2019 Showcase Designers

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Lindsay Anyon Brier  |  Anyon

The Artist in Residence’s Retreat

The child of an antique shop owner, Lindsay Anyon Brier grew up in San Francisco enamored with art and design. Her niche is a contemporary look informed by classic aesthetics. Lindsay’s personality is an asset to her work. Sharp intelligence paired with her warm nature engender confidence from her clients.

Founded in 2006, Anyon is a full-service design firm providing interior architectural services, decorative solutions, and art consultation for residential and commercial projects. The team regards design as a conversation -- an intimate process from conception to completion and the designers are dedicated to understanding each clients’ needs and lifestyle.



David Armour  |  David Armour Architecture

Main Kitchen & Butler's Pantry, Powder Room, Service Lounge

David Armour Architecture is known throughout the Bay Area for timeless residential architecture that supersedes trend. Sensitive to classical traditions, the spaces and features they design reflect 21st century lifestyles and their clients’ personal styles with insightful details that result in work that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

David Armour Architecture is known throughout the Bay Area for timeless residential architecture that supersedes trend. Sensitive to classical traditions, the spaces and features they design reflect 21st century lifestyles and their clients’ personal styles with insightful details that result in work that’s greater than the sum of its parts.



Dina Bandman  |  Dina Bandman Interiors

Marie’s Magnolias

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. This is her fourth year in a row participating in the Designer Showcase!

Dina Bandman Interiors strives to merge disparate styles without sacrificing client’s needs, creating bespoke spaces infused with individual personality reflective of her clients.



Jarrod Baumann |  Zeterre Landscape Architecture

Front & Rear Gardens

Jarrod draws upon over 20 years of experience developing projects ranging from jewel box cottage gardens to expansive estates, equestrian facilities and boutique luxury resorts. His work has gained national and international acclaim with projects completed throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Garden descriptive words: Classical, Contemporary, and Surprising.

Zeterre is an award-winning landscape architecture firm that just celebrated its 13th year based in San Francisco. Known for designing with a contemporary edginess that uniquely combines classical proportions with a modern twist, Zeterre's focus is on creating innovative designs tailored for each homeowner's residence and their style of living.



Jaimie Belew |  Jaimie Belew Interior Design

Powder Room & Service Lounge

Jaimie Belew Interior Design specializes in residential and boutique commercial work across the Bay Area and is known for intriguing interiors emphasizing individual style and leveraging Jaimie’s immense creative energy and cultural exposure. Her custom spaces run the spectrum of traditional, modern, and contemporary to suit her diverse clientele.

Jaimie Belew Interior Design specializes in residential and boutique commercial work across the Bay Area. Known for intriguing interiors emphasizing individual style and leveraging Jaimie’s immense creative energy and cultural exposure, her custom spaces run the spectrum of traditional, modern, and contemporary to suit her diverse clientele.



Lauren Berry  |  Lauren Berry Interior Design

En Suite Espresso & Cocktail Bar

Passionate about creating outstanding homes & interiors through a collaborative design process, Lauren understands the importance of a well-functioning, personalized home that reflects the lives and lifestyles of her clients. LBID is a full service Interior Design firm specializing in luxury Interiors and Construction projects. We provide highly personalized turn key services for Primary, secondary, and vacation homes throughout the Bay Area, California, and beyond.

Educated and informed by a lifetime of study and observation, Lauren Berry founded her interior design firm to share her passion for beautiful, modern and classically-inspired architecture, interiors, and gardens. She brings to her clients a wealth of experience backed by a solid reputation for delivering sophisticated, complex, and well-managed projects.



Clara Bulfoni  |  Geddes Ulinskas Architects

Wabi Sabi Soak Room

Before joining GUA in 2016, Clara Bulfoni worked for a dynamic boutique firm in her hometown in Udine, Italy. There she learned to appreciate the poetry of architecture through residential and commercial projects, interior design, and landscape design. Clara studied in Italy and Portugal, and received her professional license in Florence.

GUA's projects take into account the diverse topography of the Bay Area, featuring buildings set in both verdant and urban landscapes. They develop contemporary envelopes to highlight outward views of water, land, and sky and interior vistas showcasing art, furnishings, and objects. Focusing on innovative materials and details, they collaborate with premier contractors and design consultants.



