LCDQ 2015: Where Muses Dwell!

April 28, 2015

For nearly a decade, LEGENDS has brought together key interior designers, artists, editors, and architects together for a 3-day celebration of design at the La Cienega Design Quarter.  Each year, a different theme is selected and top interior designers are invited to partner with the various showrooms to showcase their talents. This year’s chosen theme is “Where Muses Dwell”, and the Legends team requested that each designer choose a particular muse that inspired them. One muse stood out to Kendall Wilkinson in particular: Debbie Harry of Blondie.

How did we pick Blondie as our muse? Debbie Harry is the … more

Designers of Distinction Awards!

February 12, 2015

Last week was a flurry of activity and recognition at Kendall Wilkinson Design, beginning with the Designers of Distinction Awards. The firm was honored with its third nomination in the last 5 years, but this year was recognized in the Contemporary category. In prior years, KWD fell into the traditional category and this shift reflects the firms focus on increasingly more modern projects.

The three projects that were nominated from KWD ranged from a penthouse, a one-bedroom, and a beach retreat; which showed a range of skill sets and styles from various KWD designers. The Padallian high-rise project was once … more

San Francisco FOG: A Trip into the Modern Art and Design World

January 16, 2015

This weekend, the art and design community in San Francisco ventures out to the Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason for the 2015 FOG Art+Design Fair. Patrons can experience the work of prominent 20th century and contemporary design dealers; as well as showcases by the leading modern and contemporary art galleries.

Employees at Kendall Wilkinson Design had the opportunity to attend the Designer’s Forum Preview Breakfast and the Preview Gala on Wednesday, January 14th. These two exclusive events allowed designers to source artwork for specific clients and provided inspiration for future projects. This year’s FOG featured artwork in particular more prominently than … more

Picnic at the Beach

October 16, 2014

This year’s Leap 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest was a huge success, and Kendall Wilkinson Design raised $5,668 benefiting arts education in public schools. A few thousand people attended the event and the 27 other sandcastles were incredible! To learn more about the cause, please read our previous blog post.

Kendall Wilkinson Design joined together with Strandberg Engineering, Feldman Architecture, Peninsula Custom Homes and Jefferson Elementary School as team “Sands of Thyme” in efoorts to raise funds for the cause. Together the team raised $18,104 for Leap.
It has been a wonderful journey for us throughout these last four … more

Not Your Traditional Holiday Wreath

December 24, 2013
Kendall Wilkinson Wreath

Despite the chilly December weather, San Francisco’s finest turned up in droves at the 2013 Jingle & Mingle Designer Wreath Auction to support the Children of Shelters. The festive décor was reminiscent of a lively cantina with swirls of hot pink, lime green and turquoise, mini piñatas and specialty mojitos served with a delicious menu.
Guests entertained themselves with a photo booth, sitting for a custom caricature, and by bidding on the wide variety of wreaths on auction. The directive was the same – create an amazing wreath! And what’s even more amazing is how every designer took … more

Sprucing Up For The Holidays

December 15, 2013
Holiday Vignette in California Home Magazine

At this time of year, the design studio and store turn into ‘Santa’s Workshop’ as we ready for the holidays. The vignette above, featured in California Home Magazine, features Ango Lighting’s Branching of silkworm cocoons hand-soldered onto a wire matrix. This is a perfect way to add sparkle to your mantel for the holidays. Read more. Press Page
Here are a few additional tips from Kendall to create a festive home environment:
Consider rearranging your space – When preparing for your holiday party, moving a couple of pieces of furniture around to create intimate seating groups can provide an … more

2950 Vallejo Street, SF

February 26, 2013

“Our team had the pleasure of staging the living room at 2950 Vallejo Street for an event featuring one of the Founders of — the fantastic new neighborhood social networking website. We worked with our good friends, Max Armour and Malin Giddings from SF Properties ( to create a room that felt both elegant and modern. We found some incredible pieces for the space — I especially loved the antlers with the gilded skull — elegant taxidermy! Check out the room above and contact us if you are interested in any of the pieces.”

Designers of Distinction

January 17, 2013
Designers of Distinction

We’re thrilled to be finalists for the Designers of Distinction 2013 SFDC Awards of Excellence next month. We submitted three recent projects in the Residential – Transitional category that epitomize our penchant for blending European old world glamour with fresh California modernism. Looking forward to the luncheon at the Design Center in a couple of weeks with many of our talented peers. Tickets to the event are here: Hope to see you there!

Jingle & Mingle Event!

