Residential Interior Design

Kendall Wilkinson Design specializes in full-service, luxury residential interior design. We take great pride in providing collaborative services that reflect our clients’ personalities and lifestyles, while offering them our industry expertise.

We’ve skillfully executed hundreds of projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, including the Napa Valley, Peninsula, Sonoma, Carmel, Tahoe, Marin and the East Bay.

  • Mid-Century Retreat

    A modern bohemian home, filled with warmth and “soul,” this contemporary American farmhouse was the perfect fit for a couple and their two children. The timeless silhouettes of mid-century furnishings offer clean-lined sophistication to each space and are paired expertly with newly designed pieces for a fresh feel. Art makes a commanding statement in each room but does not take away from the overall design concept of the home nor the natural landscape, filled with native oaks. Special attention and care were paid to the kitchen and downstairs music room, providing singular spaces for the wife (an avid chef) and husband … more

  • California Historic

    An elegant transformation of a historic home in California, this project focused on maintaining the charm and elegance of its 1900s background, while offering the clients an updated design to support their modern lifestyles. Combining romantic accents, expansive entertaining spaces, smaller more intimate settings, and bespoke furnishings, this house is tailored to meet the personal needs of the young family who calls it home.

  • Eclectic Hideaway

  • Modern High-Rise

    An open plan penthouse offers the ultimate in flexibility with moving walls, mixed use rooms and a catering kitchen that can be discreetly closed off. Set in the rapidly transforming South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, the interior design is one of juxtaposition – glamorous but very livable, modern but with vintage pieces, intimate but with expansive views.

  • Sculptural Modern

    Referencing the surrounding landscape, this Silicon Valley home was a labor of love for the owner, a consummate collector. Nestled in a lush setting, the colors used in the design echo the terrain while natural stone lends a rough hewn quality to the project. Contrasting with the organic materials, the exquisitely crafted furniture and art creates a vibrant focus and reflects the owners’ passion.

  • Modern Natural

    This 1920’s Pacific Heights dwelling focuses on modern elements and showcases impressive views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts. While the design palette was kept neutral, orange accents are used playfully throughout the home. The stunning space feels quintessentially California, exemplifying indoor/outdoor living and indulging the family’s love of entertaining and sports.

  • Bay View Apartment

    Nestled within one of San Francisco’s historic neighborhoods resides this Zen-like home. Wrap around windows reveal a panoramic view of the Bay. A palette of misty grays and cool tones was selected to mimic the fog rolling in across the evening sky. The understated elegance of this décor sets the stage for the client’s exquisite art collection. Modern style is found throughout the home, such as a plush mohair on the club chairs and the Piero Lissoni gloss on the dining table.

  • Broadway Manor Living Room Interior

    Broadway Manor

    Kendall Wilkinson Design updated this traditional family home to create a fresh, youthful interior while respecting its classic architecture. The overall color palatte was brightened with alabaster, gray tones and metallics. The living room features various tones of grey and a medley of differing textures and patterns.

  • Pacific Hillside Home

    The restoration of a classic 1913 Clay Ward home called for a design that maintained the integrity of the architecture but also created an interior space fit for a young, contemporary family. The 6,600 square foot home featured spectacular bay views and a lighter color palette was selected to mirror them. An array of antique and custom-designed furnishings was chosen to balance the modern with the classic.

  • Carmel Retreat

    Like John Steinbeck and Jack London, this family found its muse in Carmel, California. What was once a drab and dreary home was transformed into a light, airy abode with colors reflecting the sea and surrounding landscapes. Rich, bright fabrics are mixed with unusual crystal fixtures. The library is awash in glossy aqua lacquer with a mid century sunbather as inspiration.

  • West Coast Penthouse

    Located in a historic building made famous in 1958 by the Hitchcock movie “Vertigo”, Kendall Wilkinson Design created a modern-day homage to old New York. The stylish pied-a-terre features clean lined-architecture with plenty of elegance and drama. A demure but sparkling palette of fabric and finishes highlights an array of 1930’s and 1940’s Art Deco furniture, accessories and lighting.

  • Palladian High-rise

    Once a hard-edged Modernist penthouse, the home is now an airy retreat. Kendall Wilkinson gave the abode’s light-filled rooms and meticulous craftsmanship a jolt with clean, modern furniture and graphic designs. The palette was simple: black, white, anthracite, and charcoal. A checkered marble floor sets the stage for a sofa in dark green velvet and chrome-plate Italian chairs. Views of San Francisco abound through curtain-less windows. Custom crystal chandeliers and sconces add shimmer and elegance throughout.

  • Pacific Heights Manor

    Parisian antiques find a perfect place to nest in this well-appointed, but warm interior. Many custom pieces in this Pacific Heights home harmonize family living with elegant entertaining. Florals and wallpapers from De Gournay and Gracie usher in the outdoors. The family room is graced with Craig Van Den Brulle and Michael Taylor furnishings, and illuminated by Ochre lights. The library was meticulously created as a handsome retreat for books and brandy. A Richard Misrach photograph of San Francisco Bay provides a focal point for family fun.

  • Presidio Edwardian

    The open floor plan of this grand Edwardian inspired home allows for seating areas in a palette of saltwater blue and violet, while still allowing the eye to travel outside to the city and bay views. Avid travelers and art collectors, an abstract oil painting by Giovanni di Paolo, inspired the smoky teal and aqua hues used throughout the main level. A monochromatic mix of textures and prints followed. Floor-to-ceiling oak paneling proved the perfect backdrop for their 18th and 19th century antique collection.

  • Grand Victorian


    The homeowner’s gracious nature set the tone for the interior design for this Pacific Heights Victorian. The home’s classical architecture was updated with a palate of warm neutrals and accents of citron and rose. Pop artist Russell Young’s edgy portrait of Elvis Presley hangs in the entryway. Two sofas in the living room were upholstered in vanilla velvet while an abstract painting infuses the space with energy.

  • West Coast Victorian Living Room Interior

    West Coast Victorian

    Texture trumps pattern in this open floor plan abode. A gunmetal gray Murano chandelier shimmers over a DiPaolo painting that seems to dance off the smokey blue dining room walls. Deep sepia warms the midnight blue and gray accents in the family room. A glass-drop tiered chandelier illuminates the living room built-ins displaying unique family treasures.

  • San Francisco High-Rise

    Tucked high above a busy city with bright lights and tourists, this luxury apartment melds African American and Asian cultures to create a home rich in family heritage. Sophistication and comfort are achieved throughout by using earth tones, interesting color transitions and graphic prints. Contemporary furniture, upholstered in mohair and linen, adds warmth to the surroundings. A Pablo Picasso lithograph and a pair of Bakota Knives are two of the many unexpected artifacts gracing the beautiful surroundings.

  • Sea Cliff Edwardian

    Perched in the Seacliff neighborhood of San Francisco, this 19th century-inspired classic home boasts beautiful elements and details. The home incorporates familiar, traditional elements of the client’s Southern heritage combined with an updated West Coast feel. The color palette was influenced by the vibrant apricot tones of the Golden Gate Bridge and the varying hues of blues found in the Bay. Antiques from France, New York and Atlanta were mixed with contemporary forms and playful fabrics to keep the home feeling fresh and current.