Lisa Carroll

Ballroom Hallway & Second Floor Hallway

Lisa Carroll received an MFA from Stanford. Her primary considerations are focused on ideas about perception, embodied experience, and feelings of self within the context of what we define as wilderness and/or natural environments.

“We are living in a time of environmental crisis and massive breakdowns from climate to biome to government. It is a crucial time where art is a necessary element to serve the human psyche. It can reflect both the crisis and the solutions toward reweaving our interconnection to life.”


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Kelly Cassidy & Annaliese Nicodemo |  Cass + Nico Studio

Exercise & Relaxation Room

Cass + Nico Studio is a San Francisco based interior design practice founded by Annaliese Nicodemo and Kelly Cassidy. Their design approach mixes timeless, tailored beauty with the casual warmth of California modernity. By combining refined materials, rich textures, and custom detailing they create bespoke environments that match the uniqueness of their clients.

Prior to launching Cass+Nico Studio, Annaliese and Kelly worked in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco for acclaimed architects and designers including Groves & Co, Eric Cohler Design, Alison Pickart, and Catherine Kwong Design. They have completed several projects throughout the country, many of which have been featured in major publications such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, 1st Dibs, 7x7, and DPages.

Annaliese holds a degree from Ohio University and Kelly holds degrees from Georgetown University and Parsons School of Design.



Susan Chastain & Willem Racké  |  Susan Lind Chastain, Inc. & Willem Racké Studio

Rooftop Rendez-Vous Retreat

After graduating from The University of California Berkeley, with a double major in Art and French, Susan started designing a line of women’s clothing which eventually led to a business designing and making custom wedding gowns and evening wear. She’s been sewing since she was ten years old and has always found great joy working and creating objects with fabric. In 1985, the interior soft furnishings business was launched from her passion for fabrics and interiors.

Founded in 1989, Willem Racké Studio focuses on collaborating with interior designers, architects and clients, creating beautiful decorative finishes, custom hand finished plaster, murals and cabinetry. Willem has a long history in the art of the painted finish, beginning in Manhattan where he assisted Jeffery Johnson, a noted finish artisan. He has had the opportunity to work on exclusive, cutting edge residential and commercial projects, giving him the knowledge and experience necessary to implement the designs and inspirations of his growing clientele.




Alicia Cheung Lichtenstein & Eva Muller Bradley  |  studioHEIMAT

Daydream Believin

Alicia Cheung Lichtenstein and Eva Muller Bradley, founded studioHEIMAT in 2015, a full-service design firm based in San Francisco. With backgrounds in Textiles, Interior Architecture and Economics, they compliment each other’s skills perfectly. They specialize in evoking soulful experiences through clean and edgy interiors, for residential and hospitality spaces.

“Our goal is to effortlessly reflect our clients’ personalities in their homes, achieved by a true collaboration between designer and client. Starting with the architecture activating the space, we work to balance the use of color, texture and form, to curate perfectly imperfect spaces in which our clients can thrive.”


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Catharine Clark  |  Catharine Clark Gallery


Catharine Clark is the owner and director of Catharine Clark Gallery. A San Francisco native, Catharine has lived and studied abroad and in Philadelphia, where she attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BA with honors in the History of Art. After dancing for Morphe Danza Teatro in 1988 - 1989, Catharine returned to San Francisco and began a career working in the visual arts. She developed and taught a professional practices course at the San Francisco Art Institute and has guest lectured and juried at universities, museums, and other institutions locally and abroad.

An accomplished author and editor, Catharine most recently edited the monograph American Qur’an by Sandow Birk, published in November 2015 by W.W. Norton & Company. In 2006, she edited the monograph Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka 1966-2006, published by Chronicle Books, while also contributing an essay for the book. In 2007, she authored “The Politics of Landscape” for the Sandow Birk: The Depravities of War, published by Grand Central Press, to which she also contributed an essay. In 2013, Catharine edited Sorted Books by Nina Katchadourian, another Chronicle Books publication.

