David Phoenix has earned his reputation as one of the country’s most influential designers with 20 years of design experience, fifteen at the helm of his own firm. House Beautiful recognized his talent, and awarded him the title of one of America’s Top Young Designers. His projects currently grace the covers of Architectural Digest, California Homes, and this fall’s national issue of LUXE magazine.
Creating designs that incorporate and reflect the personality and passions of his clients is David’s stock-in-trade. Whether it is an individual room or an entire residence, he draws from a multitude of styles, juxtaposing contemporary and classic, bold and subdued, to achieve a look that is inspired by the goals and aspirations of the Owner for the ambience of their living space, rather than by a particular design vernacular or popular trend. He provides a wide range of services for his elite clientele, from consulting and space planning to the acquisition of art and antiques.
This quintessential American designer was selected an honorable appointee of the State Historical Resources Commission of California (SHRC). Perhaps best known for designs that address the special concerns of America’s highest public officials, business magnates, Middle Eastern royalty and Hollywood celebrities, David Phoenix has decorated homes for such luminaries as the Kennedy family, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver, and actor Rob Lowe. His works leave a lasting impression on devotees, leading to completion of multiple projects for his enthusiastic clients.
David’s aesthetic melds the timeless design traditions of the American aristocracy and the informal luxury of the West Coast. His unique perspective results in spaces that are both relaxed yet chic..dubbed “California Elegant” by his many supporters.