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Ryan Brown

Director of Design

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.

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Diego Monchamp

Principal Designer

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.

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Susie Schuster

Senior Designer

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.

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Erin McClelland

Senior Designer

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 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.

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Tawney Williams

Designer

Tawney brings a refreshing creativity to BDG grounded in her roots.

A native to Southern California, Tawney grew up in a community where she pulled inspiration from on a daily basis.  Living amongst a diverse group of individuals and spaces, she became influenced by the local artists, eclectic architecture and passion that breathed life into their existence.  Understanding the importance of one’s surrounding, Tawney found her love for interior design. She found that it was not only was a creative outlet but one that could improve the lives of others.

Surrounded by a family of house flippers and set designers, she got her degree in Interior Design from FIDM-LA. Prior to joining Brown Design Group, Tawney honed her skills at boutique firms and gained great experience in project management, budgeting, and construction details in both residential and commercial design— key elements in a successful project.

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Caroline Froeberg

Design Coordinator

Caroline offers a progressive and polished European perspective on our projects.

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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Macy Uekert

Design Associate

Bred for the business, Macy loves to engage in the diversity of BDG’s projects.

Macy’s love for design began at a very young age, following in the footsteps of her mother— an Interior Decorator.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Macy attended Michigan State University. To pursue her passion, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. During her years in school she traveled internationally, learned of various architectural styles and experienced different cultures that shaped and refined her aesthetic. Prior to joining Brown Design Group, Macy worked with notable designer Kelly Wearstler where she gained experience in residential and hospitality design as well as furniture and product design.

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