When the owner of a modern residence in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill neighborhood desired an updated kitchen and bath, that would play with the original design of glass and concrete designed by architect Jim Jennings but also showcase his vast art collection, he called in San Francisco based designer Nicole Hollis to complete the project.
Her elemental style works in tandem with the stark, iconic tower of concrete and glass. Hollis makes a brave distinction: “I’m not a great ‘decorator,’” she says. “Everything’s structured, and architectural, and materials. Most of my work has been in wood, or metals, glass and leather, hide and raw linen—more textural than patterns on top of patterns, fringe and curtains.”
The bathroom and kitchen cabinetry was made of a rosy, warm walnut and a two-inch thick Calcutta marble island slab. Appliances by Miele and Gaggenau and fixtures by Dornbrach which offer an understated yet elegant backdrop for the client’s art.
PHOTOS: Mark Adams