L.A. designers reveal their favorite Snyder Diamond products.
As one of the largest interior design hubs in the world, It makes sense that so many of the world’s top designers call Los Angeles home. Whether focused on residential or commercial projects, L.A. designers assume a lot of responsibility when it comes to selecting appliances and kitchen & bath accessories—clients trust their designers to provide them with thoughtful options so it’s important that designers can stand confidently behind the brands and products that they’re recommending.
Knowing this, we asked some of our favorite L.A. designers to weigh in on one simple but potentially difficult question: what’s your favorite brand or product at Snyder Diamond?
“I love the La Cornue brand for not only its classic French beauty and amazing design statement it makes in the home, but also for all of its incredible cooking possibilities. There’s a reason why top Michelin star chefs in the world choose to cook on the La Cornue—it truly is the Ferrari of ranges.”
Summer Jensen is the CEO and principal of Hawk & Co, an interior design firm that pays homage to Jensen’s Hawaiian family roots—the ka’io is Hawaii’s native hawk, whose noble symbolism corresponds to Jensen’s dedication and meticulous attention to detail. Initially focused on hospitality design, she became captivated by creating spaces that encompassed theatrical experiences. Her ability to use spatial aesthetics to create lavish wonderlands led her to design the internationally successful Juicy Couture flagship stores. Today Hawk & Co. focuses on high-profile residential clients and collaborates with a number of renowned architects including Shubin Donaldson, Mark Signer, CJ Light, Brandon Architects, and Richard Meier and Associates, to create some of Southern California’s most luxurious homes. https://hawkandco.com/
“The Effe BODYLOVE is one of the sexiest cabins I’ve ever seen, and Effe’s finishes represent a full range of expression. In this piece, I love the lighting, and the cool arrangement of the seats—it has all the bells and whistles.”
BODYLOVE S Dry Sauna by Effe Perfect Wellness
Xander Noori is a leading multi-faceted design firm focused on interiors, product development, furniture design and consulting, led by critically acclaimed principal creatives Xander Noori and Keon Khajavi-Noori. Both Xander and Keon graduated with honors from L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and together, Xander Noori’s work is known for its distinctive, fresh, and unexpected authenticity. www.xandernoori.com
Keon Khajavi-Noori, Principal and Managing Director at Xander Noori.
Xander Noori, Principal and Creative Director at Xander Noori.
“We love this product and our clients love this product because it’s essentially an all-in-one appliance. It includes a range cooktop, full-size traditional oven, speed oven and warming drawer. It’s also a smart appliance that has beautiful Tron-like LED lighting on all the dials and Wi-Fi connected smart touch screens. And it’s beautiful.”
Interior designer, product designer, and author of The New Glamour: Interiors with Star Quality, Jeff Andrews is sought after for his creative ability to redefine traditional aesthetics. Andrews has partnered with various designers and firms such as Astek Wallcoverings, Jamie Beckwith, and Mansour Modern, to create exclusive collections of wallpaper, wood surfaces, and rugs. In addition to designing luxury residential homes, his long list of celebrity clients includes Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kaley Cuoco, Ryan Seacrest, and Michael C. Hall. www.jeffandrewsdesign.com
“When designing a new kitchen for clients (or myself), top-of-the-line appliances are crucial. Wolf offers wide-ranging and accurate cooking temperatures, ensuring that food is cooked perfectly every time. More importantly, the design of a Wolf range is impeccable. It’s a perfect centerpiece for any high-end kitchen.”
For more than twenty years, award-winning architectural interior designer Erica Islas has offered her clients an innovative and luxurious take on the axiom “Form Follows Function”. Whether it's refreshing classic Lloyd Wright residences or turning power rooms into jewel boxes, Islas is praised for her floor-to-ceiling turn-key renovations. The design industry consistently looks to Islas and her full-service residential interior design firm, EMI Interior Design Inc., for ways to freshen up classic ideas. EMI Interior Design has been consistently recognized in Architectural Digest, Dwell, the Los Angeles Times, and Luxe among other prestigious publications. https://emiinteriordesign.com
“I love the Galley Sink—not only is is a sink, It is a workstation. It is a must-have piece of equipment for the kitchen. You can wash, cut and serve all from same location. I love all the fitted accessories and versatility of it all. It is truly a gorgeous sink. If you want another wow factor in the kitchen, this is it.”
