Designing for the Crocker Highlands Home Tour: the Hard, the Good, the Beautiful

When our clients announced that their lovely home had selected for the Crocker Highlands Home Tour, I met this news with both excitement and dread. Having participated in the Children’s Support League Home Tour in Piedmont two years ago (featured here on Houzz) I knew what I was in for: late nights, lots of schlepping, calling in favors from vendors and asking my rock star designers to put in extra hours on top of all their other work and busy lives. (Thank you, Andi and Darshan!)

Bookshelves and chandelier from Coup d'Etat, carpet from Stark Carpets, dining table chairs from Palececk

Bookshelves and chandelier from Coup d’Etat, carpet from Stark Carpets, dining table chairs from Palececk

As I thought about it, I remembered from my experience with the CSL Home Tour, that after I was done whining about how much work there was to do, the investment had been well worth it — and even though, each time, I needed a week to recover from the output, it wasn’t all bad. In fact, the experiences were quite personally rewarding. I met amazing people, especially the Co-Chairs and their incredibly kind and giving support staff who give their hearts and time for children in our communities. These women are modern-day saints. We are so lucky to have people like them who, in quiet, consistent ways, promote safety, wellness, health and education for children in the Bay Area.

For this tour, my excitement was bolstered by this particular couple’s aesthetic: organic, authentic, textured — which is right up my alley. I found myself looking forward to putting  energy into making the already stately and elegant home stand out as a showstopper for the big day.

Thank you to Urmila and Craig for trusting me to do what I wanted, and thanks to all of the people who came and visited on the tour. The event was a huge success.

See below for the photos and please click through to learn more about the vendors, whose generosity went above and beyond, and who gave without question anything we asked for.

We would love to support them in anyway we can. The items shown in the images below are available for purchase through Laura Martin Bovard Interiors. Please contact us for more information.

Table settings loaned by Heath Ceramics, runner from Holland and Sherry, mid-century armchairs from Coup d'Etat

Table settings loaned by Heath Ceramics, runner from Holland and Sherry, mid-century armchairs from Coup d’Etat

Baker Furniture lamps and art from Lost Art Salon

Baker Furniture lamps and art from Lost Art Salon

Art collection curated by Rob Delameter from Lost Art Salon, cozy pillow and throw by Rosemary Hallgarten via DeSousa Hughes, area rug from Modern Fever

Art collection curated by Rob Delameter from Lost Art Salon, cozy pillow and throw by Rosemary Hallgarten via DeSousa Hughes, area rug from Modern Fever

Accessories from Baker Furniture and A. Rudin, table from Hewn SF

Accessories from Baker Furniture and A. Rudin, table from Hewn SF.

*All photos taken by Stephan Babuljak.

One Comment

  1. Patricia Svilik November 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and warm!

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