The 25 Best Interior Designers in Los AngelesBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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A Los Angeles home is more than just a home, especially for those involved in the entertainment business. From intimate dinner parties to blowout bashes, a gorgeous and glamorous residence serves as an all-important hub for both business and pleasure. With this in mind, it follows that the interior designers in this star-studded city are often as famous as their celebrity clients. These elite aficionados know how to create a luxurious environment where deals can be sealed and influencers can make their mark. They can easily adapt to the wide range of architecture styles boasted by L.A., making it a unique, distinguished, and highly individualized region.

If you’re wondering who this all-star cast consists of, we’ve got you covered. From Malibu to Hollywood Hills and beyond, here are the 25 hottest interior designers in Los Angeles right now. Listed in random order, these tastemakers can add allure and interest to the most modest abode or palatial mansion.

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WALDO-FERNANDEZ4-265x288Waldo Fernandez – The Cuban native made himself home in New York before relocating to Los Angeles and enrolling in UCLA to study design and architecture. He started out as a set designer for Walter Scott, but it was his furniture commissions that earned him his early reputation. After designing for film director John Schlessinger, his work caught the attention of a plethora of celebrity clients, including Elizabeth Taylor. Waldo’s Design has been a fixture on Almont Drive for over 28 years.

michael_smithMichael S. Smith – Honored by all the top shelter publications, including Architectural Design and Elle Décor, this A-lister is one of the top talents in the design industry. Not to mention that Barack & Michelle Obama chose him to decorate the White House and makeover the Oval Office. His early days included studies at the Otis College of Art and Design and abroad, as well as a partnership with designer John Saladino in New York. The Californian returned to his roots to establish Michael S Smith, Inc. in 1990.

madeline3Madeline Stuart – For the past 15 years, Madeline Stuart & Associates has favored timeless design over current trends. The style maven’s philosophy encompasses a thoughtful, deliberate and collaborative approach to decorating. Her firm has established a reputation for conscientious attention to fine architectural details, accommodating work on a wide range of projects. A self-professed lover of elevated style, Madeline prefers wearing vintage clothing to jeans and a t-shirt, even on the weekends.

kellyKelly Wearstler – Since its establishment in 1994, Kelly’s interior design firm has blossomed to include clothing, jewelry, and home collections. Described as a “branding virtuoso” by Architectural Digest, her vibrant interiors and lifestyle boutique make her a leading name in modern American design. The multi-talented author and fashionista has been featured both on the Los Angeles Times‘ bestseller list and Vogue‘s Best Dressed list. Her famous clients include the ever so stylish Gwen