Ashley Roi Jenkins Design, LLC offers award-winning interior design services in the San Francisco Bay area, specializing in luxurious timeless design. We focus on building a strong partnership with our clients to fulfill their vision of transforming their home. Below is a small sample of our extensive portfolio.
A discerning international client needed help creating a home in one of San Francisco's well known hi-rises with a focus on a living out door space and the interior highlighting creating music and art. Like most of my clients, the home had to become a harmonious extension of the private lives my clients lead as this would be their primary residence where rest and relaxation to rejuvenation where the utmost importance. The traditional media room with large screens and surround sound was not to be part of the design. With that in mind, the locations of where the family gathered to rest and to create art and music was determined and the home was designed accordingly.
Flora Grubbs Gardens, a local nursery designed by Boor Bridges AIA, would be the first stop to select items from to invest in our outdoor landscaping. Fruit trees, and herbs were the primary foundation of the design as the wife cooked almost daily and would use the garden to supplement her farmers market goodies.
A new home owner of a freshly built contemporary home needed a bit of a traditional touch to remind them of their past southern roots and home. Light, colorful, fast, and inexpensive were the requests with a turn around of maximum sixty days to fully furnish and decorate the 6,500 sq.ft. home with custom window coverings, upholstery, and furnishings.
Needless to say we were up to the task and helped the empty museum like home along with injections of color, pattern, and playful design.
Locating a vintage Sunbeam Bread sign from the 1960’s started the eclectic design process of marrying contemporary/modern architecture, with French country, Mid Century classics, innovative lighting, window coverings, and surfaces.
The bottom floor, which also functioned as another entertainment area and sleeping quarters, had a kitchen pushed into a corner that needed some life. We accomplished this by installing an antique mirrored back splash tile from Ann Sacks to illuminate light and tie in the “funky” nature of the design. A custom banquette was built and covered with non-toxic recycled PVC and a café style eating area was erected so that everyone could enjoy an array of entertainment locations.
Since the bottom floor bedroom would be used infrequently, we used a bold, black and white graphic wallpaper by Osbourne and Little which was punctuated by a red headboard surrounded by brass nail heads, and grounded by low slung midcentury side tables and black wool rug. A cozy blanket of black and white wool houndstooth drapery wrapped the room to ensure that each guest achieved a peaceful nights rest.
The main gathering quarters were on the second floor and comprised of an open plan kitchen in the back of the home, which then had a galley like layout of a casual television area, formal dining room, wine cellar, followed by formal living room. All of these spaces were open to each other so all design items needed to work together as if they were in the same room. We chose to move from light and soft at the back of the house and move to more vibrant and bold in the front of the house, which had less natural light available.
To keep the design as healthful and sustainable as possible, we used Lee Industries for the upholstery which was not made locally. Lee Industries uses only the best environmental and business practices as well as provides great designs.
This Eichler Developed Walnut Creek home needed a renovation to compliment its home owners lifestyle and the history of the home.
We started by addressing the exterior of the property line and moved inward to the core of the home. In the front of the home, the drive way and fencing was removed and refreshed concrete poured along with granite rock and smaller shrub landscaping. The back and side yards were cleared of added on non compliant structures and landscaping which cluttered the homes plot and were not originally intended to be built by the architect. The exterior, which was originally a warm cream and forest green, had faded and was peeling away. The pallet of Royal Blue, Lemon Yellow, and Dove Grey where selected to incorporated the Northern California Sky. Fresh French oak floors were laid and all surfaces and fixtures replaced and updated. Heath Ceramic Tile was used in both of the bathrooms of the home to keep compliant with Eichler approved remodeling materials.
The over arching design approach was to keep it playful, simple, and "Eichler Classic." Joseph Eichler's desire was to offer modern architecture to the general public. He hired some of the most mid-century iconic residential and commercial Architects: Robert Anshen, A. Quincy Jones, and Raphael Soriano.
It was our job to preserve the original esthetic as well as honor proportion, material selection, and intention.
This former British Consul General's home of 14,000 sq. ft., underwent full renovations to bring this historical estate into the 21st century, while strictly preserving the past for its new philanthropist owner.
The mansion was designed by Louis Hobart who was the architect of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.
After completing the guest suite bath which was a working linen closet and bathroom that functioned for visiting British Royalty, the new owner hired us to bring to life his latest investment of an original bed from the Hearst Castle.
After three weeks of tireless research while working with an archivist from the Hearst Foundation, we re-designed the bed in the high end and traditional grandeur which it was intended. Satin silks and hand woven tapestries and fringe from Italy adorned the original bed frame which was supported by wooden paneling from an 18th century spanish monastery and bed posts made by Julia Morgan's swiss wood carver Jules Suppo. The talented seamstress who hand made the canopy, backdrop, and bedding was San Francisco based Susan Lind Chastain.
