Kwong’s keen interest in modern architecture informs her inviting yet disciplined interiors, where the subtlest nuances sing.
— Architectural Digest


From San Francisco to Napa Valley, to Hawaii and beyond, we specialize in designing high-end residential interiors, with a focus on modern architecture and custom furniture and detailing.


We believe that a commercial space can still feel like a home - albeit one without all of that pesky laundry to do.  We bring an elevated aesthetic and a healthy dose of fun to all of our hospitality projects.


Whether it's organizing a big launch event or styling an intimate family photo shoot, we are happy to step in to take care of all the details for you.  Life should be celebrated, and we're here to help.

Catherine’s talents and strengths place her amidst the upper echelons of an emerging generation of young designers.
— William Sofield

Casual elegance floats above Pacific Heights


“Deeply cultivated, effortlessly cool and, above all, enjoying life.”
- Tom Delavan, on Joseph Dirand

For this year's Decorator Showcase, we decided to design a room for ourselves. One that was elemental and quietly romantic but also layered and rich in meaning. One that feels like what California feels like to us right now.



Industrial chic for a venerable winemaker


When the team from Brown Estate, one of Napa Valley's finest family wineries, was looking for a space to showcase their award-winning zinfandels, they didn't expect to find it in the middle of Downtown Napa.  But they fell in love-at-first-sight with an expansive industrial space, tucked away on the second floor of the old Napa Valley Register Building.  Exposed brick and blackened steel meet Italian marble and fluted glass, to create an atmosphere of understated glamour.  The result is a tasting room for a new generation: one where music plays, people laugh, and wine is happily shared.



Sophisticated beauty for a modern jewelbox


With a swath of sky and the span of the San Francisco Bay as a backdrop, this architectural gem called for subtle layers and clean lines.  A parchment leather cabinet houses the clients' antique china collection, and a handblown glass chandelier floats above a dining table made for big family dinners - proof that contemporary architecture can feel comfortable and inviting without sacrificing an ounce of style. 



Modern meets traditional in a family home


What happens when a big-city family with a serious modern art collection moves to the country?  Well, not the country, exactly, but this traditional Tudor-style home is nestled among the hills of Woodside, where you're as likely to see a horse on the road as you are a Tesla.  We used a sophisticated materials palette to update the house for our urbane family, bringing a strong point of view to this classic home.



Refined glamour sets the stage


Three months to furnish a home?  No problem.  Our jet-setting clients came to us with a love for modern design and very tight timeline. We got to work sourcing vintage lighting and in-stock rugs, and designed custom brackets to add detail to reupholstered chairs.  Large-format artwork frames the scene in each room, anchoring a mix of bold patterns and luxe fabrics, to create a stylish sanctuary for beautiful living.



A pocket of calm in the middle of the city


When approaching the remodel of this small loft apartment, editing was the key.  First step: removing the eighties-style shag carpet and the mirrors that covered every surface.  It was smooth sailing after that: white walls, dark floors, tailored drapery... Throw in an 800-pound steel firewood holder, a glass chandelier, and a favorite pair of leather sling chairs, and the place was ready for late-night cocktails and easy Sunday mornings.



Runway-inspired moves in a light-filled townhouse


When a client approaches you with inspiration images from the lookbooks of Valentino, Erdem, and Dior, you know it's going to be good.  Our fashionista client was looking to create a family home that reflected her signature sense of fun and style.  We took cues from her closet, as well as the runway, to inform this glamorous study in pattern-mixing.


Cozy vibes for a modern bachelor pad


We approached this gut renovation with an eye toward balance.  While the exterior and front entry of the house retain historical details of the original architecture, the rest of the home is a minimalist retreat composed of clean lines and a neutral materials palette of glass, plaster and leather floors.  With a focus on comfort and warmth, we punctuated the space with industrial fixtures, walnut-framed furniture, and suiting fabrics from Saville Row.  Dreamy light filters effortlessly through this urban retreat.



Classical architecture gets the rock 'n roll treatment


For the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, we were inspired by old photos we found of Mick and Bianca Jagger in their newlywed days.  Unabashedly stylish, the photos depicted a wild romance.  We designed our award-winning room for that couple in that moment of amour fou: luxe and decadent, but with all the impossible glamour of true rock royalty.