HOMME for Crown & Home

Lex Tyndall & Nisreen Gardner

When new Russian Hill boutique, Homme for Crown and Home, recently opened during Winter design market week, I headed out into the rain to check out the wares.

Mastercraft 1960s brass dining chairs, American Deco sideboard, 1950’s handcarved peacock lamps, C. Jere 1970s seagull sculpture on rock, collection of late career John Axton realist paintings.

The small shop has amazing variety of cosmopolitan treasures, a clear reflection of the owner’s diverse training — she studied Modern Literature at Oxford and Decorative Arts at Christie’s in London, apprenticed with a milliner in England, honed her design skills local interior design firms Tucker & Marks, Edward Lobrano, and Steven Volpe, oversaw the set decoration for two independent films, and designed accessories for a home furnishings company.

I feel like needing to take a breath. HOMME (pronounced hom-me due to the name’s Norwegian origin) not only carries 20th century furnishings, objects and art, but also one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces, as well as her own hats. Architect Jennifer Weiss and interior designers Grant Gibson, Will Wick and myself are already fans.

White dove by Cleo Hartwig, turn-of-the-century French painting, C. Jere 1970s seagull sculpture on rock.
Anggi, Kaenon & Roland Strick
Georgia Gerstein & Catie Hart

Styles and time periods are eclectic, with all its unique selections. A 1970s giraffe garden stool and a rhinoceros coffee table contrast with a ceiling light made from a propane tank that had been used for target practice and a rustic handmade wash stand by an artisan from the Mojave Desert. She also just acquired a collection of later paintings by John Axton. Stop by to see her newest shipment and try on one of her fabulous millinery creations.

Photos by journalist Jason Florio, rhino table, 1940s California clay pottery, 1960s brass arc floor lamp, mirrored 1970s sideboard Chicago.


Joe Lerner & Brennan Gray
Pair of Fortuny pillows, John Axton abstract 1967 painting, George Nakashima bedside table, Halsea tote bags, 1960s wet bar by Pierre Cardin.

Photos: Drew Altizer