About 200 people recently joined Kendall Wilkinson, one of San Francisco’s leading interior designers, at a launch party for her debut home collection at her newly remodeled Presidio Heights store and design studio.
The party benefited the charity Rebuilding Together, which provides free home repair and renovations to low income, elderly, and disabled San Franciscans.
Wilkinson, shown here with Norah Stone, greeted a stylish crowd dressed in a stunning Etro blue iridescent taffeta blouse and Thule lace skirt.
Wilkinson giggling with interior designer Grant Gibson.
Among the guests were Jessica Moment, Ann Ferrell Millham, Rexanne Martin, Leslie Thieriot, Carolyn Edwards, Tina McCutcheon, Norah Stone, Alana Leigh, Joel Goodrich, interior designer David Kensington, antiques dealer Claude Hubert and Wilkinson’s mother, interior designer Alice Wiley.
Kendall Wilkinson Home contains an assortment of luxurious trappings, including a custom collection of sculptural lacquer and Lucite tables and chairs, carved mirrors, contemporary and antique lighting, and very select accessories.
Fashion forward in concept, Wilkinson’s furniture has striking silhouettes, strong presence and elegant details. “My pieces are like couture gowns, timeless statements that create a lifestyle rather than reflecting one,” she notes.
The store rotates themed vignettes every 6 weeks, and the party introduced “Green with Envy”, a collection of lush and layered home decor items that all have the environment at heart. From glam London lighting made of recycled materials to couture furniture pieces created using socially aware and sustainable products, the theme of the store this fall is infusing eco-friendly design with high fashion elements, including this season’s tweeds and velvets and plums.
Kendall Wilkinson Home, 3419 Sacramento St, San Francisco. (415) 409-2299. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment. www.kendallwilkinsondesign.com.
Photos: by Drew Altizer