Industrial Zen Loft
Residential; San Francisco, CA

2 cat portraits, one a yellow tabby and the other a black and white cat, hang above a desk in a San Francisco loft.San Francisco Zen Loft Patio showing rock detail - by Kimball Starr Interior Design


"Kimball is one of those people that after you get to know her, you feel fortunate to have met her.  I can't imagine making a design decision, small or large, without her input." - Gil C.

Asian elements and organic surfaces appeal to this client's understated masculine style while steel and large-scale furniture complement the loft's soaring architecture.  Custom designed furniture includes a steel and reclaimed redwood dining table, floating Douglas fir mantel, a decoupaged metal army desk, and for the master bedroom, handmade Japanese paper sconces for a soft evening glow.

Project is featured in the hardcover book Zen Style Residences with Kimball Starr chosen as the sole U.S. designer to represent Zen style in the published compendium of 25 elite designers around the world.