Trip Haenisch is a renowned designer based in Los Angeles who has gained a reputation for creating consistently ageless and stylish spaces fashioned flawlessly with the persona of the surrounding atmosphere. Trip has mastered the tactful art of blending environment, style, and amenity to suit his clients’ preferences. He seamlessly incorporates these aspects into the household’s fundamental purpose: comfort. The final product is a sharp and comfortable space, focusing on function while greatly valuing aesthetic. A foundation of white accompanies many of his homes, with strong colors placed in calculated locations to draw attention to important features. The beauty and influence of Trip’s interior spaces are bolstered by his international acclaim and recognition. While his style is particularly suited to Californian landscapes and lifestyle, the underlying fashionable designs transverse location and time.
We had the opportunity to ask Trip a few questions about his inspiration and style.
What inspired this career path for you?
I owned a to-the-trade only furniture and accessory showroom where all the top designers shopped. I learned so much from them. That’s where I first became a student of design.
What is your go-to source for inspiration?
Books, Magazines, the Internet, Art
Tell us about your creative process.
We look at the architecture and have discussions with the client about what they are looking for. From there, we create mood boards to get on the same page and then get into specifics about function and the look of each space.
Describe your style in 6 words or less.
Collected and Comfortable
What are the biggest trends you see in interior design right now and what are you loving?
Outdoor fabric on indoor furniture is a trend I am loving right now. The selection of outdoor fabric this year is amazing. It’s fun and functional- great for kid-proofing any room. I also see the outdoor living room as a trend. It goes hand in hand with the California lifestyle so it’s easy to love this trend as well.
What’s a staple in your toolkit?
Comfortable, soft furnishings combined with fantastic art
Who do you look up to in the design world?
Jacques Grange, Muriel Brandolini, Christophe Leoni, Jean-Philippe Nuel, Piero Lissoni, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Renzo Mongiardino, Philippe + Patricia Jousse, Herve Van Der Straeten
Anyone with a great modern art collection housed in organic modern architecture.
Tell us your favorite design related word, phrase, or quote.
“Not caring what other people think is the secret to being a great collector.” It’s a quote by Richard Shapiro
Which design blog, website, TV show, or magazine would you be lost without?
Why do you love Viyet?
It’s such a great idea. The selection is amazing. There are so many terrific finds.
Possessing an extraordinary eye for detail and unwavering commitment to style, Trip Haenisch is an award-winning interior designer. Renowned for combining refined creativity with the unexpected, Trip’s signature design aesthetic consists of sophisticated, collected spaces with a laid-back twist that embodies quintessential California living.