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Lauren Murrow | Photo: Catherine Kwong, Pantone, Phillip Harvey, Stuff, Barneys New York, Kelly Ishikawa, Eche Martinez, John Ellis, Ikea, Drew Altizer, Hudson Furniture, CB2, Coup d'Etat (2), Alameda Point Antiques Faire | April 24, 2013
Twenty of this year's Decorator Showcase participants sound off on guilty-pleasure tchotchkes, emerald fatigue, and the lure of the blue-box Swede.
The 36th annual Decorator Showcase opens on Friday, in which 24 of the Bay Area's top design firms transform Herbst Manor (2800 Pacific Ave., at Divisadero St., through May 27) into an design buff's fantasy. From Catherine Kwong's glam Mick Jagger-inspired living room to Jay Jeffers's decadent brass, bronze, and steel adorned "Maker's Mark Retreat," this is shelter porn at its finest. We polled 20 of this year's participants on their top furniture sources, industry nemeses, low-budget secrets, and drinking buddies. Click ahead for the slideshow.
Originally published in the May 2013 issue of San Francisco.
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