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Views of our Neighborhood

Some words and images from our wonderful Design Associate, Lauren Steudte. With our recent posts on travel to amazing far-flung places, Lauren reminds us of all the design inspiration that surrounds us right here in San Francisco. And, she's got me thinking about Spring with that beautiful blush color! "Inspiration is all around us. A simple walk through one’s own neighborhood can reveal a great idea for a new color scheme, luscious architectural details, or sculpture in the form of a curved staircase. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place with fabulous little surprises around every corner."

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What's Old Is New...

We’ve been trending modern lately…loving the clean lines and fresh feeling of more contemporary spaces. But, I believe no look is complete without layering in some pieces that have patina and history. Our wonderful new store manager, Barry Miller, has a great eye for vintage and antique pieces that can add just the right note to any room…modern or traditional. Here’s what Barry had to say about what’s new in our store. Come visit us soon! “Along with new shipments of Vintage Barware, Vintage Wire Baskets, and Cast Iron Jacks, we also have several beautiful Antique Chandeliers that we are displaying at our store on Sacramento Street. Pictured is a one-of-a-kind Seashell Chandelier. Over the next few weeks we will continue to add more new, found, and antique items. When you’re in the area, please stop by and check out our store: 3419 Sacramento Street, SF.”

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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: http://designawards2013.eventbrite.com/# Hope to see you there!

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Berlin Adventures

Building off my latest experience with travel, I thought I would take the opportunity to share another recent journey that one of my design assistants enjoyed over the holidays. Chelsi Liddell just took an inspirational trip to Berlin and had the following to say about it: “Being in Berlin was an incredible experience – the city is truly a cutting-edge mecca for art and design. There is a real understated strength in this city. In walking all over, I was astounded to see how in one moment you are surrounded by ornate German architecture and then you turn the corner to find an equally beautiful, but minimal, raw space. I can’t wait to go back! Here are my top three places to visit in Berlin: 1. Neues Museum – A historical museum in ruins receives an exciting re-interpretation from David Chipperfield and houses an impressive art collection. http://www.neues-museum.de/ 2. Neighborhood: Charlottenburg – quaint tree lined streets and great shopping on Tauentzienstraße and Kurfurstendamm 3. Food: Opt for the quintessentially authentic currywurst or the acclaimed Reinstoff http://www.reinstoff.eu

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Yin and Yang

Happy New Year! It feels like it is definitely back to business this week – but with a true break and a wonderful vacation under my belt, I am feeling refreshed and ready for it. After a very busy year, I was reminded anew of how critical it is to find balance in life. To work hard but take time to play. To indulge and enjoy great food and wine, but also make time for exercise and salad! To create bold interiors that have quiet corners. To balance clean modernity within classically scaled spaces. The yin and the yang, if you will! I went to Europe over the holidays, and without work on my mind, I was astounded at how I was able to see and experience so much with new eyes. I’ve attached some pictures of beautiful colors that caught my eye along the way. So, here’s to balance in the new year and to taking time to stop and smell the roses…and see the colors! All the best, Kendall

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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 nine 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.

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