Nicole Hollis’s residential and hospitality projects reflect her approach to connecting architecture and interior design to the natural surroundings. For this beautifully produced book, Nicole shares her holistic design philosophy for the home, which thoughtfully balances a modern spirit of innovation with a timeless reverence for great craftsmanship. She masterfully blends the simplicity of line with organic complexity to create warm, refined spaces.
Featured is a wide range of recent West Coast and Hawaiian residences in urban, rural, and oceanside settings. A striking Thousand Oaks home has soaring ceilings and a colour palette that drew inspiration from the dusty pale jade eggs of the family’s Araucana chickens. A Kona Coast property set on a lava field reimagines a Hawaiian open-plan sanctuary with a modern design scheme of rich textures and surfaces, including lava basalt floor tiles and coral wall blocks. Michele Oka Donner’s lighting employs the shape of branches of the indigenous Kiawe tree. A San Francisco pied-à-terre is an elegant contrast study in black and white, infused with historical nuances, and a materials palette of marble, porcelain, lacquer, and wood. Nicole’s sleek, yet traditional, San Francisco townhouse is a redo of the former home of noted architect Julia Morgan. Many of these residences are being published for the first time in this book. The curated spaces feature art, found objects, and bespoke furnishings that underscore Nicole’s appreciation of texture, craft, and natural beauty. This inspirational tome will demonstrate how the NicoleHollis design methodology brings together site, structure, and interiors.