BETH WHITLINGER

Elisabeth “Beth” Foist Whitlinger, ASID, CID founded Beth Whitlinger Interior Design in 1994, offering full service interior design. Beth and her team create interiors that transform people's lives with meaningful home design, delivering a look and feel that reflects their unique tastes, lifestyle, and dreams. 

With a passion for architecture, art, and beautiful interiors, Beth is dedicated to creating the perfect space that meets her client's needs, both aesthetically and practically. her goal is to provide value to the client, attention to quality, and give the homeowner even more than they imagined. Her interior designs reflect the lifestyles and tastes of her clients, in any style or size.

Beth's designs are inspired by her travels throughout the world, where she focuses on architectural sites, art, and historical buildings. Her passion for structure and simple interpretation of form translates into her designs. No two projects look alike, and each one has a timeless and classic elegance that enhances the architecture of the space. 

Thrilled to have received numerous awards and citations for her design work, Beth's projects have also been featured in national and local magazines, books, newspapers, design blogs and online media, and on national and local television shows. She has worked on a diverse collection of projects across the globe, navigating the design and construction process in many locales and cultures. 

Beth received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a minor in Business Administration from Arizona State University, and worked for several prestigious interior design and architectural firms in Scottsdale, Arizona, Hawaii, and California prior to founding BWID. 

A third generation legacy member of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, Beth is honored to be serving her sixth year as the President of the Women Jonathan's Board of Directors, and is the founder and current committee chair of the Pacific Club Women in Newport Beach. 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 their mixed breed rescue dog.

Contact her at beth@bwid.design.

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.