Decorating & Design

October 19, 2022

L.A. Designer Brigette Romanek Talks Celebrity Clients And Her Design Style

When Gwyneth Paltrow tapped interior designer Brigette Romanek to decorate her newly built Montecito, Calif., home, it was the ultimate celebrity endorsement. Though Brigette was accustomed to high-profile clients like Beyoncé and Demi Moore, it was a thrill to be working for the actor who starred in Brigette’s favorite movies. “I’m blown away by Gwyneth; she’s intelligent and wonderful,” says Brigette. The designer got her start in fashion with a collection of alligator clutches and made the move to interior design after her friend Kelly Sawyer Patricof asked for a hand on a Malibu project and insisted on paying her. Brigette realized this could be a career and she hasn’t looked back since, serving as a judge on Ellen’s Next Great Designer with Ellen DeGeneres and releasing a lighting and furniture collection with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. She’s having a major moment, and so is the city she’s called home since the age of six. “Culture has always been in Los Angeles, but you used to have to seek it out in these little enclaves, whereas now it’s heavily present in our everyday lives in the food, art and design,” says Brigette. “All these areas are coming together and building up the city — it’s so great.” We asked her for insights into L.A.’s design scene and her star-studded clientele’s favorite requests.

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