Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

Unlock the Secrets of Color and Capture New Clients


Sensational Color for Your Home Color Certification Course
November 7-8
Time & Location TBD

The Sensational Color for Your Home Color Certification Course for Interior Design Professionals comes to the San Francisco Design Center!

This two day interactive and information packed course builds upon your professional design experience, forming a solid foundation of color expertise.

  • Master the art of combining colors and creating schemes
  • Learn how people react to color and why
  • Uncover the secrets to infusing emotion into your designs with color
  • Discover the color your client really wants even when she doesn’t know herself
  • Color your future successful with ongoing support, benefits, and education
  • Earn 8 CEU Hours – accredited by ASID, IIDA, IDEC, IDC, and NKBA – IDCEC course #5704.

For more information and to register visit or contact Kiki Titterud, Allied ASID, CMG, CfYH co-creator and co-author of the SCfYH Color Certification program via email or by phone 612.242.4571.

September 29, 2011

Mokum Textiles at Sloan Miyasato


Sloan Miyasato
SFDC Showplace #200

East is the newest collection from Mokum Textiles and has just been released to the USA market! East is a timeless range of distinctive patterns and textured plains, predominantly neutral in color and is designed to work perfectly with Mokum’s past and present textiles.

Mokum designs fresh and original textiles are inspired by the culture and lifestyles of Australia and New Zealand. Each new collection begins with the design team researching global and market trends, taking influence from their lifestyles and the natural envronment.

Patterns, materials, yarns and production techniques are explored in collaboration with the finest international mills.

Their fresh and original textiles are designed to be both enduring and beautiful, reflecting the essence of the Mokum brand.

September 28, 2011

From Concept to Reality: Introducing Range Rover Luxury for an Urban World


Thursday, October 6th
12:00 – 2:00 PM
A. Rudin, SFDC Galleria #303

This fall, Land Rover is launching its first new Range Rover model since 2005: the Range Rover Evoque. The all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque targets a whole new generation of brand enthusiasts and is design-driven like no other vehicle on the road. 

The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco and the San Francisco Design Center are honored to host the man behind its distinctive design, Gerry McGovern, Design Director for Land Rover. As the company’s first lightweight “city model”, the Range Rover Evoque introduces Range Rover luxury for an urban, contemporary audience. It is the smallest, lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced and boasts a modern evolution of the Range Rover design aesthetic.

In this compelling insider’s presentation, Gerry McGovern will discuss his design inspiration for the all-new Range Rover Evoque and how luxury influences his approach to automotive design. 

RSVP here

September 27, 2011

Join Paul Wiseman and Agnes Bourne at Designers’ Wednesday


Designers’ Wednesday
When Less is More:  The Upside of Downsizing

Wednesday, October 5th
12:00 – 2:00 PM
De Sousa Hughes, Showplace #220

Join the San Francisco Design Center as we proudly present October’s Designers’ Wednesday seminar!  The legendary Paul Wiseman and Agnes Bourne will discuss the upside of downsizing which will be moderated by the one and only Geoffrey De Sousa.

Paul Vincent Wiseman, the founder and President of The Wiseman Group has lived and worked in San Francisco for the past thirty years, during which time he has become one of the most successful and respected interior designers in America. In the year 2000, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) awarded Paul its coveted “Designer of the Year” award. In 2003 Paul received an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. For the past decade, work done by the company’s designers has been featured in Architectural Digest, where Paul continues to be honored on their list of the top 100 Designers.

A superstar in the design world, Agnes Bourne has not only developed her own line of furniture distributed nationally by Federated Department Stores, Bourne has also taught at Stanford University, California College of Arts and Crafts and the San Francisco Art Institute. She is a passionate advocate for good design and has served on the board of trustees for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Design Museum and the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, among others. She has been recognized with medals of distinction from the Smithsonian Institution and American Society of Interior Designers, as well as earning the trust and admiration of peers the world over.

Register here

September 26, 2011

The Serge De Troyer Collection


Khrome Studios
by direct designs home
SFDC Showplace, #403

Designs are a matter of heart and soul.  The Serge De Troyer Collection is an infusion of personalized concepts with a balance of color, comfort, practicality and luxury.  Each of the pieces is hand-made with the finest leathers and materials to lend character to spaces.

