Woodside Show House - "The Finale"

 From the first day I visited the Peninsula Volunteer's Inc. Show House in Woodside and viewed the "before" state of the the guest dressing room and bathroom I knew I had to do something to transform these two rooms. They were begging to become two little jewel boxes. With only two days to shop, design, and present my design concepts, I knew it was going to be a whirlwind. I had no clue what I was going to do until I spent a day "shopping" for fabrics, wallpaper, trims, and furniture at the San Francisco Design Center.  Bringing all my treasures back to the office and laying them out across my desk is when it all came together. So I finalized my concepts, finished and presented the boards...throwing my hat in the ring with the other designers and waited for the call.  At this point it was 6 weeks before the deadline to finish the rooms and I hoped I wouldn't have to wait too long before hearing the final word.  Only a day later I received the answer I had been praying for, it was a go!

Now the whirlwind turned into a race, a race to start construction and finish in 5 and 1/2 short weeks.  I now had to get all my vendors and resources on board; order my fabrics, trims and wallpapers and be sure all would be delivered on was a flurry of activity.  It is amazing the transformation a room (or two in this case) can undergo in just 5 weeks, a la Extreme Makeover, and it was all possible through so many team members and valued resources stepping up to the plate to help.  There were times of touch and go where it seemed like there was setback after setback; would we be able to fit the over-the-top, drop-dead gorgeous venetian mirror in the space between the closets and would the 50 lb. mirror still be hanging the next day? But we persevered and worked our little fingers to the bone until the very end.  And what a very good and satisfying end it was.  Mission accomplished...two little jewel boxes that were fun, fresh, and fanciful.  See for yourself...

Woodside Showcase 1 "Finale"

Woodside Showcase 2 "Finale"

Woodside Showcase 3 "Finale"

Woodside Showcase 4 "Finale"

Woodside Showcase 5 "Finale"

Woodside Showcase 6 "Finale"

Woodside Showcase 7 "Finale"

Finishing a project like this would not have been possible without the help of the following people: my next door "neighbor" who designed the guest bedroom, Melodie Rubin; my contractor, Steve Nam of CSCI Construction; my painter, Green Brush Painting; my wallpaper hanger, Tim Spanier; my stone fabricator, Fabiano Di Mestico; my drapery workroom, Rossetti and Corriea; my upholsterer, R Upholstery; Miracle Method, Leslie at Lee Jofa, Pindler and Pindler, Stark, Nicole Brooks at Baker, the guys at Hewn; the gals at Stanford Bloomingdales; the girls at The Studio Shop; Decorative Plumbing Suppy; photographer Kathryn MacDonald; Lonnie at Hinc; Ann Flynn; and my dear assistant, Ruth Rodriguez, who is always the last to go home and is troubleshooter extraordinaire.  I am grateful to you all.