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Q&A with Brigitte Coleman, Design Director

Pembrooke & Ives Leadership, Brigitte Coleman


Los Angeles


SCI-Arc, Masters in Architecture

Industry Experience

15 years+

Previous Firms

Rockwell Group


Hospitality Design
Material Sourcing
Trend Monitoring
Layouts & Master Planning

What’s the best part of your job?

Solving problems with really smart people and having access to the best & highest quality materials in the world.


What is your favorite project that you’re working on?

I don’t have a favorite; they all satisfy me in different ways. I do love when a project also includes product design. This gives me a chance to think in a different scale.

The Park Loggia - Modern lobby of luxury residence in New York. Interior design by Pembrooke &...
The Park Loggia, Photography by Colin Miller

Where do you look for design inspiration?

The most important source of inspiration for me is to get out and experience different spaces in real life and away from the screen. It is important to analyze what works, what doesn’t and why.


How do I avoid my interior being dated in a few years?

Creating a timeless interior is all about balancing current trends with classic and well-executed details.


What is your favorite metal for hardware?

It really depends. Hardware has a completely different character depending on the finish so it has to work holistically with the project’s overarching design intent.

The Park Loggia - Modern lounge area in lobby of luxury residential building in New York. White,...
The Park Loggia, Photography by Colin Miller

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