Director of Design

Ryan Brown

The founder of Brown Design Group, Ryan has a lifetime of experience in construction, design, furniture, real estate and development. Ryan´s commitment to the authenticity of an environment and its architecture leaves a lasting mark, while his daring eclecticism always creates warm and approachable spaces.

Living and traveling abroad influence his design decisions, and inform the sources and inspirations from which he draws. As a well-known real estate developer, Ryan also starred on Bravo’s Flipping Out series, demonstrating his great capacity to manage even the most challenging of design situations. Helping people understand the role and importance of design has become a passion of Ryan’s.

Creative Director

Diego Monchamp

With over 20 years in the design field, Diego brings a stylized sensibility to projects of all shapes and sizes. With experience in imports, custom furniture and progressive design, Diego strives to create cohesive rooms that look effortless and timeless, combining the best of the project´s architecture with the needs and desires of his clients in seamless harmony.

His time spent in Europe and South America has provided an endless supply of creative ideas and inspirations. Before joining Brown Design Group, Diego was a principal at Idea Space Design in Beverly Hills for nine years, working with high-end clientele and managing multiple commercial and residential projects.

Senior Designer

Susie Schuster

Susie brings to BDG years of diverse experience in Hospitality, Residential and Custom Furniture Design. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Susie’s approach to design is as layered and multi-faceted as the city she grew up in. She holds to the belief that design is more than just building a space; it’s about creating an atmosphere. She does this by seeking to find balance between aesthetics and function, combining the luxuries of a resort with the warmth and comfort of a private residence, and creatively collaborating on branding.

Her portfolio of work includes residences throughout the US and award-winning projects including the Red-O restaurant and Q-Sushi in Los Angeles and the internationally acclaimed Cabo Azul Resort; Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Working and living abroad has inspired Susie to continuously design outside of the box. The most rewarding part of the journey for her is watching the design unfold and come to fruition.

Senior Designer

Erin Sander

The daughter of Seattle-based artists, Erin knew early on she was destined for a creative career. After moving to Southern California to attend Occidental College, Erin completed a degree in Art History and the Visual Arts.

With an eye and deep respect for architecture and design, Erin decided to tie together all the things she loved and pursued a post-graduate degree in Interior Design. Inspired by her surroundings, she draws design sense from her global travel experiences and passion to create. Erin’s unwavering attention to detail provides a framework for all of her projects to be impeccable. Prior to joining Brown Design Group, Erin worked for notable residential and hospitality design firms and alongside the celebrated furniture designer, Lily Jack. She is also a major foodie always looking for the next best restaurant or bar; which comes in handy when designing our client’s kitchens and restaurants.

Senior Designer

Nancy Quynh

Constantly molding and shifting to the needs of each project, Nancy is committed to the idea that great design tells a story that undeniably reflects the client’s lifestyle and vision. Inspired by culture and community, Nancy’s approach to design is open-minded and grounded in the playful relationships between color, form, function, scale, light and textures. 

With a B.A. in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University,  Nancy brings to BDG years of experience in construction, interior design and custom high end furniture, with a portfolio of work including residences and commercial spaces throughout the United States, all varying in scale, purpose, style and narrative. 


Francisco Acosta

Francisco was born in Mexico City and moved to California to attend high school.  He returned to Mexico to pursue his BA in Architecture from Tec de Monterrey.  During his time in college he studied in Madrid for a year and traveled around Europe which expanded his vision, design sensitivity and creativity.

In 2014 he attended FIDM where he obtained an AA in Interior Design which opened his doors to the design world here in Los Angeles. He has worked in several design areas in different countries from massive architectural projects to exclusive pieces of high end furniture. At BDG Francisco has found the opportunity to put his skills to work and support the team in different areas of the projects as they involve all phases from conceptual design to construction.


Designer Assistant

Caroline Froeberg

Born in Sweden and raised internationally, Caroline studied business at Stockholm University before her travels brought her to Los Angeles, where she was inspired to change direction.

Five years on, Caroline has found in her business background a solid foundation to build on creatively in the field of interior design. Prior to joining Brown Design Group, she assisted designers on projects ranging from high-style room make-overs, to the complete design and installation of high-end residences in Hong Kong. This experience, together with her formal design school training and international travels, has left Caroline eager to tackle design challenges across a range of aesthetics and client needs. Her ingrained appreciation of Scandinavian design has been layered with an enthusiasm for the eclecticism of Californian interiors, and she always has her eye out for the next design detail with which to fall in love.



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