See Furnishing Collections Inspired By A Sonoma Property


Teak-framed stool with armrests and upholstered seat cushion

Blue and burnt-orange fabrics topped with dark gray plates and orange-red flowers

Botanical print fabric in shades of red and blue against a cream background

Lately, Jiun Ho’s Sonoma property, Nagomi, has proven especially inspiring for the San Francisco-based designer. It was the genesis for his inaugural collection that can live inside and out—or, in his words, “a furniture line that embodies the fluidity of Northern California’s fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces.” (He is currently designing an upscale Sonoma restaurant—led by a chef with a Michelin pedigree—that will feature the new range.)

Ho’s frequent travels also informed the tables and seating: Thailand’s abundance of teak, the wood used for all 14 pieces; the simplicity of form in Scandinavia; and Japan’s fine crafts of joinery and raku ceramics. Nagomi—which connotes peace of mind in Japanese—is also the name of Ho’s latest textile collection. The motifs include layered trees reminiscent of bonsai and a pattern that evokes an obi sash. Up next for the designer is Jiun Ho VII—an assemblage of furniture, lighting and textiles that channels another part of the world: Mexico.