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2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase | MB Jessee !

2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase | MB Jessee
2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase | MB Jessee

Without a doubt, the most exciting event of the year in the interior design world in the San Francisco Bay Area is the SF Decorator Showcase. Every year for more than three decades, the most talented and creative design minds in the Bay Area descend on a home chosen from the City’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Each designer is given a space in the home to transform. The result, year after year, is a feast for the senses. With such design luminaries as Applegate Tran, Marsh & Clark Design, Chambers + Chambers, and Leverone Design (and still more!!) this year promises to be just as spectacular!

We have loved working in the Showcase homes over the years. The ultra-cool fashion blogger’s studio from Catherine Kwong in 2012 and Val Fiscalini’s sumptuous and light-splashed Shangri-La bath from 2011 are personal favorites!

This year we were very pleased to be tasked with painting much of the interior of the home. It can be intense in the Showcase home in the weeks leading up to the opening. Dozens of projects, occurring simulataneously. An army of skilled tradespersons taking the field in one residence: electricians, carpenters, painters, tapers, landscapers, paperhangers, and of course, interior designers. Dizzying! But fun and exciting.

The entry of the grand home was an enormous space, with mirrored walls extending up two stories. The designers though, wanted walls where the mirrors were. MB Jessee took a novel approach: we caulked the seams of the mirrored panels and then prepared the mirror faces as if they were walls! After our caulking, we primed and sprayed out the walls. Voila! Soaring walls ready for designers.

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase home opens April 27th and is located at 2800 Pacific at Divisadero. Hope to see you there!

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“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

“In all the years I've worked with MB Jessee, I'm always so impressed by your crews. They are so respectful of everything--you never even know they're there! Except that the paint looks amazing when they're gone. We've had one showing of our home and already have an offer. I'm sure it is because the paint looks so beautiful.”

— Erin T.
Pleasant Hill

“I love the article in the paper on your company. Thank you for supporting our community by painting at the Claremont Middle School. Thanks!”

— Carla Banks

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont

“My entire experience with MB Jesse was very professional. The crew were very friendly and super accommodating of my ridiculous schedule and geriatric pets in the house. The finished product, which was pretty much my entire house, far exceeds my expectations. Would definitely work with them again!”

— Heather Jordan

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA