California, often referred to as the Golden State, is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque states in America. Home to beautiful beaches, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park, California is certainly an area of outstanding beauty. Perhaps that beauty is what inspires countless interior designers to create unique, luxury homes across the state. With so many incredible interior experts to choose from, The LuxPad has created a roundup of the top 25 interior designers in California. From Los Angeles to San Francisco, here’s a look at some of the best…
Sérendipité is an interior design firm, founded by Valerie Saunders and based in Orange County, California. Passionate about searching for beauty in everything, Valerie is dedicated to making each new client’s space feel alive and unique. Sérendipité’s signature style is all about introducing subtle hues alongside textures and layers, to ultimately create a soft balance and harmony across the room.
Based in Santa Barbara, Beth Dana Designs create spaces that combine beauty, comfort and functionality, with the belief that the home should be a sanctuary – a place to retreat from the outside world. Known for creating everyday living spaces that calm, inspire and uplift the spirit, Beth Dana Designs has earnt well-deserved Best of Houzz Design Awards for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
With experience as a set decorator on TV shows such as ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ and ‘The Price is Right’, Greg Wolfson has a raw take on interior design. Based in Palm Springs, Greg specializes in designing homes quickly and on-budget for the vacation rental market, as well as offering staging services to real estate agents and their clients.
Del Sur Designs is a San Diego based interior design company. Its mission is to provide each client with a beautiful, functional and unique home, incorporating personal interests and tastes. With a vast knowledge of the interior design industry, Del Sur Designs discover items that are hard to find in stores, making sure each home has a unique touch.
Orange Coast Interior Design is known for creating luxury, sophisticated and comfortable interiors. The team provide a range of services, from simple room re-designs, to complete renovations. Orange Coast Interior Design has established relationships with the top resources in the industry, allowing their design team to provide the best selection of interiors and quality cost-effective solutions.
Founded by Autumn DeCesare in 2006, DeCesare Design is an interior design agency from San Diego. Carefully personalizing each creation to meet individual client needs, Autumn uses her creative insight to produce a wide range of interiors, from innovative, modern family spaces to vintage-esque style kitchens.
Established in 2007, Newport Beach based Brittany Stiles Inc. specialize in high-end residential and boutique commercial projects throughout Southern California. Brittany Stiles is known for creating eclectic and livable spaces, with work featured in various publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Coast Magazine, OC Home and on Martha Stewart Weddings.com.
Cocoon Home is an interior and botanical design firm owned by Debra Szidon. In each project, Debra strives to incorporate function, comfort and botanicals – bringing life to each room she touches. Through layering textures and colors, mixing the familiar with the new and acknowledging seasonal changes, Debra Szidon is able to accomplish something fresh for each client.
After over three decades in the industry, California Closets knows a thing or two about luxury space management. Transforming each client’s home through bespoke storage solutions, California Closets is known for optimizing living spaces. From designing a custom space-saving wardrobe, to an adaptable playroom for the kids, the team at California Closets are able to create much-needed organization without sacrificing the purpose—or style—of the space.
Suzie Parkinson is an interior designer from Los Angeles. With a diverse style, Suzie enjoys taking inspiration from fabrics, textures and vintage pieces. From fun, colorful spaces to zen, relaxing environments, no room created by Süza Design is the same. With an artistic eye and a 2016 Houzz Design award under her belt, Suzie strives to create stylish, transitional environments for each unique client.
Zach Cole Design is based in Costa Mesa, California and was founded by interior designer Zach Cole. With a passion for creating spaces that are livable and practical, Zach offers a holistic approach to interior design. The team are able to produce 3D room renders, allowing clients to view a digital mock-up of their space before it is designed. Zach Cole Design also offers project management throughout the entire process, no matter how big or small the brief.
Inspired by color, texture and balance, Ginger Raaka, owner of Ginger Raaka Interiors, is passionate about creating functional, unique and playful spaces. Offering consulting and decorating assistance every step of the way, Ginger understands the importance of creating a home that provokes a sense of happiness and warmth each time a client walks through the door.
HOUSEometry is an interior design firm established by Holly Karkouti and based in San Diego. Holly is known for fashioning interiors that inspire her clients each day they live in their home through form, function and harmony. Spaces created by HOUSEometry feel sophisticated, rich and relaxed and incorporate timeless, natural shades with a splash of color.
