SFDC Designwire

Ronald McDonald House Stanford Site Visit

Drawing upon the inspiration and success of Ronald McDonald House in Long Island where the design community rallied to refresh the 28 year-old facility, the San Francisco Design Center is proud to embark on a major philanthropic initiative in 2015. The SFDC has partnered with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford to provide major interior design services for their new expansion.

Under the design leadership of co-chairs Elizabeth Martin of Martin Group, and Geoffrey De Sousa of Geoffrey De Sousa Design and co-principal of De Sousa Hughes, they are galvanizing 50 interior design firms to provide pro bono interior design services for the 52,000-square-foot expansion of the House.  On Friday, June 19th, participating designers working on the first and second floors toured the expansion at Ronald McDonald House Stanford.  The designers for those floors were able to measure their assigned rooms, study the floor plans and get a feel for the layout.

When the expansion is complete in December of 2015, it will be the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world, providing invaluable shelter, support and community to the families of critically ill children being treated at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital on the Stanford campus. The children, who come from all over California, the United States, and around the world, arrive at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford with serious medical conditions. Many are treated for cancer; some are waiting for organ transplants. With their families, these young patients can stay for weeks – even months – at the House.

Learn more at www.wherehopehasahome.com

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Design Meets the Divas of Drag: September 2015

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Galleria Atrium
101 Henry Adams St

6:00-8:30pm

In celebration of our fanciful fabric showrooms, the San Francisco Design Center  has partnered with local drag queens to create amazing ensembles from textile manufacturers represented at the SFDC. Participating showrooms to date include Cowtan & Tout, Duralee, HEWN, Kneedler | Fauchére, Fabricut, Quadrille, Robert Allen | Beacon Hill, Shears & Window and Sloan Miyasato among others.

The queens’ ensembles will serve up charisma, uniqueness, creativity, and talent – in luxurious and sumptuous fabrics found only at the SFDC!

From amazing drag performances to high-energy acts, Design Meets the Divas of Drag will present an unforgettable drag show that will keep guests entertained and always wanting more!

To round out the variety show, a special ensemble performance from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will be a highlight of the evening – performing songs by Elton John.

A notable queen will serve as the MC; four finalists will be chosen by three judges, and one beautifully outfitted and talented queen will be crowned.

Ticket includes appetizers, complimentary specialty cocktail, no-host bar.

Net proceeds of the event will benefit San Francisco’s new Navigation Center whose pilot program strives to find permanent housing for the homeless, directs them to rehabilitation and/or mental health centers, and provides bus rides home to family members.  TICKETS >>

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Pindler’s Indoor/Outdoor Weatherscape Collection

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Pindler is proud to present new additions to their Exclusive Indoor/Outdoor Weatherscape Collection. They have put together new ethnic and geometric patterns, colors and textures to the collection to round it out. The Weatherscape Collection is a grouping of modern and transitional patterns that are in very usable small to midsize scale, along with coordinating textures and plains.

This collection is woven with UV resistant 100% solution dyed polyester that is easy to clean and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The Weatherscape Collection is very well priced and each pattern meets up to 100,000 double rubs.

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Coupar Consulting Online + Mobile Website Design

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Coupar Consulting firmly believes that first impressions matter, especially online. Whether crafting a branded landing page or building a website from scratch, their in-house design and development team specializes in creating robust, agile, optimized websites that beautifully tell your brands story. As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, having a mobile web presence is essential. Google has now updated their search capabilities to promote websites that are “mobile-friendly”. This is an important way to build your brand and leverage your client relationships.

Starting at the low cost of $3500, let Coupar Consulting design both your online & mobile website. Please contact tricia@couparconsulting.com for a website design quote.

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The Weekender Collection @ Walters

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SFDC Galleria, 136

The new Giati indoor/outdoor collection, Weekender, will soon be arriving at the W A L T E R S showroom! GIATI DESIGNS, INC., a recognized leader in the interior/exterior industry, has launched The Weekender Collection, a new group of high performance textiles consistent with Giati’s uncompromising quality. The new collection consists of subtle neutrals, luxurious stripes and luscious textures, designed to bring warmth and elegance to any indoor or outdoor environment.

W A L T E R S has always had a passion for wicker, rattan, bamboo, seagrass, water hyacinth, abaca rope and woven leather, but remain committed to finding new and different materials to present to you. Their far ranging travels contribute to their extensive offerings fabricated with a wide variety of natural and sustainable rattan, fibers and woods.

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Where Hope has a Home: SFDC & Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

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The San Francisco Design Center is pleased to announce its partnership with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford (RMH-S) to provide interior design services on their new 52,000 square feet expansion, which will be located adjacent to their current facility.  We welcome your participation.

Background:

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford provides a home-away-from-home and a supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.  By creating a temporary haven, RMHS allows families the ability to focus on their child’s healing.  Because the current house turns away 40 to 50 families each day, RMHS Board of Directors embarked upon a capital campaign in 2013 to build a new facility to meet the urgent need of families – this new expansion will allow them to accommodate all families on their wait list, while also providing services to local and outpatient families.  The expansion will increase the number of family rooms from 47 to 123, and upon completion, RMHS will be the largest Ronald McDonald House worldwide.  The completion date for the expansion is December 2015.

