Did you know that Kimball Starr Interior Design has been published, in two lovely hardcover coffee table books?
Zen Style Residences
In her first book publication Zen Style Residences, Kimball’s residential design project titled ‘A Meditative Living Space Inspired by Nature’ is featured.
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. You can also read more about the publication in the Press section of this website and on PR Web.
Kimball Starr’s ‘Hillside Retreat’ is a San Francisco urban location, surrounded by woods and natural elements. While the project leans toward the modern style, country style is displayed through the use of many plants, plant-themed decorative paintings, and floral-patterned fabrics.
Though this project features a rich palette, it is unified by the use of a dominant color in each room – chartreuse and teal in the dining room, cherry-toned wood in the kitchen, yellow in the master bedroom and tangerine in the guest bedroom.
In this San Francisco home design, fabrics such as cotton, leather, wool, velvet and linen reinforce the tactile comfort of the spaces, while the carefully-selected furnishings bring in playful modernity, and provide a sense of lightness and fun.
Translated into English and Chinese, this hardcover publication boasts many beautiful photographs illustrating why the projects were chosen from around the world.
If you would like a copy to display on your own coffee table, you can purchase Country-Style Residences through Amazon.com.
Kimball Starr is a San Francisco-based award-winning interior design firm, designing contemporary to traditional homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a socially-distanced in-person or remote consultation.