We look forward to discussing your special Estate, main Residence or Getaway!
Lafia/Arvin is recognized as one of the country’s premier Interior Design Firms. L/A’s design, and attention to detail has placed it on Robb Report’s 2012 List of the Top 40 Interior Designers of the World, and as the highest rated Interior Design Firm in The Franklin Report.
Lafia/Arvin is continually featured in Architectural Digest, The Robb Report, Coastal Living, Florida Design Magazine, Trends Magazines, California Homes and other luxury interior design publications. Monique Lafia, CEO, has over 20 years experience, is a graduate of the UCLA Interior Design Program, and is CCIDC and NCIDQ certified/licensed.
we are pleased to announce that one of our latest projects, a french estate on los angeles country club in beverly hills, is on the cover/featured in the december/winter issue of california home magazine, available by selecting on this page.
LAFIA/ARVIN was honored to have been selected for the second consecutive year as a WESTWEEK KEYNOTE Luxury Interior Designer Panelist, at a WESTWEEK KEYNOTE event on March 20 with our 16 year + Client, actress Courtney Thorne-Smith and Celebrity Builder Gary Drake.
The Panel was sponsored by ASID and moderated by E-News’s Catt Sadler. If you were not one of the fortunate to attend this “sold-out” standing room only event, you may now view a replay of the entire KEYNOTE EVENT by selecting the icon on this page. Below is a copy of the press release issued by WESTWEEK/The Pacific Design Center for our KEYNOTE EVENT:
- How to be Asked Back to the Party: The Art of Repeat Business
- Panelists: Courtney Thorne-Smith, Monique Lafia and Gary Drake
- Moderator : E! News’s Catt Sadler
- March 20, 2013 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Blue Conference Center – Pacific Design Center
What is the secret to working on sophisticated residential design projects with highly discerning clients—and making the grade enough to be asked back for the second project, and even the third? It is certainly more than just showing up on time.
Join celebrity Design-Client Courtney Thorne-Smith (Two and a Half Men CBS, Melrose Place & Ally McBeal) as she talks with her own noted designer Monique Lafia (ASID, CIDC) about the process of designing her home and selecting the Designer-Contractor-Architect team (including 5 homes with Monique)-L/A). Client and Designer speak openly about what is critical to each in deciding to work together again. Lafia and Thorne-Smith have designed five homes together during the last 16+ years, including Courtney’s Brentwood estate (a magnificent Brentwood cottage that was featured in In Style Magazine). Monique’s projects for celebrity, sports and business clients, such as Wayne Gretzky, and Rob Lowe, including the historic "Buster Keaton Estate. have been published in Architectural Digest, Robb Report, Coastal Living, Trends and California Homes . Prestigious luxury builder Gary Drake, of Drake General Contractor, joins in the panel discussing the secret to his "repeat business" with some of the most notable clients in Los Angeles. He has worked on homes for Madonna, Sting, Rod Stewart and Jim Carrey—and has renovated eight classic Paul Williams homes, to date.
WESTWEEK KEYNOTE 2012 REPLAY:
We were honored to have been selected by the Top Organizations of Design (“ASID”) and Architecture (“AIA”) as Key-Note Speaker at WESTWEEK with Noted Fellow Panelists – Landscape Designer (Mark David Levine), Architect (William Hefner, AIA), Designer (Monique – NCIDQ, CID, ASID), and Bart Mandel (Construction Management), to discuss the “A Team” - Successful Partnering on Luxury Estates – Successfully Building/Completing 20,000 Square Foot Estates.
The Event was hosted by the Editor-in-Chief of California Homes, Susan McFadden. Panel members have worked on very noteworthy (“historic”) projects in California. Mark David Levine, Landscape Designer, is the long-time Landscape Designer for the “Harold Lloyd Estate/Green Acres”, “next door” to Lafia/Arvin “Buster Keaton Estate” historical project. All Panelists have numerous Estate, Historic, and High-Profile Projects throughout California and the U.S.
WESTWEEK is regarded as the premier Design Event of the year in the Design Community – West Coast/ U.S. The Top Editors of U.S. Publications were in attendance, including Architectural Digest, California Homes, Veranda, and Trends. For those who were unable to join us at WESTWEEK, you may now view the entire event by web video rebroadcast, link to the right on this page.
LEGENDS OF DESIGN keynote 2012 replay:
We were pleased to part of a distinguished panel of fellow internationally published Interior Designers selected by ASID for A Special Key-Note Event at the 2012 Legends of La Cienega: Design Week.
The Panel was moderated by Susan McFadden, Editor-in-Chief of California Homes Magazine (in which Lafia/Arvin will have a “Cover” publication of a Beverly Hills French Estate Project with Richard Landry, AIA – November-December 2012 issue).
For those who were unable to attend this standing-room only event, you may now view the entire panel program by web video rebroadcast, link to the right on this page.
- Panelist topic: “Rediscovering The Value of Traditional Design”. The Special Designer Panelists will discuss the relevance & appeal of fusing traditional furniture with today's contemporary design.
- Panelists: Monique Lafia (CID/NCIDQ/ASID); Darrell Schmitt (CID/ASID); Mark Cutler (ASID); Krista Everage (CID/ASID)
- Moderator: Susan McFadden, Editor-In-Chief, California Homes Magazine
- Location :
Egg & Dart LA
West Hollywood, CA 90048