The Marin Designers Showcase featured top designers from Marin County, San Francisco and beyond.
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Each year a Marin estate of architectural significance is selected to both inspire designers and amaze guests. Now in our fourth decade, we are thrilled to be back better than ever. We appreciate everyone's contribution to the Volunteer Center's efforts to build a new standard of community engagement.
Nevil Neil, Showcase Consulting Director
Studio Home Designs
14 Ross Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Studio Home is an extension of a 15 year business career in which Robin specialized in building and financing small, high-growth companies, and a lifetime of passion for art and design. Through Studio Home, she hopes to bring a fresh, contemporary, eclectic and accessible design concept to Marin County and beyond.
When I saw this room in the walk through, it felt like a small refuge in the large home, and the coziness of the room appealed to me. I immediately envisioned an unusual bed configuration that took advantage of the back corner wherein I see a soft upholstered right angled head board, much like an enlarged chaise lounge. One can sleep looking out toward the water or sit against either wall. I like the way this configuration leaves the water side of the room for lounging, working, stretching.
My design uses an unusual, color palette which is intended to excite the onlookers, after seeing several bedrooms in a row. The design incorporates several textures, many of the newest fabric introductions, and custom furniture pieces, intended to create interest and softness against the warm woods, glass and tile throughout the house. The actual design will have art, lighting and accessories that will accentuate the overall design which is intended to be sophisticated, bright and classically fashionable.
151 Vermont Street Gallery #7
San Francisco, CA 94103
Dining Room Owners Entry
I am honored to design the dining room at the Marin Designer Showcase House for 2011. The room has beautiful scale and architectural detailing and looks out on to the most spectacular view of the Marin headlands, both bridges, and the entirety of San Francisco. There is nothing more inspirational than where we live. Therefore, I plan to use colors, elements, reflection, light, and nature drawn intimately from the landscape. I see luxurious fabrics, sparkling crystal, painted finishes, and textural accents in shades of earth tones with gold and silver accents.
Candace Barnes is the creative director and principle of Candace Barnes Antiques, Candace Barnes Design Studio, and Candace Barnes Now; a high-end custom furniture line.
Candace grew up with a love of nature, music, literature, and the arts. She attended Syracuse University where she received an interior design/architecture degree. Upon graduation, she moved to San Francisco. After her arrival in San Francisco, she studied art at the Academy of Art, the Art Institute, and City College. She became a fine artist of large expressionist oil paintings.
Candace has a 3000 square foot showroom featuring 18th-20th century continental antiques. She also has a showroom at the Galleria in the design center featuring her furniture line combined with a contemporary art gallery.
Her design philosophy is to create beautiful interiors that encompass both the masculine and feminine. These creative interiors are tailored and highly spiritual expressions using elements of nature, old world techniques, and a successful mix of contemporary art and artifacts with antiques. The end result creates calm and spiritual interiors that are inspirational.
Jim Coch Interior Design
Interiors and Staging
San Francisco, CA
Jim Coch, formerly from the mid-west, projects span the country from coast to coast and is representative of a commitment to mastering the varied disciplines of design. Modern, romantic and ethereal themes inspired the two intimate spaces this year.
All walls within the three-room suite (with exception of the tiled wall behind the vanity) will have minimal large-scale wall drawn sketches in black and white, occasionally reaching up onto the ceiling. Two large-scale reverse paintings on glass (a contemporary variant of traditional Eglomise treatment) will be hung, slightly extending out from the wall, one on the rear wall in the water closet and one on the wall opposite the lavatory vanity. These plates of painted glass will act as focal points depicting even larger-scale botanicals, painted in vibrant full color and will be in stark contrast to the simple graphic treatment of the walls and will tastefully complement the beautiful existing wall tile treatment and stunning floor.
For the family powder room we've decided to paint a large scale plaster landscape that depicts a panoramic scene in soft, muted colors. With references to sustainable resources, a custom made bamboo and wood see-thru screen will be added to act as a definitive focal point for the room.