Khrome Studios by Direct Designs Home offers fresh, contemporary furniture to-the-trade.       

Khrome Studios believes that contemporary styles must also exude warmth and withstand short-term trends. The result is offerings which range from soft transitional and retro to current fashion-forward and innovative designs all in a comfortable, yet unique environment.

September 23, 2011

The Comfort Sleeper by American Leather


PaceWaterman, Inc
SFDC Galleria, #366

The leading luxury sofa sleeper in the country.  It offers More sleep space and requires less floor space. Their patented Comfort Sleeper mechanism folds out from the back of the sofa revealing a real-size mattress. The only sleep sofa available with the option of a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Allergen-free, waterproof and stain-free with their exclusive Crypton fabric mattress cover.

Small space? Narrow hallways? No problem. They make Comfort Sleepers to fit the smallest apartments, condos and cottages! Available in your choice of leather, fabric, Ultrasuede or microfiber. ZZzzZZzzzz


September 22, 2011

Baker’s Season of Style Event: Now through October 3


Celebrate the bounty of the season with significant savings! Save 5% off casegoods, 10% off dining tables and chairs, and 15% off upholstery.

Baker Furniture speaks the language of style. Not satisfied to be of the moment, the company works to be of the movement, in the role of taste maker and innovator rather than a follower at the whim of fashion. The accent is on product – through Design, Materials, Craftsmanship, and Finish.

At the beginning, a craftsman named Siebe Baker worked with his hands. Later, the success of his sturdy furniture allowed his son, Hollis Baker, to study at university, travel the Old World, and hone the eye of a collector. Today these two thoughts, the eye and the hand, remain the cornerstone of Baker Furniture. For their customers, they mean a sense of integrity and the promise of things chosen well rather than often. 

Visit Baker Knapp & Tubbs in the SFDC Showplace, #410.

September 21, 2011

0.1 CEU Leather Basics: Technology, Application, Aesthetics


Meryl Siegman
0.1 CEU
Wednesday, September 28
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sloan Miyasato, Showplace #200
Fall into Fabrics

This course will introduce designers and architects with little or no previous knowledge to the basics of leather technology, with a focus on terminology, application and aesthetics. It will include how leather is made, from the raw state to the finished product; tanning techniques including the innovation of green technology by way of chrome-free tanning; the uses and aesthetics of various dyeing techniques; how to specify leather, including how to write a leather specification; the interpretation of the final product using actual hides, particularly in light of its application. Light refreshments will be served.


September 20, 2011

0.1 CEU Outside In: Performance Fabrics for the 21st Century


Marcy Graham, VP Sales and Marketing, Chella Textiles
Scott Bodenner, The Scott Bodenner Studio, NYC
0.1 CEU
Tuesday, September 27
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sloan Miyasato, Showplace, #200

When designing outdoor spaces, interior designers must take into consideration the effect of nature’s elements. Aside from functional performance, there is a new aesthetic sensibility that must be satisfied. Innovative technologies have enabled today’s textile designers to create beautiful and luxurious performance fabrics that can be used effectively for indoor as well as outdoor spaces.

The versatility of style, color and design in this relatively new fabric category are growing at a phenomenal rate. This course will cover the why, why not and how-to’s of sophisticated design that transcends the boundaries of “indoor” and”outdoor”.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP here

September 19, 2011

Sandra Jordan Collection and April in Paris: Collaboration in Luxury & Craft


Fall into Fabrics
Sandra Jordan and Beatrice Amblard
Wednesday, September 21
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Shears & Window Textiles, Galleria #452

Featured for the first time, a collection of items crafted of Prima Alpaca and leather in the workshops of Sandra Jordan and Beatrice Amblard.

Sandra, owner of the Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca™ Collection, designs and manufactures her luxurious baby alpaca fabrics and Beatrice Amblard, a master leather artisan trained at Hermès in France and owner of April in Paris, is dedicated to creating custom handcrafted leather items using centuries-old traditional methods.

Join and toast to their collaboration by inviting and reconnecting with your clients. Shop and custom order from the collection featuring throws wraps, totes, iPad covers and more!

RSVP here

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