Led by San Francisco interior designer John K. Anderson, JKA Design creates classic environments as seen through a modernist’s eye. With more than 25 years experience in residential, commercial and hospitality design, John is known for his dynamic balance of contemporary, mid-century and traditional elements, developing urbane interiors that are fresh and enduring. Anderson founded his studio in 2005 after working with several of the Bay Area’s preeminent designers, including Steven Volpe and Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. His process is deeply rooted in realizing a shared vision. Both a skillful guide and collaborator, he produces rich yet livable spaces that truly embrace and express the lives and passions of each client.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- Warm Greys
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- Palazzo Segreti in Milan, The Palmer in Palm Springs
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- Instagram and Pinterest
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- Italy, France, Spain and Mexico
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- Bellota in San Francisco,
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas. Triennale di Milano
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- Champagne Fridays at the studio
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- David Hicks, Antoní Gaudi, my Grandmother and Mother
- How do you keep it all together?
- With the help of my husband
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?