Carl Lana looks to the past for inspiration with each new project. Over our 20 years working in New York, with his partner Randall Beale have referenced many periods. The locale, the people, and the culture lead to visual interpretation. I’m also a strong believer in the pursuit of fantasy. We like to create rooms that become a personal refuge for our clients while endeavoring to be elegant, innovative, and slightly edgy all in the same space.
Carl believes in the primary tenet of great design is evolution. It must live and grow over time, not remaining stagnant. While history and classicism are always key, Randall and he abide by the dictum “Everything was modern once.” Cultures evolve year to year, with new decades bringing new vitality to the mundane. The things they choose to live with in their homes are reflections of their personalities – so we invest time interpreting the clients psyches to uncover their desires and needs.Carl likes to take inspiration from historic places like Villa Vizcaya, built for John Deering, or one of his favorite places like Villa Grecque Kerylos, the homage to ancient Greek culture.They utilize time-honored, traditional craftsmanship for each project as an integral part of our design philosophy. They believe in providing one of a kind furnishings wherever possible. That’s the true definition of luxe.See Also: BLAINEY NORTH | TOP INTERIOR DESIGNER