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Franklin Report Report Card for Alisa Smith Design in Los Angeles
Alisa Smith Design
By Appointment Only
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(213) 910-3491
colorsmithdesign.com
coloursmith@gmail.com
Main Contact: Alisa Smith
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Understated, reflective, graceful interior design

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"Design enabler" Alisa Smith listens well and delivers a "personal and enchanting" product. Smith is also noted for her sensitivity to historic restoration: she intently follows the architectural lines of a structure, adding complementary interiors. Her use of color and light lets the space itself control the atmosphere, with furniture playing a subtler role. Often taking a cue from the client or the local environment, Smith prominently features vibrant colors and exotic themes.

Upon graduation from the Parsons School of Design in New York City, Smith launched her creative career as an art director in advertising. She moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and began doing color consulting for historic preservation projects, which, in turn, led her into interior design. One of her most notable projects was the transformation and restoration of Charlie Chaplin's old studio lot into the creative services department for A&M Records. More recently, Ben Stiller's Hollywood duplex was done in quiet, unpretentious elegance, emphasizing architectural detail.

As a sole practitioner, Smith generally takes on one major project and a multitude of color consultations and kitchen/bath renovations each year. Producers, business professionals and lawyers are her most frequent customers, most often doing one room at a time. Smith works on a standard hourly rate with no product markups. Reports cast Smith as a fiscal realist with projects starting at $30,000. References are pleased to recommend the good-natured Smith to friends for her patience and her ability to bring out the best in her clients and their homes.

Representative Client Comments:
"Her East Coast restraint results in a stunningly elegant product. Ends up meeting the budget, too." "The lines are simple, yet so well placed that the architectural details shine through." "Contractors really enjoy Alisa's professional nature and wonderful spirit." "It is amazing how Alisa inherently knows which paints work best in which light. She can even do this over the phone." "She is sweet and there is never any pressure." "I spent months trying to figure out the proper layout for my kitchen, and she came in and magically figured it out instantly." "Alisa was highly sensitive to our environmental concerns." "She understood the essence and soul of the house." "Alisa is a very special and caring person. As a therapist, I can say she would make a great therapist."

 
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