Veneer Designs
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About

Interior Design is our passion

It's your space and we want you to love spending time in it! While most of us have a sense of how we want our homes to look and feel, not everyone has the experience or the time to pull it all together. We collaborate with you to create beautiful rooms that reflect your personality and fit your budget.

We can design kitchens that make you want to host dinner parties, living rooms that bring the family together, and bedrooms that help you relax. From a simple room refresh of your home office to a floor-to-ceiling remodel of your entire house, we go above and beyond to make the design process an enjoyable one.


The Team

 
 

NATALIE MYERS

Design Principal, Owner

After a decade of developing her expertise in interior design and construction project management in the corporate sector working in-house for LPA Architecture, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Cushman & Wakefield, Natalie offers a detailed and highly organized strategic approach to any sized project. Six years after starting her own firm, her ambition remains to bring her vision of uniquely California inspired modern bohemian interiors to normal every day homes and offices, sensibly. Her professionalism and passion for the design process lends itself well to ensuring the project is a success with a proven track record. What sets Natalie apart from other designers is her natural design talent coupled with a detailed understanding of the construction process. She can not only create an organized unique design plan, but also oversee its implementation to completion. A reverence for architectural history, an appreciation for the natural environment, and an awareness of current design innovations marks an award winning Veneer Designs project.

Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Cornell University and is a LEED accredited professional. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two young children where her eye is restlessly scanning the environment for any and all design inspiration moments.

 

PHOEBE CHUASON

Assistant Designer

Phoebe Chuason joined Veneer in 2016 and brings an analytical approach and highly detailed eye to support larger scale projects. Her patience and even temper make her a reliable and invaluable team member.

She graduated with a B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley and spent several years at the Danielian Associates Architecture and Planning before moving to Los Angeles and launching her second career as a successful freelance photographer.  Being able to bring both an architectural and photographic lens to interior design work makes her uniquely suited to the challenges of remodels and new construction. As an avid photographer and traveler, she values all the stories that a place can tell. She also has a love for all things outdoors and appreciates how design in California can blur the usual boundary between indoor and outdoor space in the best possible way. 

 

KAITRIN CONEEN

Assistant Designer

An east coaster at heart with an eye for bohemian lifestyle design, Kaitrin joined the Veneer team in 2016, with ambition towards making clean, modern, bohemian home style, accessible to everyone. Growing up in Orange County New York, surrounded by an intensely creative family circle, arts, architecture and design has been a constant in her life, with her family’s business based in luxury custom craftsman home development and commercial building restoration throughout the world.

Her relationship with Natalie and Veneer Designs came in the most organic of ways. Both New Yorkers with a passion for clean modern bohemian design coupled with east coast ambition, Kaitrin reached out after seeing Natalie’s work on Houzz, MyDomain and Domino, to see if there was a shot in the dark that she could take her under her wing. Stars aligned and a design duo was born. Kaitrin brings a charismatic energy and intuitive insight to the smaller scale projects she takes on.

Achieving her Bachelors in Communications and Public Relations from SUNY Oswego and her Associates in Veterinary Medical Science from SUNY Ulster, Kaitrin’s interests span far beyond design and architecture. Earlier ambitions were geared towards anything to set her apart from her family’s business, but in the end the design bug kept biting. Moving to Venice California in 2013 gave her the push to pursue her love of interior design. Starting as an intern at JAC Interiors in Mar Vista, moving quickly up the ladder towards project manager.  After relentlessly pursuing one of her design mentors, the opportunity came to collaborate with Emily Henderson on freelance blog projects and instantly her career had new focus. 

Living at home in Mar Vista with her husband Patrick and Golden Retriever Harvey, life is beautiful, productive and adventurous. When not designing she enjoys anything that takes her outside, including bike rides, canyon hikes, beach naps and flea market hunting. She also has an immense love of travel, exploring new cultures whenever possible.


Services

 

LET'S CREATE AN UNFORGETTABLE SPACE...

We can support your needs at any stage of the project. We can help you plan ahead at project inception, mitigate stress during construction, and celebrate at the completion. 

  • Remodels

  • New Construction

  • Additions

  • Field Verification

  • Design Conceptualization

  • Space Planning

  • Color Consultation

  • Finishes and Fixtures Selection

  • Furniture Selection

  • Custom Cabinetry Design

  • Renderings

  • Digital Storyboards

  • Styling

  • Exterior Design 

  • Construction Oversight

  • Punch List

  • E-Design

Flat fee pricing is based on the complexity of the project, square footage, number of rooms, length of project, and client needs. If you prefer, an hourly rate can apply. Please contact us for a proposal tailored for your specific project needs. A minimum project design fee starts at $3,000 and scales up from there. Hourly consultations are not offered.

