Lately I’ve been doing a lot of market research for our new retail shop and discovered who ranks where in the Los Angeles interior design world (based on keyword searches, recent publications and blog/website mentions). Being number four never felt so good.

1. Kelly Wearstler- licensed everywhere, hosts Top Design, is entirely FAB.


2. Rose Tarlow- old guard, always refined, boyfriend isn’t too shabby

Rose Tarlow

3. David Phoenix- designs for governors, streamline traditional, entertainment industry darling

David Phoenix

4. Lori Dennis- green guru, rustic modern, organic chic

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5. Karin Blake- AD 100, Americana, Malibu Mama

Karin Blake

6. Kathryn M. Ireland- European flair, relaxed fabrics, joie de vivre


7. Nathan Turner- smart retailer, impecable style, location location location

nathan turner and hooch

8. Martyn Lawrence Bullard- exotic tastemaker, bold interiors, excellent name

ml bullard

9. Molly Luetkemeyer- Wearstler protege, funky vintage, no charity is too far

Molly Leutkemeyer

10. Barclay Butera- west coast answer to Ralph Lauren, hell of a sweetie, knows a good outdoor lantern

Barclay Butera[1]

and there you have it.