“If I could add a second favorite product, I would love to mention the Gessi Anello faucet, especially in the Copper PVD finish.”
Julia Wong is a Los-Angeles based interior designer who is internationally recognized for her luxurious residential interiors. Raised in London and fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese, Julia initially pursued a career in the fashion industry. Studying under legendary designer John Galliano, the world of couture included extensive international travel and meticulous work requirements, both of which eventually served as the foundation for her effortless interior aesthetic. Her sophisticated designs have been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Luxe Magazine, Aspire, E! Entertainment—and you can find her diverse projects from the penthouses at the Ritz Carlton to celebrity homes all over the world. Wong’s most recent brand collaborations include Thermador, Kalista, Brizo and Dacor. https://www.juliawongdesigns.com/
“In my household we drink a lot of hot water and lemon, tea and coffee throughout the day. So the Zip HydroTap G4 is a great addition to our household and home office. We were going through bottles of sparkling water every week, but now, not only do we get great-tasting sparkling water but we have also freed up our recycling bin! The safety features are very important to me too, as I have scorched myself numerous times with my old system. Both function and design are equally important to me. The flush installation and streamline dispense system is very chic, a great addition to my kitchen designs whether the style is traditional or modern. Last but not least, I am all about energy efficient systems.”
Santa Monica-based designer, American Institute of Architects (AIA) associate member, and NKBA, ASID, ICAA member Laurie Haefele launched Haefele Design Inc. in 2002. She’s been named one of the world’s top kitchen designers by Robb Report Luxury Home Magazine, and an icon by Interiors Magazine. Her work has been featured in over 80 magazine articles as well as TV episodes of HGTV’s “Kitchen Trends”, Extra TV’s “Mansions and Millionaires” and in NKBA Live Design TV. http://www.haefeledesign.com/
“I have Fantini faucets with Murano glass handles in my powder room that are cobalt blue. I put a tiny spot light on the wall behind each handle so the blue really pops! They are impeccably well made. I also have the white murano handles in my primary bathroom. I love this brand not only because they produce absolutely stunning pieces, but also because of their dedication to bring clean water to Africa. Fantini promotes and finances the construction of the water main in Masango, which today brings clean water to over 25,000 people. It feels good to support a company that is community-minded and gives back, working to make the world a better place.”
Polish-born, Los Angeles-based interior architect and designer Joanna Parol was studying at the Warsaw School of Economics, when she began modeling and traveling throughout Europe, Asia, and New York. She parlayed that experience into a position as a fashion consultant, where she eventually transitioned into interior design. She earned a degree in Interior Architecture from UCLA, and began honing her skills at prestigious design firms like Magni Kalman Design and Trip Haenisch. Today, she creates sophisticated and inviting spaces for well-known business leaders and discrete, high-profile celebrities. Joanna’s work has been featured in magazines such as Interiors, Marie Claire Maison Italia and California Home + Design. https://www.joannaparol.com/
“I love how the Sub-Zero Undercounter Beverage Center fits seamlessly into any design as the exterior is fully customizable. The glass door is stunning and makes for a great impression. One of the benefits of this Sub-Zero model is the upright beverage shelf which allows for more drink capacity.”
César Giraldo was born in Colombia, where as a child he discovered his love for color and form, which became the foundational elements of his work. His firm César Giraldo Design is currently based in West Hollywood, CA, and works on national and international residential, commercial and hospitality projects. César is also a talented furniture and product designer. His poetic approach with the placement of objects can be defined as an ongoing dialogue between luxurious, innovative and contemporary designs. In 2022 the Los Angeles Times named César as one of the Top 25 designers in Los Angeles. He has been featured in several other noteworthy publications such as Architectural Digest, Casa Vogue, Forbes Global Properties, and more. https://cesargiraldodesign.com/
“I love Gaggenau’s products. The brand is truly a symbol of luxury, class and function, well- known for its premium, impeccably designed products that accent and seamlessly integrate with interiors of a luxury modern home. My favorite Gaggenau products are the fully automatic coffee machines. I personally have the 400 series model that has a sleek design to admire. The convenience of having every imaginable coffee drink at home or office is a true luxury! I cannot imagine my life without it.”