Now Starring: Catherine Kwong - Chairish Blog

With an emphasis on modern architecture and custom detailing, San Francisco-based designer Catherine Kwong creates moments of unexpected beauty. Catherine started her design career in New York, where she designed luxe, gorgeous interiors for Studio Sofield and the likes of Ralph Lauren’s flagship stores.

Photo by Bess Friday

After many amazing years of learning and creating in the city that never sleeps, she moved home to her beloved San Francisco, and Catherine Kwong Design was open for business in 2011. Read on below to get to know Catherine, and shop her Chairish favorites here.

Photo by Bess Friday

Favorite way to add drama to a room?
Playing with scale and balance. It’s so important to get the proportions of a room dialed in with the furnishings, but then I like to add drama with an oversized piece of art, or a tall floor lamp paired with a petite side table.

Photo by Bess Friday

Favorite way to work a bit of vintage into a room?
I love incorporating vintage hardware into our custom pieces. Beautiful old pulls, doorknobs, and hinges can lend a sense of depth and elegance to furniture and cabinetry.

Photo by Douglas Friedman


Favorite beauty/grooming product?
Vintner’s Daughter

Favorite travel destination?

Favorite hotel to check in to?
The Crosby Hotel in New York

Favorite app?

Favorite morning beverage?
 All of the coffee

Favorite thank you/hostess gift?
Flowers and something sweet

Favorite thing to collect?

Photo by Bess Friday


Favorite restaurant?
Saru Sushi

Favorite hotel to recommend to visiting friends?
Cavallo Point

Favorite local culture hub?
Minnesota Street Project

Favorite local attraction?
The Presidio

Favorite local flea market/vintage hunting ground/
The Perish Trust


Featured photo by Bess Friday. All photos courtesy of Catherine Kwong


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July 27, 2017

Viva la vintage! Chairish curates a fabulous collection of chic, one of kind vintage furniture and decor. Shop our hand-picked, "best of the best" offering of Mid-Century Modern, contemporary and antique finds. Happy hunting!