Chairish Hosts Designer Showhouse Sale, Serena & Lily Launches Summer Collection, and More News in San Francisco

a room full of furniture

A collection of pieces from Anyon Design, whose work will be available at the Chairish Designer Showhouse Sale.

Photo: John Merkl

The design world is constantly on the move in San Francisco. Between new collection launches and showroom openings, it can be hard to keep track. That’s why AD PRO has got you covered with all the news you need to know for the week.

Sales

Chairish Hosts Annual Designer Showhouse Sale

Chairish’s Designer Showcase Sale is officially back by popular demand. Starting this week, the San Francisco–based home decor marketplace is offering steep price cuts on more than 500 pieces from as many as 20 showhouses, all of which were hand-selected by designers like Pebbles Nix and Jonathan Rachman.

“If you’ve admired the jaw-droppingly beautiful rooms from top showhouses, now is your chance to snag a few pieces hand-selected by leading interior designers for their one-of-a-kind spaces,” Anna Brockway, Chairish’s cofounder and president, tells AD PRO.

Product Launches

Serena & Lily Launches Summer 2020 Collection

While most of the design scene is currently thinking about social distancing, Serena & Lily has its sights set on summer. This week, the Sausalito-based brand is launching its summer collection, featuring more than 300 new arrivals.

“Our summer collection is inspired by light’s influence on different times of day—clean light of early summer mornings; noon light’s ability to brighten and enhance colors; and evening dusk light muting everything it touches,” Kristy Williams, Serena & Lily’s chief design officer, tells AD PRO. In addition to introducing new patterns like Beach Bay, Isla, and Beach Club, Serena & Lily is expanding its children’s collection by reimagining customer favorites such as the Riviera Chair and Avalon Daybed in kid-friendly sizes.

Events

ASID California North Takes Its Community Digital

A week after Mayor London Breed ordered residents to shelter in place for the foreseeable future, San Francisco’s architecture and design community is creating new ways to connect. This week, the ASID’s California North chapter announced via email that it will begin to offer online learning opportunities. According to the message, ASID CAN will start to share upcoming virtual events with its members. You can join the ASID CAN community and stay updated on future virtual events here.

Hires

Jason Jones Becomes a Partner at Arcsine

Oakland-based architecture and design firm Arcsine recently tapped Jason Jones as the company’s first partner alongside founding principals Adam Winig and Daniel Scovill. Prior to joining Arcsine in 2015, Jones spent over a decade at Gensler, where he focused on highly technical design work. As a partner, Jones will focus on creating solutions to design problems with interesting, technical challenges. Arcsine has also hired Michaela Molleur as the firm’s intermediate interior designer.

Real Estate

San Francisco Bars Ellis Act Removals in the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

San Francisco is taking big steps to protect its tenants during the state-wide shelter-in-place order. Curbed reports no-fault evictions and “Ellis Act removals” are currently barred as the city is encouraged to stay inside. Mayor Breed made the announcement on Monday, and the order is expected to stay in place until at least mid-April. That being said, landlords can still evict tenants for criminal, health, or safety reasons.

Well-Preserved Marshall Home Hits the Market for $3.9 Million

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a mansion in Berkeley’s Claremont Court neighborhood has hit the market for $3.9 million. Built by John A. Marshall and designed by Edward B. Seeley, the 5,421-square-foot-space dates back to 1907. The home boasts seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a conservatory, among other amenities.