Decade of Design

Caroline Burke Designs & Associates rings in its 10th anniversary with a new studio and bespoke furniture collection.

WRITTEN BY WRITTEN BY SUZANNA CULLEN HAMILTON  |  PHOTOGRAPHED BY MONICA OROZCO


After developing her South Bay interior design firm for the past 10 years, Caroline Burke has opened a new studio featuring her eponymous furniture collection. “Now South Bay residents will have a full-service design firm that can take them from conception to completion–whether working on a project from the ground-up build phase or a simple refresh and update of furniture, finishes and fabrics,” says Caroline.

“We recognize the growth in the South Bay, and we’re responding to the need for more sophisticated and better-made products delivered with superior service.”

The new studio is located in Manhattan Beach next to the CBD offices. Featuring fabrics, wallcoverings, tile, lighting, draperies, and carpet and floor samples, the studio’s primary focus is on the new CBD bespoke furniture line. “We found a real need in the South Bay for high-quality furniture made with superior craftsmanship, and we’ve developed great partnerships in order to bring the best to the area,” says Caroline.

CBD offers both upholstery and hardwood pieces in the custom furniture line. Many styles of tables, chairs, sofas, headboards and ottomans are available in a wide selection of woods and fabrics. The studio is open by appointment to both the public and the trade.

“Our focus is on customer service, so we handle everything from ordering to installation for a seamless process,” says Caroline, who started her design firm in Manhattan Beach 10 years ago after obtaining an interior design degree and working for other firms in the Venice area. Today Caroline Burke Designs & Associates has grown to include a staff that oversees projects ranging from large-scale new builds to interior furnishings and the new studio.

“We recognize the growth in the South Bay, and we’re responding to the need for more sophisticated and better-made products delivered with superior service,” she says. A new showroom with new products delivered with sterling service is a fitting way to ring in a decade of design.