SF DECORATOR SHOWCASE 2011 – 2950 Vallejo Street gets the make-over

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Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Editor and Publisher
Photo by Lynn Imanaka

The 34th annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase – the City’s premiere spring design event – is being held at 2950 Vallejo Street (between Lyon and Baker Streets) in Pacific Heights. The home is a stunning Italian Villa Estate featuring incredible panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, Alcatraz and of the City. Now through May 30th, the Decorator Showcase offers a fascinating look inside one of San Francisco’s architecturally-significant homes.

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2011 San Francisco Decorator Showcase
2950 Vallejo Street 
(between Lyon and Baker)

Since 1977, the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase has benefited San Francisco University High School’s financial aid program, raising nearly $11 million in its 33 years. The San Francisco Decorator Showcase is widely considered to be the West Coast’s premiere design showhouse event, renowned for featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the participation of hundreds of accomplished designers, the school’s trustees, parents, faculty, alumni, students, friends, and the thousands of Showcase visitors each year; the San Francisco Decorator Showcase allows San Francisco University High School to offer financial aid to its students. It is through the community’s continued support that quality education has been made available over the past three decades to hundreds of deserving Bay Area students. The 2010 Decorator Showcase raised over $590,000.

MEET THE DESIGNERS

Click on the photos to meet these and other participating designers in the 2011 Showcase:

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Cathleen Gouveia — Cathleen Gouveia Design
Design space: Penthouse Bedroom

Rob Delamater and Gaétan Caron — Lost Art Salon
Design space: Hallway Gallery

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James Tarantino — James Tarantino, Inc.
Design space: Master Bedroom Closet
Tish Key — Tish Key Interior Design
Design space: Kitchen

SHOWCASE HOURS:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (last entry)

Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last entry)

Sunday and Memorial Day: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last entry)

Closed Monday (except Memorial Day)

TICKETS: Available at the door only

General Admission $30, Seniors $25 (60 and older)

Payment by cash, check, VISA and MasterCard

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Seán Martinfield, who also serves as Fine Arts Critic, is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@comcast.net.

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