LA's Most Influential Interior Designers

Joyce Rey is the leader in Beverly Hills Luxury Real EstateCongratulations to my dear friend and fabulous interior designer for being recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as one of LA’s 25 Most Influential Interior Designers.

David Phoenix
Clients: Maria Shriver; Richard Riordan

With more than 20 years’ experience and a meticulous eye for detail, David Phoenix is famed for designing classic modern houses with a laid-back West Coast vibe — rooms that are polished but never precious. “It’s possible to live casually and have a sense of elegance,” he says. Despite being known for his high-quality traditional aesthetic, Phoenix, who lives in Bel Air and is “single and available,” notes that there’s more to a home than craftsman finishes.

“I’m not just a traditionalist. People in L.A. need functional, sexy spaces — places to gather and have great conversation,” he says. When it comes to hunter-gathering, Phoenix, whose next project is The Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, advises: “Buy what you love. Furniture is like a boyfriend — if you want it, you’ll find room for it.”

Obsession: “Luxurious E. Braun or Pratesi sheets at the end of a long day.”