In another corner of the living room, "using classic furniture in a soothing color palette inspired us to take those colors up the wall in a salon-style art installation," notes Kay. The art comes from TEW Galleries.
Designer Angelica Henry selected this large silver art installation of spheres to grace the hallway and foyer of her client's home to introduce the minimalist approach she used throughout. It hangs spectacularly against a cream wall, adding depth and dimension while allowing the modern canvas painting on the opposite wall to hold equivalent prominence.
Designer Cecilie Starin repurposed spray paint cans used by muralist Ian Ross, whose work is displayed on the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2015 dining room's walls. The cans serve as colorful art installations and can be easily moved around within the installations. The urban design is juxtaposed by a Louis XVI mirror hung over the black marble fireplace.
The entry to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 master suite features a video artwork installation by Adam Chapman. "The Starling Drawings" features a series of drawings with gray dots which represent starlings and when looped together create dynamic, fluid movement on the screen. The dark-trimmed space is balanced by an oversized gold console table selected by designer Will Wick.
An installation of eyes painted in the verre eglomise style by Jane Richardson Mack follow you down the stairs in the "Stare" Well at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Verre eglomise is a technique where a gilded design is painted on the back side of a piece of glass for a mirror-like finish.
An eight foot by four foot Celery Jones original art installation dominates the back wall of this converted garage. Using tones of white cognac, mustard yellow and deep hunter green, the painting evokes a Midcentury Modern vibe and anchors the lounge area of the room.
A unique art installation featuring eight white globes adorned with gold paint takes center stage in this dining room. These pieces were arranged in a slanted line on a blank white wall behind the glass and metal dining table and teal dining chairs, all of which create a deliberate, stylized effect in the room. The floral centerpieces add an unexpected softness to the design.
This neutral bathroom area has an open shower that allows for easy transition between the main bathroom and vanity areas. Black fixtures, including an overhead rain shower head, are featured in the shower, complementing the contemporary metal wall-frame art installation that lines either side of the shower entrance.
Because it’s often an entertaining focal point, the style of the wet bar is particularly important. Says designer Robin Baron of this glamorous example: "Even a wet bar needs accessorizing. Textured walls along a sculptural and lit art installation create a great backdrop. Throw in a few key accessories that feel like they organically belong there, like decorative glasses and decanters, and you set the stage for fabulous entertaining."
The Presidio Heights home featured in the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase was built in 1917 for Abraham Rosenberg, whose company was the largest exporter of fruits and nuts in the early 20th century. Landscape designer Katharine Webster and her team created the wood art installation is meant to invoke deconstructed packing crates and fills a windowless wall.
The kitchen appliances disappear into this custom art wall, which adds vibrant color and energy to the non-traditional kitchen. The wall is clad in reclaimed barn wood, and artist Rob Stenberg painted the design on the panels. Touch-latch cabinetry keeps the wall looking more like an art installation than kitchen cabinetry. A custom hemlock block island looks time worn and was fabricated by the homeowner.
Landscape designer Katharine Webster used art installations and plants to fill otherwise empty spaces in the front garden of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. "When I first came to the space, it was a very long, rectangular, bleak space," Webster says. "I thought it was important to move the eye along. As it turned out, the art elevated the landscape and the landscape elevated the art, balancing each other."