The City of Angels has always sparked millions of people’s imaginations. It has seen by many as the zenith of lifestyle, the place to be, and to live. Home of Hollywood and most of our favorite films, Los Angeles has slowly turned itself into a cultural hotspot around the globe. So it would only be natural if some of the top interior designers lived and practiced there. And now it’s time to meet some of them.
Best Designers from Los Angeles (Part 4)
1. Eric Hughes
According to ELLE Decor, Eric Hughes, who walked away from his position as vice president of production at Universal Studios and never looked back, is now the interior designer to the stars. And yes, his portfolio is made of Hollywood stardust, having projects for Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick, Hank Azaria, and, more recently, an edgy Manhattan apartment for the talk show host Andy Cohen. Always on the run between New York and Los Angeles – where this top interior designer has offices -, Eric compares designing interiors to producing a movie: “You envision the big picture, then the details, as does a producer. I’m just producing a different kind of picture.”.
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3. MLK Studio
With baggage full of adventures from living abroad and travel around the world, Meg Joannides – Los Angeles-based top interior designer and Principal of MLK Studio – brings with her an infinity of inspirations and influences to her projects and company’s philosophy. This firm offers design solutions for commercial and residential interiors. MLK Studio is skillful at working on ground-up construction projects and be involved in the early stages of the projects as well as it welcomes projects with finished construction and ready to design outstanding interiors.
In Palo Alto, California, there’s a top team working on international architecture, planning and interior design with a focus on sustainable, residential design as well as commercial and industrial projects. The firm counts with than 47 years of expertise in design, documentation and construction support and also a large background in construction and cost estimating for architectural projects.
4. HBA – Los Angeles
One of the giants in the interior design industry, HBA – Hirsch Bedner Associates has been leaving a mark at luxury hotels all over the globe since 1965. Their notorious presence in the hospitality market and their unparalleled expertise and detailed knowledge give its designers the ability to identify interior design trends at their source as well as they are able to make predictions about new directions and innovations at a worldwide level.
Zehana comes from a lineage of civil engineering since their forefathers built their first house in 1958 in Southeast Asia. The agency’s portfolio has been growing ever since including award-winning museums, public infrastructure, and luxury hotels. Nowadays, with an in-house interior design team as an independent firm, the approach to interior design is made with a multidimensional language as every project and every task is unique. As a design firm, their purpose is to analyze the relationship between the old and the new so they can give each project a sense of meaning and belonging.
6. Christopher Kennedy
Christopher seeks to create interiors that can be inspiring for their clients in order to elevate them, helping them to seize the day and enjoy everything around them. For this top interior designer, all the things we do at home are important, from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. For that reason, his absolute goal is to have a positive impact on people’s lives. Born in San Francisco and raised on California’s Central Coast, Christopher Kennedy blends perfectly the big-city style with a relaxed resort living on his projects.
7. Harrison Design
High-end residential architectural design is at the core of Harrison Design. However, they are also an award-winning interior design studio that seeks to create invigorating and perfectly tailored spaces for their client’s lifestyles. This holistic is also found within their landscape architecture studios where the landscape architects teamwork with a sensitivity to the environment and a focus on sustainability
8. KHA Architects
This team defends architecture should be creative, inspiring, optimistic, and about what’s possible. KHA Architects is a full-service architecture and interior design firm that specializes in residential design. Very well known for its ability to create visually arresting, inviting and supremely comfortable residences, their valued clients say the firm honors and incorporate their most deeply-held idea of home — in a way they never could have imagined — into their design.
9. Design Focus
Located in the beautiful coastal community of San Clemente, California. Design Focus provides timeless design, peerless elegance and an exemplary fusion between the luxurious and comfortable lifestyle that West Coast is known for. The design team uses “well building” principles to offer an environment that embraces healthy air, organic, renewable materials, acoustic awareness, comfortable flexible lighting, easy-care products, and as seamless a connection to the surrounding outdoor beauty as possible.
10. Just LED + Lights
LED + Lights offers lighting directly from the source in order to avoid unnecessary costs before it reaches the final user. This firm works directly with manufacturers to guarantee quality, reliability and performance. They also provide design services through their affiliate company ILLUM Lighting Design that offers a full-service lighting design and consulting for commercial, residential and hospitality projects of all sizes.
11. Lynda Murray Interior Design
Lynda was born and has always lived in the city of dreams – Los Angeles – always surrounded by creativity and talent. She enjoyed selecting fabrics for her bedding, cover her walls with artwork and she used to change frequently her furniture. As a result, Lynda Murray became a renowned Interior Designer. Murray‘s clients always make her think outside the box. A challenge this top interior designer accomplishes with success since she is used to working with a special concern of her clientele’s taste and needs, so it turns possible to create a space that they can feel as their sanctuary.
12. AC Martin
AC Martins is an architecture, planning, interior architecture, and research firm that make use of an integrated design approach to develop lasting environments for the 21 century and can affect people’s lives in a positive way. The company’s vision is constantly evolving and growing as architecture has changed over the years and their main focus is to be at the forefront with an approach that is sustainable, technologically advanced, informed by research, and pushes the boundaries of design.
Jane Hallworth is a top interior designer native from England that opened her interior design practice in L.A. in 2000 after graduating in architecture. For her, design is an extension of architecture, decoration, and landscape. Three important forces for Jane should be intimately tied to the unique spirit of each client. Hallworth‘s company defends that every project has its own story and it’s preferable to let the singular style of each home spring up from the substance of its conception instead of forcing a signature design aesthetic.