Katie Monkhouse

interior shot of a fireplace two sofas and two leather chairs in the foreground.

Comfort is a pillar in the values and heart of every Cisco Home design. Katie Monkhouse, a SF-Bay Area interior designer, brings a fashion-minded perspective to interior designing where the light focuses on what is important– the comfort and community in the space.

We’re excited to feature Katie’s San Anselmo project using our Ramo Chandelier, Jug Lamp, and Jug Pendants and how she explores using light fixtures in a home to set the tone of each room.

Generations of family trade and Makers set the foundations for our lighting. All of our light fixtures are handmade by master glassblowers to create an eccentric home that stands out from the rest. Katie Monkhouse’s work highlights how designing a room with lighting in mind can make for a cozier atmosphere.


Cisco jug table lamp on side table next to bed



Designing the interior for the ‘San Anselmo’ project: 


"We used the Ramo Chandelier in the great room to create a more intimate feeling in this huge double-height space (there was no light fixture there previously), and the jug pendants and jug lamp in the master bedroom.

We love that Cisco lighting adds so much warmth to our projects. The fixtures are of wonderful quality and have such great character. The designs fit so well with our laidback California aesthetic. ”

- Katie Monkhouse 


living room setting with fireplace


Bedroom setting with lounge chair


Katie Monkhouse Interiors is a full-service design studio. From concept to completion, their projects minimize the stress for their clients whether it be home furnishing projects, renovations, or new builds. 


With a vintage taste acquired from living abroad, Katie has an eye for details, unity, and harmony. With Katie Monkhouse Interior’s focus on stylish family-friendly interiors, they create spaces that elevate and enhance the way you live.


“Sustainability and buying American-made are priorities for us and our clients so we go to Cisco for much more than lighting. We love the upholstery and accent furniture, the craftsmanship is so evident in each piece."

- Katie Monkhouse


Her work has been featured in RUE, Apartment Therapy, Emily Henderson, and Sf Girl.

Interior Designer: Katie Monkhouse Interiors (@katiemonkehouseinteriors)
All photos taken by: Margaret Austin Photography.