NICOLEHOLLIS

Unlocking Sausalito serenity

Photo by Douglas Friedman

Far from being wan or color-starved, the neutral rooms of designer Nicole Hollis come across as rich and complete, reflecting their surroundings with surefooted grace. In a Sausalito living room, cool light off San Francisco Bay translates into plangent grays and smudgy blacks on a range of high-texture objects: Italian mid-century lounge chairs, a Christophe Delcourt sofa in basketweave linen, burl-wood low tables by Nakagawa Mokkougei from Les Ateliers Courbet. In this reductive universe, Venetian plaster walls become paintings and design becomes sculpture, especially in the hands of Vincenzo De Cotiis (the mixed-media end table) or Markus Haase (the bronze-and-onyx wall sconce). Neutral, but not without a strong point of view. 

Photo by Laure Joliet

Our work reflects our clients’ personalities and passion for great art and design from various cultures past and present.”
— Nicole Hollis

Designer Picks

Frederico Munari Curved Sofa, 1960, Offered by Casablanca
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Frederico Munari Curved Sofa, 1960, Offered by Casablanca

“A curved sofa complements and softens hard edges elsewhere in a room and adds complexity to a space.”

Gianluca Pacchioni Green Onyx Cremino Gueridon Pedestals, 2018, Offered by Les Ateliers Courbet
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Gianluca Pacchioni Green Onyx Cremino Gueridon Pedestals, 2018, Offered by Les Ateliers Courbet

“Pairing a sculpture with a pedestal that brings its own history and personality can add a wonderful dimension to a room.”

Gio Ponti Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1949, Offered by FRANK LANDAU SELECTED DESIGN OBJECTS & FINE ART, INTERIOR DESIGN
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Gio Ponti Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1949, Offered by FRANK LANDAU SELECTED DESIGN OBJECTS & FINE ART, INTERIOR DESIGN

“These classic lounge chairs are strong enough to hold their own as a statement piece but sleek enough to pair nicely with different styles and types of furniture and art.”

Gal Gaon Gaia Table, 2019, Offered by Hostler Burrows
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Gal Gaon Gaia Table, 2019, Offered by Hostler Burrows

“The organic shape and material of this coffee table make it striking as a centerpiece to a room, and it provides a beautiful canvas for objects.”

Douglas Fanning Uneven Dual-Pirogue Ceiling Light, New, Offered by Maison Gerard
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Douglas Fanning Uneven Dual-Pirogue Ceiling Light, New, Offered by Maison Gerard

“I love dramatic lighting, and the clean lines and asymmetry of this ceiling light resonate with me.”

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