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URBAN CHATEAU: An Evening with Fern
A festive evening inspired by our portrait of Fern Bedaux to honor our clients upon our closing. We celebrated Urban Chateau with champagne, recalling 10 exciting years of antique collecting.
~ April, 2009


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The San Francisco Decorator Showcase
This year's Showcase, a formal 1910 Georgian-style mansion designed and built by architect Nathaniel Blaisdell, opens to the public April 25th.
~ In The Event, March 24, 2009


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Treasures That Show the Tincture of Time
The rooms in this high-end antique store feature French and Italian gilded, lacquered and painted pieces from the 17th to 19th centuries.
~ The National, March 21, 2009


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Antique vs. Modern
Newer furniture may be all the rage, but that doesn't mean you can't mix in some old styles.
~ San Francisco Chronicle, January 30, 2008


New York Social Diary
San Francisco Antique Community Featured In New York Social Diary
Coverage and photos of Urban Chateau's Fall 2006 release party for Diane Dorrans Saeks' recent book, California Country Style.
~ New York Social Diary, March 23, 2007


California Homes
Objects of Desire; Symbols Of Affluence
There is Nothing New About The Display Of Wealth, But Just How Do You Go About Doing It?
~ California Homes, April 2006


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Discoveries by Designers
Urban Chateau's stylish selection emphasizes gilt, marquetry, and lacquered and painted finishes.
~ Architectural Digest, April, 2006


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Latest, best and what's coming next
Annual Winter Market embraces ecology this year, but does theme of luxury
~ San Francisco Chronicle, February 1, 2006


Veranda
Antique Calendar 2006 and Collector's Resource, compliments of Veranda Magazine.
Comprehensive event calendar and dealer listing.
~ Veranda Magazine, January 2006


California Homes
Keys To The Identification Of Ivory
Exotic materials play a major role in the decorative arts and it is important to understand their morphology.
~ California Homes, November/December 2005


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The Red Carpet Rolls Out
dicule and Urban Chateau Glam Up for Hollywood Style
~ Paper City, June 2005


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P.J. Corkery: Beauty and beauties elsewhere (opens in new window)
Dr. Terry Gross was having a few people in to celebrate the work of another stylish beauty: the irrepressible reporter and writer Diane Dorrans Saeks.
~ San Francisco Examiner, March 9, 2005


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Concierge Corner: an insider's look at the city - Andreas Rippel, Four Seasons San Francisco
My Perfect Day: I'd stroll upper Sacramento Street and its antiques shops. Urban Chateau is one of my favorites.
~ Where Magazine, January 2005


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Cabinet of Curiosities: A centuries-old sense of fabulousness
Cabinets of curiosities have been described as miniature universes combining the treasures of art and the wonders of nature in one strangely intriguing place.
~ Paper City, January 2005


California Homes
Let There Be Light
All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes it’s silver, crystal and even mirrors.
~ California Homes, November/December 2004


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Belgian Inspiration is Imported to San Francisco by Urban Chateau
We introduce Belgian designer Pieter Porters to the Bay Area.
~ California Homes, July/August 2004


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Franco File by Diane Dorrans Saeks
From Louis XIV to vintage embroidery to Old Paris plates, if it's chic and French, it can be found in San Francisco, a city that still lives up to its old nickname, ”Paris of the West.”
~ Paper City, January 2003


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Sea and be seen
Decorator Showcase designers make the most of stylish home's incredible views.
~ San Francisco Chronicle, May 2003