‘Flower Power’ is Theme for the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show has chosen Flower Power as the theme for this year’s show, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic Summer of Love.
From October 26 to 29, 2017, approximately 60 dealers from North America and Europe will display their finest decorative arts, textiles, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, sculptures and objects at Fort Mason Center on San Francisco’s waterside.
The 4-day San Francisco Art & Antiques Show takes place once a year in the fall, while the La Cienega Design Quarter’s 3-day LEGENDS design festival featuring keynotes, cocktails, Forums and book signings, takes place in the late spring, with more than 60 shop and showroom windows in the LCDQ being transformed by designers on the theme chosen for the year.
In addition to shopping year-round in the LCDQ for antiques, textiles, lighting, art, accessories, architectural elements and new furniture for indoors and out, some LEGENDS window designers from Southern California also enjoy attending the S.F. Fall Art & Antiques Show.
“One never knows what amazing discoveries lie behind the façade of that dockside warehouse in San Francisco,” says Laguna Beach interior designer Sheldon Harte, a window designer in eight out of nine LEGENDS events who enjoys shopping the fall antiques show. “A few years ago, a connoisseur client and I saw a fabulous LaLanne bird that we bought on the spot – upsetting a prominent San Francisco socialite who didn’t act quickly enough! We also bought a prized Andre Arbus desk and chair.”
“I have looked forward to the Fall Art & Antiques Show. every fall for the last 20 years! I once built an entire beach house around the theme of a pair of 17th-century primitive bowls purchased at the designer preview,” says L.A.-based interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks, also a past window designer and participant in the LEGENDS event. “My favorite memory was the year Suzanne Tucker and I fought over a John Dickinson table for Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators.”
A Bay Area interior designer who serves as the chair of the San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, Tucker, too, has been an LCDQ Legends window designer and participant. Many San Francisco designers, such as Jay Jeffers, Kendall Wilkinson and Ken Fulk, who is on the fall antiques show’s gala committee, have been eager to participate in the LCDQ’s LEGENDS event, which each year draws design VIPS, professionals and enthusiasts, editors and tastemakers from around the world to La Cienega and Melrose in L.A.
With flowers being the theme this year, the entrance to the Fall Art & Antiques Show will be designed in vignettes featuring customized de Gournay wallpaper. In Los Angeles, De Gournay is available for purchase at LCDQ’s Nicky Rising LTD showroom.
On Saturday October 28, L.A. designer David Phoenix will join Ellie Cullman, Beth Webb and Suzanne Tucker for a designer panel at the show on mixing different styles within a home and how opposites can attract beautifully.