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Sea and be seen: Decorator Showcase designers make the most of stylish home's incredible views
~ Excerpted from San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, 2003. By Angélica Pence. Photographs by Chris Hardy.

The deep blue sea washed up nicely on this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

The 83-year-old mansion where the annual fund-raiser is taking place is submerged in aquatic ambiance—from fog-inspired color schemes to a limestone boardwalk in the kitchen to a wind-blown light fixture in the music room. Participating designers couldn’t help but invite the ocean inside. The estate, after all, is perched atop a precipice in the city's exclusive Sea Cliff neighborhood, with postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Baker Beach.

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