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Black Lacquer Design was established with the notion that almost every room can benefit from a bit of black and a little lacquer. 

Since its inception in 2014, the firm has received a number of accolades for outstanding residential and commercial work, most recently being named one of the nation's fifteen "Fresh Faces of Design" for 2017 by Luxe Magazine. Black Lacquer is serious about execution and aesthetic but ultimately, believes that it's all about constructing a fulfilling and beautiful life. The spaces we inhabit most should both satisfy and inspire.


Whether your space is craving a cosmetic change or is in need of a complete overhaul, we have exciting answers (and promise lots of fun along the way!). 

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Caitlin Murray, Founder & CEO

Precociously organized and object obsessed, Caitlin grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana as the daughter of two attorneys and older sister to a future neuroscientist. She had the opportunity to explore the arts at an early age thanks to a progressive academic curriculum and parents who championed creative pursuits like ceramics, drawing, knitting, curating (i.e. shopping!) and an endless array of crafts.

Caitlin 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. Several years of building a career in the industry with acclaimed firms including House of Honey and MASHstudios led to launching and co-founding her first company, Caitlin & Caitlin, in 2012. 

C&C quickly became a celebrated studio across the editorial sphere with top design publications and bloggers alike. Thanks to praise from press and plenty of client love, Caitlin spent two and a half years growing the firm and developing an array of notable projects before branching out.

Always an enthusiast for living well, Caitlin's eclectic personal style is a reflection 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.

Caitlin currently lives in Los Angeles' Beachwood Canyon neighborhood with a large collection of whimsical vintage artwork and a cocker spaniel named Color.


Meet the team


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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 received her B.A. in English from U.C. Berkeley in 2010 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 most likely find her hiking with her dog, thrifting, or cozying up with a book. Rest assured, though, she definitely won't be cooking you anything.

Alexis Martin, Studio Coordinator

Alexis might be our newest team member but you wouldn't know it from how essential she's already become. She has eight years of experience in visual merchandising for small boutiques and major corporations alike, and we're pretty sure she's also taken a master class in the art of multi-tasking. When she's not coordinating the brass tacks for our team, she's either curating her killer collection of vintage clothing or she's behind the camera, creatively directing shoots and snapping gorgeous shots.