A member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association since 1994, Catharine has served as a trustee and executive committee member for ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, Lick Wilmerding High School Alumni Board, Visual Aid, Recology, and SF Camerawork. She has also been on the advisory boards of the San Francisco Arts Education Project and UC Berkeley’s Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium. Since 2008, she has worked as a consultant and grant reader for Creative Capital.

In 2014, Catharine was awarded Arttable’s Northern California Chapter's Award of Service to the Visual Arts. In addition to programming exhibitions, Catharine also hosts fundraising and development events for non-profits and political campaigns. Recent events have benefitted Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, the San Francisco Art Education Project, Words on Dance, Headlands Center for the Arts, Access Institute, the Museum of Performance and Design, Zhukov Dance Theater, Film at 11’s documentary The Uncondemned, Live Oak School, Lick Wilmerding High School, di Rosa, Visual Aid, LYRIC, and Openhouse.

Established in 1991, Catharine Clark Gallery exhibits the work of contemporary artists working across a wide range of media. The gallery has pioneered the presentation of new media art in San Francisco and is the first commercial gallery in the area with a dedicated media room. Exhibitions are hosted on a six week schedule and generally feature solo artist presentations in conjunction with media room installations.



Susan Collins Weir and Chris Weir  |  Studio Collins Weir

Living Room

Studio Collins Weir is a full service interior design studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 2011, the studio is directed by the husband/wife team of Susan Collins Weir and Chris Weir. Together with their studio team, they create modern designs with timeless appeal.

Design should be intuitive, all spaces should be livable and each space must reflect the personality of the client. The marriage of architecture and interior design must work together to create a fully realized project, each unique to its own client.


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Gregg De Meza  |  De Meza + Architecture

Petite Kitchen

For over the past two decades, Gregg has worked on some of the world’s most prestigious projects. After earning his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Architecture from the University of Florida, he received his Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Gregg spent his early career working at top architectural firms including HOK, Whisler Patri and ELS. He was then hired by Gap, Inc. as an in-house designer and project manager, before joining Seccombe Design Associates. There he worked as project architect and lead designer on a number of high-profile published residential and commercial projects, which included the design of one of the world’s largest private yachts, a 50-acre executive estate in Woodside, CA, as well as other noted projects of varying size and complexity. His talents range from designing high-end residences and yachts to high rise office towers, hotels and retail facilities. The creation of DM+A in 2001 is the culmination of Gregg’s lifelong, constantly evolving passion for excellence in design and the built environment.

De Meza + Architecture, an award-winning, full-service architecture design firm located in San Francisco, was founded in 2001 by Gregg De Meza, after an impressive career designing some of the world’s most prestigious projects. DM+A’s innovative and talented team of architects and designers create modern, clean and noteworthy design solutions for discerning clients in the Bay Area, New York, Hawaii, as well as throughout the world. It is our mission to promote collaboration throughout the design process in a genuine and joyful manner by fostering mutual respect and a shared vision which results in beautiful environments that are elegant, sophisticated, timeless and comfortable.



Deniece Duscheone  |  Deniece Duscheone Design

Public Secrets: In the Garden of Good & Naughty

Deniece Duscheone is a Designer & Creative Director of an award-winning interior design studio where progressive thinking is embodied. This stems from a comprehensive blend of talent and capabilities in the fields of luxury residential, hospitality, and hi-tech office and commercial interiors. We seamlessly blend inspired creativity with practical delivery to exceed our client’s goals and expectations. Deniece began her career studying both architecture and interior design. She then immersed herself working with clients to create luxury interiors for 5-star hotels, commercial interiors and high-end residential projects. Her extensive experience has carried her across the globe from Mumbai to San Francisco where her projects have been recognized in a plethora of publications and have received numerous accolades. Deniece has a strong belief in work that merges art, architecture, and interior design while at the same time integrating exceptional project management resulting in extraordinary spaces that meet all of her client’s goals.

Great design begins with open dialogue and an exchange of ideas that intertwine, layer, respond, inspire and integrate to become tangible. This interchange is a result of the relationships we develop with our clients, the synergies with our craftspeople, and the dynamic dialogue within the studio. The resultant designs are our way of expressing client's exceptional attitude with a visible representation and understanding to create a lush experience.



