Interior designer Brigette Romanek, of Romanek Design Studio, recalls the decorating of a friend’s Malibu home as being her first interior design project. Now one of Los Angeles’ buzziest designers and a recent addition to Architectural Digest’s AD 100 list, it boggles the mind a bit to learn that Romanek, a Chicago transplant, is entirely self-taught. One look at Romanek’s Laurel Canyon home; however, shared with her husband, filmmaker Mark Romanek and two daughters, proves that unconventional is Romanek’s MO. Her home, rife in color, mood and texture establishes Romanek’s style as both fearless and endlessly luxe. Her ability to sync visual extravagance with fixed function has resulted in a diverse portfolio, ranging from Hollywood chateaus to Malibu bungalows, and see-and-be-seen-style eateries. To go along with her recent DECASO curation, Romanek recently took time to share some of her handy tricks of the trade, from the classic print she’s vetting for a comeback, to why you’ll never find her skimping on a room’s area rug.Read More
For designer Lexi Tallisman, it’s all in the details. Lexi is the founder and principle of NYC interior firm, Greyscale Interiors, which specializes in the art of je ne sais quoi. Since opening in 2010, Lexi has led her boutique firm in constructing richly layered interiors that exude a warm yet artful sophistication. With an eye for the details, her projects are never without touches like custom upholstery, vintage art, or unique hardware. When she’s not jetting between projects in locales like Amagansett and Paris, Lexi is boots on the ground (or on DECASO!), sourcing the antiques and specialty pieces that make her work feel so utterly charm-filled. To go along with her collection of DECASO favorites, Lexi recently took time to discuss the ins and outs of her design process, including how she channels “understated drama” and the most unexpected place she’s ever gone for design.Read More
Alexandra Loew’s design approach is studied. Quite literally; she founded her eponymous interior firm Alexandra Loew in 2003 after earning no less than three advanced degrees, working as a documentary filmmaker, and serving as a university lecturer both stateside and abroad. So it should come as no surprise that Loew’s design work is wonderfully worldly; a fusion of her own learned experiences and meticulousness for details. Her talent for interweaving historical flourishes with modern touches ensures that every space she undertakes feels like an intimate visual portrait of those who inhabit it—a room designed by Alexandra Loew is nothing if not bespoke. To go along with her collection of DECASO favorites, we recently chatted with Alexandra about all things design, art, and even her must-visit spots in Paris! Read on to take a look inside Loew’s beautifully curated world.
Something clicked when Sally Breer and Jake Rodehuth-Harrison founded their interior firm ETC.etera in 2016. An interior designer and a stylist/creative director, respectively, they combined their powers to establish a thriving design domain that has taken the Los Angeles design scene by storm. Embracing hallmarks of both modern and old world Hollywood Hills style, the pair has fast established themselves with projects ranging from Silver Lake to Venice Beach. Surveying their work, it comes as no surprise that Breer and Rodehuth-Harrison aim to “please the eye as well as to the soul.”