2017 Showcase Designers
Adele Salierno | Geddes Ulinskas Architects
A Thousand Watt bathroom
Geddes Ulinskas Architects is an architectural firm with a strong focus on innovation and attention to details. The company strives to create spaces that are modern, warm, and tailored to client’s goals. Partnership with talented consultants, builders and artisans, and passion for good design are keys to success.
Adele studied architecture in Rome, and, after beginning her career in Italy, she moved to San Francisco in 2006. Her experience began at a renowned firm where she helped manage construction projects for high-end stores such as Bvlgari and Prada. She joined Geddes Ulinskas Architects in 2009.
Benni Amadi | Benni Amadi Interiors
Moody Blues | Powder Room and Vestibule
Benni Amadi Interiors designs spaces are sophisticated, timeless, elegant, refined, and above all else, livable. We love to blend eclectic modern materials, mixing new and vintage, giving spaces personality and creating interiors that tell a story. Functionality, quality and beauty are Benni Amadi Interiors’ long-standing design principles.
With a curator’s eye and international sensibility, Benni Amadi was born and raised in Italy. Her background combines architecture and luxury fashion branding, bringing a sophisticated classical approach to design infused with a dose of the bold. She combines a keen aesthetic eye with passion for art, fashion, and travel.
Beth Martin | Martin Group
Martin Group is a full-service interior architecture and design firm specializing in high-end residential interiors. Drawing on twenty plus years of design experience to lead her team and set the firm's vision, founder, creative director and designer Beth Martin combines a keen aesthetic eye with her passions for art, design and travel.
Martin Group designs interiors nationally, ranging from country living to city dwelling and everything in between—at once sophisticated, timeless, elegant, refined, and above all else, livable. Believing that the most inspired spaces come from collaboration, Martin Group has spent years curating an extended group of highly skilled contractors and craftspeople, furniture makers, and sewers to help execute designs at the highest level.
Over the years, Martin Group's work has been featured on the cover and pages of ELLE DECOR magazine, San Francisco Cottages & Garden, the San Francisco Chronicle, 3D Magazine, In Style Home, and DC Magazine.
ELLE DECOR placed Beth on their A-List of Designers to Watch in 2011 and in the 2016 placed her on the exclusive A-List consisting of the country's leading designers. Most recently she received The Designer of Distinction Award in 2017 given by The San Francisco Design Center.
Catherine Kwong | Catherine Kwong Design
Penthouse Living Room & Bar
Catherine Kwong Design specializes in high-end residential and hospitality projects, with an emphasis on modern architecture and custom detailing. The firm brings a fresh approach to elegant, tailored interiors-mixing modern with vintage; high art with personal treasures- to create moments of unexpected beauty.
Catherine Kwong started her career in New York, designing luxury interiors for Studio Sofield and flagship stores for Ralph Lauren. After many amazing years of learning and creating in the city that never sleeps, she moved home to her beloved San Francisco, and Catherine Kwong Design was open for business in 2011. Over the course of her career, Catherine has worked on interior design projects all over the world, some of which have been featured in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, and House Beautiful among others. She has had the opportunity to work for and learn from such legendary designers as Bill Sofield, Ralph Lauren, and Paul Vincent Wiseman. Catherine holds degrees from Brown University and Parsons School of Design.
Cecilie Starin | Cecilie Starin Design, Inc.
"Restore & Refresh" Master Bathroom
Cecilie Starin Design Inc. is a full service interior design firm, whose projects are primarily high-end residences throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Cecilie juxtaposes contemporary with classic, primitive with the exotic, industrial with refined and East with West. She develops interest through shape, proportion, contrast and texture.
Cecilie brings extensive training in fine arts to each of her design projects. Cecilie’s love of architecture, applied design and travel inspires her to seek an eclectic mix; a global style of comfortable modern classicism. Cecilie’s work has been featured in multiple print and online publications.
Chloe Warner | Redmond Aldrich Design
We wanted to create a modern dining room that would be useful for more than just dinner parties. Building sessions, art salons, plant cultivation, and of course, dining together. We wanted to create tension between the classic architecture and paneling, and the modern young family living in the space.
