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Chicago-bound

Earlier this week Sherry was in Chicago. She spent a day at the Monogram Design Center with the GE Monogram team, Sheri, Mackenzie, and chef Jon, where she learned about their new appliances and tested out kitchens. While at the Merchandise Mart, she visited other showrooms, scouting for products and design finds. In between stops, she took in the city’s grand architecture and visited The Art Institute of Chicago where she discovered inspiring new art. Art, architecture and design!

Part II: The Sahara Desert

From Europe, Sherry traveled to Morocco for more design inspiration and adventure. She visited the YSL Museum and Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, followed by a stay in the Sahara Desert. In addition, she visited some of the women behind Berber rug weaving. In the Atlas Mountains, she learned firsthand about the craft of Moroccan rug making — an ancient tradition, done by hand. Every rug tells a story.

Part I: Milan Design Week

Sherry traveled to Italy for Salone de Mobile last month. She found design inspiration everywhere! She visited several modern showrooms and attended openings and installations. Some of her favorite discoveries: Studiopepe’s standout installation (more like an experience), which was held at a former gold manufacturing site, and this green-mirrored wall piece. After Milan, she headed to Venice, taking in the sites. She was inspired but the tranquility and earthiness of Punta della Dogana contemporary museum, which was restored by Tadao Ando, the winding canals, and the sea of colorful Murano glass. 

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.