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May 13, 2013

Sip & CEU This Thursday!

Skaar Furniture Associates
SFDC Showplace #350

Skaar furniture Asso  Sip  CEU May 2013


March 11, 2013

SFDC Member Discount: Reform and the Roots of Modernism





Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12 @ 8:00 PM
Lecture Location:  Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum
Cost: $15 to the general public, $10 to SFDC members (present your badge at the door)

Tomorrow’s illustrated presentation is by Julie Nicoletta, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Tacoma. The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, popularly known as the Shakers, left behind a rich legacy of buildings which expresses the group’s religious and social beliefs in worship through physical labor, the possibility of moral perfection and near equality between the sexes.  Dr. Nicoletta examines the legacy of Shaker architecture in regard to 20th century modernism, particularly in the decorative arts.  The Shakers’ interest in economy and efficiency, apparent in the absence of ornament, use of built-in furniture and the love of natural materials, particularly wood, influenced later generations of designers. Most importantly, the goal of some 20th century modernists to reform society through good design, reflects the Shakers’ earlier belief that architecture could forge a path toward perfection.

7:15 PM mini-exhibit: ADAF members will bring baskets and boxes, Shaker or worldly, of all shapes, sizes and functions.

8:00 PM lecture: Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Enter from Level B1 of the parking garage; pedestrians enter from the concourse side of Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive and down the steps across the street from the museum’s main entrance.

September 17, 2012

HOULÈS Reception with Julien Djadane

Thursday, September 20
11:00 am
Sloan Miyasato, Showplace #200

Please join the Sloan Miyasato team and Julien Djadane, Vice President of Sales & Marketing from HOULÈS, to discover the new lines of trimmings and drapery hardware.

In addition to the brand new outdoor RIVIERA trim collection, HOULÈS will present the diversity of their range including some of the 2012 collections like Palais Royal trim and tassel line (reminiscent of the splendour of France’s Second Empire), Fleur de Lin trim line (organically inspired) as well as new additions to their drapery hardware collections.  REGISTER HERE




August 31, 2012

Enhancing Picture Frame Designs with Fabric – Fall into Fabrics

Thursday, September 6 at 12:30 PM
Wednesday, September 19 at 1:00 PM
SFDC Showplace, #403

Fabrics have long been used in picture framing to add sophistication and elegance in presenting art work. PaulRobert Porambo, award-winning sculptor, museum preparator, principal designer and Owner of Fine Art Services, Custom Picture Framers (Showplace, M-1), will demonstrate how the use of linen and silk elevate the art presented and add elegance to the setting. 

Healthy finger foods & light refreshments will be served. 


August 7, 2012

Luxe Bedrooms

Thanks to Jessica from Arcadian Lighting  for guest posting on Designwire today.  Arcadian Lighting is a wonderful online source for beautiful and affordable ceiling lights, wall sconces, and other lighting fixtures.  Jessica is excited to share a collection of gorgeous and elegantly sumptuous bedrooms. From sparkling chandeliers to rich, velvety bedding, these bedrooms spare no expense when it comes to luxury and style.  Get some inspiration of your own by visiting the SFDC. Enjoy!

Luxe Details

The stunning wallpaper in this bedroom features a woodland scene that provides a whimsical backdrop to the luxe decor. The striking Ironies four post bed fits the color palette beautifully.

Luxe Details

A combination of gilded vintage charm and modern sophistication transforms this all-white bedroom into an eclectic, decadent space. The shimmering metallic table lamp and accessories offer a brilliant shine.

Luxe Details

The woven rattan texture of this modern bed make a perfect focal point for a luxurious bedroom. The gold toned bedding is a wonderful accent color against the dark McGuire Rattan Woven bedframe.

Luxe Details

The sweeping curtains and sparkling chandelier create a truly stunning and dramatic atmosphere in this luxe bedroom.

Luxe Details

This bedroom’s silver color palette and shimmering accessories are a simply beautiful combination. The mirrored dresser is always a great eye-catching accent piece.

Luxe Details

The oversized mirror in this chic modern bedroom helps make the room feel even more spacious. Repeating patterns on the bed frame and Baker Knapp & Tubbs ceiling fixture add a particularly stylish touch.

Luxe Details

A pair of dramatic pendant lights perfectly complement the artistic and fashionable style of this bedroom. Modern art and cultural accent pieces create a quirky, yet luxurious space.

Luxe Details

Rich textures and lavish details fill this bedroom with color and elegance. The purple and silver color palette is especially decadent. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Which of these luxurious rooms is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

May 8, 2012

The Cult of Beauty @ artMRKT San Francisco


Please join 3D – Definitive Design + Décor magazine Editor-in-Chief Alisa Carroll at artMRKT on Friday, May 18th, for “The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetes and Interior Design,” a panel discussion on the Aesthetic movement and the current exhibition at the Legion of Honor.  The panel will feature the exhibition’s originating curator, Dr. Lynn Federle Orr, art advisor Dr. Steven Platzman and interior designer Geoffrey De Sousa in conversation about the Aesthetes and their legacy for collectors, designers and beyond. 

artMRKT is the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, featuring 70 galleries from around the globe and bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, the fair creates a context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art.

 Friday, May 18th | 2:30 – 3:30PM | Concourse Exhibition Center

 The panel is open to all fair attendees.  To purchase tickets, please visit:

May 7, 2012

Personal Design Series


Learn more about Lexington Home Brands‘ Personal Design Series at a designer roundtable delivered by Jason Harne, Lexington’s Rep for Northern California.  Jason will be here in person to present, explain and answer questions about the Lexington PDS program.  You can design your own product and your client can have the exact sofa they desire!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
10:00 -11:00 AM
MacQueen Home, SFDC Showplace #408
Come for the seminar and stay for Design Resource Day in the Galleria!
Space is limited – the First 15 to RSVP will be confirmed
RSVP HERE  today or call: 415-556-0500

April 30, 2012

Hug Your Clients


March 28, 2012

Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do!


SFDC Workshop Series

DATE: April 19, May 10 and May 31
TIME: 9:00 – 11:30 AM each of the above dates
LOCATION:  San Francisco Design Center

Do you ever walk into your office…realize your day is packed full.…get really frustrated… and wonder what ever happened? Seriously! What happened to doing the things you really love? Then maybe you sighed for a moment looked out the window and wished….wished for a day when you could stop doing all those other things, and just do what you really love while making even more money? 

Attend this workshop series and discover how to get from where you are to where you want to be and start loving what you do again!  Vicki Suiter, President & CEO of Suiter Financial Systems will show you how with her step by step process.

When you attend this hands-on workshop series you will…

  •Discover how to start doing more of what you love (Day 1)
  •Leave with a plan designed to make you more money and give you more time (Day 1)
  •Identify the key areas of focus to have the greatest impact on your business (Day 1)
  •Develop specific strategies to reach your goals from day 1 (Day 2)
  •Those things you don’t like doing? Learn how to delegate AND how you will afford it!(Day 2)
  •Create a financial road-map turning your business into the money making machine you deserve (Day 3)

Participants will have an opportunity to not just ‘sit and listen’ – this is a “hands-on, roll up your sleeves and get it done” workshop series. You will walk away with a plan that you can execute in your business right away. You will have more clarity and confidence about how to get from where you are to where you want to be. The tools and resources YOU develop will continue to benefit you long after this workshop series is over.

Space is limited to 25 students. Sign up today and start having more money, time and fun in your business – and doing what you love again!


March 22, 2012

How to Manage Client Expectations


Designers’ Wednesday
Wednesday, April 4
Modern Fever, SFDC Galleria #442


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