A Jewel Box of Color and Light

2016 SF Decorator Showcase House, Dressing Room and Bath by Katie Raffetto

The luxury of a well-styled dressing room is apparent in this beautiful jewel box of color and light. The materials were selected for their connection between past, present and future. 

The walls are covered in Wabi, a large-scale reproduction of custom made marbled paper. This artful technique with a long history is revitalized with the technology to produce and print at such scale. Opening the mirrored doors reveals a glowing closet lacquered in the color of a rhododendron. The thick Lucite shelves emulate the color as it spills out of the lustrous space.

The bath continues the play between color and light. Light glows into the space highlighting the hand painted plaster finish.  The concrete vanity is stripped to its essentials, just a sink. A mirror leans against the wall and a single sconces wraps and hangs asymmetrically.

Download hi-res versions of the images here.

Resources and Vendors

One Off – Towel bar
The Podolls - Clothing
Stark Carpet – Carpet
Schoolhouse Electric – Brass Shelf
Tap Plastics – Shelves and Hanging Bar
Waterworks – Plumbing, Floor Tiles , Closet Lighting
Willem Racke Studio – Custom Finishes
Wevist - Linens


Anthem Bed and Bath – Accessories
Apparatus – Bath Lighting
Bohemian Stoneworks – Vanity
DeSousa Hughes – Dressing Room Lighting
Dolby Chadwick Gallery – Art
C2 Paint - Paint
The Future Perfect & Calico – Wallcovering
Freda Salvador - Shoes
Hersh Design Dessing Room Lighting

Showcase Room Images – Anna Alexa Basile Photography
Headshot - Aubrie Pick Photography

Digital Media
Robert Whitworth Creative

About Katie Raffetto Interior Design

Katie Raffetto Interior Design creates polished, timeless interiors that are approachable and ultimately reflect the personality and needs of each client.  Katie relishes in the design process with her clients. She fully immerses herself in each project, designing a space that will truly make the client happy and the space function well. This San Francisco-based firm has worked on projects in locations across the country, from New York to California.

With a formal background in sculpture, art history and interior design, Katie brings extensive industry experience to every project. Katie began her career working at leading design firms Tish Key Interior Design, BAMO Inc. and Shema Dougall Design.  While pursuing her degree in fine arts and art history at the University of Arizona, Katie spent a semester soaking up the culture and history of Florence, Italy at Lorenzo de' Medici Institute. Upon graduation, she returned to Italy to live, work and travel. This solidified Katie's passion for design and exploration. She then continued her education with a degree from California College of the Arts, honing her skills in interior design. In 2007 she opened Katie Raffetto Interior Design, combining her design sense, wanderlust and education into a distinctive approach to interiors. Originally from Pasadena, Katie lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

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About The San Francisco Decorators Showcase

For the past 38 years, the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase has benefited San Francisco University High School's financial aid program, raising over $14 million and benefiting hundreds of students. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the participation of hundreds of accomplished designers, the school's trustees, parents, faculty, alumni, students friends, and the thousands of Showcase visitors each year, the San Francisco Decorator Showcase allows San Francisco University High School to offer financial aid to its students. It is through the community's continued support that quality education has been made available over the past three decades to hundreds of deserving Bay Area students.

The 2016 Decorator Showcase will be held at 298 Chestnut Street from April 30 – May 30, 2016. Showcase is open to the public on Tuesdays through Sundays and is closed on Mondays, except for Memorial Day. Tickets are $35 general admission, $30 for seniors.
For more information, visit www.decoratorshowcase.org

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Lisa Davis