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SFA Design Studio is a leader in the international design world, borrowing its tastes to the most premier resorts, hotels and private residences. Directed by industry leaders Sue Firestone and Kara Smith, SFA Design demonstrates fundamental values of incredible vision and meticulous execution to create sophisticated interiors for their elite clientele, including top hotel brands and “A-Lister’s” of entertainment, sports and Fortune 500 businesses.

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SFA Design – Bel Air Private Residence – This 28-bedroom, 40,000 square foot modern estate was designed with architect Richard Landry and was Robb Report’s 2011 Ultimate Home.
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SFA Design – Bella Vista – The client was a couple who was looking to create a modern coastal retreat vacation home for their family. This was achieved by using a neutral colour pallet of sands and blues with organic accents juxtaposed with custom furniture’s clean lines and soft textures.




Kara Smith leads the SFA Design team in cultivating luxury interiors which creatively extend beyond the everyday life. Kara Smith seeks inspiration from travel, art and culture in Los Angeles and around the globe, so her work does not encompass a singular look, instead integrates unexpected moments which are functional, harmonious and sophisticated.

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SFA Design – Brocolli – Apartment – With updated architecture to a true European villa style, SFA Design gave the interiors French flair with a touch of glam. Furnished with an eclectic mix of romantic pieces, 19th Century French Empire chandeliers, contemporary abstract art and quirky wall coverings.
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SFA Design – Hoffman Residence – The design for this Montecito estate fuses valley richness with contemporary refinement. SFA Design worked with the client to create a clean, modern space infusing earth-inspired, organic elements.

As the visionary behind SFA Design, Kara Smith brings passion and curiosity for fresh, innovative design to each project. With an incisive ability to identify and understand each of the clients’ authentic style, Kara Smith’s ability to refine and elevate a design has strengthened her reputation among top hotel brands, a-list celebrities and high-profile clients.

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SFA Design – Manhattan Pied A Terre – Apartment – This space was designed for a fashion executive who wanted to create a contemporary refuge in the Jean Nouvel building located in Chelsea, NYC. Inspired by the client’s love of photography, the light-filled apartment creates an experience that resembles a stunning modern art gallery that is perfect for entertaining.
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SFA Design – OceanFront Oasis – Ocean views, sand swept surroundings and Mediterranean architecture inspired the design for this ocean front property. A colour palette of blues, creams and browns offers a seamless transition between exterior and interior.




Sue Firestone has spent more than 35 years cultivating her personal passion for design. With a client list that features the world’s premier five and six-star hotels as well as an A-list residential clientele, Sue has become a taste-maker for those seeking the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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SFA Design – The Altair – This private sanctuary was inspired by the beach to create a warm, sophisticated home. Natural finishes and furnishings create a serene and modern environment.
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SFA Design – The Bower Penthouse – This luxury penthouse has a modern interpretation on era-specific and avant-garde refinement evoking an old-world aesthetic with a modern twist and hint of European flavor.

In 1996, after nearly two decades leading Design 1, Sue turned her focus toward creating a boutique design firm, large enough to execute projects of a grand scale, yet personal enough to provide devoted and intimate attention to each client.

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SFA Design – The Vista – Inspired by the Brooklyn-esque nature of the surrounding historic buildings, this penthouse pairs sleek, urban-contemporary design with luxury finishes and materials, reflecting industrial luxe aesthetics.

SFA Design Studio boutique firm practices a philosophy of collaborative design and principal attention to craft spaces which are not only tailored to their clients’ styles, but also to their personalities and lifestyles. Strategically located on both coasts, with offices in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and New York, SFA Design is able to provide clients personalized conception to completion.




SFA Design has an extensive experience in delivering exclusive designs for both Residential and Hospitality clients, therefore cultivating an unparalleled fusion of experience and services to provide their clients the ultimate luxury living.

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