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San Francisco
Photo: Laure Joliet

Regions Served

  • Hawaii
  • Los Angeles & S. CA
  • San Francisco & Bay Area

Nicole Hollis is a designer and creative director whose mission is to conceive timeless interiors that elevate the human spirit.

As founder of NICOLEHOLLIS she leads an award-winning collective of more than thirty interior designers, interior architects and furniture designers to orchestrate her holistic approach to the art of living through residential, hospitality and product design.

Nicole’s portfolio of clients includes global leaders and notable innovators who appreciate her ability to create a home that supports and enhances their family’s chosen lifestyle.

A belief in the meritocracy of good ideas underpins NICOLEHOLLIS’ willingness and desire to channel the spirit of collaboration both within the firm and when working with clients, architects and artisans. Curating paired down spaces with great attention to their context and purpose reflects Nicole’s design philosophy.

The firm has been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Luxe Interiors & Design, 1stdibs and other publications. The firm has received accolades including Luxe Interiors & Design Gold List, two California Home & Design Awards, four Hospitality Design Magazine Awards and a prestigious Gold Key Hospitality Award. Nicole was recognized in 2013 and 2015 as a designer of distinction by the SF Design Center.


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  • Nicole Hollis


  • 1000 Brannan Street, Suite 503, San Francisco, CA 94103

Featured Projects

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Kona Coast Retreat

Set on a lava field poised at the edge of the pacific ocean, this unique, custom-built residence reimagines a Hawaiian sanctuary with an unexpected, integrated and completely modern design scheme. A traditional Hawaiian, open-plan hale scheme, consisting of seven separate pavilions, is transformed into a contemporary mixture of rich texture, tone, and surface.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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The Palladian

From timber to gold to sea trade, the history of Seattle is the story of raw elements, unfettered invention and leading-edge technology. To honor this unique city, the new interiors for The Palladian Hotel highlight a sense of heritage and place.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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Pacific Heights Prewar

This urban pied-à-terre perched between street, sea and sky presents an elegant contrast study in black and white. Infused with historical nuance, the materials palette—marble, porcelain, lacquer and wood—is one of luminosity and depth.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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Larkspur Hilltop

Architecture meets the art of living in this extraordinary, contemporary three-bedroom home comprised of a plinth and pavilion structure nestled into the Northern California nature. An array of sliding glass panels retracts completely into the home’s core, dematerializing the structure into a native-oak-strewn ridge.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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The Buchanan

The Buchanan pays homage to local iconography with an interiors program that celebrates street life, urban culture and artistic achievement. Sitting at the vibrant crossroads of the city’s Japantown and Fillmore neighborhoods, The Buchanan comprises 131 guestrooms, a courtyard, lobby and common areas.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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Hall Wines

Grounded in the terroir of a world-class wine growing region, the tasting room and visitors’ center for Hall Wines pushes the design envelope for a Napa Valley winery while respecting the importance of place and tradition. The interiors scheme celebrates innovation and craftsmanship while retaining close ties to the location and the land.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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Ovid Napa Valley

Taking its name from the epic Roman poet, Ovid celebrates both the artistry and science of viticulture, overlooking the expanses of Napa Valley. Designed by Howard Backen, the architecturally significant structure houses a limited-case production, working winery atop Pritchard Hill. Conforming to the hillside, the winery is built from reclaimed timber, corrugated metal and stone, which create an authentic dialog between architecture and land.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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The Farmer & The Fox

This moody Napa Valley eatery and gastropub brims with warmth and welcome. Dark charcoal hues, white oak paneling, gleaming brass and rustic tartans capture the essence of a cozy, old world haunt where world-class wine and cuisine celebrate agrarian living. The Farmer & The Fox is of the Napa Valley, where culinary delights bring together locals and visitors alike.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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Carmel Valley Ranch

The importance of place defined the interiors program for these twelve new suites at the resort Carmel Valley Ranch. The site, which offers a link to the original ranch property in Carmel Valley, inspired the authentic materials palette. Wood, steel, concrete, reclaimed rope and burlap render a nuanced, textural canvas.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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With natural light and bright white walls, the new NICOLEHOLLIS studio functions as a “blank canvas” where designers can clear their minds of daily clutter and devise original concepts for each project. Located in a 5,000 square-foot former industrial space in the SOMA (South of Market) neighborhood in San Francisco, the studio is a creative laboratory where experimentation is encouraged. Collaborators including artists, designers and artisans drop off samples and share ideas and presentations, fostering an uplifting, inspiring atmosphere.

Photos: Laure Joliet
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Sonoma Live Oak

Taking a cue from the ancient native oaks punctuating the nearby hillsides, this serene poolside sanctuary and guest house translates the beauty of nature into a composition of stone and wood. Soaring white oak ceilings, wide windows and built-in seating create surprising openness in the cozy spaces.

Photos: Ben Mayorga

Coverage on Remodelista & Gardenista