About Kendall Wilkinson
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Firm Profile

We believe in the power of great design. We share a passion for the sophisticated, the delightfully unexpected, and making the old new again. Our mission is to inspire and enrich our clients' lives by creating artful, timeless, and fulfilling personal spaces.

Over nearly twenty years, Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home has successfully managed hundreds of full-scale interior design projects. Our tight-knit team of thirteen is well-educated in interior design and interior architecture, furniture design, project management, communications, and finance. Our designers are trained in a variety of styles, from classical to contemporary, formal to playful, and are experts in creating authentic period looks or mixing modern pieces with older gems.

Whether we are engaged in a full-scale remodel or customizing a furniture piece for a store client, our goal is to provide a well-conceived, functional design plan that can be implemented in a time frame, budget and style consistent with the client's desires. We take pride in doing our work well and in enjoying the process.

Our core services include:

  • Client consultation and market research to ensure a creative, functional,
    and beautiful design plan
  • Selection of furniture, antiques, lighting, fixtures, finishes, fabrics, rugs,
    and accessories
  • Creating color/fabric schemes and lighting plans
  • Space planning; i.e., maximizing the layout and proper flow of space
  • Custom furniture, window treatments, soft goods, and cabinetry/casework design
  • Green, healthy, and locally-made design options
  • Collaboration with key partners, such as architects, contractors,
    and landscape designers
  • Budget development, refinement, and tracking
  • Ordering, tracking, inspection and delivery of all furniture, furnishings,
    fabrics and accessories
  • Coordinating schedules, installation, moving, and storage
  • Electronic proposals and invoices
  • A broad reach - our service area includes the San Francisco Bay Area, Tahoe,
    the East Coast, Hawaii, and beyond
  • Partnering with specialists when needed, including art consultants, professional organizers, relocation specialists and others
Team Biographies
Kendall Wilkinson Principal

Over the last 20 years, Kendall Wilkinson has become one of the most highly regarded and sought after residential interior designers in the West.

Chosen as a contributing designer to the prestigious San Francisco Decorator Showcase six times and the ELLE DÉCOR Showhouse in 2010, Kendall continues to earn accolades in the industry and demonstrates her ever-evolving design talents. Most recently Kendall participated in the LUXE Magazine's Maison de Luxe Showhouse in Beverly Hills, with an exclusive number of interior designers from across the country. And, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art asked Kendall to join the Board in 2011.

She is regularly featured in leading design and lifestyle publications including California Home + Design, ELLE DECOR, Gentry, House Beautiful, InStyle, LUXE magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, Town & Country, Traditional Home, and has been covered in over thirty design blogs.

The most recognized design industry sites have run stories on Kendall including One King's Lane, 1st Dibs, and Decorati. Williams Sonoma Home featured Kendall Wilkinson in it's “Designer Series” in September, 2010. Kendall has appeared on local and nationally syndicated television programs including, Homes Across America, High Tech Home, Sensible Chic, and HGTV.

With degrees from the University of California, San Diego and San Francisco's Academy of Art College, Kendall has been chosen as a keynote speaker at U.C.'s “Who's Who in Interior Design” conference five times, and has been the recipient of California Home + Design's “Award for Showcase House Design”, the Marin Art & Garden Center's “Outstanding Achievement Award” and Sunset magazine's “Award of Excellence”.

As a San Francisco native and daughter of an interior connoisseur, Kendall's passion for interior design started while studying abroad in Paris after leaving the movie industry. In Paris, Kendall became enamored by French architecture and antiques, and began traveling abroad extensively, importing select pieces to the United States. With a passion for tradition and an eye for hot new trends, Kendall's true expertise lies in her ability to artfully mix authenticity and modernity to match her clients' tastes. Recently, she has helped several clients create “Healthy Homes”, in addition to focusing on sustainability and green-living.

Over the years, Kendall's signature line has been showcased in successive retail stores, including Patina Atelier, Threshold by Design, and now Kendall Wilkinson Home.

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Kathy Bloodworth Design Director

Kathy Bloodworth comes to our staff as Design Director, continuing to oversee the Kendall Wilkinson brand. Kathy grew up in the deep South which infuses her aesthetic sense with a particular grace and style. Coming from an artistic family, she always knew she would work in a creative field although her path to interiors was a winding one. After studying fine arts and photography at the University of Georgia, she obtained her design degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, graduating Valedictorian of her class. She has worked for notable San Francisco firms in addition to running her own business and her prior experience includes high end residential, commercial and hospitality projects. She enjoys seeking out the unusual and offbeat, is an avid hiker and is rejuvenated by the outdoors.

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Alexandra Cheng Senior Designer

Born to Chinese parents, raised in coastal Ecuador, and educated at an American school throughout her childhood, Alex learned early on how to interrelate with people from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, often in different languages. As a young adult, Alex moved to Los Angeles where she studied interior design at Cal-State Long Beach. She moved to New York where she began her career in high-end residential design. Since then, Alex has worked for top interior design firms such as Naomi Leff and Associates and Victoria Hagan Interiors. She later moved back to the West Coast and worked at KAA Design Group and Chris Barrett Design. She enjoys sailing, travel and spending time with her family.

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Jennifer Orne Senior Designer

Jennifer has over twelve years’ experience in the architecture-related interior design world. Having worked with several notable architecture firms in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA she continues her work in California for Kendall Wilkinson Design.

Since graduating from University of Georgia in 2000 with a major in Art from the FIDER accredited Interiors program, Jennifer has been published numerous times in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Architectural Digest, Atlanta Business Journal, and Decor Magazines. Jennifer has also hosted and designed tables for the Elle Decor DIFFA event in Atlanta. Jennifer sits on the board of Artpoint which supports membership to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco -The DeYoung and Legion of Honor. Jennifer also spends her time inspired by the natural beauty of Northern California and takes immense pleasure in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and running. Nature is her muse!

