Get Interior Design Inspo From 4 SoCal Design Pros


Based in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, these buzzworthy interior designers tell us all about their inspiration and favorite creative mottos.

Aly Morford and Leigh Lincoln

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Aly Morford + Leigh Lincoln

Pure Salt Interiors principals Aly Morford and Leigh Lincoln create homes that “feel welcoming and peaceful, like a day at the beach.” The Newport Beach-based LUXE Next In Design 99 creatives explain how they achieve this effect.

What’s essential to your designs: Marrying the indoors with the outdoors thanks to natural light, organic materials and a sense of freshness.

A material that inspires you: We’re huge fans of vintage textiles, especially kilims.

Your perspective is unique because: We want our designs to work for the family and feel accessible to all.

Hard design rule: Always get the plant!


Meghan Eisenberg

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Meghan Eisenberg

Los Angeles designer and LUXE Next In Design 99 talent Meghan Eisenberg crafts interiors that are “unexpected, engaging and restrained.” She tells us what fuels her inspiration.

Your goal as a designer: For each home to be a reflection of a well-lived life, and for the project itself to be an opportunity for self-discovery.

Your biggest influences: My fine arts background, having lived in Italy, and using feeling and intuition as a guide for design decisions.

What belongs in every home: Personality.

Your motto: If it’s not a “hell, yes,” it’s a “hell, no.”


Laura Brophy

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Laura Brophy

Newport Beach-based Laura Brophy designs spaces that “can’t be described by traditional labels.” Here, the LUXE Next In Design 99 honoree shares her influences.

Describe your aesthetic: Innovative, creative and authentic, with a deeply philosophical approach to design.

If you could have dinner with any designer: Kelly Wearstler.

Dream architect to collaborate with: Our design team is all about breaking boundaries and setting new, elevated standards. Any architect who shares these values would be a dream to work with.

Rule of thumb: Anything worth doing is worth doing well—in design and in life.

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