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Walkin’ on Sunshine finial, $55. PHOTO: Thayer Gowdy.
Rows of candy-colored finials. PHOTO: Thayer Gowdy.
An Alex K. Mason painting inside the new S.F. shop. PHOTO: Thayer Gowdy.
The view from Sacramento Street.
Hillary Thomas at her Pacific Palisades home. PHOTO: Mor Weizman.

Open House

by C California Style

While Hillary Thomas is commissioned across the country by clients craving her colorful, feminine aesthetic, she is drawn to one household fixture in particular: table lamps.

The interior designer, who now splits her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco, recently opened a 700-square-foot storefront on a charming block of S.F.’s Sacramento Street. Transforming a former art gallery space, her light and airy design trove—framed with a prim, striped awning; boxwood hedges; crisp, white paint; and cement floors—offers finials displayed like candy in just about any shape and hue. Consultations often point to custom drum shades, handmade linen fabrics from Australian line Utopia Goods and artwork by L.A.-based artist Alex K. Mason—all on display. 3489 Sacramento St., S.F., 415-292-4014; hillarythomas.com.

Written by Lindsay Kindelon and Jennie Nunn.