Erinn Valencich

CEO and Designer | Erinn Valencich Design/StyleRow

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Q&A With CEO and Designer Erinn Valencich

As lead designer of her firm, Valencich has spent the last 16 years designing for an international roster of clients. Her portfolio boasts many high-end designs, from oceanfront estates in Mexico to chic Los Angeles restaurants and New York lofts. Her work has been featured on the covers of Modern Luxury Interiors, Modern Luxury Interiors California, and Spaces, with features in Architectural Digest Mexico, Town & Country, InStyle, California Home + Design, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and more.

What luxury market trends in new developments and interior design do you see continuing in 2021, particularly in LA and NY?

I’m seeing a return to the suburbs, a want for a greater amount of space, indoors and out, and more walls. The super open floor plan isn’t functional for many people to be home all at once or trying to work and concentrate. The home office has become a focus yet again. Greater functionality is key. I see a return to traditional, and people wanting to avoid bells and whistles that are super techy but don’t function that well on a daily basis.

2020 Kitchen Design of The Year Award Winner – California Home + Design Mag

How have housing needs and lifestyle preferences evolved for high-end buyers in the past year? What are some must-haves?

Doors have become super important! Having spaces that people can close off for privacy. And lots of outdoor entertaining space. Lots of light indoors has become a bigger focus—large skylights, more open to the exterior. Views are even more important: If you have to be home a lot, having a view makes a world of difference.

What else should home buyers keep in mind?

Make sure you love the location and that you have enough space to be comfortable.

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