Episode 077: Kendall Wilkinson
Kendall Wilkinson, A 20 Year Career
Over the last 20 years, Kendall Wilkinson has become one of the most highly regarded and sought after residential interior designers in the West.
Kendall Wilkinson Show Houses and Publications
Chosen as a contributing designer to the prestigious San Francisco Decorator Showcase six times and the ELLE DÉCOR Showhouse, Kendall continues to earn accolades in the industry and demonstrates her ever-evolving design talents. 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. Kendall is also on the Board for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
She is regularly featured in leading design and lifestyle publications including, ELLE DECOR, Gentry, House Beautiful, InStyle, LUXE magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, Town & Country, Traditional Home, and has been covered in over fifty design blogs. Kendall has also appeared on local and nationally syndicated television programs including HGTV’s: Homes Across America, High Tech Home, and Sensible Chic.
Kendall Wilkinson Credentials
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 respect for tradition and a passion for the modern, Kendall’s true expertise lies in her ability to artfully mix authenticity and contemporary design to match her clients’ tastes. She has helped several clients create “Healthy Homes” in addition to focusing on sustainability and green-living.
In 2016, Kendall launched her first collection with Fabricut, featuring indoor/outdoor fabrics in a sophisticated mix of neutrals, bold colors and innovative patterns.