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First Look at SF's 2013 Decorator Showhouse

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Photos by Patricia Chang

Twenty-seven of the West Coast's best interior design firms have transformed Herbst Manor, an 8,000 square foot Georgian mansion at 2800 Pacific Avenue in San Francisco, into a decorator wonderland for the city's 2013 Decorator Showcase. Yesterday, press got a sneak peek, and our sister site Curbed SF was there to check it out. Especially exciting is Catherine Kwong's "rock 'n' roll hideaway," which was inspired by Mick and Bianca Jagger. Read on for more of what they saw:

Unlike past years, this year's showcase's style flowed from room to room, as if each designer worked with the others to make sure there was fluidity throughout the space. Continuous themes were muted matte paint over intricate moulding, Mid-Century modern this and that paired with bursts of Hollywood Regency and opulent textiles and materials like alabaster, and small details like blackened steel and living walls. Do check out the gallery above, with more than 60 photos, all with captions detailing each shot.
· San Francisco Decorator Showcase [official site]
· The Late Lee Herbst Gruhn's Pacific Heights Mansion Shaves a Little More Off the Top [Curbed SF]
· Behold, the 35th Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase [Curbed SF]