Archive for August, 2011

August 31, 2011

Mary Mcdonald Timeless: The Allure of Mary McDonald

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Wednesday, September 14
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hinc, Galleria 315

Mary McDonald is one of today’s most sought after designers consistently ranked one of House Beautiful’s “Top 100 Designers.” Her interiors have captivated the design community and are featured in major national publications including Town & Country, House Beautiful, and International Vogue.

Through extensive travel she has created a personal signature that is eclectic, classic and clean while maintaining a strong sense of glamour and sophistication.

Her first book, Mary McDonald: Interiors, The Allure Of Style is written with wit and charm, showcasing her sophisticated and ravishing interiors, thematically divided, with over 250 sumptuous photographs. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sponsered by California Home + Design.

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August 30, 2011

Salvatore Manzi- Feng Shui Flow with Fabric: The Fusion of Ancient Art and Modern Material

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Tuesday, September 13
11:00 – 12:00 PM
Duralee, Galleria #100

Take a unique look at the ancient art of Feng Shui through the use of textiles. Creative combinations of fiber, texture, color and print can enhance, remedy and balance the flow of energy in a space.

Vibrancy and beauty are just the starting point for creating greater health, abundant wealth and improving oneself. Explore the Feng Shui concepts of yin/yang environments, Five Element Theory, Eastern and Western Feng Shui, and balancing a client’s energy with the perfect piece of thread. Light refreshments will be served. 

Register here. 

Sponsored by California Home + Design

August 29, 2011

Fall into Fabrics – 0.1 CEU In Its Best Light

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Timothy D. Manning
In Its Best Light: Making the Most of Your Interior Photography
0.1 CEU
Tuesday, September 6th
11:00 – 12:00 PM
Fabricut, Galleria #240

As a designer, you love seeing your work beautifully photographed and published. Moreover, as point-and- shoot cameras become more sophisticated, you might think that you can do it yourself.

Enter professional photographer Timothy D. Manning, who will discuss the basics of lighting, the mechanics and styling of photography and the finishing touches of Photoshop, all with an emphasis on capturing the unique visual properties of fabrics.

Timothy started his professional career as a photographer in 1970 and has been closely associated with the interior design industry since 1988.

Register here

August 26, 2011

Robert Allen Modern Library

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Robert Allen | Beacon Hill
SFDC Galleria #218

Bright and vibrant, the Modern Library Collection offers 113 transitional upholstery designs in two books of fashion-forward colors and constructions (Magenta/Sunset/Prussian and Slate/Twine/Pool).  

Bold, clear colors bring fashion to the forefront with orange, berry and purple, with a cooler, more masculine palette offered with a range of grey tones.

Modern multi-colored geometrics, reptilian vinyls and Suzani-inspired patterns are among the eclectic mix of motifs.  Eye-catching constructions include pleating, chunky chenille zebra skin and metallic-accented linens.  Modern Library’s exciting new designs will inspire designers creating transitional interiors.

August 24, 2011

Designers’ Wednesday – Matter of Law

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Wednesday, September 7
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Matter of Law: Legal Insight with Elizabeth Tippin
Henredon, Showplace #319

Elizabeth A .Tippin, an attorney in private practice in San Francisco, has specialized in providing business and litigation services to design professionals, including architects, engineers, interior designers and green building consultants, since 1984. Committed to designing and building sustainable, high performance buildings, she is a USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Join Ms. Tippin as she speaks about contracts for design services including reviewing key contract provisions, negotiating contract terms and resolving contract disputes.

Go here to register.

August 23, 2011

Architecture and the City Festival Opening Night Party

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY
August 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
San Francisco Design Center
101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco

$10 General Admission
Register here
Proceeds to benefit the Center for Architecture and Design
*Must be 21 or over to attend.

Cocktails, bites, music, inspiration…!

