2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

 Photo: David Duncan Livingston

We were honored to collaborate with the talented Ann Lowengart Interiors for the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Annie’s vision for her Showcase room - the girl’s bedroom - was inspired by her own sister’s childhood bedroom. Annie sourced all the vintage pieces from Chairish and revitalized them using vibrant colors and playful patterns from Robert Allen fabrics. The vintage pieces - a pair of upholstered twin headboards, a Hollywood Regency style upholstered chair and a Hickory Chair nightstand - all have timeless lines which made them perfect candidates for honoring both the era of Annie's childhood and today's young girl. 


Vintage furniture before and after project

Revitalization Checklist

  • All pieces were in excellent structural condition
  • Chair: lacquer custom color and reupholster - remove seat tufting
  • Headboards: reupholster - remove ruched channel
  • Nightstand: Wallpaper/decoupage and plate drawer pull

Design decisions

Envisioned in pink and orange, the girl's bedroom presents a chic take on a classic color combination. 

 Photo: david duncan livingston

Hollywood Regency Style Chair

This chair had great potential but was very dated with its speckled wood finish and mustard yellow velour fabric. Annie chose to lacquer the wood chair frame in a custom color (Benjamin Moore "Peony") to match the wood trim throughout the room. The modern graphic upholstery fabric she chose is Robert Allen “Alpenglow” in red lacquer color way. We removed the tufting on the seat to give the chair a cleaner appearance and replaced the back cushion foam to make it perky.


Pair of Upholstered Twin Headboards

The soft, timeless lines of the upholstered headboards make them the quintessential "great bones" for revitalization. Simply swap out the fabric and they can work in any style room. Annie opted for “Quick Flash” in fuchsia, another modern graphic fabric from Robert Allen. To highlight the feminine curves of the headboards she used a contrast welt (Robert Allen “Fine Chenille” in saffron color way) and upholstered without the fussy ruching (bunched fabric) of the original headboards. 


Vintage headboard before and after makeover
Vintage nightstand before and after makeover

Hickory Chair Nightstand

To boost the cheerful design of  the room and introduce a touch of glitter, we wrapped the nightstand in Designers Guild “Rosetti” wallpaper in scarlet color way. We coated the piece in a high gloss clear lacquer to up the glam and improve durability. The flecks of gold leaf against the fuchsia really make this piece pop. The original drawer pull was finished in a matte nickel which we re-plated in brass to complement the new design. 



The decor of this chic and inviting room exemplifies how styles from other eras can be easily transformed into fresh and current pieces that work in today's interiors. Have a piece from your own childhood home that needs to be modernized? Revitaliste makes the revitalization process super simple. Request a quote here or get started with some design guidance here.  

San Francisco Decorator Showcase House | Upholstered vintage headboards
San Francisco Decorator Showcase House | Decoupaged vintage nightstand
San Francisco Decorator Showcase House | Decoupaged vintage nightstand
San Francisco Decorator Showcase House | vintage chair reupholstered in Robert Allen fabric
 photos: david duncan livingston and  guillermo gusils leon

photos: david duncan livingston and guillermo gusils leon