With the addition of select furnishings and accessories the character of both design spaces will be refreshingly modern.
40 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Colin Daly is a third generation San Franciscan, Designer and Horseman. Colin grew up in the Craftsman influenced country-side of Sonoma County where he learned at an early age about equestrain facility layout and construction. His early design influences include and eclectic combination of landscape, traditional Japanese and modern wood construction.
As an avid world traveler, the bazaars of Africa and India have offered a riot of color and textural inspirations to Colin's work. Each trip abroad expands and helps to develop his design aesthetic.
Colin has been a business owner; training and coaching hunters and jumpers. It is through this work that Colin returned to the Arts and Design.
Colin embarked in remodeling efforts at each horse facility he worked; redesigning arenas, landscaping and interior spaces and has designed interiors and consulted on facility layout for private equestrain estates.
He holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from UC Davis and is completing his MFA in Interior Architecture and Design at Academy of Art Univeristy, San Francisco.
Freedom of movement and energy juxtaposed with the power of nature. This combination and its resulting balance were our design inspirations for the exercise room and spa.
Katie Denham Interiors
Katie Denham has built a loyal following over the last 20 plus years for her fresh approach to classic design. "relaxed sophistication with a sense of humor" is how Katie's work has been described. Katie Denham Interiors has completed creatively driven commercial, restaurant and residential projects earning numerous design awards and media mentions.
This year's Marin Designers Showcase house has been likened by the property owner to an ocean liner set on the edge of the San Francisco Bay. We have taken this thought and designed a modern "stateroom", at once classic and contemporary. Katie Denham Interiors has designed furniture pieces with a modern interpretation of the grand Art Deco era yachts. The mahogany and steel canopy bed and desk will be constructed by master craftsman.
Vintage French leather smoking chairs will give an inviting place to relax with a cocktail close at hand sitting on top of custom steel and lacquer accent table by Paul Benson. The over scaled art photograph by James Bleecker, "Intrepid 2", sets the stage for a nautical adventure. Modern wall sculpture, "Seven" by Stuart Alen, gives the feeling of setting sail at any moment. The mahogany floors of the house will be enhanced with a luxurious wool area rug in camel and ivory tones.
Thank you to all of our very talented and generous artisans and vendors!
Lindy Donnelly Interior Designs
San Francisco, CA 94901
Lindy Donnelly arrived into the field of interior design via an extensive prior career as a fashion designer. As a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she worked in the fashion industry in New York as a designer for a wide range of companies for many years, most notably as head designer for Tommy Hilfiger, Inc.
What a fortunate visitor who is invited to reside in the Guest Suite. To fall asleep and wake up to the gorgeous views of the city, bay and Golden Gate Bridge right outside the window. One could be mesmerized by watching the variety of activity outdoors from delicate sailboats and colossal ocean liners gliding past, to the array of sea birds and an occasional harbor seal.
Gazing at the scenery with its ever changing light is a unique experience with each observation. Inspiration was easily derived from the landscape.
The water's shifting colors of greens, blues and grays gave impetus to the palette in the room. An abundance of textures and patterns intermingle; from the pebbled surface of the shagreen nightstands to the watery motif of the Ikat rug. Shimmering abaca wallpaper envelopes the room and adds another dimension. The Adam's bed with its strong geometric frame in cerused oak is complimented by glass table lamps flanking each side. Luxurious Frette bedding creates balance to the surrounding, earthier elements.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Julie is a 5th generation San Franciscan who shares a deep connection with the people and places of the Bay Area. Her formal education includes art history at Pomona College, training at Sotheby's in New York and a Masters in Interior Architecture & Design from AAU. This foundation combined with a career at JPMorgan in Human Resources blends her two passions: people and design. "People should be happy where they live and work. It's that simple!"
