From the outside, 625 El Camino Del Mar, San Francisco, has a pronounced Spanish Revival grace, with its 10-foot-high carved wood front doors and curved iron railings. Inside, though, the effect is somewhat different—at least through May 29. During this time the 1927 home is the site of the 2023 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Amid the towering coffered ceilings and paneled walls, nearly two dozen West Coast design firms have created rooms referencing everything from Salvador Dalí to Memphis Design, with an abundance of colors, shapes, and materials that the original residents of the 6,100-square-foot house likely never envisioned.
The three-story home features 28 design spaces, including five bedrooms, a game room, a wine cellar, and an elevator; the show house benefits the San Francisco University High School financial aid program. Can’t make it to San Francisco? At right and below are a few highlights of the showcase.