Peek Inside the Latest San Francisco Decorator Showcase Home

For more than 40 years, the San Francisco design scene has congregated each spring to discover what happens when you take the most creative minds in the home biz and set them loose to decorate a house. This year, that included a collection of nearly 50 of the West Coast’s top interior and landscape designers reimagining 33 spaces in a 18,000 sq. ft. Presidio Heights mansion for the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

The home, known as Le Petite Trianon, was built in 1904 for Marcus and Cora Koshland, a prominent San Francisco family that made their fortune in wool and textiles, and modeled after Le Petit Trianon at the Palace Versailles in Paris. Upon completion, the Koshlands debuted the home to their friends with a lavish Marie Antoinette costume ball.  One of the unique challenges in this year’s showcase is it actually marks the second time the space has been featured; the first was in 1982.

Showcase-designed spaces within the house include the garden by Zeterre Landscape Architecture, a Miniature Hall of Mirrors by Jane Richardson Design, a lounge and powder room by Architecture, a ballroom by Applegate Tran Interiors, and an artists-in-residence retreat by Anyon Interior Design. Between the indoor and outdoor spaces, budget at least an hour to tour the home and take photos of your favorite designs.

You have a full month to see the newly reimagined Le Petite Trianon, (3800 Washington Street, between Maple and Cherry), starting this weekend. The San Francisco Decorator Showcase runs from April 27 – May 27, 2019. Tickets, available online and at the door, are $40 for general admission, and $35 for seniors (60 and over). Proceeds from the event benefit the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program.

Photos by Kim Lucian for Design Confetti.