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Maggie Waltemath Senior Designer

Maggie was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and attended college at the University of Georgia. After graduation, she traveled the world – from classic European beaux arts cities to indigenous towns in Australia and Fiji, finding design inspiration along the way. She ultimately landed in the concrete jungle of New York City where she attended The New York School of Interior Design and launched her design career. Maggie's professional experience has included everything from minimalist architecture under Will Meyer and Gray Davis of The Meyer Davis Studio Inc to the colorful and dazzling interiors of Amanda Nisbet and the avant-garde and distinct style of Kelly Wearstler. Since moving to San Francisco in 2013, Maggie enjoys spending her free time in constant search of inspiration – and whether she is hiking outdoors, attending art openings, interviewing and collaborating with sculpture artists, lighting engineers, graphic artists, and textile designers, her vision is constantly evolving.

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Lauren Steudte Design Associate

A California native, Lauren holds a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art from UC San Diego and degree from UCLA Extension's Professional Level Program in Interior Design. She joined the Kendall Wilkinson Design team in the fall of 2011 with several years of experience in commercial, hospitality and residential design. As a Design Associate, Lauren is currently working on high-end residential projects in San Francisco and Monte Sereno. Lauren seeks to create artful, fresh, harmonious spaces which inspire. In her spare time, Lauren studies German, practices yoga, and enjoys hiking in the Marin Headlands.

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Chelsi Liddell Design Assistant

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Chelsi earned a Bachelor of Design degree from the Ryerson School of Interior Design in 2007. Shortly after she immigrated to London, she immersed herself in historical architecture while practicing as a color consultant for a traditional paint manufacturer. In 2011 she moved from London to San Francisco and soon joined the Kendall Wilkinson team. She is most inspired by understated design which enriches the client experience. She enjoys lazy Sunday mornings, road trips and blogging about her inspirations.

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Pearl Lopez Design Assistant

Prior to joining the Kendall Wilkinson Design team, Pearl was an event stylist and event planner. She designed a wide range of high-profile events and conferences throughout the US, featuring celebrities, politicians and high-level corporate managements. Pearl graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree at Syracuse University and continued studies in Interior Design and Sustainable Design at UC Berkeley. She is an avid world traveler and art enthusiast who believes in infusing spaces with a chic mix of old and new. You can often find Pearl at the auction houses and vintage markets scouring for treasures.

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Lauren Mendenhall Design Assistant

Lauren was raised in California, but has a heart for her home state of Texas! She grew up in San Diego, migrated to Northern California where she attended and received a BFA in Interior Design from California State University, Chico. After an exciting internship for a high-end design firm in New York City, Lauren knew she was energized by the art and culture a big city had to offer; so she choose San Francisco to start her career. She worked simultaneously for a design showroom and a local high-end residential firm before joining the Kendall Wilkinson Design team. Lauren is always eager to explore her creative side through supporting the local artists in San Francisco. When she is not designing you can rest assure you will see her at college football games in the Fall.

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Kimi Katsuyoshi Director of Operations

When aligned with gifted designers, Kimi's talent lies in helping those visionaries' smoothly execute business strategy, finance and operations. She brings 13 years of project and operations management to Kendall Wilkinson Design, having worked in public relations, professional services, retail and interior design industries. A California-native, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University. Though not fast, she can go the distance having run the Honolulu and Portland marathons.

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Siobhan Ruck Executive Assistant

With more than twenty years of experience in the trade, Siobhan has a deep understanding of interior design, sources and executive administration. Siobhan attended Academy of Art in San Francisco, where she studied illustration. When she's not surrounded by beautiful interiors, she likes to surround herself with beautiful exteriors – hiking and birding in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Careers

Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home is always on the lookout for talented design, technical, and administrative staff. Whether we are helping a customer in the retail store or working with a design client on a long-term project, our employees take pride in offering the quality service that defines us as a best-in-class firm.

Applications are currently being accepted for Interior Design Interns. This position is unpaid and therefore only open to students who must complete an internship course as a requirement for school credit. Please include your course information when applying for this job.

These and all other inquiries should be sent to:

Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home
Attn: Careers
3419 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

or via email at info@kendallwilkinson.com

Contact Us

Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home
3419 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Design & Retail (415) 409-2299
Fax (415) 409-3299
Email info@kendallwilkinson.com

Store Hours

We are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and by appointment. Or, visit our online store on 1stDibs: http://www.kendallwilkinson.1stdibs.com

Map & Directions

We are located near the Laurel Village shopping center. Metered parking is available on Sacramento Street, and two-hour street parking is available nearby.

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At Kendall Wilkinson Interior Design, we believe in the power of great design. We share a passion for the sophisticated, the delightfully unexpected, and making the old new again. Our mission is to inspire and enrich our clients' lives by creating artful, timeless, and fulfilling personal spaces.

Over nearly twenty years, Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home has successfully managed hundreds of full-scale interior design projects. Our tight-knit team of thirteen is well-educated in interior design and interior architecture, furniture design, project management, communications, and finance. Our designers are trained in a variety of styles, from classical to contemporary, formal to playful, and are experts in creating authentic period looks or mixing modern pieces with older gems.

Whether we are engaged in a full-scale remodel or customizing a furniture piece for a store client, our goal is to provide a well-conceived, functional design plan that can be implemented in a time frame, budget and style consistent with the client's desires. We take pride in doing our work well and in enjoying the process.

Our core services include: