Marie’s Magnolias - The Royal Retreat 


An ode to the famous Queen that once resided in Le Petit Trianon, “Marie’s Magnolias” is conceived as a majestic master bedroom fit for royalty.  Feminine and fanciful in its design, this space is imagined as Marie Antoinette’s own private quarters - a place where the Queen routinely sought refuge from palace intrigue - or perhaps merely created more? 

Visitors to this room are invited to experience an exquisite magnolia garden that lies within. A delicate plaster treatment of white magnolia branches trails across the pale laquered ceiling, and the luxurious DeGournay wallpaper featuring lilac magnolias on a silk mauve background has been customized so that its branches descend down the walls instead of up. 

No bedroom for the Queen would be complete without a fainting sofa and seating area for those who are permitted to grace her inner sanctuary. The Queen’s four-poster bed features whispery lightweight valances and the window treatments feature a refined wool fabric with a hand- embroidered finish. The fireplace features a hand-painted marble treatment by Caroline Lizarraga.  Hung about the fireplace is a custom mirror, framed by the same delicate plaster magnolia branches seen across the ceiling.  

Although this room is an ode to a famously extravagant Queen, it’s designed to feel soft, ethereal and graceful in tone with a fresh take on tradition with meticulous attention to detail, scale and proportions. We’d like to think Marie would have no issue eating her cake in this room, surrounded by enduring luxury and the very finest in royal comforts. 



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Credits: Interior Design by Dina Bandman Interiors.  Photography by Christopher Stark. 

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  • 1st Dibs – Antique Secretary Desk

  • Anthem – Bedside Lamps

  • Caroline Lizarraga – Fireplace Decorative Painting

  • Chroma Colors, Michael Clementi – Paint Contractor

  • David Latesta via Shears & Window – Table Lamp

  • de Gournay – Wallpaper

  • de le Cuona via De Sousa Hughes – Upholstery at Secretary Chair

  • Found by Maja - Accessories

  • Forbes & Lomax – Light Switches

  • George Custom Furniture and Franks Finishing – Nightstands and Side Table

  • Grijalba Upholstery – Desk Chair

  • Jason Grimes – Rendering

  • Hakwood Flooring – Flooring

  • Hardesty Dwyer – Sofa, Headboard, Chair Reupholstery

  • HCL Construction – Contractor

  • Holland and Sherry – Drapery and Fabric for Bed Canopy

  • Julia B. – Handmade Linens

  • Madina Aryeh – Soft Goods Fabrication

  • Manuel Palos – Ceiling Plaster Installation

  • Mark Nelson Designs – Custom Rug

  • McRoskey - Mattress and Box Spring

  • Michael Taylor – Mirror

  • Paul Ferrante via HEWN – Coffee Table

  • Rose Tarlow - Lounge Chair

  • Samuel & Sons via Kneedler Fauchére – Decorative Trims

  • Shears and Windows - Floor Lamp and Accessories

  • Tulip Flooring – Flooring Installation

  • Vaughan Lighting - Fireplace Sconces

  • WCD (Wall Covering Designs) – Wallpaper and Acoustic Installations

    Digital Media Kit: Robert Whitworth Creative

    Designer’s Portrait: Meg Miller Photography


Known for her bold yet traditional aesthetic and exquisite collaborations with de Gournay, Dina’s style embraces all of the influences of the places she's been lucky to call home -- New York Traditional, California Cool, Southern Charm, and Miami Art Deco.  With unparalleled attention to detail, scale and proportion, she creates stunning spaces uniquely designed for the individual personalities of each of her clients.  Although based in San Francisco, Dina’s projects span the four corners of the US with projects in New York, Tampa, Seattle and her hometown of San Francisco. 

The veteran of three Decorator Showcases, her award winning designs have been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Magazine, California Homes, Modern Luxury Interiors, Gentry Home, Nob Hill Gazette, and Marin Magazine.

When not designing (which is rare), Dina enjoys reading New York Times best sellers and going on walks with her intrepid schmorkie, Gypsy.  |  Instagram @dinabandmaninteriors


The 42st annual SF Decorators Showcase is located at 3800 Washington Street in Presidio Heights, between Maple and Cherry Streets near the Presidio. The historic 18,000 square-foot mansion is a San Francisco Landmark listed with the National Register of Historic Places. The home was built in 1904 for Marcus and Cora Koshland, a prominent San Francisco family that made a fortune in wool and textiles, and modeled after Le Petit Trianon at the Palace Versailles in Paris. Upon completion, the Koshlands opened the home with a lavish Marie Antoinette costume ball. The lavish home was the setting for many concerts and musicales, including performances from then-child prodigies Isaac Stern and Yehudhi Menuhin.

Widely considered to be the West Coast’s premier Showcase event, all the funds raised through the SF Decorator Showcase go directly to support the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program.  Open to the public from April 27 - May 27, 2019. (Closed Mondays, except for Memorial Day).  For more information, visit

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