From Designers

Designer Profile: Douglas Truesdale

An edited, quiet approach is what Douglas Truesdale is all about. The southern California designer believes a neutral palette, warm, rich accents (think: lacquered wood and camel leather), and classically shaped furnishings let a room truly breathe. What inspired this career path for you?  My paternal grandparents had Ruby Ross Wood, followed by Billy Baldwin…

Designer Profile: Shelley Johnstone

Trained at London’s Inchbald School of Design, Shelley is known for her elegant European influenced interiors with a fresh modern twist. Projects have taken her from London, Newport, Rhode Island, Naples, Florida, and through Chicago and its North Shore. Shelley works with her clients on projects ranging from initial architectural design and layouts, selection of…

Designer Profile: LG Interiors

The Chicago-based designers Melissa Lewis and Cari Giannoulias of Lewis Giannoulias Interiors believe in “livable luxury”, balancing bespoke furnishings with bohemian touches for a look that’s low-key and glamorous all at once.   What inspired this career path for you?  A love of design (art, architecture, interiors)… and a desire to change up our own…

Designer Profile: Kara Smith

Creativity is a defining element of what makes Kara Smith of SFA Design a visionary in the interior design world. Tapping into the potential of each space while aligning with her clients’ aesthetics, she transforms rooms into innovative, functional, and beautiful sanctuaries, making her the go-to for luxury projects. What inspired this career path for…

Designer Profile: Meg Lonergan

Meg LeSueur Lonergan, one of Houston’s most in-demand designers, stays true to Southern elegance, tradition, and history while reflecting her multi-cultural exposure. Lonergan mixes the old with the new, the classic with the inventive, fine antiques with flea market finds, and eclectic with traditional. What inspired this career path for you?  I was always excited…

Designer Profile: Barclay Butera

Since 1994 Barclay Butera has been the creative force behind his eponymous design firm and showroom in Newport Beach, California. His success in Newport prompted Butera to establish showrooms in Hollywood, California, and Park City, Utah. Butera is renowned for his approachable elegance and glamorous, West-Coast-chic interiors. What inspired this career path for you? Well, after…

Designer Profile: Brett Beldock

Brett Beldock, a former fashion designer and founder of Brett Design, has a crisp, creative but off-beat approach to design. Brett uses fabric, texture, material, and color to define each product and project, producing a sophisticated, innovative, and luxurious image in each room. What inspired this career path for you? When I was a fashion…

Featured Designer | Leslie Young of Cliff Young, Ltd.

From Soho lofts to country estates, Cliff Young’s furniture has been right at home in luxury interiors since the company was founded in 1968. Now led by Young’s daughter, the family business is known for contemporary, versatile designs with a focus on customization. Check out the showroom’s latest selection, from playful swivel chairs to seriously…

Designer Profile: Meg Braff

Classic yet cheerful, Meg Braff’s style has an elegance that is approachable and pretty. Braff published her first book, The Decorated Home: Living with Style and Joy, this past spring where she shares advice on creating rooms that are both livable and attractive. What inspired this career path for you? I have been interested in…

Designer Profile: Studio LIFE.STYLE.

STUDIO LIFE.STYLE. is a multifaceted commercial and residential design firm based in West Hollywood, CA. At the helm is Shannon Wollack, Founder and Partner, and Brittany Zwickl, Partner and Principal Designer. Together, Shannon and Brittany have created beautiful residential dwellings, ranging in size and style to meet specific needs of each client, constantly exceeding expectations…