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