Freedom of movement and energy juxtaposed with the power of nature. This combination and its resulting balance were our design inspirations for the exercise room and spa.
The materials and the equipment selections reflect the simplicity and strength of the exterior views and also take into consideration the work it takes to create a healthy mind, body and spirit.
In addition to the long mirrored wall, the exercise room features a reflective brushed metal ceiling, sleek modern exercise equipment, a moveable bench and repurposed storage for equipment. A punch or two of international orange will provide energy and color interest along with carefully selected art. The views can't help but remind us about the need for sustainability in design and lifestyle.
Harris & Kasten, Inc.
1412 Quail Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Artist and Interior Designer David J. Harris began his career as a Painter and Art Educator, holding an M.A. Degree from San Francisco State. With extensive experience as Muralist, Decorative Painter and Interior Designer, David brings to Harris & Kasten full integration of Color, Texture and Material into Architectural, Interior and Artistic Efforts.
Teamed up with Architect Richard C. Kasten, who's career has ranged from the design of High-Rise Structures, Corporate and Residential Interiors and the Restoration of Vintage Homes, the firm focuses on a Total Design Approach, merging Architecture, Art and Artifact into realization of their Clients' Vision for their Living Environment.
Creating a View and Focal point for the space, a Mural depicting local landmark Mt. Tamalpais cloaked in mist covers an entire wall.
The North facing windows are framed with tailored fabric valances in a natural linen fabric.
A classic modern Table Desk veneered in exotic light colored woods faces the mural, while an inlaid Credenza backs up to etched glass Sliding Interior Windows. Hanging above is an unusual iron lantern to center the room, while a bright wool carpet anchors the desk area. A reading nook near the mural features a comfortable but small-scaled chair and book table.
The walls are enhanced by a collection of framed "Tamalpais" Watercolors and a group of small Oil Paintings, furthering the room's theme.
Katherine Hill Interiors
Katherine fell in love with the Cabana before it was even built! It represents a space and mindset to allow ourselves to step out of our daily routine and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Kathy opened her own interior design company, Katherine Hill Interiors, in 1997 after having the extraordinary opportunity of working with one of San Francisco's premier designers, Diane Chapman, for seven years. She enjoys the entire design process - from getting to know her clients and the way they live, to the project presentation, the behind-the-scene execution and the ultimate finished product.
Kathy has had the pleasure of working with many of her clients, not only on their primary homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, but also second and third homes in Napa, Lake Tahoe, New York and Hawaii.
Linda Horning Decorative Painting
San Francisco, CA
Linda Horning is a decorative painter who enjoys working collaboratively with clients. Helping them realize their decorating dreams.
A background in fine arts has provided extensive practical knowledge of materials, respect for craftsmanship and a deep regard for the creative process.
With a full repertoire of traditional as well as contemporary finishes to draw from, she is able to work with either residential or commercial clients to create specialty finishes for walls or furniture. Since starting her business in 1989, Linda has had the opportunity to work with some of the Bay Area's top Interior Designers, learning and growing from their divergent perspectives. This year marks another creative partnership with Jim Coch Interior Design on both the guest and family powder rooms.
All walls within the first guest powder suite (with exception of the tiled wall behind the vanity) will have minimal large-scale wall drawn sketches in black and white, occasionally reaching up onto the ceiling. Two large-scale reverse paintings on glass (a contemporary variant of traditional Egglomise treatment) will be hung, slightly extending out from the wall. These plates of painted glass will act as focal points depicting even larger-scale botanicals.
Harris & Kasten
1412 Quail Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
The diverse career of Richard C. Kasten spans 30 years of responsible experience in Architecture, Project Management and Interior Design & Decoration.
Commencing his career as an apprentice architect with the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, he focused on absorbing the technical aspects of Construction Detailing, a background, which contributes technical insight to his Design Process.
Arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981, Mr. Kasten has been responsible for Design & Management of significant high-rise developments throughout the Bay Area, including the Crossroads in San Mateo, Concord Centre, and the McCandless Towers Development in Santa Clara.
While focusing on Interior Architecture in the late 1980's, he took the lead role in numerous new and renovation projects, such as Birk's Restaurant, Santa Clara, and the Los Altos Public Library Expansion. As an Architect and Interior Designer, in partnership with David Harris, Mr. Kasten is responsible for the sensitive restoration, expansion, and updating of significant estate properties and apartment residences throughout Northern California.
David Kensington Interior
3364 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Since childhood, David Kensington has been fascinated by great homes and the interplay of architecture, landscape and interior design. Before founding David Kensington & Associates in 2000, he worked in real estate and with other prestigious design firms extending his expertise in several fields.
He describes his design practice as "empathetic with a client's wishes," emphasizing that "I don't try to force my taste a specific 'look' on a project." Often, his clients are referrals who have recently purchased a distinguished property that might benefit from an extensive remodel. Beyond seamless execution and a remarkably enjoyable process, David Kensington offers his clients the opportunity to live in a setting that reflects their unique personalities and achievements.
Often, clients find themselves encouraged and inspired to renew their interest in history and the arts, enjoying a personalized setting that engages their senses and emotion.
Luxurious furnishings and a keen eye for comfort and timeless elegance blend seamlessly into a stunning world class contemporary home with panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific beyond. A calm and peaceful design that celebrates the majesty of the setting perched on the edge of Belvedere Island with a backdrop of the City, sea, sky, and mountains.
35 Rustic Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
Beth Laughlin started her career with 15 years in a successful East Coast design firm. She moved to California in 2001 and worked for 8 years in a premier design build company in Marin. Working independently since 2009, Beth has completed designs and installations in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco Counties.
The kitchen and bath design projects in our portfolio reflect Beth's skills from design inception to full specifications, detailed design plans and project management. We do not just specify a line or a style – we create detailed drawings that the contractors build and install from. Beth will be happy to work with your contractor, or to recommend companies she has worked with recently.
Great care has been taken throughout the architectural design process to make the house feel very comfortable and very livable.
Room sizes have been scaled so that, despite the main house being more than 14,000 sq ft., the proportions are right-sized to keep the scale from feeling overwhelming. And the importance of having a warm, elegant and especially timeless feel cannot be overstated.
Kriste Michelini, started Kriste Michelini Interiors in 2004 with the goal of inspiring and enriching clients' lives by creating classic well edited spaces that are both beautiful as well as functional. She has a passion for modern design that is fresh, warm, and soulful.
The girl of the house loves to hang out in her lively bedroom with her friends to chat, watch TV or listen to music. This is a bold room with contemporary fabrics of color in turquoise, black, purple, white and chartreuse. The graphic modernity of wallpaper mixed with ikat, geometric, patent leather and linen create texture and interest on the surround walls, reflecting her young bold spirit while confirming she is all girl. Her favorite seat is the chair where she plays her electric guitar or reads her favorite book while overlooking the pool.
Kriste's work has been featured in both local and national design magazines, including California Homes, Diablo Magazine, and Rue Magazine. She is also on the advisory board of Garden Design and was a featured designer in California Home, Nesting Newbies "Dining by Design table" and the San Francisco Chronicle.
a new leaf gallery
23588 Arnold Dr,(Hwy 121)
a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite in the San Francisco Bay Area is Northern California's premier sculpture gallery, dedicated entirely to modern and contemporary fine art sculpture. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country, the gallery is the newest realization of co-owners Brigitte Micmacker and John Denning, who founded A New Leaf Gallery 20 years ago in Berkeley and Sculpturesite Gallery five years ago in San Francisco.
a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite features a variety of abstract and figurative sculpture by emerging, mid-career and internationally established sculptors: from hand-held to pedestal, free-standing, and wall-mounted pieces.
Fine art jewelry is also available.
