Kirsten Pike Tells A Story


The San Francisco interior designer created a subtle (and kitsch-free) Western–themed interior for a client whose family roots extend back into California’s ranching history.

Pike says it best: “My client grew up on a ranch in CA. He wanted an interior and ambience that was modern, masculine with a rustic slant and modern cowboy undertones. He wanted there to be a nod to his roots and CA history and at the same time, he wanted his condo to be a reflection of him today and of the moment.”

Below, a classic bay window opens up to the flat’s Nob Hill neighborhood. Sofa from Luminaire in LA with a pair of leather chairs from BluDot and tables from Denmark. In the dining area adjacent, Pike painted a mural of grasses indigenous California. Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner, pendants by Greypants.

Pike and her client assembled a collection of over two dozen watercolors and etchings by the noted Western artist Edward Borrein, now displayed throughout the flat in sleek aluminum frames.

Pike had a collection of Native American tools and arrowheads framed in acrylic, giving these ancient artifacts a new, contemporary life.

In the den/guest room, wallpaper from Cole & Sons, originally designed in the 1950s, plus a pair of ghostlike, wood-patterned acrylic cubes.

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Photo Credit: Paul Dyer Photography