Based in Los Angeles, our full service design studio is built on simple principles, be great and do better.

AFD has been telling stories through environment since 2008.

We tirelessly push our design to achieve that intangible emotive moment through soul and story. Collaborating with local craftsmen and utilizing the latest technology, we create solutions to hit budgets and schedules. We invite you to explore our projects and engage us with questions. 



Founding AFD in 2008 after working for Franklin Studios in hospitality design, Ariel entered into the recession with a relentless vision. With a passion for custom furniture design, she has injected a bespoke and editorial eclecticism that is breaking the Multi Family and Hospitality mold. Every project begins with a narrative story that the client and team can dig into. She has slowly grown her company into a full service design firm and takes pride in selecting projects that convey an artful way of living. A graduate from Art Center College of Design with a BS in Environmental Design.


Senior Design Manager

In the five years at AFD, Nicole has worked her way into the senior
design manager position. Her specialized knowledge in high end multifamily design and project management has contributed to the great success of the company. Educated at UCLA’s Interior Architecture program and a BA from Loyola Marymount, Nicole’s technical skills are enhanced by her passion and work history in art curation.


Director of FF&E

Georgi's expertise in custom furniture design and fabrication has lead
her to grow into higher management within the FF&E team. Georgi’s
previous interiors experience at B-Huber design has refined her talents
in sourcing, detail drawing and 3-D rendering. Her education in Industrial Design at Monterrey Institute of Technology gave wings to a passion for artisanal and local fabrication.


What do we love most? Learning from our community, repeat clients, blowing up Instagram, ice cream and champagne, our material library, designing for dogs, local art, our fabulous artisans, challenging NO's and saying Yes!