Stylish. Exciting. Elegant. Timeless. Modern.
These aren’t just words to Sulinh. All of her design work embraces an esthetic that gives each of her clients an environment that is unique to their identity.
SULA Designs is the culmination of founder and creator Sulinh Lafontaine’s years of experience in the design, fashion, and entertainment world. She has over a decade of experience in both residential and commercial design whose inspirations originated from her haute couture fashion background in Paris at YSL amongst others. With her extensive experience in fashion and textiles as well as a global upbringing and travels, Sulinh effortlessly combines crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture, and modern and contemporary art. Her work shows a deep respect for a variety of traditions, viewed through a modern eye.
Sulinh has a high-end modern style on an accessible budget and often uses new technology such as 3D and VR to help clients visualize their spaces before making any decisions.
Sulinh exhibits an extensive knowledge of design history and an intuitive grasp of today’s contemporary lifestyle. She understands the importance of transforming interiors into timeless environments for modern living. She always approaches each project with sensitivity to the history, function, and architecture of the space. Her philosophy is to live well and with style with function as the key.
Her global design style mixes elegant lines with unexpected textures and colors, all while reflecting her clients’ unique personalities and tastes. Sulinh takes on varied projects using the most highly skilled artisans and vendors in the world. Often times in order to create uniqueness that reflects her clients’ personalities, she personally designs custom handmade one-off pieces. Other times, she scours the world over for antiques and vintage home pieces that are distinctive. Her designs are customized to meet the stylistic and functional needs of her clients perfectly. Sulinh prides herself in being able to offer each client a personal touch, from custom designed furniture to perfectly sourced original art.
What sets Sulinh apart from other interior designers is that she also does remodels. She combines a knowledge in architectural design as well as construction work. She has personally overseen many projects from start to finish playing the key role of a project manager/general contractor putting into place full construction crew.
Her projects include residential and commercial properties stretching from a 400-square foot studio in Manhattan to a 217-room hotel and full restaurant bar in Kauai. Currently Sulinh is wrapping up a 5-bedroom remodel and interior design in Corona del Mar. Next on the horizon for Sulinh is a 2-story historical craftsman home remodel and build-out in Santa Monica.
“Everyone should live in their dream home.” Sulinh is making it her life’s work to help people realize that dream.