Works displayed in the expansive gallery space are crafted of metal, wood, stone, glass, and other media. Outdoors, 60 large-scale sculptures are exhibited as part of sculptureWALK, the gallery's new sculpture garden. Visitors will discover dynamic kinetic sculptures, water sculptures and monumental works as part of sculptureWALK as they stroll through the Cornerstone Sonoma grounds.
Featured Artist：Soo-Hwa Yuan explores the mystery of space through light and form.
"We all know intuitively that life is better when we live, work, or play in a beautiful space," says Miller. "Designers get to make that happen. It's a privilege and a challenge—and for me, a joy."
Our expertise in interior design can be applied to all types of residential projects, ranging from new construction to renovation to cosmetic changes. We offer architectural consultation, design and detailing, construction documentation and project administration, and all other aspects of interior decoration. We can work independently or collaboratively with other design professionals on your team.
When a place or a piece has been carefully considered, it practically vibrates. Or it can tell an involved story. Or it simply makes you want to linger. Steven Miller's residential, commercial, and custom furnishing design projects all carry the stamp of his expertise in thoughtful execution, and his talent in coordinating uncommon elements. His spaces are recognized for their artful composition; even when they flirt with irony or the unexpected, everything is in its place.
Miller's design is sophisticated and smart, and often reflects his broad knowledge of art history, architecture, and his love of the angles and forms found in pure geometry. There is also a deeply human side to his work: his spaces are comfortable, approachable, and vivacious and can be quite witty, which is exactly how many would describe the man behind the design.
Based in San Francisco, Ian Stallings is an artist and a designer who specializes in custom design, offering a full range of Interior Architecture and Interior Decorating services.
He believes the client is the muse and the home is the canvas. His work is based on a real understanding of the client's needs, a love of the work, a wide knowledge of the history of architecture and of interior decoration, and a profound commitment to environmental issues. He focuses on building a meaningful relationship with his clients, making the design process unique to each client. The goal is to create a home that reflects the client's needs, life experience and aspirations while having a lot of fun!
The design Strategy for the Vestibule, Corridor & Scullery is to explore the dialogue between Painting, Sculpture & Architecture.
A series of site specific paintings will be placed along the length of the corridor, amplifying perspectival relationships between space and the visitors. The paintings will establish surface tension, color and the celebration of geometry, simultaneously engaging and challenging the architectural container.
A large scale anthropomorphic bronze sculpture will punctuate this experience and is intended to dimensionalize the emotional territory of the paintings. The overall experience will be one of subtle and balanced tension, encouraging the visitor to linger along this path.
Cecilie Starin is the owner of Cecilie Starin Design Inc., a full-service interior design firm that primarily designs high end residences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cecilie brings her extensive training in the fine arts, decorative arts, and 20 years of fashion design to each of her interior design projects. She juxtaposes classic with contemporary in rooms that celebrate the unique qualities of her clients with comfort, refinement, and elegance.
Cecilie's work has been featured in Traditional Home Magazine, Paper City, and Luxe Magazine, and she has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle numerous times.
Bella Vista is a guest room retreat that represents the intersection of classical and modern. It is a secluded place of peace and quiet that serves as a respite from the cares of the day. The room's color palette evokes a sense of tranquility: neutral lights and darks, with accents of watery blue-greens.
This room's modern art juxtaposes weathered materials and classical motifs that define the space. A four-poster wrought iron bed enveloped in diaphanous linen and a chaise with a perfect bridge view invite relaxation, while a classical desk provides a space for contemplation.
Suzman & Cole Design Associates
1265 Battery St. 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Mr. Suzman's project experience spans internationally to include Mexico, England, France, South Africa and the Middle East. Previously residing in France, Italy, England and South Africa, Mr. Suzman has developed extensive contacts with the art world and landscape industries. Working with his experienced design team, Mr. Suzman excels in locating and obtaining such specialty items as antique statuary, newly commissioned sculpture, ornamental metalwork, custom tiles and paving, fountains, unique site furnishings, heirloom roses, exotic plant materials and hard-to-find specimen trees.
