29 April, 2010

"SF Decorator Showcase, Suzanne Tucker . . . "

Suzanne Tucker

I'll warn you right here and now - if you're a local and don't want to see any 'spoilers' from the San Francisco Decorator Showcase - you might want to look cautiously here at "Tartanscot" for the next several days.

I was delighted to receive an invitation to preview the house earlier in the week (on a stormy, wet San Francisco morning) - and was equally delighted to see - just upon entering the classically beautiful home - the beaming face of Suzanne Tucker (and her marvelous staff) putting the finishing touches on her lovely room. The dreary, damp day simply melted away -

So, without further ado - take a deep breath - prepare yourself - and take a step into 'The Dining Room" -

How marvelous! Suzanne said that she wanted the space to be more useful in the modern home than simply a room for entertaining or dining. Her aim was to create something much more - she wanted to see "a space for morning coffee nestled in the bay window, a quiet retreat with a book and a pot of tea as the westerly sun pours in; an inviting room for family gatherings or an elegant dinner party conducive to lingering."

I personally love seeing the balance between cool charcoals and silvers against
the warmth of beautiful woods and rich yellows. The comfort of the wool Khotan rug grounding the room. The jolt of amethyst stemware and hurricanes providing the perfect colour bringing everything together. And the windows framed with Suzanne's new line of textiles - in a custom colour (to be introduced this Fall) fitting the room flawlessly.

The table setting.

"The table is skirted with a soft linen floral, topped by
a pale textural matelassé and set with layers of
silver, china, candles, objets, and flowers."

I also loved the use of these comfortable armchairs at each table setting. So beautiful! - especially with the custom embroidered backs. The perfect place to linger in conversation after a long, delicious meal -

Stay tuned,

for more information (regarding hours, tickets, and location) for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, click here.


Things That Inspire said...

I love the idea of settling down in the dining room with a pot of tea in the late afternoon. It reminds me of having afternoon tea at Brown's in London.

D.B. said...

I LOVE her work. She designed one of the most gorgeous master baths I have ever seen. My maiden name is Tucker so I like to pretend we're related....not really. I'm not THAT sick.

Sue Murphy said...

Wonderful!!!!! Thank you for sharing since we aren' close enough to attend. Can't wait for the rest.

Karena said...

Suzanne's work is so delightful, love the tablesetting with the amythyst glassware.

Art by Karena

Doxa Home said...

Oh....cozy indeed. I love how pretty the silvery green succulents are when used with the amethyst...and the sea urchins, nice touch. Thanks for sharing with us;)


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