Bunny Williams and Kendall Wilkinson
More than a hundred stylish San Franciscans recently joined interior designer and home furnishings talent Kendall Wilkinson at a launch party for BeeLine Home by Bunny Williams at Wilkinson’s Presidio Heights store.
The party featured guest of honor Bunny Williams, who introduced her first collection of home furnishings and accessories, called BeeLine. Bunny, a nationally renowned interior designer with over 30 years experience, is the author of three books and co-founder of the popular Manhattan retail home and garden boutique Treillage. Her debut BeeLine collection is inspired by various styles and provenances.
Wilkinson, dressed in a stunning Richard Chai purple cocktail dress, greeted guests with her husband, Gardner Robinson. Champagne and wine were flowing as Wilkinson’s clients, friends and fellow interior designers nibbled on mini dungeness crab cakes garnished with avocado and blood orange slices, mushroom, molten asiago & spring pea risotto fritter, and other delectable treats and admired Bunny’s limited addition pieces.
Among the attendees were Jessica and Jason Moment, Tina McCutcheon, Michelle Asiano, Allison Speer, Juliet de Baubigny, Deborah Miner, Pam Baer, Anna Morphit, Shirley Robinson and Tom vonKarl, Greg McIntyre, antiques dealer Claude Hubert, Suzanne Tucker, Jeffrey Weisman, Martha Angus, Grant Gibson and Suzanna Allen.
For the launch, the window of Kendall Wilkinson Home was staged as a parlor and the theme on the main floor of the store was summertime entertaining. Limited edition BeeLine pieces such as the Nailhead Sofa and Hourglass table were interwoven with Kendall Wilkinson Home originals, including an Art Deco buffet, scalloped console tables and antique Swedish Tabouret stools.
Kendall Wilkinson Home offers an assortment of luxurious trappings that includes custom furniture designed by Wilkinson, carved mirrors, contemporary and antique lighting, select accessories, and now, BeeLine by Bunny Williams. Themed vignettes are rotated every two months in order to rejuvenate the imagination and regenerate excitement in design for all who pass by the familiar window at 3419 Sacramento Street.
Kendall Wilkinson Home, 3419 Sacramento St, San Francisco. (415) 409-2299. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. www.kendallwilkinsondesign.com.
Photos by Drew Altizer.