This project is a framework of relatively few, tough evergreen plants that rely on plant form, foliage color, overall texture to provide interest, rather than using plants that flower.
Plants that display many shades of green and ice blue (a variety of succulents) are punctuated by a few red-leafed plants such as Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'. The plant palette blurs boundaries by repeating existing plants in neighboring gardens, including Podocarpus gracilior, Toyon, California Coast Live Oak and Myoporum laetum. Texas Privet, Olive, Portugal Laurel, and Boxwood hedges, all providing many shades of green, are repeated to achieve a sense of unity and serenity. Evergreen Magnolia and Jasmine espaliers are employed to cover and climb up the walls, while vines such as Hardenbergia and Red Trumpet Vine cascade over the walls. Plants used for their dramatic form include Mediterranean Fan Palm.
Appelgate Tran Interiors
680 8th Street, Ste 260
San Francisco, CA 94103
Applegate Tran founders and principal designers Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran are both based in San Francisco, where the firm was founded in 1998.
Vernon Applegate was educated at The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where he received a B.S. in Architectural Studies, and has done additional coursework through the University of California. He worked for several notable interiors design firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco prior to opening ATI.
Gioi Tran received a B.A. in Interior Design from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. He is recognized for his expertise in kitchen and bath design, and is frequently interviewed in industry publications.
Gioi has served as a board member for Northern California Chapter of NKBA.
The Applegate Tran team orchestrates all elements of a residential or commercial interior design, from color consultation through architectural planning and project management. They use their knowledge of color, texture, pattern, form and materials to create balanced, harmonious interiors that are both functional and beautiful.
Tucker & Marks, Inc.
58 Maiden Lane
San Francisco, CA 94108
Concept for Living Room & Office
Suzanne Tucker, principal of the award-winning interior design firm Tucker & Marks, has been described as "a precious jewel in the San Francisco interior design crowd ". Her philosophy is to combine style and sophistication, comfort and luxury, with appropriateness to client, architecture and site. While creating homes that endure, her work is engaging and elegant, approachable and unforgettable.
Founded in 1986, together with managing partner Timothy Marks, the firm has long been considered one of the most prominent, respected and leading design firms in the country. Architectural Digest continues to honor Suzanne as one of the AD100 "Top Designers of the World" and her work is featured nationally and internationally in magazines and numerous books including her own monograph, Rooms to Remember: She launched her textile line in 2010 and will be using her fabrics and custom furnishings in this year's Marin Showcase.
"Given the exquisite location of this property with south facing, endless views, the living room and adjoining library are dream spaces in which to live and entertain. My team and I are creating a recipe for a stylish yet casually approachable space with inspiration from diverse elements - the homes of Yves Saint Laurent, furniture by Adnet and Jansen, and the exterior palette of water, terrain and views. These rooms will be embraceable - classic yet contemporary for today's living."
Allyce Art Advisory
Mill Valley, CA
Allyce Art Advisory has been in the fine art advisory and consulting business for over 15 years, as an intermediary between fine artists and art collectors. We work with private clients and the design industry to provide art work for both residential, commercial and hospitality projects.
Allyce Art Advisory sources works from an international array of both emerging and established artists; utilizing artist's studios, galleries, auction houses and private collections.
Our method is personal, confidential and we work with visual representations of the artwork presenting our clients with choices for the decision making process. The philosophy of Allyce Art Advisory is to provide the client with a professional and objective advisory service. Allyce Art Advisory is a strong advocate for authentic and original artwork.
