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To complete the look of a new custom home in California, you will want to employ the services of a top-notch interior designer. Without cohesive furnishings, lighting, art, wall and floor coverings, all the hard work put in by your architects and builders will simply not get the justice it deserves. Maybe you want sophisticated elegance in your Silicon Valley estate or a laid-back California look for a beachside home in San Diego, or perhaps a regal European feel in your San Francisco high-rise apartment. Regardless of the style you are going for, the ten West Coast designers on this list are the ones to call.
Interiors designers are perhaps the most mobile professionals in the custom home industry. So whether you have a residential project located along the Pacific Coast in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, or San Diego or somewhere in-between, these interior decorators have you covered. From southern California up to northern California’s wine country and beyond to neighboring states, or even further, these designers have created some of the most beautiful homes. They have hundreds of combined years of experience and have earned nearly every top industry award possible: 9 of these designers have been included on Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100 and many are consistently on Elle Décor’s A-list. They have worked for the biggest stars in LA, collaborated with the nation’s best architecture firms, and been credited with starting new design trends from their CA design studios. They are experts on green design and sustainable home finishes, can create custom furniture and lighting, and work in every style from modern designs to family-friendly interiors. The 10 award-winning firms on this list are the best interior design practices in California.
About our methodology: We considered hundreds of professionals while making this list of the 10 best custom home interior designers in California. In addition to professional associations, we heavily weighed recognition the firm has received in the form of awards and press, any prestigious clientele they have worked with, whether or not they collaborate with other top industry professionals, including architects and builders, and what geographic areas they work in, with the more exclusive and high-end neighborhoods having greater influence. We also took into account the value of the projects they undertake, years in the business, customer reviews for quality and service, and range of services offered. Finally, we considered geographic location in order to give you a representative sampling of the best companies across the state.
If you are thinking about designing a home interior, we recommend checking each contractor’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.
10) Barbara Barry
9526 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA, 90035
Where they work: Nationwide
California-native Barbara Barry opened her Los Angeles design