LUXList Designer Edition | Sherry Hope-Kennedy

Collaboration is at the heart of Sherry Hope-Kennedy’s designs. She and the team at her San Francisco-based Studio SHK make a point of exploring the character of the space and engaging the client in creating rooms that carefully consider and reflect the client’s taste and the surrounding environment. Where required they engage the skills of talented specialists to ensure the best materials and construction are incorporated.

Learn more about what inspires Sherry, her design taste, and talent.

Sherry’s LUXList Picks

Joy from our Fools’ Gold collection, is an organically shaped, fun piece that will enliven any room




Fishskin is a soothing rug that fits with many different color palettes.

Describe your design aesthetic in a few words?

We are identity designers. We want to infuse your space with your personality or brand. Personally, I love Contemporary, functional and inviting spaces with an emphasis on clean lines, natural materials and bringing the outdoors in.

Do you use antiques in your design? If yes, what do you love about using antiques?

Yes! I love combining antiques with new. Antiques add warmth and personality and can be juxtaposed nicely with more modern silhouettes. Antiques add sense of͞memory,͟ something you can’t get from an all new space.

What inspires you?

Travel, nature, fashion and the latest technologies

For our readers, Can you give them a design tip or suggestion when redesigning their home or a room?

Your home is an expression of you — infuse it with your personality — whether it is your favorite color, heirloom or collectibles.

What is your favorite LUXList piece and why?  How would you use it?

My favorite piece is the Joy Side Table. I love the organic shape and the playfulness of the design. I would use this in any living room scheme and even in a bathroom

Incorporating the natural environment. The colour and furnishing choices reflect the view outside – light, open, airy and natural.
Clean lines and warm texture come together in this kitchen design.
Bold patterns liven this outdoor area.
Bold patterns liven this outdoor area.

San Francisco-based Studio SHK was founded by Sherry Hope-Kennedy. Her team strives to deliver the highest level of service coupled with creative design that evokes a sense of energy and playfulness. Their work bridges the demands of artistic exploration, environmental and social responsibility, and financial considerations. Their approach is client and site specific, and questions conventional assumptions.  Sherry and her team seek to explore an inherent sense of place and identity in each project. The individual character of each project emerges through insightful spatial relationships, material richness, and exacting detail. A collaborative process with clients, consultants, fabricators, and builders allows an open and inspired exploration of the design process leading to the creation of harmonious spaces.

Fun Fact: Sherry is an award-winning designer whose work has been covered in California Homes, California Home + Design, Design Bureau and Houzz. Plus, one of her Houzz projects has garnered 4,500+ likes.