December 6, 2012
Designer Wreath

We are so excited to participate in the designer wreath auction with a beautiful mercury glass wreath at this year’s Jingle & Mingle at the Golden Gate Club. Jingle & Mingle is an incredible event benefitting Children of Shelters, an organization that creates opportunities and provides educational funding for the city’s 4,000+ homeless kids. The event raises more than $200,000 for the organization. With our wreath, we aimed to interpret the traditional notion of a wreath structure, so as to maintain the aesthetic essence of the holiday season, but also demonstrate a more versatile and modern look and feel.
The … more

A Look Inside the San Francisco Fall Antique Show

October 26, 2012

When fall arrives I always look forward to the San Francisco Fall Antique Show. Every year it’s incredible to see what the amazing vendors bring to showcase – this year I’m was in awe by the “seaworthy” theme, especially the model ships. The stunning furniture, artwork and individuals I met gave me even more inspiration this year. Some of the highlights – meeting the ever so lovely Diane Keaton (I’ve always adored her) and her new book “House” has an amazing array of unique architecture. If you haven’t had a chance to stop into the show I highly … more

Update: Blu Kicks @ KWD Next Monday

June 5, 2012
Blue Kicks at Kendall Wilkinson Design

With a new vignette, we thought it would be the perfect time to host a pop-up shop in our store. Blu Kicks is a fun family-owned shoe line that is inspired by nature and time spent in Hawaii. Their go-anywhere product line reflects designs inspired by fish, like the Humu. They in turn donate 3% of each sale towards protecting their habitat.
Please join us on Monday, June 11th to look at their exciting new summer collection – one day only from 1pm – 4pm. We can’t wait to see you!

Highlights from High Point Market

April 27, 2012
High Point Lighting

One of our designers, Brittany, flew to High Point this past week. It was a great opportunity to source distinctive antiques and newly designed lines for our Kendall Wilkinson Home store. Brittany also discovered some amazing new sources for our design clients and shared pictures with the team that made our hearts skip a beat. There is so much to see and digest – From stunning lighting, to beautiful modern coffee tables, to breathtaking inspiration boards at Hickory Chair. Let’s just say – the entire show didn’t disappoint. Mr. and Mrs. Howard was by far her favorite. It was a … more

See the Twilight Room in San Francisco

January 24, 2012
Twilight Room in San Francisco

Wednesday, January 25
9am – 5pm
Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home
3419 Sacramento Street
Visit us at our shop on Sacramento Street to see the Twilight Room. We would love to hear what you think.
A room like this can also be designed for you, with your signature Infinity Wall, that reflects just who you are…
Please contact us if we can assist you with any of your design needs. Happy 2012!

We’re Bringing You…

December 23, 2011
Maison de Luxe Greystone Showroom

This week a chapter closes on our stunning Maison de Luxe Greystone showroom, but don’t fret if you missed it, because we’ve got some very exciting news. We will be showcasing it here in our San Francisco store. You heard it here first! We can’t wait to show all of you!
Until then, pop over to A Lovely Being for an inside look into the room.
Happy holidays and have a wonderful new year!
Photos by Lisa Romerein

Maison de Luxe Vision Video

December 1, 2011

Maison de Luxe at Greystone, Part I from Luxe Magazine on Vimeo.
Tonight marks the private opening Gala for the Maison de Luxe Greystone Showhouse – we’ve been counting down the days.
Luxe Magazine has been sharing video sneak peeks into the rooms each designers has re-created. We wanted to share ours with all of you that won’t be able to make it to LA for the public opening Dec 2-22nd. We’re so fortunate to be featured with Michelle Nussbaumer, Jiun Ho, and Jamie Drake.

Showhouse Sneak Peek

November 16, 2011
Maison de Luxe at Greystone Estate Showcase

In a few short weeks the Maison de Luxe at Greystone Estate will be opening up to the public. We’re elated to finally show you the room we’ve been designing and working on for months.
Kendall has designed many boys’ rooms in her career. This time she thought about what kind of room her boys might like at an older age.
Inspired by Leonardo di Caprio, she has taken a traditional boys’ room and turned and it into a sleek lounge, where the young men or “night crawlers” might come hang out, chill out or listen to music in a … more

Designer Tag Sale on One Kings Lane!