Founded by Lisa Arrowood in 2000, Arrowood Design is an interior design firm that specialize in residential projects. Lisa’s attention to detail and background in fine art ensures light, form, texture and scale are incorporated into each project, along with practicalities like comfort and function. Creating spaces that share a harmonious mix of modern and antique, Lisa designs classic interiors with a natural, inviting and timeless feel.
MO Design is a home staging and interior design firm based in Marin County, California. Specializing in designing clean, fresh interiors that maximize space and reflect each client’s lifestyle, MO Design create personal and engaging spaces that stand the test of time. Previous clients have been impressed by founder Margot Oven’s eye for staging a space, along with her attention to detail, winning the company a Houzz Service award in 2016.
Los Angeles based interior design firm, Mark Cutler Design Inc., was founded in 2000 by Mark Cutler. The firm create spaces that blend the fundamentals of building and design, along with the client’s personal needs. Mark Cutler’s expertise has previously earnt him coverage on TV and in various magazines, such as Architectural Digest and California Homes. Mark has also acquired a number of celebrity clients, including Steve Carell and Jennifer Lopez.
Loczi Design is an interior design firm, situated in San Francisco. Committed to creating unique spaces, the team at Loczi Design are passionate about technical projects like kitchen and bathroom remodels, home additions, furniture procurement and construction management. Working collaboratively amongst themselves, with architects and alongside the client, Loczi Design ensure that each project benefits from exceptional design.
Founded in 1996 by Monica McAllister, Mentos Interiors is dedicated to unleashing the imagination and hidden design instincts of each client. Mentos Interiors work collaboratively with affiliate designers and project consultants to provide a bespoke design team for each unique project. Working with the client’s own personal style and introducing a variety of materials to each project, Mentos Interiors’ proficiency has been presented with Houzz Service Awards for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Ryan Young is an international design firm based in San Diego who create signature interiors for residential and commercial developers. Each Ryan Young design is centered around style, livability and function. With areas of expertise in fields including model homes, multi-family, hospitality, commercial, lobbies and corridors, club houses and high-rise buildings, Ryan Young’s versatility can create a lasting impression on a variety of properties.
EAG Studio is a San Francisco based interior design firm, and winner of multiple Houzz Service and Design awards. Dedicated to developing designs that connect clients with the flow, materials and functionality of their surroundings, the experienced team at EAG studio possess an eye for detail that helps to create timeless living spaces. From environment planning for new-borns or retirement to technology integration, EAG Studio endeavor to create a livable solution for each client.
San Francisco based firm, Treasures, is owned by passionate interior designer Valerie Sartini. Treasures offers services from interior design and space planning, to custom furniture and exterior landscape design. Valerie’s motto is ‘it’s all about you’, and that is demonstrated through each unique project Treasures produce. Valerie and her team offer experience, innovation, creativity and vision to bring each brief together, using the best craftspeople.
Founded in 2006 by Dorothy Willetts, Interior Design firm, Willetts Design & Associates, create spaces that ooze elegance, sophistication and comfort. Passionate about fashioning homes that are aesthetically pleasing, tactile and welcoming as well as effortless, Willetts Design & Associates blend the beautiful with the practical. With a specialty in residential properties, founder, Dorothy Willetts, has featured in various magazine publications to offer her expert opinion including, Cambria Style, Kitchen & Bath Business and LA Design.
Situated in Chico, California, Nantucket Home is owned by interior design enthusiasts, Rick and Nan Tofanelli. The firm offers services from floor plan development to space planning and custom furniture. Rick and Nan Tofanelli strive to incorporate an eclectic blend of styles into each project; from traditional homes to more contemporary, futuristic spaces.
Situated in Palm Springs, Grace Home Furnishings offers professional design services to provide clients with a home they can be proud of. Collectively, the team of experienced interior designers have the expertise, resources and creativity to help each client with space planning, color coordination, fabric and furnishing selection. Grace Home Furnishings can transform homes into comfortable and sophisticated living spaces, reflecting each individual’s personal taste.
Coddington Design is an all-inclusive interior design firm from San Francisco, founded by Melanie Coddington. Working on both residential and commercial projects, Coddington Design provides a luxury interior design service from concept to installation. Bringing enthusiasm to each project, Melanie and her team create elegant, well-designed, luxurious interiors that anyone would be proud to call their home.
No matter where in California you are based, or what your design preference is, this list will allow you to find an interior designer to suit your needs, and help create the bespoke home you have always dreamed of.