Brian Carlson Designs

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The Psychology of Design From the Client to the Couch.

Functionality, comfort and classic aesthetics tailored to you.

Mindfully shaping your environment. Mirroring and enhancing your distinctive way of being.


The Psychology of Design: From the Client to the Couch

  1. Mindfully shaping your environment

  2. Mirroring and enhancing your distinctive way of being

  3. Functionality, comfort and classic aesthetics tailored to you

I have enjoyed an interior design career in Los Angeles since 1987. In that time, I have had the privilege of watching clients’ lives transform in response to their environment. My interior design career informed my choice to take a sabbatical to attain my master’s degree in psychology ( The infusion of design and psychology bridges my experiences, balancing my creative self with my curiosity in the human spirit. 

With 20 years of relationship building within the design community, my education in psychology and experience as a practicing therapist, I can offer my client’s more than a pretty room.  I am able to assess your lifestyle and design goals though a unique lens that will offer you an expanded relationship with your environment and your Self.

My work is concentrated in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills and Santa Barbara, as well as Chicago, Las Vegas and Palm Springs.

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Design is process…unfolding and informing. My purpose is to engage you with design process, evoke your imaginal self, past and future, while keeping you present and informed. 

The scope of your project may range from new construction to the revitalization of your current space. Whatever the scope, your project will receive the thoughtfulness required for you to expansively imagine yourself forward.

My unique skill set, as a designer and a therapist, will keep the design process on track while engaging your personal experience and your relationship to the transformation of your home. Upon completion, you will be more than a witness to the process…You will be the essence of your environment.

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Brian Carlson Designs provides custom works including upholstery, casework and furniture tailored to your needs and space. Individual items can be ordered with the confidence of designer consultation.

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