Gleaming in Gold

THG-Paris added gold and diamond brilliance to an amazing powder room and alcove transformation in the Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase – one of the West Coast’s premier design showhouses and charity events. This year, an elegant 9,000 square-foot mansion in San Francisco’s prestigious Presidio Heights featured the work of the country’s top interior and landscape designers, who transformed rooms and spaces into their own interpretations. Approximately 15,000 visitors tour the showhouse each year, and all the funds raised go directly to San Francisco University High School’s Financial Aid Program.

Kristi Will, of Kristi Will Home + Design created a luxurious retreat using THG’s gorgeous fittings in the powder room and alcove, located just off the grand entry. Using shades of warm burgundy and gold, mixed with delicate patterns, her creation captured the glamour of the decorated times of this historical home.

Kristi’s concept was born when she discovered a unique hidden telephone cabinet, built for the original homeowner, Alfred Sutro of Western Electric, within the walls of the powder bath. She cleverly weaved this discovery into her design by introducing a vintage Western Electric gold plated telephone into the alcove space – which prompted the use of THG-Paris’ Collection Traditionnelle’s Tradition Cristal faucet in 24 karat polished gold finish with gorgeous crystal handles – giving the bath a luxurious and feminine touch. In addition, THG-Paris also created a one-of-a-kind, gleaming gold sink.

“My clients love to incorporate THG’s bath designs so I am familiar with THG’s capabilities, attention to detail and quality craftsmanship,” said Kristi. “When I decided to incorporate gold hardware and fittings, I knew that THG-Paris could make my vision a reality. These handmade, gorgeous crystal handles in 24 karat polished gold – along with a luxurious 24 karat gold sink, added dimension and extreme opulence to my design.”

The powder bath also featured THG-Paris accessories as well as a regal, velvet burgundy cover and skirt, which concealed the toilet. Kristi’s plush, warm alcove also provided a detailed and welcoming sanctuary in purple and orange hues, with a captivating Art Deco carving c. 1928, providing an understated representation of the original painted monkeys that adorned the walls.