Kendall began her formal training as business owner, retailer, and design principal at the University of California, San Diego and at San Francisco's Academy of Art University. She briefly worked in the movie industry before pursuing her passion for interior design, prompted by studies abroad in Paris. It was there that she 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. Over the years, this skill has been showcased in successive retail stores, including Patina Atelier, Threshold by Design, and now Kendall Wilkinson Home.
As a San Francisco native and daughter of an interior connoisseur mother, Kendall brings over twenty years of experience to the field. She is a reappearing figure in the prestigious San Francisco Decorator Showcase, and in 2007, was awarded California Home + Design's Award for Showcase House Design. Her work has been showcased in Town & Country, Traditional Home, and InStyle, as well as numerous other magazines, local publications, and various shows on Home & Garden Television. She is honored to have been chosen as a keynote speaker at U.C.'s "Who's Who in Interior Design" conference five times, and was the recipient of Sunset magazine's Award of Excellence.
Over nearly twenty years, Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home has successfully managed hundreds of full-scale interior design projects. Their tight-knit team of nine is well-educated in interior design and interior architecture, furniture design, project management, communications, and finance. Their 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 they are engaged in a full-scale remodel or customizing a furniture piece for a store client, their 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. They take pride in doing our work well and in enjoying the process.