San Francisco Showcase: Her Office by Catherine Kwong

On the second level just off the master suite at the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, interior designer, Catherine Kwong creates an elegant, contemporary and très chic home office. The room’s design was inspired by San Francisco’s fashion bloggers. “I set out to create a dream office – complete with pinup boards for tear sheets and look books and, of course, a custom closet to display a truly inspirational wardrobe”  Kwong adds.
The stunning “Cortes” desk by Julian Chichester is wrapped in hand-dyed black vellum and sits on a gilded steel base. Adding a pop of color, Kwong pairs this desk with an orange 1960s “Bird” Chair designed by Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm. Luxe upholstered wall is Holly Hunt’s “Two Sides: Charcoal” and Benjamin Moore’s Iron Mountain blanket the walls and create a dramatic backdrop. While a large photograph, “Backstage at Pierre Balmain – Paris, 1954 #7” by Mark Shaw and a chandelier by Blackman Cruz demand a second look.
Poster_Chanel No 5_Andy Warhol
An print of Andy Warhol’s iconic “Chanel No.5” hangs above an uncluttered black glass and brass console from Sarlo and bench covered in “Channels” by Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa.
Mixing a little old with the new, Kwong places a 1920’s French art deco lamp designed by Eileen Gray and a chrome and 1940’s black letter holder on the desk.

Drool worthy designer shoes, handbags and dresses are neatly presented in the open corner closet.

black white ribbon memo board

Custom pin boards repeat the black & white “Channels” fabric by Kelly Wearstler.

The closet doors featured a series of Hermes scarves custom-stretched into frames by Georgina Rice and Co. Such a cool idea!

*photo credit: Bess Friday or otherwise marked
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3 Responses to San Francisco Showcase: Her Office by Catherine Kwong

  1. Donna Vining May 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Such a fun space! I love the combo of a closet & office space especially for a fashion designer/blogger. Best place to work since your inspiration comes from your closet!

  2. Rmalik May 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Love this space! Elegant and modern dream office (and closet too!)


  3. Jen of MadeByGirl May 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    very cool…. seeing a lot of dark walls lately and I'm really warming up to the idea.

    oh and that closet is amazing!