We’re a boutique interior design studio, devoted to creating colorfully curated, livable luxury.
Approaching each project with a uniquely fresh perspective, we carefully consider all parameters and opportunities before developing a cohesive design concept, specifically tailored to serve an interiors’s most ideal function and aesthetic. Since we believe that exceptional design is both soulful and personal, our interiors are inspired by the very best of our clients and their homes.
As a full-service firm, we believe that every detail of an interior should be pretty - including each step of the design process. Through conscious curation and expert execution, we work to make the entire experience a fun one for our clients.
Since its inception in 2014, the firm has received a number of editorial mentions and accolades for outstanding residential work. We’re known across the industry for our elevated, color-soaked style and unpretentious, inviting glamour.
MEET THE TEAM
Caitlin Murray, Founder & CEO
Always an enthusiast for living well, Caitlin's eclectic personal style is a manifestation of modern sensibilities and her love for fabulous design from decades past. She believes in creating spaces that are chic, smart, soulful, personal and delightful. Though every project inspires a completely unique concept, each of her interiors feels simultaneously cozy, glamorous and fresh.
Precociously organized and object obsessed, Caitlin grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana with the opportunity to explore the arts at an early age thanks to a progressive academic curriculum and parents who championed creative pursuits. She earned a B.A. in journalism and art history from Indiana University in 2008 followed by a degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2010.
After building a comprehensive career in the industry with acclaimed firms including House of Honey and MASHstudios, she launched and co-founded her first company, Caitlin & Caitlin, in 2012 before branching out independently with the debut of Black Lacquer Design two years later.
Caitlin currently lives in Los Angeles' Beachwood Canyon neighborhood in a 1930s French Normandy style abode with her fiancé, a large collection of whimsical vintage artwork and a cocker spaniel named Color.
Laura Fairly, Production Director
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Laura is casual and easygoing while still meticulous in attending to the details and fine-tuning organizational systems. She works closely with Caitlin to ensure that every project is executed flawlessly and is never daunted by a challenge. She received her B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley and has nine years of experience driving projects and communications. The daughter of a furniture designer, interior design was a natural extension of her inherited interest in furniture fabrication and restoration. If she isn't in the office, you can find her hiking with her dog or cozying up with a book. Rest assured, though, she definitely won't be cooking you anything.
Elsie Garcia, Studio Coordinator
Our resident woman of many hats, Elsie might be our newest team member but you wouldn’t know it from how essential she’s already become. She has ten years of experience coordinating production for major manufacturing companies in her back pocket, and brings her impeccable diligence and no-stone-left-unturned thinking to our studio. With her conscientious management of our studio, she has quickly turned us into a greener, more efficient firm. When she's not coordinating the brass tacks for our team, she's either gardening, salsa dancing, or thrifting.