Linda Allen is a visionary interior and lighting designer; most respected for her thoughtfully detailed custom interiors and modern sense of nostalgia that create a personal design philosophy for her clients. Layering light, texture, and materials, Linda creates spaces that tell a story, enticing the senses and emotions. Drawing on her passion for design and lighting, Linda is recognized by her clients for her devotion to detail when creating her “Signature” luxurious environments. Her projects have a hint of classic mid-century flair which is elegantly polished and refined. She naturally designs all of her projects with dramatic lighting; a bonus for those who use her services.
Linda grew up as a competitive figure skater and earned her B.A. in Environmental Design, focusing on Interiors and lighting. She first apprenticed with Award-winning architectural lighting design firms before diving into the world of interiors. Linda gained insight that the power of lighting can shape and inspire; further enhancing the experience of being immersed in a well-designed environment.She learned how to create personal stories through design. She first designed interiors and lighting for large design firms, before Walt Disney Imagineering selected her to incorporate her combined interior and lighting background designing story-themed light fixtures for Tokyo Disney Seas and Disney’s California Adventure. Her project management expertise combined with her innovative interiors and lighting experience set her apart as a lead theme lighting designer in the set design department.
Realizing that her range of design experiences engaged all the senses, Linda developed her residential firm focusing on interior and lighting design that touches on her clients’ personal design philosophy. She also has a blog on The Philosophy of Interior Design. Since then, Linda has designed the homes of many high-profile entertainment personalities and tastemakers creating signature environments.
Live Anywhere Outdoor Wireless Lighting
With her background, Linda embarked on a challenge to create wireless lighting that was elegant yet multifunctional; to expand the possibilities of creating instant Living Rooms, Anywhere. Thus, her Utility Patented Live. Anywhere. Collection was born; the first Luxury Outdoor Wireless table and floor lamps to complement Fine Living Furniture. First launched in nationwide Interior Design Showrooms, now online for purchase.
Linda is launching soon a customizable Artesenal lampshade line that further personalizes environments.
Integrated into these projects are elements from her world travels and cultural experiences which have added perspective and depth to her designs. “I pause and listen to my clients. There may be something they’re trying to tell me that they can’t explain. My background and insight can help. I think sideways and always search for the less obvious choices that may have not been thought of.
Bachelors of Art – California State University Long Beach – Environmental Design
Lighting Design – Apprenticed with:
Paul Helms & Carol Chaffee – PHA International Lighting Firm
Chip Isreal – Lighting Design Alliance
Commercial Interior Design – Worked in Los Angeles:
Murrie Alcorn & Associates (Maguire Properities)
Wolcott Architecture & Interiors (American Golf Corporation )
Theme Park Design:
Walt Disney Imagineering (Set Design/Theme Lighting)
Tokyo Disney Seas
Disney California Adventure
Linda Allen Designs, LLC – Started own Interior design Firm with Specialty in Lighting
Designed, Created, and Utility Patented Live Anywhere Luxury Wireless Outdoor Lighting – Launched in Interior Design Centers Nationwide
Designed a multitude of Interior Commercial & Residential Design Projects including:
Offices Magic Johnson Enterprises
Judy Murdock – Will Smith’s Makeup Artist
Schuckman Residence (CEO) – Anderson Renewal Doors and Windows
Pasadena Showcase House – Los Angeles
Christopher Kennedy Showhouse – Palm Springs
Desert Oasis Showhouse – Palm Springs
Working on Interior Design Projects in Las Vegas and Los Angeles
Preparing for New Lampshade Launch Online and in Showrooms Nationwide
The History Makers: Largest African American Database of Achievers as an “Artmaker” in the Smithsonian Institute
Obtained Utility Patented for Wireless, Weighted, Outdoor Luxury Table and Floor Lamps
BADG – Black Artists and Designers Guild
CID / CCIDC- Became a Certified Interior Designer in California (before moving to Las Vegas)
AD Pro | House Beautiful | Elle Decor – Including Elle Decor UK | Luxe Interiors + Design
Essence | Better Homes & Gardens | Traditional Home | LA Times
Luxe Interiors + Design | Interiors magazine | Angelino Magazine | Robb Report