Kathy Geissler Best, Allied ASID
Kathy Best Design
San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 646-8700
Project Types: Residential
At Kathy Best Design, formerly KGB Interior Design, we strive to create beautiful environments for our clients. We want beauty to be more than skin deep. Each project is carefully tailored to the client’s needs. Lifestyle, location, budget, likes and habits, pets, entertaining styles, climate, multiple use, & environmental impact are just some of the details considered. We are involved in projects large and small, from the new construction of large homes, to kitchen redesign and remodel, to custom furniture design, to the re-upholstery of a beloved chair.
We are an integral member of the design team, usually from a project’s inception. Our clients value our ability to create environments which address their particular needs and interests. We are often the closest liaison to our clients in the design process: planning spaces based on use. We attend to the details which ensure a well designed environment which is also a personalized, unique home.
KATHY GEISSLER BEST – PRINCIPAL
Kathy has long had a passion for the visual world. Her first degree was a BA from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Major in German Language & Literature and a Minor in Art History. After living and working in Munich and London, Kathy moved to San Francisco. She earned an MBA from San Francisco State University and worked in office furniture sales representing predominately Knoll International. Determined to work as a designer, Kathy pursued a BFA in Interior Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, graduating with honors and a focus on furniture design.
Since the formation of her company in 1990, Kathy has had the privilege of designing many homes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington State, and Virginia, including six of her own.
She draws inspiration from Nature, old Masters, and travel explorations. Her worldwide travel includes Western & Eastern Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, India, the Far East, Brazil, Mexico, and at least 43 of the 50 United States.
Space design and layout
Kitchen & Bath design
Custom furniture design
Paint colors and finish consultation & specifications
Window treatment specifications
Curate new and existing art and furniture collections
* Allied Member ASID – American Society of Interior Designers
* Member ICAA – Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
* Home Colors: 110+ Tips to Create Your Dream Room: "San Francisco’s 2012 Decorator Showcase House: Contemporary Colors for the City by the Bay"
* Design Trade Magazine, Volume 4 Issue 2: "Jack's Bedroom"
* San Francisco Chronicle, August 2012: "Stylemaker Spotlight"
* SF Luxe, June 2012: "San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012"
* Houzz.com, May 2012: "Cozy Up to Bedrooms and Baths at Decorator Showcase"
* California Homes Magazine, December 2009: "Sierra Style"
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