November 11, 2011

We have a lot going on at Kendall Wilkinson Design! In the midst of finishing up our Maison de Luxe Showhouse room in the Greystone Mansion, we’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with One Kings Lane for another Tastemaker Tag sale.
For our second Tastemaker sale we have rounded up some of our best pieces. Be sure to set your alarms because the sale is starting Saturday morning 8 am PST/11 am EST. We have a feeling these items are going to go quick!
Here is a little sneak peek at a few of … more

Modernism Through the Ages

October 25, 2011
Modernism Through the Ages

An interactive lab offering visitors one-on-one sessions and intimate discussion groups throughout the weekend where designers will break down their creative process and current projects.
Discover what true collaboration looks like with Black Mountain Development, David Mast Designs, Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home and William Duff Artchitects
The event will take place on October 28, 29 & 30th in the Penthouse at The Millennium Tower.
Tickets at the door – $35, benefiting The Junior League of San Francisco.
Friday 7 pm-9:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm!

Design Bloggers Conference 2011

March 2, 2011
2011 Design Bloggers Conference

We just returned from the Design Bloggers Conference at the fabulous Sofitel in LA. What amazing social networking avenues we have at our fingertips! Its a new world and a new platform to proliferate our love of all things design! A special nod to other participants and keynote speakers including Jan Showers, Tobi Fairley, Barclay Butera, Ronda Carman, One King’s Lane and Scot Meacham Wood for inspiring me to take it to the next level.

2010 Elle Decor Showhouse

October 7, 2010

The creative neurons are firing as we grow ever closer to the unveiling of the 2010 Elle Decor Showhouse! Kendall Wilkinson Design will be adorning the foyer, stairwell, hallways and home office. Reaching towards modern heights, Kendall and her team are sure to engage the audience with a creative layering of neutral tones and interesting textures. Tickets availalbe through the Junior League of San Francisco. We hope to see you there!

Feeling Swell with Elle

August 12, 2010
Elle Decor Showhouse San Francisco

For years we’ve been relishing our issues of Elle Decor Magazine, waiting to crack open the shiny cover and let loose all the jewels of design wisdom. And now, Elle Decor is coming to us! Their 1st ever showhouse opens November 4th, 2010 in the St. Francis wood neighborhood of San Francisco. We are beyond thrilled to have been invited as one of the many talented designers participating. Stay tuned with us for details and mark your calendars for a tour in the fall. Also not to be missed is Kendall’s debut on the pages as part of the “TOP 10 … more


July 1, 2010
Jack Rogers Trunk Show

At KWDH, the only thing we love more than fabrics is well, SHOES! Please come by from 10-5 on July 13th, as we make space in the showroom for a “sole-ful” array of sandals and other fashions by the legendary JACK ROGERS! Its a trunk show not to be missed, so grab a friend and pop in for a visit.

Heavy Shopping, Light Guilt

June 8, 2010
Designer Sample Sale

Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home will join forces with select designers, showrooms and antiques dealers in a sale that’s sure to draw the masses. Come and peruse endless designer inventory at clearance prices, as participants are offering their exclusive designer furniture and accessories at savings of up to 70% off. When: Saturday, June 12th 10AM-5PM Sunday, June 13th 10AM-4PM Where: San Francisco Design Center Galleria and Showplace Buildings 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco

Elevated to Artsy New Heights

May 26, 2010
Cityscapes by Carolyn Meyer and Surrealist Acrylic Canvases by Ricardo Carbajal Moss

Featured as part of Kendall’s “Red, White and Blue-tiful” look for the summer, are original paintings on loan from the ever stylish and bold Art Haus gallery. The dreamy Bay Area cityscapes by Carolyn Meyer and surrealist acrylic canvases by Ricardo Carbajal Moss elevate the showroom to artsy new heights. Exhibit will be on display until the end of June. Click here for details and please pop in and gaze for a while!

1st Dibs Introspective Feature

April 16, 2010
1st Dibs Introspective Feature

Appropriately referring to their merchandise as some of the “The most beautiful things on Earth”, 1st Dibs features an incredible inventory of unique home furnishings. Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home is thrilled and honored to now be showcased as a part of the 1st Dibs “Introspective” feature, highlighting Kendall’s illustrious and creative journey through interior design! Thank you to our partners at 1st Dibs for such a beautifully presented feature!

Don’t Make Haste, Make Taste!

March 1, 2010
Vintage Treasures

We are excited to announce the launch of the upcoming Tastemaker Tag Sale hosted by One King’s Lane, which goes live on April 17, 2010. Please visit to register for free and shop our inventory for at least 50% off! From vintage treasures to signature lacquer and Lucite gems, everything is at least half off! It has been a wonderful partnership with our friends at OKL, and we look forward to many more similar ventures.

Small Indulgences

December 29, 2009
Kendall Wilkinson's Signature Candle

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