Catherine Kwong Brings Mick and Bianca to SF Decorator Showcase
SF Decorator Showcase
Catherine Kwong’s Living Room for the SF Decorator Showcase

This is probably one of my favorite rooms in a SF Decorator Showcase home ever.

Calling it a “rock ‘n roll hideaway,” Catherine Kwong’s living room for the Showcase home at 2800 Pacific was inspired by Mick and Bianca Jagger’s glamorous jet-setting look of the early ’70s.

Without doubt, the star of the room is the dramatic painted floor, which was inspired by the iconic paintings of Cy Twombly. The floor was hand-painted in exuberant brushstrokes by decorative painting firm, Stancil Studios.

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Bianca and Mick Jagger, June 2, 1971, during their honeymoon in Italy.

Catherine’s gorgeous, glossy floor, and white walls, beautifully highlight the room’s ornate ceiling.

“I loved the intricate detail of the original ceiling,” says Kwong. “It’s very traditional, which is not usually my style, but gorgeous, and really deserved a room that let it shine. The ceiling presented an interesting challenge: how do you design a room around such a classical and stately element, while still making the space feel fresh and modern?”

The vintage Italian light fixtures by Mario Yagi, and black and white photograph by Henry Leutwyler, adds to the glamorous yet edgy look of the room.

If this divine room is an indication of things to come, then not only is this year’s showcase going to be one of its best, but Catherine Kwong (whom I’ve not yet met), could be the next big star in San Francisco design.

The 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, to be held at 2800 Pacific, is open April 27th to May 27th, 2013. Order tickets here: decoratorshowcase.org/tickets

The 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Designers

Elysium Guest Bathroom: Alfredo Gregory Design
The Atelier: Antonio Martins Interior Design
Teenage Girl’s Room: Applegate Tran Interiors
Master Bedroom: BIGELOW + SILVER
Living Room: Catherine Kwong Design
Powder Room & Hallway: chambers + chambers architects
Soaking Bath: Emilie Munroe Interior Design and Willem Racke Studio Inc.
Grand Entry, Staircase, 1st & 2nd Floor Hallways: Five Senses Art Consultancy
Dining Room: Heather Hilliard Design
Family Kitchen: jute
The Atelier Alcove: Jaimie Belew Interior Design
The Maker’s Mark Retreat: Kelly Hohla, Jeffers Design Group
Front Exterior Garden & Third Floor Rooftop: Katharine Webster MLA, Inc.
The Water Closet, A Princely Seat: Kelley Flynn Interior Design
Writer’s Retreat: Kriste Michelini Interiors
The Salon: Leverone Design
Birds of Prey Courtyard Garden: Living Green
Chocolatier’s Lab: marsh & clark design
Danger Zone: Martha Angus Inc.
Dressing Room: Shelley & Co. Interior Design
A Sacred Space to Bathe: siol
Penthouse Retreat & Terrace: Villanueva Design
Master Sitting Room: Z Dimensions Interior Design

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