Lisa Delena

Lisa Delena

Los Angeles, CA, US



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. I am currently a designer for Restoration Hardware West Hollywood, responsible for large-scale customized interior design for VIP and international clients.  Since 2013, I have designed homes in Jeddah, Riyadh, Sydney, Dubai, Oxford, London, Toronto, Valle de Bravo.  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, California.  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.


Restoration Hardware, Inc., West Hollywood, CA, US, Gallery Designer

The position of gallery designer involves multi-faceted duties which include designing large scale interiors for a VIP and international clientele, while running a large design team to implement projects of varying sizes.
The designer partners with the gallery design team to create professional presentations employing the RH Design Ethos utilizing Auto CAD and computer-based design boards, along with sample and finish trays. Through strong communication skills and strategic planning, the gallery designer oversees high-end residential projects from inception through to delivery and installation.
The gallery designer is part of a diverse leadership team that is devoted to education, mentorship and the fostering of partnerships within the local and broader RH network of galleries, customer service, delivery and the home office.
We abide by a set of core values that guide the principles and practices of our daily design business.

May 2013 - current

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.

Jan 2000 - May 2013

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

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

Portabella Design, Brentwood, Ca, US, Design Consultant/Salesperson

Residential design, custom furniture and draperies, antique/vintage sales.

Jan 1999 - Dec 1999


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Interior Design

Interior design, kitchen design

Jun 1999 - current

Areas of Specialization