I am a designer with a passion for interiors, custom furniture and gorgeous lighting. My background is in residential design, and I would also sincerely enjoy working in restaurant design and hospitality. 2010 brought the opportunity to work as the designer for the Heineken Music Lounge of the Esquire Magazine House. The first photo of my portfolio features this Esquire design work. I have also worked on several remodels, both small and large in Pacific Palisades for the past 12 years. Early in my career, I worked for Portabella Design, a custom furniture and design boutique in Brentwood, with the most discerning clientele. Along with my design work, the staging company I had co-founded was successful in securing new clientele. My experience in working with clients is well-honed, and I am a calm, creative problem solver. To become part of a highly skilled, energetic design team is my goal.
Lisa DeLena Design, Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Principle Interior Designer/Owner
Principle Interior Designer specializing in custom residential interiors, surface material specification for new construction and remodeling, window treatments and lighting.
Room Service Home + Staging, Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Co-founder, Principle Designer/Stager
Co-founder and principle designer for full-service staging company for the real estate market. Source furniture and accessories, acquire inventory, clean out and empty home for sale if necessary. Meet with real estate clients and developers to solicit new business. Write bids and schedules. Shop for specific accessories and devise design plan. Coordinate furniture delivery and supervise installation. Beautify outdoor areas. Work with photographer to style property for marketing photos. After sale of home, move out furniture and re-stock inventory. Operated concurrently with my design company
Portabella Design, Brentwood, Ca, US, Design Consultant/Salesperson
Residential design, custom furniture and draperies, antique/vintage sales.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Interior Design
Interior design, kitchen design