I have had a penchant for black onyx since Adam bought me a beautiful diamond and onyx watch for my birthday. Something about that smooth precious black is so striking and luxe. The Onyx Lounge in San Francisco’s St. Francis Hotel is aptly named, and was designed by Barbara Barry. Mirroring the exterior; the tall black marbled columns are topped with ivory Corinthian pilasters and flank the tall windows which draw your eyes up to the thick medallion studded ceiling. A pearl faced clock slung from the ceiling hangs like a heavy pendant on an elegant necklace. It is the contrast that is so smashing, and has been achieved in a truly lovely way. This lounge is completely befitting for the historical and alluring St. Francis Hotel.