Cozy Up to Bedrooms and Baths at Decorator Showcase

A bed sculpted out of steel and reclaimed wood, a headboard designed to combine into walls and a tub filled to the brim with airport-confiscated scissors were only a few of the sights to visit from the bedrooms and baths of the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, which opens April 28 and runs through May 28, 2012.

The designers stuck with simple colour schemes due to their rooms however livened them up with textural walls, incredible accessories and custom-made furniture. Take a peek at some of the greatest bedrooms and baths from the 2012 showcase house and learn a few straightforward ways to bring the look into your own home.

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Tailor-Made Suites
From Brian Dittmar Design

Inspired by British menswear, Brian Dittmar designed a chic and sophisticated bedroom package that sensed as placed together as a well-dressed Englishman. The slick steel mattress was custom designed by Paul Benson, and the foggy grey lamps are out of Avrett.

Artwork: Tyrell Collins

Alex Amend Photography

Antique and modern accents pay tribute to tailoring. The planet is an 18th-century sewing table, and the framed piece over is a shirt made out of a folded map of London. Dittmar designed custom bedding and pillows to conjure the sharp look of ties and pocket squares.

Artwork: Elisabeth Lecourt

From display house to your house: If you’re stuck into a decorating rut, try playing with a motif in one of your bedrooms. It can be something daring — such as a sports-theme kid’s area — or even something more subtle, such as Dittmar’s layout. However, by giving yourself a route to follow, you will have less trouble deciding on what pieces to use.

Artwork: Jay Kelly, Jung Han Kim

From Ma(I)sonry

The most wonderful art installation in this toilet is by artist Michele Pred, who utilizes airport-confiscated scissors and knives in a lot of her job. The design team worked with Pred to make a particular installation for this area — a tub filled with silver scissors snagged from the Transportation Security Administration.

From reveal house to your house: Repurposed finishes and fittings lend texture to this ordinarily smooth and smooth space. A toilet is a great place to take design risks, since smaller spaces can pull off appearances that often look overwhelming in larger rooms.

Master Bedroom
From Heather Hilliard

Most homeowners want their bedroom to be calm and serene. Designer Heather Hilliard stuck with this idea when designing this smooth and simple master bedroom. A subtle striped wall adds visual attention with white and off-white stripes, and an upholstered headboard fits perfectly.

Alex Amend Photography

The mild palette is broken up only with flashes of off-white and navy, and a bit of color within the fireplace. A sculptural fireplace display becomes a functional piece of art.

From reveal house to your house: Painting stripes is harder than it looks. Don’t rush measuring and taping off each section — it is worth it to stop bleeding paint and jagged lines later on. Consider following the tip inside this piece and paint the light base colour before the dark stripes.

Alex Amend Photography

Upstairs Powder Room
From KCS Estates

This bath used the home’s classic design as inspiration for its shape and type of the mirror. The curving shape of the mirror softens the right lines generated by the dressing table and bath; it cuts away to show detailed wall tile from Walker Zanger. Polished chrome and marbl adds a touch of traditional style.

From reveal house to your house: Look for different mirror shapes or a bold framework to add instant style to a bathroom without any remodeling.

Alex Amend Photography

Guest Bedroom
From Matt Murphy Studio

Designer Matt Murphy desired to make a luxurious area that guests would never want to leave. That means a supercomfortable bed with Frette bedding, a gentle seat by a warm fire, a room to write letters and notes and a window seat for lounging.

From reveal house to your house: Put a little additional thought into your guest bedroom. Do not force your visitors to need to tiptoe out to the kitchen or office in the middle of the night — bottles of water, pencils and paper and a couple of good books are thoughtful developments.

Alex Amend Photography

Guest Bathroom
From Tineke Triggs, Artistic Designs for Living

The lavender and gold inside this toilet reflect the colour palette of this guest bedroom only outdoors. Designer Tineke Triggs installed arty accessories out of Arteriors, Michael Taylor and Witford in metallic colors to carry the colour throughout the space.

From reveal house to your house: Sconces make a difference in toilet lighting, since overhead lighting is often harsh and unflattering. If you’re redoing a bath, think about installing sconces on either side of the mirror for a milder and better-looking reflection.

Jack’s Bedroom
Kathy Geissler Greatest

Designer Kathy Greatest made this chamber for a literary ninth-grade boy with a desire for adventure. The area has room to put away all his special belongings and treasures. A gentle wool headboard warms up the space, and a balloonlike lamp adds a splash of playfulness.

Alex Amend Photography

From reveal house to your house: Storage is crucial when it comes to kids’ rooms. Hooks keep up messes and from the floor and give children an chance to flaunt their favourite belongings.

Event information:
The 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase runs from April 28 to May 28, 2012.

Location: 2020 Jackson St., San Francisco
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10 Gamble–3 p.m.; Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday and Memorial Day: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $30 at the door (no advance tickets)

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Great Ideas for Toddler Girls’ Bedrooms

The toddler years are full of frenzy and fun. It’s a period of discovery, even when your little girl will probably be interested about anything and get into everything. She’ll learn that her area is where the majority of her items live, and she is absolutely free to touch and explore everything within it. In this time it is important to have an organized and comfortable space which also arouses her imagination. Storage, play area and color are key in developing a space where your kid can learn and rest. Additionally, room security is essential. Here are some ways to make it special.

Leslie Saul & Associates

What lady would not love having a fantasy dream room? This space is full of warmth, whimsy and color. Check out those darling window toppers along with the action table. One other great feature is the crib that converts to a toddler bed. This is a room certain to spark hours of imagination and creative play.

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Colorful letters make an artful decoration display. Four rows of letters fill in the wall area and function as an eye-catching learning wall.


A vintage-style toddler bed makes a stunning focal point in this area, while a soft collapsible hamper makes a great storage place for toys and stuffed animals.

Many bedrooms have bi-fold closet doors, but they might be hazardous to little fingers. A great option is a set of pretty cloth panels.

A crown valance with flowing fabric is a nice way to soften the vertical lines of a crib or toddler bed. Sheer fabric appears particularly delicate and chic.

Need ideas for a shared area? Here a toddler shares a space with her infant brother. Sky blue is a wonderful color that appeals to both girls and boys.

Joni Spear Interior Design

This is just another great area for 2. Pops of brown, green and a paisley pattern are nice touches for both siblings. Additionally, a chalkboard is a fun way to promote creativity.

With just a little imagination, this round window might be a vent pit overlooking the’enormous sea’ and the world outside. Oh, the places you will go!

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