HISTORY

Tower Design Studio was founded in San Francisco in 1988. Our designs for iconic spaces such as the Post Ranch Inn, the Cypress Club and other popular restaurants put our firm on the map, and we quickly grew from a small boutique studio to a respected design house that produces iconic interiors, site-specific art and design solutions, and brand identity. In 2005 we opened our Southern California offices, and we now serve clients in major metropolitan areas throughout the US.

We have garnered a reputation for creating exquisite environments that mix functionality with clean design, comfort and style. Our award-winning spaces—including homes, restaurants, corporate offices, restaurants, hotels, wineries and retreat centers—have been featured in such publications as Interior Design Magazine, Elle Décor, California Design, Travel & Leisure, Print, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Architectural Record, 805 Living and Ventana Magazine.

KATHLEEN McMULLEN INTERIOR DESIGNER/ARTIST

Lead designer Kathleen McMullen is a multi-talented designer and artist. She founded Tower Design out of her lifelong passion for blending art and design. Tower Design’s hallmark look stems from Kathleen’s unique aesthetic: a seamless blend of the most innovative contemporary design, the elegance of traditional styles and influences from the natural world.

Kathleen earned a BFA in Art and a BA in the History of Art and Design, with an honors degree in Art Conservation from the University of California, Berkeley. She did her graduate work at the San Francisco Art Institute and Stanford University, where she studied with famed artist Nathan Oliveria, and taught art and design at the college level. In 2008, she completed her LEED AP/ASID certification and has worked on multiple LEED projects at the corporate level. Her studies provide her with an unusually comprehensive grasp of aesthetics and a historically-informed approach to design, which she uses as a springboard for envisioning powerful design narratives and creating iconic models of design.

Kathleen draws on her extensive experience as a designer, fine artist and art historian to engineer experiences through interiors. Her philosophy is that great design is evocative; it generates a felt-sense in those who experience it. Kathleen curates experiences via the interiors of the spaces she designs.

Tower Design Studio was founded in San Francisco in 1988. Our designs for iconic spaces such as the Post Ranch Inn, the Cypress Club and other popular restaurants put our firm on the map, and we quickly grew from a small boutique studio to a respected design house that produces iconic interiors, site-specific art and design solutions, and brand identity. In 2005 we opened our Southern California offices, and we now serve clients in major metropolitan areas throughout the US.

We have garnered a reputation for creating exquisite environments that mix functionality with clean design, comfort and style. Our award-winning spaces—including homes, restaurants, corporate offices, restaurants, hotels, wineries and retreat centers—have been featured in such publications as Interior Design Magazine, Elle Décor, California Design, Travel & Leisure, Print, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Architectural Record, 805 Living and Ventana Magazine.