Classical Progression: A Family Affair

Classical Progression, a construction and design studio based in Santa Monica, is comprised of founder Kevin J. Corzen, wife Carolynn, an interior designer, and their daughter, Skylar, who handles the marketing aspect of the firm, as well as an in-house construction team. As the group’s name implies, their philosophy isn’t about simply recreating familiar architecture styles but about creating boldly contemporary homes built with reclaimed materials that lend an immediate sense of history.

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Sky's the Limit with Shelley Starr

It’s telling that designer Shelley Starr’s list of services includes “peace of mind”—she’s not only known for creating clean-lined, functional and easy-to-enjoy interiors, she’s known for smoothly guiding clients through what can be a very stressful time.

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Master of Modern, Michael Berman

Michael Berman’s been a fixture on the Los Angeles design scene since opening his eponymously named firm in 1986. The Detroit native is known for his sophisticated yet understated style, so it’s little wonder that not only big-name clients have come calling, but manufacturers too. Berman has product lines with Kravet, Rohl and Walker Zanger—as well as others soon to be announced, and recently opened his showroom, Bronze...

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Going for Glamour with Erinn Valencich

Sometimes design is just in the genes, so it’s really not surprising that Erinn Valencich, whose grandfather was a cabinetmaker and whose father studied architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright, ended up in the business. Valencich launched her firm, Erinn V Design Group, ten years ago...

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