About


Kathleen DiPaolo
Kathleen DiPaolo is a new breed of designer, one who creates interior and exterior spaces that also are innovative property solutions – delivering both luxe living and added value to her clients’ homes. Thanks to her timeless, tasteful design aesthetic, her MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, and a California Real Estate Brokers license, Kathleen has become a sought-after design professional for discerning clients throughout the West.

Kathleen’s luxury-meets-value approach begins with a comprehensive assessment of the space to be designed, continues with an in-depth client interview to ascertain lifestyle needs and desires, and culminates in a strategic plan that is executed seamlessly to ensure both cost-effectiveness and luxe livability, while being mindful of the client’s return on investment (ROI), or – as Kathleen likes to think of it – Return on Interiors. She has successfully applied this unique approach to more than 300 homes, and her work has been featured in Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and HGTV, among other influential publications.

Kathleen comes by her love of great design naturally – her parents were second- generation operators of one of the West Coast’s most successful furniture companies. She also traveled the world with them, as they collected furnishings, antiques, and art. She continues to search the globe today for inspiring colors, textiles, finishes, and objects that find their way into her clients’ homes, and hearts.

Kathleen resides by the ocean in Newport Beach, California, with her family in a house that – no surprise – undergoes a “sea change” in decor every two years or so.