14 Stunning Interior Design Details Anyone Can Copy From the SF Decorator Showcase House
Every room in the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House is a mini masterpiece, completed by a different top-notch interior designer. We were wowed every time we turned the corner, and while the house is brimming with design ideas, not all of them are wallet-friendly. Even if a $10 million mansion in San Francisco's Telegraph Hill neighborhood isn't in your budget, we found 14 ingenious design hacks that everyone can afford. Check them out in the slideshow here.
Tie Up Pillows
No linen closet, no problem. You can store your extra bedroom pillows in style as Artistic Designs for Living did by tying them down with a couple of matching belts or some spare ribbon.
Hang Objet d'Art
It's no secret designers love to sprinkle exotic objet d'art throughout a space, but Artistic Designs for Living thought to hang them. If there's a wall that you can't find the right piece of artwork for, consider tacking up a cluster of interesting finds instead.
Display Art in the Garden
Art looks just as great in the garden as it does in the house. A hand-painted graffiti wall is the perfect way to infuse color in a green yard or add personality to a traditional garden like this one designed by Megan Van Linda Design.
Squeeze In a Bar
Think beyond the living room bar cart and squeeze in a libation station wherever there's space. Sullivan Design Studio ripped out a storage closet to create room for this chic bar, ideal for mixing an after-work drink before heading out onto the terrace.
Hang Art Down Low
Instead of hanging all your art at eye level, consider the view from ground level as Ian Stallings Design did when decorating this study. This stylishly hung duo of pictures proves that wall space near the floor doesn't have to be bare.
Pick a Garden Color Scheme
This purple outdoor space proves that not only can you create a lush garden on a city terrace, but you can also elevate the look by picking a color scheme. SWA Group stuck with a palette of pretty purples, and clean whites were on display in both the flowers, pots, and furniture.
Pair Prints in Similar Colors
Identical prints can make your look too cutesy, while mismatched prints run the risk of being too busy — unless you do as Stephan Jones Interiors and pair different prints in the same color scheme. The result is a chic, richly layered room.
Make a Big Statement With Oversize Art
A large piece of art makes a big design impact, as proved by the print in Martin Kobus Home's kitchen and dining space. Since oversize art comes at all price points, you don't need to spend big bucks to get the look in your own space.
Paint the Ceiling
Nothing packs wow factor like a painted ceiling. You could go graphic with a mural like the one in Ann Lowengart Interiors' bedroom or keep it simple by covering the ceiling with a few coats of bright lacquered paint.
Turn Your Closet Into a Boutique
You'll love shopping your closet as much as the boutique when you lay out your fashion wares accordingly as Katie Raffetto Interior Design did. Fold and display with style and care, making sure all your favorite pieces are visible. Not only will you use what you have when you can see it more, but your closet will also be so beautiful you'll want to leave the door open!
Keep It Super Simple
With its white lacquered walls and hot rolled steel floors, this living room by Antonio Martins Interior Design feels as clean as a gallery space — and that's why it works. Sometimes it's better to keep it simple.
Use Books as Decor
Designers know that books aren't for reading. In every room, on every flat surface, beautiful books were used to add color and design depth. Ian Stallings Design put a mix of hardcover reading and a sideways leatherbound edition to bring a bookcase to life.
Conceal With Wallpaper
Electrical outlets and thermostats need not be an eyesore. Do as Ann Lowengart Interiors did and camouflage them with wallpaper.
Place a Mirror Outside
Embrace the indoor/outdoor lifestyle by placing a mirror in your outdoor area, as Megan Van Linda Design did. It will help to spread light, will add design interest, and is the perfect way to warm up an outdoor living room, making your yard truly an extension of your home.