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Linda’s Style and Approach to Design:

Linda Allen, a visionary interior and lighting designer with a passion for improving mental well-being through design, is highly regarded for her thoughtfully detailed custom interiors and modern sense of nostalgia that create personalized signature styles for her clients. By layering light, texture, and materials, Linda’s approach to design encourages clients to express and understand their distinct design narratives, ultimately enhancing their home lifestyle and overall wellness.

 

Technical Abilities:

Drawing on her passion for design and lighting, Linda is recognized by her clients for her devotion to design details in her projects. Her background in commercial office design, hospitality, and Disney Imagineering adds credibility and showcases her diverse experience in the field. Her detailed drawings, storyboards, and photo-realistic renderings reflect this comprehensive expertise that is respected by the contractors whom she works within the field.

“Signature” environments showcase a hint of classic mid-century flair, which is elegantly polished and refined. Her natural inclination towards designing projects with dramatic lighting provides an added benefit to her clients, making her an exceptional choice for those seeking a designer with a unique blend of creativity and technical expertise.

 

Background:

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.

 

 

Product Lines:

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.

Artisinal Lampshades

Linda is launching soon a customizable Artisanal lampshade line that further personalizes environments.

 

Design Perspectives:

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.

Linda currently works in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

 

 

Biography:

Bachelors of Art – California State University Long Beach – Environmental Design

Lighting Design – Apprenticed with:

PHA International Lighting Firm

Lighting Design Alliance

Commercial Interior Design – Worked in Los Angeles under Large Commerical Firms:

 (Maguire Properities)

(American Golf Corporation )

Magic Johnson Enterprises (under Linda Allen Designs, LLC)

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:

Showcase Houses:

Pasadena Showcase House – Los Angeles

Christopher Kennedy Showhouse – Palm Springs

Desert Oasis Showhouse – Palm Springs

Achievements: 

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

Associations:

BADG – Black Artists and Designers Guild 

CID / CCIDC- Certified Interior Designer in California

Editorials:

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