Michelle Homme is a California-based interior designer and art consultant.
"Michelle Homme definitely has a good eye. After all, the UC Berkeley grad and interior designer (who has worked for design firms such as Steven Volpe and served as design director for interiors for the golf club at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach) regularly scours the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Fair, the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market, and estate sales for rare and unique goods for her store and her clients. “I work based on my intuition and I try to avoid the ‘supposed-to objects’,” says the Southern California native who is most influenced by the classic rooms of designer David Hicks for interiors and Rose Cumming for her shop. “I love her irreverence of having bolts of fabric everywhere in her shop in New York, but for my store, I’m not buying with anyone in mind, I just buy what I like, and I am not limiting myself to one period, mood or influence.” - Jennie Nunn, San Francisco Chronicle
"No Place Like Homme"
"Yesterday, after a delicious lunch at Boulette's Larder, Grant introduced me to two neighboring Russian Hill spots: Loving Cup Cafe (which serves yummy rice pudding) and Homme (which, coincidentally, was written up in Daily Candy yesterday).
The latter was actually closed when we arrived, but as we were about to leave, owner Michelle Homme pulled up in a U-Haul. She had just come back from a buying trip in Southern California. Although the goods that were in the truck aren't on her 1st Dibs site yet, I already know I'm going to love them if her current inventory is any indication." -Anh-Minh Le, Anh-Minh.com, Design Writer and Editor
"Designer Michelle Homme may have earned her degree in English from UC Berkeley, but she has trained all over the world, in a variety of trades. She got her start working at the venerable firm Tucker & Marks and was later hired by designers Edward Lobrano and Steven Volpe. She also served as the design director for the interiors at the Pelican Hill golf resort in Newport Beach.
Over the years, Homme studied decorative arts at Christie's auction house in London, worked with a shoe designer in Milan and enrolled in an intense millinery course in Edinburgh.
Last fall, she returned to San Francisco and opened Homme, a boutique in Russian Hill (2354 Polk St.). Her diverse interests and keen eye are evident in the artwork, furnishings, lighting and accessories she carries - most of which are available through her 1stdibs online store (homme.1stdibs.com). The shop allows her to share her design expertise and exquisite vintage finds."- Anh-Minh Le, San Francisco Chronicle 2010