby, Peter and Lindsay Joost, Suzanne Levit, Jenna Hunt, Summer Tompkins Walker, Heidi Castelein, Alyce Werdel, Lisa Zanze, Lori Henle, Wendy Posard, Kelly Halper, Alicia Nogales, Kendra Kramlich, Sharon Kramlich, Phil Halpein, Margaret Charnas, Jason Fish, Merrill Randol-Sherwin, Heidi Betz, and many more.

Merrill Randol-Sherwin and Heidi Betz

Benjamin Dhong in his Showcase room

Judy Singer and Mark Singer

Michael Purdy and Michael Fior

Mark Smith and Janelle Loevner

Anthony Kwiecien, Claudia Juestel and Joel Goodrich

Katherine Pearson and Jim Pfaffman

Tod Donobedian and David Barrett

Zahid Sardar and Davis Dalbok

Shirley Robinson and Tom Vonkarl

The 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase is located at 3450 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94118. The 33rd annual event takes place through May 31, 2010. Further information about the home itself can be found at the listing agents websites: here and here.

Hours for the Showcase are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tue., Wed. and Sat., until 7 p.m. Thurs. and Fri.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. and Memorial Day; closed Mon. except Memorial Day. Admission: $30 at the door; $25 seniors. Proceeds benefit the financial aid program at University High School. Call (415) 447-5830 for more information, or visit

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