Chloe attended the architecture program at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and founded Redmond Aldrich Design in 2005. Exposed from a young age to rooms designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley, Chloe finds inspiration in classic design, and enjoys updating this aesthetic with a modern edge.
Chris Eskra | CME Interiors
CME interiors is a boutique residential design firm that caters to the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Chicago residents. Clients’ needs are met by consistent follow-through, while offering professional guidance that will facilitate an ultimate level of satisfaction and create a home that is comfortable and inviting.
Chris has a background in finance. He studied interior design in Chicago where he had a career for 20 years working on high-end projects. He moved to the Bay area in 2012 and has established himself here, while continuing to work with clients in Illinois and Florida.
Courtney Springer | Courtney Springer Interior Design
Moody Blues, Powder Room and Vestibule
Courtney Springer Interiors is a San Francisco based boutique interior design firm, founded by principal designer, Courtney Springer. We specialize in creating beautiful, livable spaces at any budget. Courtney's focus is on creating accessible luxury, and tailoring the function and aesthetics of any space to our clients needs. Though based in San Francisco, Courtney Springer Interiors welcomes inquiries nationally and internationally.
After completing a degree in Interior Architecture and Design from Academy of Art, Courtney spent several years working for noted San Francisco designer Will Wick. Under Will's mentorship, Courtney completed many notable projects around the Bay Area, including the master bedroom at the 2015 San Francisco Decorator's Showcase. With a background in retail buying and merchandising, as well as experience in high end furniture galleries, Courtney brings an eye for detail and luxury to her projects.
David Bjorngaard | Bjorn Design
Penthouse Powder Room
Bjørn Design is a full-service interior design firm specializing in timeless, personalized residential interiors. With attention to materials, detail and proportion, the firm works in a range of styles suited to the needs of each client. Innovation, self-expression, and creative problem solving form the core of the firm’s projects.
David Bjørngaard started his career in movie set decorating, where he learned to reinforce life narratives through personal objects, color and texture. Later, working with Hall of Fame designer Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, David honed his ability to observe space and light, clarify function and simplify detailing on high-end projects nationally.
Diane Rosenblum | Diane Rosenblum
Third Floor Hallway
Artist Diane Rosenblum looks at the world from the side and shows the light and texture that is not often seen. Her work brings a warm soft glow into a space, illuminating both minds and moods. Her paintings, drawings, prints and photographs resonate with clarity and verve.
At age 22 I went to Japan. There I learned to look at the world from the side, seeing light and texture. At 32 in California I made photograms and found a fountain of creativity. Since then major series include Clouds for Comment, Measure of Art and the Golden Drawings.
Dina Bandman | Dina Bandman Interiors
Laundering in the Lap of Luxury
Dina Bandman Interiors strives to merge disparate styles without sacrificing client’s needs, creating bespoke spaces infused with individual personality reflective of her clients.
Dina Bandman always knew she wanted to be an interior designer, but her path to design was not ordinary. After completing an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, Dina went to law school and earned her J.D degree in New York before ultimately deciding to follow her passion for interior design. She returned home to the west coast and in 2015 opened her namesake firm.
Elan Evans | Elan Evans Decorative Painting
I own a decorative painting studio that provides a full range of custom wall finishes. I use a variety of modern and traditional paints and plasters, and have recently introduced a new line of hand painted and die cut wallcoverings, made in Sonoma County.
I began this journey in the theatre. As an aspiring actress, I started painting scenery for extra cash, and soon found that I was making a much more money working on the scenery than in front of it. While in New York, I found my way into interior decorative painting, and never looked back.
Gale Jesi | Visual Arts Faculty at SFUHS
Third Floor Stairwell
Gale Jesi received a BA from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa in 1990 and her MFA from UC Davis in 1994. She has shown her work nationally and internationally and has been a photography educator, curator, and private photography consultant for over 25 years.
Jesi’s work centers around the concept of Visual Literacy and how we see. The images at the Decorator Showcase show the relationship between a viewer and an artwork and how each has the power to change the other.