Our Need:

We need your help in designing the interiors of the new facility and welcome you to join us.  Beth Martin of Elizabeth Martin Design and Geoffrey De Sousa of Geoffrey De Sousa Design and co-owner of De Sousa Hughes have graciously agreed to be the Design Co-Chairs of this project, which we have named Where Hope Has a Home.  There is a need to design the following:

•           67 Family Guest Rooms with Bathrooms

•           Entrance Lobby

•           Great Room

•           Seating Areas

•           Kid’s Room

•           Exercise Room

•           Multi-Purpose Room

•           Dining Room & Kitchen/Storage

•           Teen Room/Video Room Preview

•           Youth Room

•           Toddler Room

•           Laundry & Restrooms

•           Sitting, Patio & Recreation Areas

If you are interested in participating, please review and agree to the following:

•           Submit this form form to Rhonda Hirata no later than January 26, 2015

•           Attend the Designer and Participating Sponsor walk-through of the current Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and attend a presentation on the new facility on February 9 or 10, 2015

•           Submit design plans and/or story boards by February 16, 2015

•           All designs will be approved by the Design Co-Chairs, SFDC, and RMHS; you will receive a room assignment

•           If there are more designers submitting plans than there are rooms, a lottery will be held to assign designers to rooms

•           You will be notified by February 20, 2015 if you are selected to participate

•           RMHS will provide a detailed listing of all requirements and guidelines for resident rooms as well as any requirements of guidelines for the common areas/hallways.

Thank you so much for your consideration of this worthwhile project.  As a San Francisco-based design center, we are privileged to partner with RMHS, and look forward to bringing the Bay Area design community together to create a calm and nurturing environment for the thousands of families they will serve in the coming years.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Rhonda Hirata at rhirata@sfdesigncenter.com or 415.490.5821.

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Houzz & David Duncan Livingston Present…

ddlTechnology for Storytelling: How to Reach New Clients & Engage a Global Community… Join Lindsey Thudin from Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, with interiors photographer, David Duncan Livingston for this two hour seminar where you will learn to effectively communicate your brand and business services through the use of technology and better engage with leading online communities.
During the first hour, Lindsey Thudin will be discussing how you harness Houzz and integrate technologies to improve business efficiency, reach new prospective clients, and streamline communications.
Following Lindsey, interiors photographer, David Duncan Livingston will breakdown the process and offer best practices on how to maximize your online presence.
Coupar Consulting
Galleria 416
San Francisco, CA
Register for $15 >>
All proceeds will be donated to the Draw Bridge Foundation

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Kravet’s Fabric Collection with Jeffrey Alan Marks

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Kravet is pleased to announce the launch of a new collection of fabrics from celebrity designer Jeffrey Alan Marks. This exclusive collection identifies with Marks’ signature design aesthetic, seeking inspiration from his laid-back, California lifestyle and surroundings. His fabrics will exude style and sophistication in perfect sync, exhibiting clean lines and classic, harmonious proportions. “I spend a lot of time outdoors, and I love the water. Tide pools, river edges, paddle boarding, water polo, and swimming are the biggest influences on this collection,” said Marks. “It was very important to get the colors right. I wanted fresh colors that could be used in any situation, whether it is an entire room or just a throw pillow.”

The designs and materials used for the fabrics include fresh, vibrant and sophisticated linens and versatile wovens. Colors range from beachy blues and forest greens, to accents of sunset corals and warm yellows, as well as a subtle mix of soft neutrals in sand and sun-bleached white.

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Anichini Fabrics and Wallcoverings @ HEWN

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Anichini Fabrics and Wallcoverings are now carried in Northern California, exclusively at HEWN. Hewn’s sophisticated and thoughtfully merchandised collection includes home furnishings, fabrics, wall coverings, lighting, rugs, and accessories. HEWN represents manufacturers renowned for the highest standards of design, manufacture, and reliability.  View more here.

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Parade Doors + Factory Pre-Finishing @ Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain supplied interior and exterior doors for nine of the fourteen homes featured in the prestigious Summit County, Colorado, (Breckenridge area) Parade of Homes held in late September 2014. These homes were designed and constructed by some of the leading architects and custom builders in Colorado, and include styles from contemporary to mountain rustic. Their featured door this month is a 5-lite contemporary entry door, with matching 5-lite sidelites. The door itself is 3’6” wide, 8’ tall, and 2-1/4” thick, and features satin insulated glass. Sun Mountain also manufactured the 6’9” wide, 3’7-1/2” tall transom over the door, with clear insulated glass.

This 5,000+ square foot home was designed and constructed by Apex Mountain Homes. Sun Mountain also provided over thirty custom interior doors, three additional exterior doors, and base and case mouldings for the project.

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To see more Parade homes and doors … Click here!

Did you know…. Sun Mountain offers factory pre-finishing of doors, mouldings, and flooring, including beautiful stains and hand-applied glazes? Their pre-finishes are applied in a clean room environment allowing them to achieve “fine-furniture-quality”—much higher quality (and lower cost) than on-site finishing. Over thirty standard colors are available, or they can custom match to other wood finishes and colors in the home. And, Sun Mountain’s pre-finished products are ready to install, reducing time and simplifying scheduling in the construction process!

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