November 27, 2013
This November, Kendall Wilkinson Home kicks off the Holiday Season in style with a balanced blend of traditional and modern.
The store window features swirling Art Nouveau Lotus wallpaper by Farrow & Ball, contrasted with a stunning rustic-chic live edge dining table of reclaimed American Elm.
A handmade vintage birdhouse from 1936 provides the centerpiece, surrounded by a mix of votive holders and handmade ceramic dishware. We also upholstered a pair of our favorite vintage 1930’s French Moderne chairs in sumptuous sapphire silk velvet. If you’re searching for a great holiday gift, or looking for the perfect accent piece to show off in your home, stop by the shop!
November 7, 2013
The Perfect Penthouse
C Magazine recently went behind-the-scenes with Kendall Wilkinson Design to discover how to transform a client's dream into the perfect penthouse.
Our client, a business executive of a global consumer products company, had acquired a very dramatic flat in the tallest residential tower in San Francisco. His dream was a private and rather old world residence with classic grace.
The approach was linear and crisp. The palette was simple: black, white, anthracite, espresso, and charcoal.
Thank you to our friends at C Magazine and to author, Diane Dorrans Saeks.
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October 25, 2013
Kendall Wilkinson Design Featured in an Array of Design Magazines in October
One of my favorite things to do is to luxuriate in exquisitely written and curated design magazines. I love seeing the double-wide spreads and feeling the coated paper. This month I was humbled to see my work featured in an array of my favorite magazines. Hats off to all the design magazines in the world. Thank you for informing my work over the years. Starting from top to bottom on the above image, here is what is featured:
House Beautiful asked that I photograph what inspired me while on holiday in Europe. My favorite find is featured in the “The Eye Has To Travel.”
Coastal Living highlights how to use color and texture on the California Coast and reveals my Top Five Picks on a host of topics.
C Magazine beautifully captures our client’s penthouse in the article “Designer Kendall
Wilkinson Dreams Up a Glossy San Francisco Flat that is Classic with an Edge.”
Finally, “How to Use Antiques in the Modern Home” in California Home and Design shows how I love to mix classic elements with a modern twist.
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October 4, 2013
Tasteful twists on tradition blend mid-century modern with 18th and 19th century antiques to create depth and interest.
Focusing on artful arrangements inspired by the still-life paintings of Guy Diehl, our Fall vignette features
handmade ceramics from Frances Palmer, and a carefully curated selection of vintage and modern accessories for the home.
September 22, 2013
Interior designer Kendall Wilkinson of San Francisco talks color, texture, and art with Coastal Living.
What should homeowners bring to
a first meeting?
KW: Whether it’s swatches of fabric,
images, or a Pinterest page, they need
to come with whatever tools will help
them communicate what they want
out of every room.
Rule of thumb when using bold color?
KW: Be fearless! Just be sure to layer
your shades with a mix of textures,
patterns, and a cast of complementary
hues for a grounded look.
For timeless style, take a page from...
KW: Albert Hadley, Sister Parish,
Dorothy Draper, and Michael Taylor.
Favorite finishing touch?
KW: Art can elevate the overall look of
a room. When starting your own collection,
strive for a mix of mediums—
photography, paintings, and sculpture.
Best materials for beachfront living?
KW: I stick to cottons, linens, and
sisals. They’re light and casual.
Share your proudest design moment.
KW: I was working on a bedroom with
a lovely hand-painted mural. Rather
than risk blocking it, I created a
custom Lucite headboard that didn’t
hide a thing!
—Brielle M. Ferreira, Coastal Living, October, 2013