Elan Evans  |  Elan Evans Decorative Finishes

The Entry

Starting first as an actress, Elan Evans found her way into scenic painting and eventually decorative painting by following a love for all the ways paint can transform interior spaces and influence the people who pass through them.


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Jo Ann Hartley  |  Jo Ann Hartley Interior Design

Luxe Bath
Tangier Remix

Making sure each client feels their new design reflects their personality and they feel safe, comfortable and proud of their home, is my first consideration".
Founded in 1999, Jo Ann Hartley Interior Design focuses on residential design and decoration. Hartley's bold use of color, mixing of classic forms with modern touches, and acute attention to detail, has established her as one of the Bay Area's most respected designers.



Heather Hilliard  |  Heather Hilliard Design


Based in San Francisco, Heather Hilliard Design is a full-service boutique interior design firm specializing in high end residential projects. Heather and her team integrate classic detailing with the restraint of modern design to create timeless interiors. Heather’s work has been featured in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, LUXE Interiors + Design, SF Cottages & Gardens, House Beautiful, California Homes, Elle Décor.com, AD.com, Traditional Home and Gentry Home



Kelly Hohla  |  Kelly Hohla Interiors

The Wo-Man Cave

Our principal Kelly Hohla has over 18 years of experience with successful design projects and happy clients in the Bay Area, Sonoma, Tahoe, Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii, New York and beyond. We bring function, form, beauty and balance to every space tailored personally to each client.

We work with our clients to develop a home that reflects who they are and how they live. All of our interiors, whether contemporary or traditional, focus on attention to detail and craftsmanship, well-edited forms and materials, high style, tailored comfort, and a little unexpected edge.



Alexis Humiston |  ABH Interiors

Master Bathroom Spa

Before establishing ABH Interiors, Alexis Humiston earned her graduate degree in interior design from Parsons. She further developed her style while working for Victoria Hagan Interiors. Prior to design, Alexis spent six years in finance. She holds a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Religious Studies from UVA.

ABH Interiors specializes in high-end residential projects, from pre-construction through final details. Our first step is to understand how a client wants to use their home as a template for their day-to-day life. We materialize all elements of that vision using tailored pieces, creating something to invite and endure.


Gale Jesi |  Photographer/Educator

Second Floor Hallway & Lower Level Hallway

BA UC Berkeley, MFA UC Davis, Instructor of Photography at San Francisco University High School for 20 years.

“Many assume that because they can see a photograph with their eyes that there is nothing more to see; however, as we know, "there is more than meets the eye." We now live in an image-based culture and learning how to read images is a crucial 21st century skill. It has been my privilege to teach photography and visual literacy for over 25 years. “


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Jennifer Kent  |  Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Second Floor Hallway & Ballroom Hallway

Born in New Jersey in 1971, Jenifer Kent received her BFA from Rutgers University in 1994, and MFA from Mills College in 1999. She has exhibited in numerous Bay Area locations including The Lab & the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Recently, Jenifer’s work was selected for inclusion in The Sheltering Sky at Palo Alto Art Center, New American Paintings, #115 and the Drawing Discourse Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing at UNC Asheville. She illustrated Thich Nhat Hanh’s Moments of Mindfulness and has been awarded an Artist in Residence at Wildlands, Kala Art Institute and the Lucid Arts Foundation. Her work is in the Alameda County Arts Collection as well as numerous private collections. Jenifer lives and works in Petaluma, CA, and has been an Instructor of Art at San Francisco University High School for the past 19 years. She is represented by the Dolby Chadwick Gallery of San Francisco.

“Through deliberate mark-making that is both minimalist and conceptual, flat and sculptural, I examine the mechanisms of time, nature, space, and sound. Using black ink on panel I draw lines that coalesce into a field or form whose twin can often be found in nature. The organic shapes mirror microscopic and cosmic landscapes, zooming in to suggest cellular structures and then out again, into hyperspace. Like nature, these drawings are never still. Graceful, volatile, or habitual in turns, I seek to capture perpetual movement and growth in expertly suspended animation. The symmetry of the work would suggest a mechanical approach using rulers and grids, but my drawings are done freehand, evolving organically, each according to its own cadence. Each mark exists as evidence of a distinct and patient process, an incremental accumulation that requires minute attention to detail and leaves little room for error. But I find peace from the din of modern life in this iterative and meditative process. Surrounded by the speed of the world, drawing is my way of slowing down and experiencing things one mark at a time.”



