INSTUDIO design director Samuel Fleming Lewis visits Design Plus Consignment Gallery while sourcing high quality furnishings and art for clients whenever he is near the San Francisco location. When congratulating gallery manager Raul Cabrera III on his participation in the DIFFASF Dining by Design event Lewis asked Raul about the theme and design of his table setting.
Raul conceptualized an urban jungle theme (Inspired by the Katy Perry song “Roar.”) which the young interior designer describes as “Jungle Elegance”. Raul says, “Roar and someone will listen.” He imagines his dining vignette in front of floor to ceiling windows of a San Francisco high rise condominium overlooking the urban jungle.
Raul has learned more about high quality furnishings in his three years at Design Plus Gallery then he ever leaned in his design education because of his daily exposure to every type and style of furniture. His vision for the “Jungle Elegance” dining room features unexpected combinations that will come together as a luxurious setting.
Design Plus is the right place to find affordable luxury. A traditional double pedestal pear wood table with a bronze inlay top will be paired with classic John Widdicomb chairs which have backs that remind Raul of flowers. He will break the traditional mold with copper colored, contemporary glass, overhead lighting which will cascade above the table. Large and small contemporary welded and wood animals will be found in the urban jungle as well as textured raffia, exotic colors and eye catching patterns included as placemats, linens, table settings and botanicals.
Experience the creativity of Raul as well as other interior designers who participate in Dining by Design. Seeing beauty is also providing well being. Make a difference by supporting DIFFASF fundraising efforts benefiting the Positive Health Program at SF General. UCSF Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital has led the world in defining best practices of clinical care in HIV/AIDS medicine.
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Dining by Design Gala Dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6 – 10 PM
INFO: diffasf.org/events/ Design Plus: http://www.designplusgallery.com/
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