As a veteran of interior design, Joan Behnke jokes she got her start by designing her first house for Ken and Barbie at the age of 5. Since then, Joan’s love of design has grown into a rewarding career. From her offices in Los Angeles, Joan has worked on projects in San Francisco, Montecito, Beverly Hills, and Malibu. Joan’s projects have also taken her around the world to Japan, Italy, Egypt, France and Saudi Arabia. Traveling for Joan has been an integral part of her creative process, if it’s capturing the spirit of a culture in her design or seeking out furniture in Paris.
Joan believes in tackling every project with dedication, attention to detail, due diligence, and dependability. Joan’s staff works closely under her direction to make the design process not only a collaborative effort from within, but also a mutual process with her clients. By using objects of exquisite craftsmanship, restrained simplicity and subtle use of color, Joan and her team are able to create a lasting beauty in their designs. With selection and placement of each element and object, an impression is imprinted that will stay with clients throughout all their life’s journeys.