“Laundering in the Lap of Luxury”
2017 SF Decorators Showcase ~ Laundry Room + Luxury Dog Wash
Designed by Dina Bandman Interiors
Designer Dina Bandman transforms the third floor laundry from a forgotten room upstairs to the ultimate utility retreat. There is EVERY reason why precious garments deserve to be refreshed in these palatial surroundings. This laundry room evokes loads of luxury, while still maintaining necessary function. Never again will laundry be seen as a chore.
Included in this utility space is an elegant hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper, Clive Christian custom cabinetry, a deluxe doggy wash for the pampered pooch of the house, wicker hampers for storing laundry in style, and decorative open shelves designed with custom French bistro brackets and Cambria stone material.
Resources and Vendors
- Ann Sacks - Doggy Wash Floor Tiles
- Anthem - Accessories
- Artistic Tiles - Backsplash Tiles
- Barbaraz Embroidery - Hand Towel Embroidery
- Biro & Sons - Metalsmithing for French Bistro Brackets
- Cambria - Countertops and Shelving Material
- Clive Christian of San Francisco - Custom Cabinetry and Paneling
- Country Floors - Tiles for Flooring and Dog Wash Walls
- De Gournay - “Thousand Li” Wallpaper
- Edelman - Leather Drawer Liners
- Ferguson - Bosch Washer and Dryer
- Jessie Black- Accessories
- Kohler - Plumbing Fixtures
- Kneedler Fauchere - Rogers and Goffigon Fabric for Window Treatments
- Lee Jofa - Window Treatment Trim
- Sam Diosdado, SBI-Sidney Builders - Contractor Extraordinaire
- Serena & Lily - Hand Towels
- Soane - Celestial Square Basket Liner Fabric
- TrueStone - Countertop Fabrication
- Waterworks - Ceiling Mounted Light
- Villaverde - Marrakesh Murano Hanging Lantern
Photography Credits - Showcase Room - Christopher Stark Photography
Designer’s Portrait - Meg Miller Photography
Digital Media + Print Collateral - Robert Whitworth Creative
About Dina Bandman
Dina Bandman always knew she wanted to be an interior designer, but her path to design was not an ordinary one. After completing an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University, Dina went to law school and earned her J.D degree in New York before ultimately deciding to follow her passion for interior design.
She went on to study Interior Design at New York’s acclaimed Art Institute and began working with Katie Leede of Digs by Katie (now Katie Leede Studio). A former Old Hollywood fanatic, Dina was inspired by Katie’s more boho, eclectic, and vibrant aesthetic-- an experience to which she credits her knowledge and appreciation for a wide range of interior styles and antiques. In 2015, she relocated to San Francisco and went to work alongside Shelley Cahan of Shelley & Company until ultimately deciding to set up her own design studio, Dina Bandman Interiors.
Dina’s style embraces all the influences of the cities she has been lucky to call home--California Cool, Southern Charm, Miami Art Deco, and New York Traditional. She prides herself on her ability to merge disparate styles without sacrificing her client’s needs, creating bespoke spaces infused with individual personality reflective of her clients. Although she never pursued her law degree beyond passing the bar, she thanks that experience for making her a better designer - in a world where timelines and tenacity are ever important, she brings her ability to be analytical and a critical thinker to the table to deliver stunning projects, on time and on budget.
The 2017 Decorator Showcase house is located at 2698 Pacific Avenue and is an exquisite ‘classical revival’ mansion - one of the finest in San Francisco. The 11,000 sq ft residence was designed in 1904 by acclaimed architects Newsom and Newsom and features grand entertaining rooms with 12-foot ceilings and stunning period details. The dramatic entry foyer, formal library, and majestic living and dining rooms are among the most sumptuous rooms in the city.
This year marks the 40 year anniversary of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and to date, this annual event has raised over $15 million to benefit the San Francisco University High School financial aid program, allowing hundreds of deserving Bay Area students access to a world-class college preparatory education.
The Decorator Showcase house is open to the public on Tuesdays through Sundays. (Closed Mondays, except for Memorial Day). Tickets are $40 general admission, $35 for seniors and students. For more information, visit www.decoratorshowcase.org