We’re proud to share news of the hardcover publication Zen Style Residences, featuring Kimball Starr’s residential design project titled “A Meditative Living Space Inspired By Nature.” Kimball Starr Interior Design is honored to be selected as the sole design firm representing the United States in a book spanning projects across 9 countries.
Globally published and translated in both English and Chinese, the book features projects from 23 designers around the world. Of the highlighted designers, Kimball Starr was selected as the sole representative of United States residential designers, a great honor and testament to her design skills.
Some of the materials used in the project are bamboo poles for the potted sculpture in the living room, and Japanese folded paper sconces for a soft glow in the bedroom, as well as a tall, curving folded paper room divider that can be reformed and reshaped at will. Porcelain tiles with a metallic luster and a bamboo coffee table wrapped in reclaimed black steel complement the urban setting with an industrial edge, while a reclaimed redwood slab dining table and hand-planed Douglas fir fireplace mantel bring in natural elements.
By maintaining the integrity of materials in their natural state, introducing organic forms that mimic nature, and incorporating Oriental antique elements, an air of Zen, peace and tranquility is cultivated for all who enter this city oasis.
If you’d like a copy of Zen Style Residences for your coffee table or library, you can view and purchase the hardcover edition at Phoenix Books or through Asiabooks. You can also read more about the publication in the Press section of this website and on PR Web.
San Francisco Bay Area interior designer, Kimball Starr, provides design, decorating, and remodeling services for homes throughout Northern California and Nevada. As a Zen design expert, Kimball Starr designs Zen residential interiors with organic and minimalist materials that create a home connected to nature and serenity.