Classic Contemporary Style

Kendall Wilkinson Design has extensive expertise in custom interior design. By blending classic lines with contemporary elements, we have created a fresh perspective in homes throughout San Francisco, the Carmel Valley, Peninsula, East Bay, and beyond.

  • Eclectic Hideaway

  • Bellota

  • Vallejo Street

    European excursions inspire the designs of Kendall Wilkinson from time to time. Such was the case with her design of this grand living room designed for a San Francisco vignette. The custom curved button-tufted sofa reflects the moody gray-blue of the ocean and sky. The hand carved doors and vintage fireplaces of Old World Chalets compliment contemporary statements including a custom infinity mirror, sculptural tables, and a stunning elk skull crafted in bronze.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • San Francisco Decorator Showcase

    Designed for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, this show-stopping project was inspired by a fictional muse described by Wilkinson as “a young, jet-setting woman with a passion for fashion.” The walls were painted a teal blue. For drama, orange accents were added including draperies in a coral toile fabric. Photographs by Mark Shaw of fashion models adorned the space. The focal point of the room was a delicate tree mural painted by a renowned local artist.

  • Elle Decor Showhouse

    Foyers, hallways, and stairwells often guide the aesthetic tone of a design project. Such was the case when Kendall Wilkinson was approached to demonstrate her talents in the Elle Décor Showhouse in San Francisco. Wilkinson chose to layer soft neutral tones on the wall, creating impact with textures and topped with infusions of coral, chartreuse, and dark ocean blue. Sculptural lighting and extraordinary works of art hung throughout the circulation areas of the home.