For February we’re presenting a vignette that’s serene and sensual. Farrow and Ball’s “Pelt” cocoons the space in a dark aubergine that contrasts with pops of cream, saffron and glowing golds. Our custom Plum Ikat pillows in an iridescent purple silk with tonal embroidery see that the color of 2014 “Radiant Orchid” makes a brief but tasteful cameo. Custom Wing Chairs, inspired by the sinuous shapes of a 19th century French daybed, are lacquered in fog-grey and upholstered in a silvery lilac silk velvet. Stop by our Sacramento Street shop Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 – … more
This January we’re loving the look of reclaimed wood furniture and accessories. No two pieces are ever alike! We’re featuring a stunning live-edge American Elm table by local artisan Colleen Smith, available exclusively at Kendall Wilkinson Home. The table is given an industrial-strength bracket base in steel, a great contrast to the sinuous curves of the edges.
Pair sculptural, soft natural shapes with geometric architectural elements for a look that’s both bold and refines. Add a Pop Art twist by using a bit of faux bois, like this handmade paper mache side table.
“Big Sur” Round Reclaimed … more
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 … more
Though a Summer in San Francisco may inspire something more along the lines of a Hot Toddy, here’s a cocktail for those days that feel a little more fun in the sun and a little less blustery.
Adopted from a recipe at local favorite Locanda in San Francisco’s Mission district, this version substitutes vodka for gin.
2 1/4 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. Aperol
cucumber (preferably lemon cucumber if available)
Muddle a few slices of cucumber in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and Aperol. Shake vigorously and double-strain into a cocktail glass. Spritz with lemon oil from a lemon peel, and garnish with a … more
We’ve been trending modern lately…loving the clean lines and fresh feeling of more contemporary spaces. But, I believe no look is complete without layering in some pieces that have patina and history. Our wonderful new store manager, Barry Miller, has a great eye for vintage and antique pieces that can add just the right note to any room…modern or traditional. Here’s what Barry had to say about what’s new in our store. Come visit us soon! “Along with new shipments of Vintage Barware, Vintage Wire Baskets, and Cast Iron Jacks, we also have several beautiful Antique Chandeliers that we are … more
Our holiday vignette in the store this month features a mid-century modern display that reminds me of all the things that I love about the pieces of this period: the clean-lined furniture, the warm wood tones, the simplicity of forms and minimal ornamentation mixed in with small doses of straight-up glamour. Mid-century designs from the 1950’s and 1960’s paint an accurate picture of the post-war period. A reaction to the pre-war emphasis on formality, tradition and weight, these new designs were quite opposite: informal, simple, light and most of all…modern and fresh. While I would not choose to live in … more
I decorated my home for the holidays a week or so ago….but I find that half the fun is adding treasures to my collection throughout December. As the recent One Kings Lane ads say “Decorating is Never Done” and that’s true for the holiday season as well! A stroll down Sacramento Street this time of year usually finds me with a new ornament or candlesticks in hand. Holiday entertaining is a great excuse to freshen up the bar with beautiful glassware and trays. We have some exquisite decanters and festive glasses in our store now, along with a vintage sterling … more
Visit the store this holiday season to find the perfect gifts for everyone – family, friends and hostess gifts. From vintage decanters to birch candles to crystal perfume bottles, you’re bound to find a special treat for someone on your list, and maybe even take something home for yourself! Here are a few of our favorite things for your home this season.
1. Ikat Celery Linen Pillows
2. Vintage Louis XVI style Bergere and Ottoman
3. Vintage Decorative Jacks (perfect for a bookcase)
4. Frances Palmer Dishware in Black or White
5. Jeu de Boule Balls
6. Chaise a la … more
We’re back with a fresh new look for January! Kendall’s soft spot for all things violet has been brought back to life, this time paired with fun pops of persimmon and paprika. So be sure to come and take a peek. We’re gearing up for some great new projects this year and the sky’s the limit with creative new color combinations. We’d love to hear your fun design ideas, so please feel free to post some in our comments section. Happy New Year to you!
Ruby red, rich sapphire blue and ethereal Lucite light up the showroom this season at Kendall Wilkinson Home! The showroom pays homage to classic Americana, but infuses Asian and Mexican touches, as well as unique art. Come by and see us – but beware, you just might have to snag yourself a Lucite chair!
With the holiday season in full swing, consider yourself cordially invited to the annual Sacramento Street Holiday Stroll, happening this year on Saturday, December 5th. Our shelves are stocked with a delightful array of beautiful treasures and gifts. Favorites this month include Kendall’s Signature candle, beautiful pillows, and lambs wool and angora throws. They are a lovely and easy way to fill your winter with the smells and textures of home.
Sacramento Street Holiday Stroll
Saturday, December 5th
The word “obsession” seems a little strong, but we definitely try to defy convention when it comes to making the “old”, new and fabulous again. The Kendall Wilkinson Signature Lacquer and Lucite collections take from classic architectural lines and design concepts and are reinvented in bold, high gloss colors and ethereal Lucite. You can view our latest additions at www.kendallwilkinson.1stdibs.com.