BETH WHITLINGER

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Elisabeth “Beth” Foist Whitlinger, ASID, CID is an interior designer driven by a passion for architecture, art and beautiful interiors.

     While studying studio art at Pitzer College in Claremont, California in the late 70's with hopes of being a high school art teacher, Beth realized that her passion lay in structure, form, and the manipulation of space. She dipped her foot in the water of an Interior Architecture class while attending summer school at Cal State Long Beach and was lost forever to the world of design.

     Transferring to the newly formed Department of Design Sciences at the Arizona State University College of Architecture in 1978, she received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a minor in Business Administration in 1982. After working for several prestigious interior design and architectural firms in Scottsdale Arizona, the islands of Oahu and Maui in Hawaii, Los Angeles, and Orange County California, Beth made the leap to start her own firm in August of 1994.

     Thrilled to have received numerous awards and citations for her work, Beth's projects have also been featured in national and local magazines, books, newspapers, design blogs and internet magazines, and on national and local television shows. Working on a diverse collection of projects across the globe, she has navigated the design and construction process in many locales and cultures. These projects have included corporate, retail, hospitality, educational, healthcare, financial, government, model home, industrial, and residential environments of all sizes.

     Beth has traveled throughout the world to visit architectural sites. This passion for structure and simple interpretation of form translates into her designs. No two projects look alike, but each one has a simple, timeless elegance that enhances the architecture of the space.

     A 3rd generation legacy member of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, Beth serves as the President of the Women Jonathan's Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoys Pilates, yoga, and reading. Passionate about animals, she is involved with the Animal Defense League, the Humane Society, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Beth resides in Trabuco Canyon with her husband, two children, and her mixed breed rescue dog.

 

Beth is a member of the following professional organizations:
ASID American Society of Interior Designers- Professional Member  
CCIDC- CID Certified Interior Designer   
NCIDQ National Council for Interior Design Qualification- Certificate 
IDCC Interior Design Coalition of California 

 

Design Philosophy

     I take a more architectural approach to an interior space, not adding decoration unless the structure of the item calls for it. I believe in the adage "form follows function" and think that excessive decoration can not only clutter a space but render an item difficult or uncomfortable to use.

     I believe in "future proofing" environments by using classic details and sumptuous textures to help create a feeling of relaxation the minute you walk in the door. We respect your time and money, coordinate everything, act as your "interior concierge" to make your home reflect your personality and lifestyle. My goal is to make your home lovely, comfortable, and timeless; a luxury retreat of which you can be proud. 

     People are spending more time in their homes and need a restful, welcoming place in which to escape the rigors of daily life. Your home should be your sanctuary, and cannot fill that role if it's not addressing your needs, by being beautiful as well as functional.