The next notable space was created for the owners wife in the master bath. Since the home owner was on the board of major west and east coast museums, we chose a Whistler painting to be our inspiration. The specific piece selected was Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland. Custom hand painted wallpaper created by San Francisco based Lynn Rutter lines the walls. The floors were treated in a tea staining and veining process, which artificially aged them. The former honed limestone flooring was a disappointment to the client due to how it attracted dirt. Gold gilding on the walls and tiles covered other problematic design issues left by the former designer, all of which highlighted this luxurious and elegant retreat.
Photos by David Duncan Livingston
One of first clients in San Francisco, a Wallstreet Journal published statistician who's business focused on sports, purchased his first home which would reflect all of his hard work and new swinging life style. Only the best furniture, fabrics, finishes, and lighting were used to create the classic and high-end bachelor pad where endless entertaining would ensue.
Custom furniture was designed by the ARJ Design in house furniture collection "The Roi Collection", built by the best american craftsman for every ergonomic need and desire. These custom exotic wood pieces were peppered through out the three floor residence in grace and grandeur. Custom Italian lighting, hand made tiles, silk and mohair materials from the best european mills were imported and applied meticulously to the home.
To increase square footage, entertainment space, and the view into the San Francisco skyline, a outdoor deck with full kitchen was erected. A Viking Grill was installed, and countertops were wrapped in eucalyptus colored glass tile from Waterworks to reflect the greenery of the surroundings. Architect Sven Levine AIA established the design of the deck which required extensive structural support and code compliance.
Photos by Ed Ritger
Nestled on a small plot of land in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood, four architecturally significant homes stood, as a gift to each child of the land owner's family.
This unique four story home which housed original marine quality woodwork, was refreshed to usher it into the 21st century by respecting its architectural origins and bringing in some of the best lighting, finishes, furniture and art which spoke "casual chic".
Since the wood work was a medium brown color, and each room was ensconced in it, we needed to bring in the natural light as much as possible. Custom upholstery was built and designed by Ashley and was covered in various materials like the Donghia fabric collection in oyster grey, and sky blue wool as seen in the dining room chairs.
A hand made crystal chandelier by Boyd Lighting hung in juxtaposition above the casual wooden slab table which was surrounded by metallic grass cloth to enhance and illuminate the light from inside and out.
Since the fireplace was a red brick eye sore and the client was renting, we paneled the fireplace with fiberboard and cloaked its appearance in a mother of pear tile. Artwork by Katina Houston helps tell the story of white, fresh, modern, and rhythmic design and space.
The attic was a sloping and odd place to gather, since it was probably designed to only hold storage. So we cleared it out, and added a fresh coat of non toxic Milk Paint. We found a wonderful modular seating designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, with lively patterns and easy colors. Finally we covered the floor in wool carpet with a subtle beige cheetah pattern to keep the pattern party going.
Photographs by Ed Ritger
As clients lives change and grow, so do their homes. After completing this clients "bachelor pad" he fell in love and needed more space for his growing family. Nestled in the Ashbury Hills, just above the notorious Height Ashbury, sat this four story, former brothel which was converted into a private residence in the 1940's.
The entire 7,500 sq. ft. home including stairwells, bathrooms, and kitchens, needed to be updated and refreshed to bring this estate into a livable 21st century gem. Additionally, full earthquake retrofitting had to take place. The traditional tudor exterior was to be honored on the interior with custom millwork, traditional plumbing and color schemes. However, more current furnishings, wall and floor coverings were desired by the client. So a more classic soft modern was fulfilled for the interior. Royal blue hand made tiles by Heath Ceramics supported the stained glass windows of the master bathroom which were restored.
The Attic, which happens to be the most used level, was a very spooky space until we got in there with the intent to "open it up" and let the light and the life back in. Sky lights were installed as well as moving back the fireplace wall and installing a contemporary eco friendly fireplace by Spark.
High on the San Francisco hill overlooking the Presidio, this pre-world war I apartment was transformed to meet the standards of a young bachelorette.
Vintage moldings, tile, plumbing and floors were used as a spring board to set the tone of a "pretty in pink" palette. Playful and sassy would be the theme for this space.
A sofa from Johnathan Adler in light blue was selected to bring in the vast sky which was in abundance from the view in the living room. Since the windows were large, the room was extremely bright, so the light was damped by a tabacco colored grass cloth wall paper and wool carpet.
Midcentury furniture was used in every room for its playful nature. A brass bar cart was found at a local antique dealer Monument.
A nod the the client's southern roots was accomplished with Magnolia covered wallpaper by Osbourne and Little.
Photos by Ed Ritger