Martin Kobus  |  Martin Kobus Home


Martin Kobus, a Dutch native, draws on his cultural heritage to create calm, welcoming spaces that showcase a modern aesthetic. Martin’s work reflects a distinct European lineage valuing each site’s historical context and setting to tell a cohesive story through architecture and design by playing with space, form, texture, and light.

Kobus seeks new and unexpected solutions, values timelessness over trend, and believes in the power of restraint. His work proves that intelligent subtraction, finely edited, and precisely curated spaces yields the greatest results. We hope that clients, and visitors alike, appreciate an inviting space with a relaxed and luxurious vibe.



Virginie Manichon  |  Atelier 19

Bizibots' Bedroom

Virginie Manichon is a California-licensed architect with over 20 years experience designing and managing small and large commercial projects as well as single-family residences. Originally from France, she received her Master's Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied Industrial Design at San Francisco State University in California. Since graduation, she has worked for award-winning firms in the Bay Area including Gensler, Seccombe Design, NicholsBooth Architects, Studio O+a and EAG Studio. Virginie received IIDA awards for her work with Oracle Corporation, W's Salon and Facebook. In addition to her architectural work, she has designed furniture, lighting systems and a line of wooden toys. In 2016, she received Dr Toy's "100 Best Toy Award" for Bizibots, a line of wooden robot kits.

Atelier19 was created out of a passion for design and fabrication. Originally from France, Virginie grew up surrounded by wooden toys and European craftsmanship. She approaches each new project with the desire to find the most cost-effective, sensible and environmentally responsible solution.



Eche Martinez  |  ECHE

The Breakfast Room

A native of Buenos Aires, Eche established his design practice with his debut at the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Since then, publications such as Wallpaper, House Beautiful and Luxe have featured his work and named Eche a top emerging talent.

The firm’s work is influenced by Eche’s background in architecture and luxury branding, and carries a signature aesthetic rooted in classic design, updated with a with a modern, approachable edge. Unlimited by the doctrines of any particular style or ephemeral trend, Eche creates refined spaces that feel at once timeless and current.



Kari McIntosh Dawdy |  Kari McIntosh Design

“Fleurs et Orangerie” Butler’s Pantry and Atrium

Since founding her firm Kari McIntosh Design in 2008, Kari McIntosh has become one of the Bay Area's most sought after interior designers. Known for her mix of traditional and modern styles— and her keen eye for all things sophisticated and touches of whimsy—Kari creates thoughtful interiors for an elite clientele.

Whether it be a new construction, a remodel, or a design refresh, Kari is guided by her ethos to deliver singular spaces that her clients love to live in.


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Scott McMahan |  Scott Robert Design

“Fleurs et Orangerie” Butler’s Pantry and Atrium

Since founding her firm Kari McIntosh Design in 2008, Kari McIntosh has become one of the Bay Area's most sought after interior designers. Known for her mix of traditional and modern styles— and her keen eye for all things sophisticated and touches of whimsy—Kari creates thoughtful interiors for an elite clientele.

Whether it be a new construction, a remodel, or a design refresh, Kari is guided by her ethos to deliver singular spaces that her clients love to live in.


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Kathleen Navarra |  Navarra Design, Inc.

Master Bedroom, Dressing Room & Master Bath

Known for her bold sense of color, Kathleen Navarra has been shaping interiors for over 20 years. She has succeeded in creating a respected portfolio of projects spanning the Bay Area and beyond, always considering the importance of architecture, space, and detail while integrating the client's lifestyle and vision into the aesthetic.

“We create sanctuaries to live in, not just to look at. We listen carefully and pay attention to detail to transform spaces with thoughtful planning, layered texture, color, and materials. We believe that we reap what we sow and that playing nice in the sandbox makes every project a success.”



Kristen Peña |  K Interiors

Le salon d'écritoire / Writer's Den

Educated at UC Berkeley School of Interior Design and Architecture, Kristen Peña finds inspiration from markets and makers she discovers around the world. Her projects reflect her profound understanding of how people live. She listens to her client’s dreams for their future and imbues their homes with the joy that will support them on their journey.

K Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in residential and intimate commercial design. Based in San Francisco, our approach is local in execution, yet global in scope. We create beautiful, balanced interiors that express our clients’ values and purpose.


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Sindhu Peruri |  Peruri Design Company

The Oak Room

Growing up in India, Sindhu Peruri recalls her grandfather, a textile merchant unfurling exquisite hand-loomed saris blended from silk, cotton, and metallic threads. The vivid colors, bold prints, and ornate gold embroidery inspired the interior designer's love of craftsmanship. As founder of Peruri Design Company, she often commissions local artisans to create unique pieces for her projects. She layers these thoughtfully curated furnishings with beautiful basics. Deftly balancing a home’s architecture with its interior design and the relationship to the outdoors, Sindhu creates lasting rooms where her clients love to spend time in.

Good design starts with good listening- to the client, the architecture and its outdoors. We design to accomplish a client’s intent and use of space. We begin with beautiful basics, then layer on thoughtfully curated materials, furnishings and art to create cohesive spaces that are full of warmth and casual elegance.



Brandon Pruett |  Brandon Pruett Design

Balcony Garden: The Skylight Conservatory

Gifted with a passion for nature and a mind sharpened by the school of architecture at Virginia Tech, Brandon has developed a skill set for creating green environments with a modern design sensibility. He focuses on collaborating and consulting with home-owners, designers, architects, and developers to provide the most technically advanced plant knowledge for their projects.

It’s easy to overlook nature’s important amidst our busy urban lives. Throughout my career, my goal has been to use my design skills and a green thumb to create memorable, impactful living spaces. My projects inspire a moment of peace to pause and reflect on the earth’s beauty within a structured urban environment.


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Jonathan Rachman |  Jonathan Rachman Design

Colors and Patterns of Houghton Hall: Reimagined for Le Petit Trianon

Known for his timeless approach to interior design, San Francisco based, award winning and internationally noted designer Jonathan Rachman brings the best elements of East and West and classic old-school yet current style. He works on residential and hospitality projects in the US, Europe and Asia.

At Jonathan Rachman Design we believe and live by these words by Maya Angelou: "My Mission in life is not merely to survive, but thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style." They personally resonate with Jonathan.


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Jane Richardson Mack & John Romaidis |  Jane Richardson Design

The Miniature Hall of Mirrors

Jane Richardson Mack's work as an Artist Designer in the Bay Area, includes her Eglomise Art Rooms for SF Decorator Showcases since 2006. Her work appears internationally in commercial and residential spaces from German Castles to the Caymen Islands, as well as Bay Area Restaurants, Hotels and fine homes.

Jane loves to explore exciting new as well as traditional ways to incorporate Eglomise, (reverse glass gilding and painting) into design solutions, for other designers as well as private clients. This medium affords a wide-open field for her fertile imagination.



Julie Rootes |  Julie Rootes Interiors

L’espace Tranquille

Founded in 2011, Julie Rootes Interiors personalizes clients homes with memorable colors, textures and custom moments. With a discerning list of resources and partners, she guides clients to invest wisely. Julie stretches the limit of design to create extraordinary interiors tailored to each client.

We are a process driven design firm specializing in high-end interiors and construction, custom furniture and furnishings. We curate each project to the specific needs of our clientele reflecting their personality and taste. Each project is unique and we do not lock ourselves into one look across the board.


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Matthew Scheatzle

Second Floor Landing

Making artwork since 1999, Scheatzle mixes object and image for psychological effect. Represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery SF.


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Marti Schein |  Schein & Schein Old Maps

Le Petit History Hall

For over 16 years Marti Schein has been designing with history and cartography at Schein & Schein, the antiquarian map store she owns with her husband. Finding, selling and framing beautiful maps, views and prints fill the hours at the store. A native Californian, she is also writing a book about her adventurous great grandfather, likes to play guitar and hosts a weekly music night. “History, design and music, that’s what I enjoy the most!”

