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New York Part II: Gallery Openings and Atelier Visits

New York Part II: It wasn’t all work and no play! Sherry took a few days to explore New York’s art scene. She gallery-hopped, attended a few openings and visited ateliers, finding inspiration for her current residential projects. Pictured here are pieces from the Carpenters Workshop Gallery including marble and glasswork by Vincenzo De Cotiis and the David/Nicolas Supernova Collection (shown in slide show).

Work by Rotterdam-based artist, Josep van Lieshout

Work by Rotterdam-based artist, Josep van Lieshout

New York Part I: ASID Presidents' Meeting and National Summit

New York Part I: Earlier this month, Sherry attended SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit in New York. The 3-day event attracted 400+ students from across the country. The event explored timely design topics geared at helping students get ready for their first professional positions.The event also attracted ASID chapter presidents, who met and learned from each other. Pictured with Sherry are the other ASID west coast presidents. From L-R: Anna Sarkissian (California Peninsula), Kelly Azzarello (Los Angeles), Sherry (California North), Karin Porter (Intermountain), Lindsay Hester (San Diego), Samantha Williams (Pasadena), Wendy Glaister (California Central / Nevada), and Michele Prata (California Orange County).

West coast ASID chapter presidents

West coast ASID chapter presidents

ASID chapter presidents from across the U.S.

ASID chapter presidents from across the U.S.

Celebrating San Francisco Fashion and Design

In the spirt of #NYFW we’re celebrating some of San Francisco's festive fashion. Last month, Sherry attended Fog Design + Art opening gala wearing a stunning lavender Grecian dress. And for the ASID Northern California holiday costume party, Sherry won best dressed for her crystal studded outfit. From art fairs to runways to home decor — pattern, color and streamlined silhouettes will dominate this year’s residential interior design schemes.

L-R: Sherry with Interior Designer Jason Apilado and Daniele and Foster from Studio SHK.

L-R: Sherry with Interior Designer Jason Apilado and Daniele and Foster from Studio SHK.

L-R Sherry with Jarrod Baumann of  Zeterre Landscape Architecture

L-R Sherry with Jarrod Baumann of Zeterre Landscape Architecture




Incorporating Pantone Color of the Year in Residential Design

Does the number 16-1548 mean anything to you? It’s the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, a warm and subtle shade of orange with golden undertones. We embraced this color for our Great Exploration Kid’s Bedroom — using Calico Aurora wallpaper and emphasizing the calming tone with a Kyle Bunting hide rug patterned in darker hues. We dabbled with its color wheel neighbor for a client’s master bedroom. And in 2019, we’ll be on the hunt for new ways to use this vibrant hue in our residential interior design projects. 

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New York Fashion Week

Throwback Thursday.  Sherry Hope-Kennedy attended designer’s Zang Toi fashion show during New York Fashion Week. His Spring 2019 couture collection was a tribute to Yves Saint Laurent (Toi traveled to the YSL Museum in Marrakech for his inspiration). Vivid colors and clean silhouettes dominated his runway. We spied shades of purple and what looked like Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018, Ultra Violet. Designers are influenced by all they see around them including fashion. Interior designers draw on the trends and colors as the season changes. Fashion and interiors are always evolving.

Zang Toi’s Spring 2019 couture collection.

Zang Toi’s Spring 2019 couture collection.

Clockwise: Vivica Fox with Foster from Studio SHK, The Housewives of NYC sitting front row, Sherry Hope-Kennedy wearing Zang Toi, and runway models showing the new Zang Toi collection.

Clockwise: Vivica Fox with Foster from Studio SHK, The Housewives of NYC sitting front row, Sherry Hope-Kennedy wearing Zang Toi, and runway models showing the new Zang Toi collection.

Meet the ASID CA North Board

Meet the 2019 board members for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) California North chapter: Aurora Belarmino, our very own Sherry Hope-Kennedy, Ingrid Beamsley, Ameera Taleb, Kevin Vawter, Sabrina Alfin, Kari Hensel, George Brazil, and Nancee Brown. Dedicated to advancing the interior design profession, throughout the year, this talented group of interior designers and residential remodel experts will be sharing design news and inspiration as well as hosting local events.

L-R: Aurora, Sherry and Ingrid

L-R: Aurora, Sherry and Ingrid

L-R: Ameera, Kevin and Sabrina

L-R: Ameera, Kevin and Sabrina

L-R: Kari, George and Nancee

L-R: Kari, George and Nancee

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

The team at Studio SHK attended the annual San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Opening Night Preview Gala last week. Definitely one of the best parties in town! The guests were as fashionable as the art. And some of the arts and antiques would fit perfectly into our interior design projects and residential remodels.

L-R: Interior Designer Sean Leffers, Enterprise for Youth Board Member Terrance Bei, Studio SHK’s Sherry Hope-Kennedy and Realtor Malin Giddings

L-R: Sherry and Mandana of Studio SHK

L-R: Sherry and Mandana of Studio SHK

ASID California North Board Members

It’s official! Sherry Hope-Kennedy with Studio SHK is President-Elect of ASID California North. This summer, she traveled to Washington, DC to attend the ASID Leadership Experience in preparation for her new role. The conference was geared towards all levels with the aim of teaching new leadership skills and meeting others in our industry.

ASID California North Board of Directors George Brazil, Kari Hensel, Nancee Brown, Amber Taleb, Ingrid Beamsley and Sherry Hope-Kennedy

ASID California North Board of Directors George Brazil, Kari Hensel, Nancee Brown, Amber Taleb, Ingrid Beamsley and Sherry Hope-Kennedy

George and Sherry. They did their best to stand on a flat floor panel :-)

George and Sherry. They did their best to stand on a flat floor panel :-)