A benefit of the flat fee structure is that I am happy to pass along trade discounts directly to you at stores such as DWR, West Elm, CB2, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Land of Nod, Serena & Lily, Blu Dot, Lamps Plus, Wayfair, Allmodern, Lawson Fenning, HD Buttercup, Viesso, and many more.


Reviews

Mark S.

Working with Natalie was an unexpected pleasure and crucially she provides one much needed added service which she is an expert in. 
I started working with Natalie literally because of a Pinterest post and we met and she sort of heard what I had in mind and over a series of meetings she pulled it together exactly as I wanted. Did I mention also it was in budget! 
Typically the drawings are done and you sail off to a General Contractor and largely have to fend for yourself. But Natalie has years of experience in big time project management and that comes to the fore here as she is intimately involved in the build out. No matter how small a problem she was always there to not only help but to work through the challenges with the GC. 
In simple layman speak there was only one change order throughout a six figure remodel and that was small and due to a preexisting condition uncovered in demo. 
We had a wonderful experience and now have a huge kitchen eating area wonderfully designed with great simplicity. Certainly I want to work with Natalie again and I cant recommend her enough. She is clear and always focused and what could have driven me crazy was fun and well managed. Design + Deadline + Budget = Success.

Lori G.

It's not an exaggeration to say that Natalie Myers is a creative visionary who will transform your space into a gorgeous and stylish but also comfortable and functional home. I had never used a designer before but wanted to freshen up our space and knew that I needed guidance. I wanted a modern aesthetic but one that had personality and warmth and didn't look like an impersonal case goods showroom like so many modern spaces do. Natalie and her team at Veneer listened carefully to our family's particular and sometimes tricky needs for a smaller home -- including an office area in the master bedroom -- and thoughtfully brought in a collection of modern, mid-century, vintage, and bohemian textiles and pieces to create a wholly unique, sophisticated, and chic living space beyond anything I'd imagined. They also found a way to avoid more costly built-ins in two of the rooms that I thought would need them, and were conscious of my budget throughout the process. Natalie and her associate Kaitrin were extremely patient in opening my mind to new ideas and styles and I can't thank them enough for that. The result is high-end but with a very personal and organic feel, and when people come over, they want to know how I got my home to look like this. (Even my son's friends say, "Whoa, cool room!" -- this from tween boys who don't normally notice design.) I tell them, "Call Veneer."

Matt C.

Natalie is absolutely incredible at her job and my experience with her was pure perfection in every way. Natalie has a beautiful vision for the overall project, is filled with unique ideas, is collaborative, ahead of schedule, up front and fair with her pricing, respects her client’s privacy, detail oriented, on budget, always available, supportive, highly organized, and very thoughtful. 

All of these exceptional traits that Natalie possesses combine to make your precious space come to life in a way that captures your own personal spirit. Now when guests walk into my house after my project with Natalie, they feel comfortable, calm, inspired, positive, and instantly at home. That is a credit to Natalie’s talent and her ability to turn a space into something deeply special. Natalie is born to excel at this profession and has earned my highest recommendation possible.

Maki K.

It was so much fun putting our new house together with Natalie and her team. She made what could have been a daunting task/process enjoyable and effortless. She was present from start to finish, and I feel like I never lifted a finger. Now if only I had more rooms to work on...

Hilary Z.

Artist, therapist, curator, guru, sophisticated, thoughtful, visionary, expert, meticulous – these are just some of the words that describe the truly wonderful experience of working with Natalie. After purchasing our first house, we were feeling a bit overwhelmed at the idea of furnishing it from scratch. Natalie not only brought our visions to life, but really educated us and helped refine our tastes. She was so patient and detailed every step of the way - even when we kept changing our minds! We wanted to mix some old hollywood glamor with a cool, young, relaxed vibe and now we have our dream house :) . Natalie has beautiful taste and is a pleasure to get to know and work with. She sourced stunning one of kind pieces for us and stayed super organized throughout the ordering and returns processes. Her level of detail and artistry for capturing her clients' visions is really amazing and we can't wait to work with her again on the next project!

Andy S.