Swing the night away at the San Francisco Design Center as AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design celebrate the opening of this year’s festival. Throughout the evening participants can preview some of the 2011 Architecture and the City festival programs and catch a glimpse of the homes to be showcased during the 2011 San Francisco Living: Home Tours weekend.

Spark new inspiration with the California College of the Arts’ live fashion mash up, unleash your creativity with En Route Studio and the Museum of Craft and Design’s making stations, and delight your senses with DJ Primo Pitino’s retro soul sounds and an immersive Dining Womb display by John Lum Architecture.

Sponsored by: California Home + Design, 7×7, San Francisco Design Center, Perry’s, Distillery No. 209 Gin, Kim Crawford Wines, Magners Cider

August 22, 2011

Matte & Gloss

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Edelman Leather
SFDC Galleria #308

Matte & Gloss plays with extremes.  It plays with the subtle shadowing matte and gloss can create when next to each other and with how light is absorbed and reflected on surfaces.  The way that the light hits a piece of glass versus the way that light is absorbed into a piece of stone.

Drawing inspiration from the gloss that  rain makes on fresh asphalt…the contrast of a matte quilted leather against the gloss of a fur trim on a classic Chanel coat.  Imagine the impact of changing the finish on a car from the gloss that has always been known to be matte.

Edelman played with some existing textures; Suede, Cavallini and Napoli.  They added a few new unexpected twists, experimenting with the stripes through embossing various finishes – this will offer a subtle texture shift.  They added the Ostrich print on the Cavallini because they just couldn’t resist….it makes the designers smile.

This collection offers an exciting opportunity for wall panels, tone on tone upholsteries, and texture plays within interiors.

August 19, 2011

Leathercraft at RJ Collections

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RJ Collections
SFDC Showplace #355

Leathercraft’s Portfolio Program is a special opportunity to experience the quality and superb design that makes Leathercraft unique with incredible savings.

RJ Collections is excited to offer this money saving program to their designers. They hand-selected preferred leathers and upholstery frames from various categories for this exclusive price point. Recliners, swivel chairs, home theatre seating and sofas are just a few of the categories covered within this program.

Stop by the showroom for your pamphlet or email  info@rjcollections.com to get one sent to you.  If you are looking for high quality leather upholstery and need to stay within a budget for your client, then definitely take advantage of this opportunity!

August 17, 2011

Marvic Textiles Presents Indigo Mood at Sloan Miyasato

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Sloan Miyasato
SFDC Showplace #200

Marvic Textiles presents Indigo Mood, their Fall 2011 introduction of stone-washed cotton block prints, stripes and solids, which are inspired by 19th century print design and stripe documents from Alsace Lorraine in France.

“This collection is designed to tap into a younger, more casual market,” said Bridget Collins, Marvic’s Senior Designer. “With its ethnic influence, and vintage origins, “Indigo Mood” refers to the ‘hand-made’ origins of the print design, but also the influence of natural dyes, block prints, and the simplicity of the collection as a whole.” According to Collins, indigo is one of the oldest and most widely used dyestuffs. Derived from the root of the indigo plant, it has been used for centuries to give a natural, durable blue. Its popular use in French printed fabrics of the 19th century rendered the most universal fabric, denim (or literally ‘de Nîmes’, from Nîmes in Provence).

View the casually exquisite Indigo Mood Collection and more at Sloan Miyasato in the SFDC Showplace #200.

August 15, 2011

Eileen Kathryn Boyd Exclusively for Duralee

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Duralee Fabrics
SFDC Galleria, #100

Color-confident and eclectic, Eileen Kathryn Boyd epitomizes the Duralee philosophy of fresh, fun, chic design, and we are pleased to be introducing her first fabric collection. 

Bright and innovative, the five-color books of the Eileen Kathryn Boyd Collection Exclusively for Duralee are designed much like Eileen’s interiors: fearless, unique and expressive, with her signature intricate, yet bold use of color threaded throughout.

Stop into Duralee to check out Eileen’s chic new collection in the SFDC Galleria, #100.

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