Sourcing historically and geographically significant material for customers and client’s is part of the process in making unique and special statement pieces. Marti believes that all dwellings can benefit from adding historic prints and maps to the walls. “It provides instant interest and elegance”.


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Gioi Tran |  Applegate Tran Interiors


The award winning team of Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran, combine over 20 years of residential interior design practice in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York City and with international projects in Asia.

The rich heritage shown in their work results in a classic and timeless expression through their interiors and bespoke furniture. Their passion for travel, devotion to the arts and a well-balanced lifestyle are ultimately reflected in their outstanding designs, welcoming inhabitants into a world where beauty, comfort and functionality are in harmony.



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Stairwell to Ballroom



Paul Wiseman |  The Wiseman Group

The Haute Hideaway : A Tribute to Connoisseurship

Having a great eye for design is a natural gift—one that can be enhanced by training and life experience, but never taught. Paul Vincent Wiseman has just that innate talent. This is evident in the quality and scope of projects emanating from his eponymous interior design studio, The Wiseman Group, founded in San Francisco in 1980.

Paul was born in the rich delta country of California's Sacramento Valley. His formative years in an agricultural community have made him both sensible and grounded, but he has always marched to the beat of his own drum. After studying at the University of California- Berkeley, his zest for travel took him all over Europe and the Far East. By his mid-twenties, he had lived for extended periods in both France and Australia. It was during these youthful travels that he realized his passion for design.

Direct, thoughtful exposure to the disparate cultures of the world has allowed Paul to be truthful to what is authentic. His cultural awareness helps him avoid a common design mistake of forcing elements that simply do not fit the story of a property. He has been influenced by the classic European motifs of Italy, France, England, and Spain, but is equally inspired by Asia and Africa. His is a global perspective on design—eclectic in the best sense of the word.

Paul has a deep appreciation for history, culture, art, and architecture. This love, paired with exposure to fine decorative arts through travel, has inspired his patronage of superb craftspeople. Artisan studios from Paris to the Far East provide the custom design elements that have become a signature of TWG projects.

Paul's personality is an asset to his work. His sharp intelligence is paired with a warm, easy-going manner, engendering confidence and trust. Paul is able to work closely with his clients, helping them clarify their design goals and determine how their living space might best serve their needs. He is also a talented leader, guiding the firm's design teams in determining the aesthetic direction of projects.

A commitment to the environment and to the importance of sustainable development motivates Paul in his design work. When working with clients, he helps them take stock of energy efficiency and choose materials with the least negative impact. Whenever possible, projects are designed in accordance with LEED guidelines.

Thus, there is an overarching intellectual truth and honesty to Paul's approach. When he has completed his work, each property flows seamlessly both inside and out, is in harmony with its owners deepest wishes, and is respectful of the environment. This accomplishment is the mark of an evolved professional and a true design artist.

Paul Wiseman brings his rich experience and discerning eye to the overall aesthetic direction of The Wiseman Group. He is intimately involved in each design project and has brought together an impressive staff of designers. Attracted to The Wiseman Group by its reputation and the quality of the firm's work, the staff boasts a wide range of talent and expertise. The firm benefits from this deep field of in-house talent, and staff members benefit from working in a highly creative, personally satisfying environment.

The group-practice model provides maximum flexibility and allows the firm to customize a team that best fits the needs of each client. If a project is large in scope, the team may consist of a Senior Designer, Project Manager, Associate Designers, and, if need be, an Architectural Designer. This team guides the client through the creative process and manages the practical aspects of the job. The Wiseman Group is also available for smaller jobs, such as a condominium or pied-à-terre. In this instance, one member of the staff may work intimately with a client to realize design goals on a more modest scale.

At the onset of every project, Paul explores the client's philosophy and lifestyle. This allows a full understanding of aesthetic objectives and establishes the project's timeline and budget. As the project unfolds, staff are assigned, and the dialogue expands to include the contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and artisan craftspeople who bring the job to life.

The strength of the firm's reputation derives, in part, from a business model that employs a dedicated force of highly trained managers and accounting staff. They review each detail of the project to ensure cost-effective purchasing and timely deliveries. As Paul explains, "Since day one, I have believed that a strong business sensibility, combined with exceptional creative talent, would differentiate us from others in the design industry."