We hired Natalie Myers in our initial stages of building our first home. We were overwhelmed to say the least. She put us at ease and helped us design the house of our dreams. She is an amazing and talented designer. Love her color sense, interesting use of material and unique perspective. She designs fabulously and tirelessly. We were on time and within our budget and now in our dream home, we couldn't have asked for anything more.

David E.

We recently moved from a 1900 SF house to a 4000 SF house in Los Feliz. Natalie redesigned two bathrooms and the kitchen, and she decorated the interiors of the entire house using a mix of our existing furniture and new items. 
We loved working with her. She is incredibly thorough, thoughtful and responsive. She was also great at balancing her own design vision with our feedback. 
The result is stylish and chic and, at the same time, classic, comfy and not overly precious. We love it and would definitely work with Natalie again!

Betsy P.

I recently hired Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs to help with the designing of a kitchen, as well as the facilitation with the general contractor. She proved extremely competent in each role, and the project came together beautifully. She understood our aesthetic completely and effortlessly helped us achieve the look we were going for given various limitations. We enjoyed working with her so much that we rolled right into another job with her for our home exterior. Thanks Natalie :)

Jess N.

Natalie is incredible and we would highly recommend her!! She guided us in designing our entire newly built home. Her aesthetic, great sourcing/finds/relationships in the industry, fantastic contractor recommendations, and overall hard work helped us to create a truly unique and beautiful home. My husband and I are quite opinionated and we required a lot of different needs with 2 young children; she was able to navigate what we wanted (or thought we wanted) and offer amazing, often cost-effective, suggestions. She went above and beyond the scope of the project and was truly wonderful to work with. So much so, my husband also hired her to design his Century City office. She will work hard for you and in the end, you will LOVE your home. We do!

Robert L.

Absolutely loved working with Natalie. She's a superstar. Very engaged in the project and delivered a great scheme in double quick time. She gives the perfect amount of advice but also push-back for a client's most lousy ideas... We had lots of fun furnishing a recently remodelled 3 bed house in about 4 weeks after a couple of drafts of the design. The result is really wonderfully on point. Relaxed but so sophisticated and cool. Plus so, so stylish. Her recommendations and aesthetic are first class and so easy on the eye, but she knows of great design led bargains too. Would work with her in a flash again, soon I hope.

Lynn N.

Natalie helped my husband and me plan and execute a remodel of our house. It was built in 1939 and remodeled in 1986 and the flooring, paint, countertops, appliances, lighting and finishes were all badly in need of updating. Natalie had a great vision right from the beginning of how to modernize everything but do it in way that wouldn't clash with the existing house. She not only guided us through the hundreds of decisions that had to be made, but also hooked us up with a great contractor that she uses frequently. She acted as the liaison between us and him most of the time. This was really helpful as we both work full time and were going to be traveling for part of the construction period. 
Natalie's taste and suggestions were almost always spot on. She had lots of great ideas that we never would have considered. When we did want more options she was great about getting back to us right away with excellent choices. I can't imagine how difficult and time-consuming it would have been for us to figure all this out on our own...and the results would not have been anything like the wonderful house we ended up with. 
Natalie was highly responsive, always getting back to us quickly and adhering to the timetable she set out for us. Unlike most construction projects, this one came in mostly on time and on budget, even with some unexpected added jobs. She is really friendly and easy to get along with, but also very professional. She's super creative but also super organized -- a great combination. Natalie's pricing for all her services, including construction supervision, was very reasonable. We recommend her highly.

Dave M.

I bought a new 2100 sq ft house. I liked it when I bought it. I love it now. Natalie helped not only make it look great, but make it feel more like me. She got what I was after in our very first meeting, immediately started pulling awesome ideas I loved. 
What she did: 
-Partial kitchen remodel. We opened up some walls in DR and LR for flow. New lighting fixtures, new window treatments. Full interior repaint throughout. 
-Layout and design of all the rooms incorporating my existing pieces and adding new ones. 
-Sourced, booked, and managed the contractors. (I never had to worry about this.) 
-Had some custom pieces built, she found the craftsmen and managed them to get everything right. (Lots of details.) 
-She was attentive to my many changes and requests. 
-She managed me when I was flakey (with grace). 
-She worked within my budget, was financially both reasonable and responsible. 
-She made everything better and was always super responsive. 
If you deal with contractors you know how important that last point is. In short, the work was great and it was a very positive contractor experience. I recommend Natalie highly and will hire her again.