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San Francisco Decorator Showcase Selects Green Couch for a Second Year

[lahyf-stahyl] LIFESTYLE 2020 worth a second glance - Showhouse at 2020 Jackson Open April 28 - May 28, 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 11, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jeff and Tray Schlarb, owners of Green Couch, a San Francisco interior design company, announced today that they have been selected to participate in the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, to assist in raising funds for University High School's financial aid program. The announcement marks the second consecutive year that the Bay Area interior designers will take part in the West Coast's premiere design showhouse event, featuring the work of the region's top designers.
"We are really excited to have a chance to transform such an incredible space this year, and are inspired by the designers throughout the entire home," said Schlarb. "As 2012 marks our 10th year in business, we are playing off the title of our installation and the address of the home, while showcasing the lifestyle we are known for, when it comes to open, transitional entertaining spaces."
This year's installation is entitled [lahyf-stahyl] LIFESTYLE 2020 and includes a spacious kitchen and family room leading to the outdoors. Green Couch brought the lifestyle elements to the space they have become known for, creating a comfortable entertaining environment for family and friends to enjoy.
Brightness from the outdoor space was brought within by whitewashing the brick walls. A clean charcoal was then used to paint original pine crown molding, coffers and baseboards, imbuing the space with modern crispness. A stunning Coup d'etat light fixture above the living room provides a focal point above, a Casablanca coffee table by Jean de Merry. In the kitchen, a colorful and luminous floral arrangement brightens the kitchen island. Layered texture throughout the space was achieved with items such as a grey-on-grey cowhide rug from Kyle Bunting. Metallic lamps, accessories and wall coverings indulge this layered luxury with a slight sheen, but maintain its approachability.
Furniture was selected and arranged to lend way for conversation, with a beautiful, creme Ebanista sofa and custom window treatments by Stitch. Pops of color found in mustard fabrics from Christopher Farr, Dedar, Donghia and Nobilis provide casual and vibrant freshness to the space. A fresh approach to a grandfather clock with industrial influences crafted by South African designer Gregor Jenkin, honors Jeff's wife, Tray Schlarb's South African ties. In its completion, [lahyf-stahyl] LIFESTYLE 2020 deserves a second visit for the second year of Green Couch's involvement in the Decorator Showcase.
The goal of the Decorator Showcase is to raise needed financial aid funds for University High School. Over the past 34 years, Showcase has raised nearly $12 million and benefited hundreds of Bay Area students. The Showcase will take place at 2020 Jackson Street from April 28 - May 28, 2012. Public viewing hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday and Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission tickets are available at the door for $30, with a Senior rate of $25 (60 and older). Payment by cash, check, VISA and MasterCard is accepted, and tickets are not available in advance.
About Green Couch: Green Couch Interior Design was created by San Francisco interior designers Jeff and Tray Schlarb in 2002. Since that time, the team has grown to manage more than 1,300 design projects from beginning to end. Their portfolio of work includes interior decorating, full scale property renovations and construction support. They are fully engaged with how a home's subtleties should be viewed, experienced and interpreted and inspired to create homes with an approachable elegance that are calming and have articulate material choices. Located at 636 Portrero Street in San Francisco, please visit or call (415) 885-7966 for more information or to make an appointment. To follow Green Couch via twitter, please visit
About the 2012 San Francisco Decorator's Showcase: Since 1977, the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase has benefited San Francisco University High School's financial aid program. Widely considered to be the West Coast's premier design showhouse event, it is renowned for featuring the work of the region's top interior and landscape designers. Thanks to the generosity of 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. For more Information, please call (415) 447-3115 or visit To learn more about San Francisco University High School, visit
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