DESIGN SHOWCASE HOUSES INCLUDE:
Rincon Hill, "Design Above All"
Millennium Towers " Icons of Design"
San Francisco Showcase Houses
Marin Designer Showcase Houses
GALLERY EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTIST ANDREAS NOTTEBOHM
Domicile, formerly Studio Mehler, was founded in 2003 to participate with home owners and industry professionals in creating custom residential designs that are truly out of the ordinary. Our showroom offers a broad variety of materials and fabricators of the highest quality, allowing us greater choice and flexibility to provide a beautiful and enduring installation for any residential project.
Function is essential to our designs. Once established, there are no limits to our design team's imagination. Projects often present design issues that require creative solutions. We welcome the challenges of such situations and enjoy the unusual requests sometimes made by clients. The last thing we would want to do is stifle a client's creativity.
Our primary role is to guide each client through the complex process of design and product selection. The end result is a space tailored to the individual needs of both the client and the site. After all, the best testament to the success of our collaborative efforts is a satisfied client at the project's completion.
3625 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
With 25 years of experience in audio visual and integrated control systems, Jay's career began as an installation technician while attending UCLA. Early on, he realized that listening to individual client needs was the key to a successful project. This holds true today more than ever. Metro Eighteen was founded on the experience of thousands of successful projects, extensive industry and product knowledge, and a belief of providing individualized service to every client.
Metro Eighteen is uniquely positioned to craft the right solution for your home. We'll ensure your needs and requirements are met while our licensed industry professionals work with your architect, general contractor, and interior designer as a single point of contact for the duration of the project.
Apple's iPad and iPhone user interfaces have already changed how we live, work, and communicate in ways no one could have imagined even five years ago. Now, manufacturers such as Lutron and Savant have embraced Apple's technologies to integrate their services on the platform.
By basing our company's technology foundation on Apple, a company that's spent three decades making technology easier to use, we knew the benefit was obvious. No longer do you need to learn how to use what we install – you'll be amazed at how anyone can operate these systems.
Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts (SBFA) is an art consulting firm specializing in contemporary, original, fine art for residential and corporate clients.
We work directly with over 100 artists (mostly from the San Francisco, Bay Area) ranging from more established, mid-career artists to new emerging local talent. SBFA has a private home gallery in Mill Valley where clients can explore their artistic tastes across a broad range of styles and prices. We continuously seek out new emerging artists to offer increasing diversity and depth to collectors. We welcome the opportunity to bring artwork to clients homes to view in-situ.
SBFA was founded in 2007 by Stephanie Breitbard, who comes with many years work experience in retail fashion and consumer products brand management.
Stephanie has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from The Wharton School of Business. Eve Simon joined the team in 2010, with a background in the non-profit sector and museum collectors groups and organizations.
The Marin Showcase Home is an incredible opportunity to curate a cohesive collection that showcases Marin and other Bay Area artists. The collection will highlight the impressive architectural design and natural setting of the home, in harmony with the design aesthetics of each internal environment created by the designers.
831 B Street
San Rafael, CA
Since 2004, Catherine has worked with designers and clients to create elegant, comfortable living spaces. Catherine's interior design work is distinguished by its strong nature influences, both through her color and material selections. She gathers ideas and inspiration through her many travels and extensive time spent outdoors in Marin's beautiful open spaces. She has enjoyed working on projects throughout the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and New England.
Alison's approach to interior design is to first listen carefully to her client's needs and vision and then apply her creativity and design knowledge to accomplish that vision. Together they create a unique, personalized space that is comfortable, functional and refined.
As a LEED accredited professional, Alison is also versed in the many environmental and health benefits of sustainable and non-toxic materials. No matter what the inspiration, a beautiful, comfortable home will be the result.
The 2011 Showcase is set just above a breathtaking vista. Our gracious guest room comes complete with the sounds of the beautiful Bay - Seagulls, waves, the occasional fog horn and the echoes of faint voices from yachts passing by. Inside, the room features soft sumptuous fabrics, natural textures and a soothing restful palette. A chair to read in, a bed for sleeping and a wonderful work space - could one ask for more?